Work experience

Work experience
May 2011 - Aug 2011

Business Management Associate Intern

General Mills
  • Created a background product/sales information deck and client presentation on LARABAR and gluten-free potential markets for field sales team
  • Improved sales team internal website by reorganizing and updating content in preparation for software upgrade
  • Collaborated with Omega and Foodservice division to upgrade the Convenience team's customer volume reporting 
  • Presented project summaries and findings to senior leadership and division directors 
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Marketing & Public Relations Intern

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
  • Developed written communication skills by composing press releases for events and announcements regarding the zoo and conservatory
  • Worked with local media including Fox 9, Kare 11, and Channel 5 on news stories and coverage of zoo and conservatory
  • Planned and coordinated the Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival, an annual event with over 5,000 attendees
  • Managed all social media relations, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr
May 2010 - Aug 2010

Television Promotion Talent & Writer

Channel 18
  • Honed speaking skills through performance in 6 television promotions for Como Park Zoo & Conservatory produced by and aired on Channel 18, now available on YouTube
  • Scripted 3 television promotions
Mar 2009 - Aug 2009

Marketing & Communications Intern

Fieldstone Alliance
  • Enhanced leadership and teamwork skills while leading a team of five employees on a 14 week project to upgrade the Membership Program
  • Improved skills in strategic thinking and problem solving while completing an analysis of the program and designing a plan for improvement
  • Gained experience in marketing research and communication when talking with existing members about experience with program
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Sales Associate

Sonnie's of Rosedale
  • Utilized interpersonal skills and oral communication by interacting with customers to provide an enjoyable shopping experience
  • Honed ability to multi-task when working with multiple customers simultaneously
  • Observed retail management, buying, store design, and marketing decisions
2006 - 2007

Recovery Team Member

Macy's Rosedale
  • Developed skills in customer service and organization while working with customers and store appearance

Carlson School Video Profiles


Aug 2008 - May 2012


University of Minnesota- Carlson School of Management

Study Abroad: May 2011, Milan & Florence, Italy 

Activities & Societies:

  • University Honors Student Association, President
  • Carlson School Student Ambassador
  • Undergraduate Advisory Board 
  • Undergraduate Program Office Student Blogger
  • Campus Band Member 
  • University Honors Mentor Program 
  • Carlson Mentorship Program
  • Welcome Week Leader