Christina Gray

Christina Gray

Summary

I am in my third and final year at the University of Oregon.  I have been involved in journalism since middle school and decided as a high school sophomore I would graduate from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. I am driven by my passion for all things journalistic--writing, information, people. I will do whatever it takes to create a successful career in journalism. I work full-time to pay for my education while still making time to volunteer and intern. And I will continue to work hard beyond graduation.

Work History

Work History
2005 - Present

Newsletter writer and editor

Habitat for Humanity

I have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for six years in almost all aspects from fund-raising and home building to project management and public relations work. 

Jun 2010 - Present

Intern Reporter

Statesman Journal

In my academic internship at the Statesman Journal, I am a reporter. I report on community events and local news for Salem and the surrounding areas. Being a reporter is one of the most fun, rewarding jobs. Through this internship, I also plan on gaining experience in copy editing and multimedia.

Oct 2009 - Jun 2010

Account Executive

Allen Hall Public Relations

Working as an account executive for Allen Hall Public Relations has been an amazing experience. I applied for this position with the intention of expanding my knowledge in other fields of journalism. Journalism is what I am passionate about and I want to be experienced and knowledgeable in all fields. Not only have I learned a great amount about how public relations works, but also expanded my knowledge of the professional world, technology, and team settings.

Dec 2008 - Aug 2009

Independent Contractor

Southwestern Company

This intense, challenging internship provided experience in marketing and communications, business, and sales. I worked more than seventy hours a week in extremely diverse communities throughout the Midwest as a an independent dealer of Southwestern education products. I learned about communities, education systems, and families. I also learned a great deal about myself and people.

2006 - 2008

Editor-in-Chief and Feature Editor

High School Newspaper and Yearbook

As the Editor-in-Chief of Yearbook, I acquired leadership skills and business management. I trained a team of 15 students on Adobe software, design, writing, and interview skills. I often conducted photo shoots and interviews as well as designed and laid out pages.

As the feature editor of the high school newspaper, the Foxes' Howl, I supervised the feature staff, wrote numerous articles per issue, and edited and laid out each section.

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Oregon

Skills

Skills

Grammar and Proofreading

Very knowledgeable of Associated Press style, constantly proofreading personal work as well as classmates' and colleagues' work.

Computer/Software skills

Proficient with both Mac and PC computers and programs. Familiar with Adobe programs including Photoshop, Pagemaker, and InDesign.

Social media

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn

Journalistic writing