Andrea is currently working in corporate communications in the Pittsburgh region. With a bachelor's degree in journalism (concentration in public relations), she possesses a passion and talent for writing. Her professional experience includes social media, event planning and feature writing.

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2015 - Present

Corporate Communications Manager

ServiceLink, a  Black Knight company
  • Responsible for developing and implementing internal communications strategy
  • Analyze situations, objectives audiences and strategies to identify appropriate communications media (ie. newsletters, e-mails, videos) to provide information to employees
  • Write, edit and produce all internal communiqués as necessary for executive leadership and various departments
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015

Associate Communications Specialist

LANXESS Corporation
  • Coordinated and managed internal communications with employees for company CEO, executives and managers such as personnel announcements, day-to-day information and organizational changes
  • Managed weekly employee news content – create story ideas, manage editorial calendar, author articles, post to internal website
  • Managed site communications for 16 LANXESS NAFTA sites as needed by providing copy editing needs, organizing photo shoots, providing support for internal/external events, etc.
  • Assisted with planning logistics, supporting promotion and organizing content for company events – internal and external
  • Managed entire production process of bimonthly employee newsletter – authoring articles, coordinating layout and proofing with international agency, and managing full printing and distribution schedules
  • Assisted with media and crisis training for site and plant managers
  • Managed internal communications in event of a crisis – work with crisis team and site managers to provide information to employees as needed
Jul 2012 - Apr 2013

Social Media Coordinator

  • Managed development of social content and handled daily engagement for multiple brands with audiences of 700,000+
  • Created comprehensive monthly reports using social media monitoring and engagement data and insights
  • Worked across departments to plan, execute and evaluate integrated marketing campaigns and promotions
  • Assisted with various public relations tasks : media list development, blogger outreach, project management, brand research for new business opportunities
Dec 2011 - Jul 2012

Public Relations and Social Media Apprentice

Dec 2010 - Jan 2012

Sales Associate

Bath & Body Works
  • Customer service
  • Floor sets/marketing
  • Cashier duties
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

PR Director

BLVD Magazine

BLVD is a brand and publication in Athens, Ga., that focuses on the trends and culture of young professionals living, working and socializing in the Athens area.

  • Managed five public relations interns.
  • Assigned and oversaw various duties, news releases, campaigns, etc.
  • Managed relationship with media: local newspapers, magazines, radio stations, etc.
  • Worked closely with Events and Social Media Directors.
Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

PR/Events/Social Media Intern

BLVD Magazine
Jun 2006 - May 2010

Student Worker

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Office of Housing & Residence Life

  • Helped students and parents deal with a number of issues ranging from roommate conflicts, dining issues and general housing concerns
  • Administrative tasks, such as answering phones and walk-ins, filing and organizing housing contracts, etc.

May 2009 - Aug 2009

Editorial Intern

The Indiana Gazette

The local newspaper of Indiana, Pa.

  • Achieved about 20 bylines.
  • Conducted over-the-phone and in-person interviews.
  • Covered events, meetings and many local-interest stories.
  • Copy editing.
  • Worked local election night. Attended a few different court cases.

Overall, I gained a wide variety of journalism skills and experience. I feel I now have the flexibility to write any type of article.

Sep 2007 - May 2009

Assistant Adviser

Penns Manor Area High School Majorette Squad

I volunteered for the Penns Manor majorette assistant coach position for two years. I helped high school girls with their twirling abilities during marching and indoor-competition season, encouraged and improved teamwork, all the while improving my leadership skills.


  • Public Relations Student Society of America member, 2009 - 2010
  • Virgina Ann Deem Journalism Memorial Scholarship recipient, Spring 2009 and Spring 2010
  • Dean’s List: Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010


Aug 2006 - May 2010


Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Graduated cum laude
  • Program GPA: 3.62
  • Overall GPA: 3.36

Member of IUP-PRSSA, 2009 - 2010Staff writer for The Penn, IUP's student-run newspaper, 2008-2010 



Design skills

Some experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

AP Style

Social media skills

Include, but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, Tumblr, Wordpress, Blogger, Google Analytics, Crowdrise