Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - Present

Team Leader, Student Ambassadors

Loyola University Chicago

  • One of 120 Ambassadors that represent a student body of approximately 10,000 students; program hires less than 15% of applicants
  • Responsible for interview process for new ambassadors, assigning teams, leading team events, and training
  • Generated ideas for and was a representative in re-branding campaign for Loyola University Chicago 2008
  • Assist in organizing and executing special events that host over 2,000 visitors 
Sep 2006 - Present

Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor

Loyola University Chicago

  • Responsible for the training, fitness assessments, goal assessments, weekly workouts, and nutrition plans of individual clients
  • Facilitate training clinics and continuing education of employed Group Exercise Instructors for Halas Sports Center
  • Author of Treadmill training, indoor interval treadmill group exercise class and Loyola University Chicago’s first annual eight-week Triathlon Training Program
  • Presenter at Midwest Fit Fest for College Fitness Professionals February 2008
Aug 2010 - Present

Graduate Assistant

Loyola University Chicago

•Develop late-night, on-campus initiatives designed to serve 9,000 undergraduates and specifically targeting 2,063 first year students•Manage $50,000 annual budget•Implement and evaluate 92 late-night programs annually•Created new evaluation tools to asses success of late night programs based on attendance, student feedback, and University mission•Support division-wide efforts such as Welcome Week, Spirit Week, New Year’s Festival, and other events reaching 1,000 + in attendance•Committee memberships: Jesuit Education Committee for Division of Student Development, Inter-Faith Team in partnership with Chicago’s Inter-Faith Youth Core

Feb 2010 - Sep 2010

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Loyola Limited

Founding member of Loyola Limited, Loyola University's first student run and managed business organization. Working primarily with the marketing and public relations start-up of The Flats at Loyola Station, a 10-unit guesthouse, I managed the grassroots marketing campaign for the project both locally and city-wide. In addition, I consulted with operations in establishing a structural operations plan for current and future students:•Designed original branding and marketing campaign for The Flats at Loyola Station and implemented original grass-roots campaign to university audience•Oversaw original website design, online market launch, and online sales revenue•Coordinated public relations launch to both internal university audience and external press, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, NBC 5 News, Crain’s Chicago Business, and other media channels•Managed a pre-launch budget of $3 million, divided between marketing, operational, and outfitting costs of the building, regularly collaborating with key administrative officials

Jun 2009 - May 2010

Brand Management Intern

Loyola University Marketing & Communications

  • Project manager for undergraduate print communication, creative design, and multi-media projects for Loyola University Chicago
  • Responsible for upholding and enhancing the reputation of the University by developing and executing creative marketing campaigns for University branding and client needs
  • Manage internal and external communication between client and graphic designers
  • Maintain communication messages for clients through relevant social media and multi-media channels
  • Contributor to monthly University magazine and newsletter publications
Apr 2009 - Jun 2009

Marketing Assistant

Wiedmann Brothers, In.c

  • Responsible for maintaining search engine optimization and online marketing campaigns
  • Coordinated all social media traffic and marketing projects for international distribution target audience
  • Authored social media and online marketing campaign targeting new clients and audiences
Jan 2009 - May 2009

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

Revolution Sports Marketing

  • Developed media plans for both corporate and private clients in national and international markets
  • Aided agency staff with event management, mobile marketing campaigns, and target market research
  • Responsible for developing innovative marketing campaigns specific to youth, collegiate, international, lifestyle, motor, and professional sports
  • Drafted media materials such as press releases, media alerts, and campaign materials. 

Education

Education
2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Loyola University of Chicago

Skills

Skills

Editor/Copywriter

With a major in Public Relations & Advertising from Loyola University Chicago, I have had extensive training in media writing as well as strong editorial skills. Minors in political science and history have given me experience in writing Chicago Manual Style, MLA Style, and APA Style. I look forward to refining this skill in my future career field. 

Group Exercise Instructor/Cyclist

For the last several years I have enjoyed teaching indoor cycling and have translated this skill onto the outdoor road. I have a double certification with Schwinn Cycling and Johnny G Cycling. Creating a fusion of the two theories, I believe in the indoor cycling experience, not just a single ride. I have created hundreds of custom rides and continue to enjoy teaching this class in Chicago, Illinois. In addition I have years of experience in teaching high intensity boot camp classes, triathlon training, indoor treadmill training classes, abs/core classes, and total body conditioning. 

Personal Trainer

Certified with the American Council on Exercise, I have been training clients for two years in addition to teaching group exercise classes. My philosophy includes circuit-training, endurance training, depending on the client's preferences. I have extensive experience helping individuals achieve their goals including endurance athletes, including marathoners and triathletes, senior citizens, and beginners. 

Summary

With a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and multiple marketing internships, I decided to enter the field of higher education and began work on my mater's degree at Loyola University Chicago in August 2010. I currently work as a graduate assistant in the office Student Activities & Greek Affairs focusing primarily on a pilot late-night programming initiative for the lake shore campus. My goals include gaining experience in conduct, residence life, and a Dean's area to someday enter a university administrative position.

Interest

Fitness, running, biking, marathons, half-marathons, writing, social media, business development, law, ethical discussions, political science, traveling, etc.

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 2007 - Present

Personal Fitness Trainer

American Council on Exercise
May 2006 - Present

Group Exercise Instructor

American Aerobics and Fitness Association