Throughout my education at Chico State I have developed my strategic communication skills while working heavily with new media outlets. As important as new media has become in today's social and political climate, knowledge of AP style and grammar remains crucial, and I have a solid foundation in both.
I have worked with various teams to overcome challenges facing our clients, which have included communication challenges between students and a campus organization, awareness challenges among the student community and identity challenges as a well-established local business introduced a new entity to the community.
I served as editorial assistant and account executive for Tehama Group Communications, Chico State's student-run public relations agency. As one of the three students on the editorial team, I had the opportunity to hone my editing skills, while constantly engaging in communication with my client and teammates. I learned how to effectively communicate and operate as part of a large team, which is a crucial part of becoming a successful member of any agency. I also learned the importance of self-motivation, and how important independently striving for the best is in creating a positive team dynamic.
My minor reflects a passion for diplomacy and politics, specifically how these two things interact within the public and private sphere and the implications they have on society. My coursework focused on international political economy. Some of my coursework included: Politics of Third World Nations, Politics of Post-Industrial Societies, Politics of Developing Nations, Comparative Politics: Latin America and the Caribbean Basin and Vital Political Problems.