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Apr 2005Present

Social Media Advisor; Volunteer

Seattle Works
  • Designed public relations and media outreach campaign for Seattle Works Day, an annual city-wide day of volunteering with approximately 1500 participants
  • Pitched event to local media and bloggers resulting in coverage in 12 outlets including an editorial in the Seattle Times and a spot on the KIRO-TV evening news
  • Employed social media to generate buzz including Facebook and Twitter campaigns that generated nearly 750 clicks on the event website
  • Increased individual volunteers to the highest percent in event history
  • Organized and coordinated volunteer projects as well as social activities for volunteer team
  • Participated in The Bridge leadership training program
May 2009Jun 2009

Social Media and Public Relations Consultant

Peppers and Pollywogs
  • Drafted copy for Facebook page for web-based company that offers ideas for planning childrens' parties to increase fans over 309% in the first month
  • Advised CEO on how to efficiently use social media to grow her business and offered strategies for media outreach
Nov 2008Feb 2009

Media and Public Relations Intern

Team Soapbox
  • Edited and helped produce a successful RFP for Sound Transit for Team Soapbox, a public relations firm that specializes in issue advocacy
  • Supported senior staff while coordinating multiple projects and deadlines
  • Researched and built media lists using Cision and Internet research
  • Updated and managed editorial calendars
  • Designed presentation using PowerPoint for agency founder to present as webinar
  • Drafted pitch and crisis communications letters as needed
Dec 2008Dec 2008

Annual Meeting Press Room Intern

American Epilepsy Society
  • Monitored garnered media coverage of the conference
  • Managed press room activities, including coordinating interviews with the media
  • Drafted pitch letters and press releases
  • Designed multimedia presentation to communicate important information and news to attendees
Jul 2008Nov 2008

Event Assistant

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
  • Event Assistant for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project 24th Anniversary Gala; an auction, awards and fundraising dinner for over 600 guests
  • Responsible for guest and donor relations
  • Designed and maintained online registration website
  • Recruited, trained and managed 25 volunteers for the 24th Anniversary Gala
  • Managed registration, check-out and follow-up data entry using eTapestry and AuctionPay software
  • Handled day-of event management and problem solving
  • Drafted follow-up communication with event donors
Aug 2005Jun 2008

Third Grade Teacher

Auburn School Distict
  • Leveraged multimedia tools to promote the Parent Teacher Association to increase membership
  • Delivered regular process and training presentations to parents, district stakeholders and teachers
  • Managed website, weekly newsletter and annual yearbook for parents and the community
  • Received national Best Buy grant for creative integration of technology in the classroom
Feb 2002Nov 2003

In-Home Skills Trainer

Children's Farm Home- Trillium Family Services

Promoted from Child and Adolescent Treatment Specialist

  • Coordinated on- and off-campus special events
  • Worked with community services to support children and families
Jun 2000Jun 2001

Marketing Assistant

IBT Financial, Inc.
  • Organized trade show activity, developed presentations and generated communication materials for stockholder meetings
  • Drafted press releases and other media correspondence
  • Produced regular research reports on competitors and current industry trends
Jun 1998Jun 2000

President, Vice President

Oregon State University- Memorial Union

University-wide elected positions responsible for educational and social programming and activities

  • Provided leadership and organization for campus events including multi-university regional conferences, Mom's Weekend, Dad's Weekend and Homecoming
  • Served as a media spokesperson for the Memorial Union; represented students' views on regional leadership teams and at various conferences
  • Developed and managed a $111K Memorial Union activity budget; provided recommendations as a member of the OSU Student Fees Committee regarding the allocation of $20 million in operating budget


  • Social Media Club Seattle • Member • February 2009-Present
  • Public Relations Student Society of America • University of Washington • February 2009-Present
  • Seattle Chi Omega Alumnae Board • Membership Retention Chair • Seattle, Wash. • January 2009-Present
  • Junior League of Seattle • Provisional Member • Seattle, Wash. • August 2008-Present
  • Seattle Works • Volunteer Leader • Seattle, Wash. • February 2006-Present


I am a technology savvy public relations professional with interest and experience in using social media tools in successful public relations projects. I recently completed the PR certification program through the University of Washington.  Excellent communication, organization and leadership skills will make me an asset to your company. I work best in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. I have a proven successful track record meeting tight deadlines.



Jun 2005

Master of Arts

Mar 2003

Bachelor of Science


Social Media
Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, LinkedIn
Graphic Design
Photoshop, InDesign, Publisher
Database Management
Access, eTapestry, AuctionPay Event software
Excel Spreadsheets
Word Processing
Word, Word Perfect, Works