Interest

music, well-designed advertisements, social media, coffee, travel

Summary

Emerging communications professional with expertise in public relations and advertising.  Background includes meeting and surpassing PR goals by using strategic communication to reach target audiences. Proficient in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Quark, Flash, Dreamweaver, social networking, and Spanish. 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

Digital Public Affairs Corporate/Crisis Intern

Edelman

*Monitored social media sites and analyzed trends in online conversation.

*Researched blogger outreach projects.

*Drafted blogger pitch letters.

Jun 2009 - Oct 2009

Social Media Maven

Ask About Travel

Ask About Travel is a travel agency based in San Diego, CA where I helped them enter the social media world.*updated twitter and facebook accounts*wrote and designed blogs*tracked the impact of tweets*designed newsletters and presentations*worked on website redesign

Jan 2008 - May 2009

Producer

Elon Student Television

Producer for ESTV's travel show, Road Trip, depicting weekend getaways around North Carolina for college students.*planned locations, budgets, and production *maintained crew morale during production *assisted camera operations and editing

Sep 2006 - May 2009

DJ

WSOE

*Created engaging content for a weekly show

*Wrote a daily blog about music and television

*Used Audacity and Protools to prerecord interviews.

*Won DJ of the Semester in Spring 2008

May 2007 - May 2008

Online Marketing Intern

Yep Roc Records

Yep Roc Records is an indie music label. I worked as an intern in their online marketing department.*created an ad database and media contacts file*obtained pro-bono ad space for the benefit cd, The Cake Sale *corresponded through social media to connect with music fans and to promote the webstore content*developed clipping files

Sep 2006 - May 2008

Account Executive

Elon Student Television Public Relations

Worked for award-winning student-produced game show, "Win Stuff."*liaison between the shows' producers and PR team*designed multiple ads, wrote radio spots, and press releases*utilized social media for further advertising purposes*planned and held events (premiere parties, special tapings)

Sep 2007 - Dec 2007

Account Executive

Open Door Clinic

The Open Door Clinic offers medical services to the uninsured of Alamance County in North Carolina.For the Fall of 2007, I did PR for the non-profit by: *producing PSAs *designing advertisements and direct mail pieces*building donor lists*creating media kits*writing press releases, editorials, and fundraising letters

Nov 2003 - Aug 2005

High School Intern

Washington Mutual

Interned for the national bank's high school program. 

*attended classes to learn about banking and finance. 

*performed concierge duties, teller transactions, and file maintenance.

Education

Education
2005 - 2009

BA

Elon University

I graduated magna cum laude from Elon University in 2009 with a BA in Corporate Communications. At Elon, I was involved in many different organizations. Through these experiences, I learned teamwork and leadership skills.

2008 - 2008

Humanities

University of Sussex

I spent a semester abroad in Brighton, England at the University of Sussex. I benefited from this international experience through the exchange of cultural knowledge. I also had a weekly radio show on the university's radio station; I was able to learn more about the British music scene by attending local shows.

2005 - 2006

Television

Boston University

I spent freshman year at Boston University before transferring to Elon. At BU, I discovered my love for the media world through writing for the Daily Free Press, being a crew member on "BU Tonight", and working on creative accounts at Ad Club.

Skills

Skills

Final Cut Pro

Microsoft Suite

Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Publisher

Adobe Suite

Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Flickr, Lastfm, Digg, Blogs...I know them all.