Work History

Work History
May 2010 - May 2011

Elected Board Member/Volunteer

Woodlawn Homeowner's Association
  • Maintained/updated community web page with latest events, committee members, resident listings, business contacts and other pertinent information utilizing HTML and SharePoint.
  • Prepared and distributed monthly and occasional breaking news email updates to residents, informing them about events or improvement efforts in the neighborhood.
  • Maintained 15 email distribution lists and served as co-administrator of the Woodlawn Facebook page.
Apr 2007 - Nov 2009

Performance Communications Specialist

Progress Energy
  • Oversaw, planned and prioritized work of two communication team personnel.
  • Designed and implemented more than 24 communications plans including a comprehensive department communications plan for about 500 employees.
  • Advised management regarding more than 100 communications strategies that supported performance, business needs and department initiatives.
  • Contributed on 12 project teams representing communications inside the department and throughout the company.
Nov 2005 - Apr 2007

Staff Specialist

Duke Center for Human Genetics
  • Drafted and edited more than 50 budget justifications, letters of recommendation and biographical paragraphs.
  • Designed 10 study specific newsletters and brochures.
  • Reviewed, edited, formatted and submitted about 30 manuscripts, galley proofs, book chapters and book reviews.
  • Compiled, formatted and submitted more than 20 grants to the NIH and foundations – meeting deadlines and assisting in securing funding.
May 2004 - Jul 2004

Grant Writer

Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care
  • Compiled and submitted more than 20 proposals for funding.
  • Researched funding sources, including foundations, corporations and government sources.
  • Maintained files of guidelines, grants and correspondence with funders.
  • Recorded proposal report deadlines and submissions in the grants calendar using Excel.
May 2001 - Dec 2003

Contract Communications Specialist

General Electric Nuclear Energy
  • Developed daily email updates and weekly newsletters for about 800 staff.
  • Composed more than 50 messages, videos and presentations for business leaders utilizing PowerPoint.
  • Constructed and implemented a digital archive for internal communications utilizing Front Page and Excel - replacing a cumbersome process.
  • Designed and maintained internal Web pages for HR and Communications.
  • Served as photographer and videographer for internal and external use.

Education

Education
Jun 1999 - Mar 2001

Bachelors of Arts

UNC Wilmington
  • Served as News Editor of the student newspaper from 08/2000-05/2001.
  • PR internship with UNC Wilmington University Relations from 05/2000-08/2000.
  • College courses include: Theory and Practice of Editing, Broadcast Journalism, Public Relations, Advanced Public Relations and Media Law.
Aug 1992 - May 1996

Associates

Waubonsee Community College