I am graduate of Longwood University with a Bachelors of Arts in Mass Media Communications. I graduated in May of 2010 and am currently working as an administrative assistant at Northrop Grumman. I hope to use my experience at Northrop Grumman to find a job in communications or human resources so I can put my degree to good use. My interest lies in writing and photography, however, I also have skills in videography, video editing, and audio editing. I have taken reporting classes and broadcasting classes for my major, and held the position of Photo Editor my junior and senior years at Longwood on The Rotunda's staff. During that time I took numerous photographs, and wrote several articles - mainly news and feature oriented. I am currently living in the Washington D.C area and am willing to move/commute.
Mar 2012 - Present
In support of the team I work for I eedit the team monthly status reports and submit them for approval. I create and ddesign layout for the monthly team newsletter. Assist with key resumes and staffing roster for proposal, and help filter out possible job candidates. I create copies, print projects and compile project books for meetings with the client (Department of Justice). Complete research projects within a timely manner and keep office supplies stocked as well as approve reimbursement requests prior to sending them on to my project manager. I also assisted in overseeing the summer interns to ensure they were completing their work. I joined the Civil Systems Division editorial board in order to continue writing and provide updates to CSD on the operating unit I fall under.
My accomplishments include meeting all deadlines and earning a Timely Awards Plan (TAP) for move support.
Aug 2010 - Mar 2012
Washington Post Company- Comprint Military Publications- Pentagram
I worked as a reporter and photographer for the Pentagram at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. It is a weekly paper that services the Military District of Washington.
My duties were to: write articles, take pictures, edit cutline's, assist with paper layout, collect news notes and outside stories for paper. I also assisted in pulling the advertisements into the weekly paper layout. I created storyboards to support the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affiars Office and kept the events calendar up to dat with who was covering what story.
My accomplishments include laying out the paper several times , designing multiple front pages and two-page centerfold layouts. I had 2-4 articles published on a weekly basis, with pictures published numerous times. Multiple articles and photos published on front page or the two-page centerfold . I also had articles appear on the Army news website and CNN iReport.
Sep 2008 - Apr 2010
I took pictures for my schools newspaper, I also managed a photography staff and issued out photo assignments to the photography staff.
Jun 2009 - Jul 2009
Aug 2006 - May 2010
I was a Mass Media Communications Major at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. Classes for my major included Beginning and Advanced Reporting and Writing, where I was required to write several articles for the schools newspaper The Rotunda. I held the position of Photo Editor for The Rotunda both my junior and senior years at Longwood. I was also required to take beginning and advanced Broadcasting where I learned video and audio editing. The class used Sony cameras, Final Cut Express, and Garage Band. My senior year consisted of creating and implementing an undergrad thesis. The thesis can be viewed to the right as well as articles and pictures from my internship at The Quantico Sentry and The Rotunda. My internship at The Quantico Sentry consisted of 150 hours where I was given articles to write, take pictures, and perform interviews via phone and in person. During my 6 weeks at The Quantico Sentry I was given 6 assignments, 4 of which had accompanying photos. In the May of 2010 I completed my studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.