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Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Fitness Assistant

Fairfax County Employee Fitness & Wellness Center

Prepare and instruct group exercise class, "Jump and Pump." Develop individual wellness programs. Provide personal training. Monitor success of patrons implemented wellness plans. Conduct fitness assessments, body composition and blood pressure testing. Aerobics & Fitness Association of America Certified Personal Trainer. American Red Cross CPR/AED Certified.

Feb 2010Present

Advisory Board Volunteer

LiveWell Wellness Program

Develop and/or present wellness workshops. Communicate between fitness member patrons and LiveWell advisory board. Participate in meetings to discuss smoking cessation, weight management and farmer's market programs and employee health and wellness day. Create promotional flyers. Collaborated with intern and Fairfax County Public Schools to design LiveWell Winter Workout Program campaign. Representative on Fairfax County local cable station.

Oct 2009Present

Featured Publisher


Created, a food and lifestyle blog highlighted on Collaborated with Pure Bar, Earnest Eats, Clif Bar, Artisana, You Bar, BoraBora, Guylian, NewTree, Sunland, CSN Stores and Bruegger’s to review products and marketevents,Update content weekly through Blogger. Use Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader and Google Buzz to generate at least 12,700 page views a month.

May 2011Jun 2011

Media Representative


Collaborated with new business owner to create video testimonials regarding the entire collegiate experience. Represented Penn State University and W.T. Woodson high school as spokesperson.

Jan 2010Jun 2011

Assistant Coach

Fairfax County Public Schools

Taught soccer strategies, skills and techniques to high school girls. Organized training schedule. Led team to first district title (2010) region title (2011) and state tournament appearance (2011) since 2004. American Heart Association Coaches First Aid Certified.

Jan 2008Sep 2008

Marketing Intern

State College Spikes

Communicated to public about sporting events and promotions. Sold merchandise, tickets and promotional packs. Generated crowd participation during on-field entertainment. Collaborated with graphic and marketing team to present game-day entertainment.


Jan 2010May 2011

Master of Science

George Mason University

Outstanding Student Award for Master's Student Global and Community Health Graduate Nutrition Certificate

 George Mason Intercollegiate Athletics

Graduate assistant - Assisted head Sports Nutritionist of George Mason University. Drafted student athlete healthy dining guide. Reorganized student athlete recipe book. Researched/developed practical coaches’ guide for dealing with eating disorders. Organized three monthly nutrition topics to present to athletes.

George Mason School of Global and Community HealthAssistant Researcher - Assisted program coordinator for Nutrition Certificate with childhood health status research project. Conducted anthropometric measurements; analyzed data using SPSS; wrote and edited final 2011 report. 

Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelor of Arts

The Pennsylvania State University

Graduated with high distinction (top 4% in class)Minor in Business AdministrationPennsylvania State University Women's SoccerCaptain / Team Media Representative - Interviewed weekly on four local radio stations to generate five of the top ten game attendance records in women’s soccer history.Academic All American; National Team of the Week.Cooperative Extension in Montgomery CountyPublic Relations Student - Created campaign for PSU Cooperative Extension.Led focus groups; conducted one-on-one interviews; wrote press releases, fact sheets, and PSAs to market 4-H and other agricultural programs

Professional Objectives

I am in the process of relocating from Virginia to Boston and am currently seeking a job. My background in health promotion and public relations allows me to make a unique contribution and impact on any company I work with. I am eager to begin my career in Boston and am open to several opportunities in a communication or wellness coordination position.

Writing Samples

Video Samples

Promotional Flyers Samples


Communication, Leadership, Teamwork, Feature Writing, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Working under deadlines, DSLR Photography, Nutrition, Health, Exercise, Fitness, Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, SPSS Statistics, Adobe Photoshop, Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress


Personal Trainer

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America

Coaches First Aid

American Heart Association


American Red Cross