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Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Ballet, Dance, Design.


To obtain a fufilling and challenging position in an agency setting upon graduation in the Spring of 2011.


Currently a senior at Elon University in Elon, NC, I am both excited and greatly anticipating entering the workforce in the Spring of 2011. I am a strategic communications student with extensive experience and knowledge in the public relations, marketing and advertising fields. Over the past three years, I have cultivated essential skills and experience that will make me an asset to any organization. I am highly motivated, talented, driven and a proven strategic thinker.

Aside from my career aspirations, I am originally from the Kansas City area and have lived since in Carlisle, PA, Boston, MA and now have found myself in North Carolina. I am an avid ballet fan and former dancer and thoroughly enjoy the arts.

I hope you will take the time to explore my site further. While my resume is posted here, I hope you will note some of my highlights listed below.

-Excellent leadership experience in nearly every realm; I have a notable blend of confidence, resourcefulness, tenacity, dedication to my work, and attention to detail that is invaluable.

-A remarkable dedication to the communications field including experience at Bernstein-Rein Advertising in which I was exposed to reputable clients and participated in advertising and PR efforts alike for organizations like Hostess, McDonald’s, MetLife and PetSmart.

-Was promoted from Account Executive to Team Leader within four months of hire date at Live Oak Communications, a student-run PR agency who works with professional clients.

-Familiar with the inner-workings of an agency through my experience with Live Oak Communications; Additionally, familiar with organizing marketing and public relations efforts for a non-profit through work with the Edible Schoolyard at Greensboro Children’s museum.

-Excellent writing ability, as demonstrated in samples included and in published work.

-Strong interpersonal communication skills and a passion for developing and maintaining relationships.

-Ability to adapt readily and seamlessly to new conditions and requirements while still demonstrating my vast skill set and impressive ability to work with promptness, ease, and efficiency on deadlines.

Work experience

May 2010Present


Bernstein-Rein Advertising

·Actively attended and participated in various meetings regarding client accounts including Banfield Pet Hospital, Commerce Bank, Cook’s Ham, Farmland, Hostess, McDonald’s, MetLife, and PetSmart

·Gained essential experience in the advertising field managing timelines, communications between departments, and promoting internal communication

·Acquired knowledge of project management, account management, print production and creative department’s inner workings and relation to one another including internal data systems of the agency, completing expense reports and billing for creative images and retouching.

·Revised and proofed various print and banner advertisements, familiarizing oneself with the sign-off and lengthy approval process

Apr 2010Present


Lambda Pi Eta, Communications Honor Society
Jan 2010Present

Team Leader

Live Oak Communications

·Hired as Account Executive; Promoted within four months for outstanding work.

·Direct line of communication for client and team of four, developing positive and lasting client relationships between the agency and the organization.

·Assisted in planning and executing public relations strategy for Greensboro Children’s Museum upcoming unveiling of their Edible School Yard only the fourth edible school yard in the country and the first to be located in a children’s museum

Jun 2009Present


Camp Laurel South
-Specialized in working with the youngest age group, children from 6-10, and assisted them as they adjusted and acclimated to the Laurel South environment. -Lived with nine 6 and 7 year old girls for 4 weeks at a time and provided leadership, understanding, and guidance to campers.
Feb 2010May 2010

Public Relations Volunteer

OE Enterprises

·Created over 20 deliverables for OE in the course of three months including press releases, fact sheets, flyer and logo designs, stock photographs, an event plan, and extensive materials to be included in future media kits

                Gained crucial experience and insight on public relations efforts within a non-profit

Aug 2009Dec 2009

Communications Research

OE Enterprises
Designed and carried out original communications research for OE Enterprises.
Feb 2008Jun 2008

Campaign Intern

Barack Obama's Presidential Campaign
Assisted in local Public Relations efforts -Event Planning: Assisted with John Kerry's visit, small scale local event planning to benefit the campaign in central PA -Information Gathering: Made cold calls and did door to door canvassing -Administrative Work: Became familiar with Democratic Party's system and data entry protocol
Jul 2007Aug 2007

Ballet Instructor

Walnut Hill School
Instructed and Choreographed for Walnut Hill School's Youth Summer Dance program. I worked closely with established instructors in the field and gained significant teaching experience. Choreographed an original piece entitled "Beale Street Blues" for the students to perform in their final showing. Taught ballet, pointe and modern dance classes to students aged 10-12.



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Elon University


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