Aug 2007 - Dec 2009


San Jose State University

Relevant coursework:

Introduction to Advertising; Advertising Layout & Production; Copywriting; Consumer Advertising; Advertising Campaign Writing & Management; Writing for Print, Electronic and Online Media; Visual Communications; Mass Communications & Society; Media Law & Ethics; New Media; Introduction to Marketing; History of American Media

  • Advertising Account Executive, Spartan Daily newspaper
  • Executive Director, Up 'til Dawn Executive Board
  • Vice President of Public Relations, Kappa Delta Sorority
  • Public Relations Committee Chair, Shamrock Showcase event, Kappa Delta Sorority
  • Public Relations Assistant, Kappa Delta Sorority
  • 2001 - 2005

    High School Diploma

    Deer Valley High School
    • Concert Band
    • Symphonic Band
    • Marching Band
    • Swim Team
    • Water Polo Team
    • American Sign Language Club
    • Graduated with Honors, with an average GPA of 3.5+

    Work History

    Work History
    Mar 2011 - Present

    Sales Associate/ Social Media Manager

    Blue Water Party Rentals

    * General reception duties. * Greet and welcome guests. * Answer and route incoming calls. * Accept and sign for packages. * Occasional filing and prepare documents to be mailed. * Take new orders, provide quotes, and make changes to existing orders per the client's request. * Check inventory to make sure items are available for orders. * Ensure that all paperwork regarding orders for the week is up-to-date. * Contact clients about any missing or damaged items received back from orders, and coordinate for items to be returned or invoice clients for damages. * Return items back into inventory after orders have been completed. * Ensure that clients' credit card forms and agreements have been filled out and returned prior to delivery or client pickup. * Assist clients in the showroom. * Manage the company's social networks, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blog. * Monitor the company's Google Analytics account.

    Aug 2010 - Mar 2011

    Marketing Associate

    Kaur Photography

    * Researched and compiled lists of local businesses to consider for possible display locations and strategic alliances, as well as local charity organizations and events for collaboration and participation. * Created and updated the 2011 marketing calendar. * Maintained and updated the company website, including making Search Engine Optimization efforts. * Authored, edited and proofread marketing materials. * Created email marketing newsletters to be sent monthly to prospects and clients. * Maintained and updated mailing lists. * Attended promotional events as a Kaur Photography representative. * Created PowerPoint presentations to be used during seminars. * Used Adobe CS4 programs to design brochures, information packets, clients' holiday cards, calendars and photo books.

    Jan 2011 - Mar 2011


    Every Elegant Detail

    * Used Adobe CS4 programs to create floor plans for events. * Updated or created company documents. * Updated the Lead Planner’s portfolio. * Organized client binders and created spreadsheets. * Updated event timelines. * Created PowerPoint presentations. * Wrote blog posts and monitored the Google Analytics account. * Updated the owner’s biography and company website. * Attended client meetings and created inspiration boards for events.

    Apr 2005 - Sep 2010

    Swim Instructor

    Carson Swim School

    * General reception duties. * Assisted with opening and closing procedures. * Taught swim lessons according to Carson Swim School standards by working with all ages to improve water safety and technical skills. * Supervised pool and deck areas and trained new employees. * Enforced Carson Swim School policies and procedures. * Maintained CPR certification. * Currently re-designing the company website. * Designed an advertisement that is currently in-use.

    Apr 2010 - Jun 2010

    Public Relations & Communications Intern

    Breathe California of the Bay Area

    * Assisted the CEO and Director of Development with various tasks. * Researched and compiled lists of organizations to target for participation in fundraising events and workshops, and made contact. * Re-designed the logo for the Clean Cities Coalition of the Silicon Valley. * Produced the agency’s 2009 Annual Report, Breathe Healthy, by using Adobe CS4 programs and coordinating with others for report content, and also worked with printers to receive price quotes and finalize documents to print. * Created and managed the agency's Twitter account and updated media lists.

    Jun 2009 - Apr 2010

    Executive Director

    SJSU's Up 'til Dawn Executive Board

    * Worked to plan and host an event on campus for the purpose of raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. * Assisted in determining qualified individuals for positions on the 2009-2010 Executive Board. * Communicated task deadlines to the Board and made sure deadlines were met. * Led weekly meetings and coordinated with other organizations to book the location, supplies and entertainment. * Planned the layout and floor plan of the fundraising event, as well as decorations. * Reviewed all PR materials for consistency and accuracy. * Kept track of budgets and informed our Campus Advisor of our progress. * Worked to recruit individuals to sit on the Board for the 2010-2011 year.

    Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

    Advertising Account Executive

    Spartan Daily Newspaper

    * Made cold calls and generated client leads for potential advertising sales. * Maintained knowledge of ad rates for print and online, as well as product visibility on campus. * Managed accounts by providing estimates, attending client meetings, negotiating contracts, coordinating ad design/ copy/ media, performing data entry and filing paperwork.

    Jan 2009 - Aug 2009

    Public Relations Assistant

    Kappa Delta Sorority

    * Assisted the Vice President of Public Relations by working to improve the overall image of the Gamma Iota chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority on San Jose State's campus and within the community by creating awareness and gaining publicity. * Also worked to improve internal PR within the organization. * Assisted with monthly and bi-annual reports.

    Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

    Design Intern

    110 Degree Magazine

    * Used Adobe CS4 programs to design print advertisements according to client needs. * Assisted with distribution, filed paperwork, performed data entry and participated in the editing process prior to publication.

    Jan 2008 - May 2009

    Public Relations Committee Chair for Shamrock Showcase Event

    Kappa Delta Sorority

    * Worked to increase awareness and gain publicity for Kappa Delta Sorority's 11th and 12th annual Shamrock Showcase events, which benefited Child Quest International and Prevent Child Abuse America. * Delegated duties and deadlines to fellow committee members and made sure deadlines were met. * Updated media lists, developed and distributed fliers, press releases and PSA's to various media outlets, and coordinated with the campus newspaper to purchase advertising space. * Also utilized social media to create awareness for the event.

    Nov 2007 - Nov 2008

    Vice President of Public Relations

    Kappa Delta Sorority

    * Worked to improve the overall image of the Gamma Iota chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority on San Jose State’s campus and within the community by creating awareness and gaining publicity. * Developed and distributed media materials and fliers for philanthropy events, and utilized social media networks. * Also worked to improve internal PR within the organization. * Completed monthly and bi-annual reports. * Implemented an incentive program to increase awareness of Kappa Delta Sorority within the community, improving both external and internal PR.




    Adobe Dreamweaver

    Adobe InDesign

    Adobe Illustrator

    Adobe Photoshop


    I have been in positions where I have had to create and maintain budgets for organizations, including Kappa Delta Sorority and the Up 'til Dawn Executive Board.

    Office Skills

    General reception duties Answering phones Using a copier, scanner and fax machine PC proficient Creating spreadsheets Working independently and in teams  

    Microsoft Office

    Word Excel PowerPoint  

    Social Media

    I use a variety of social media vehicles on a regular basis, however my experience with each varies.   Social media vehicles I use include:   Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Yelp Blogger Foursquare