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  Originally from the Portland area, Kris is a full-time college student in his final year of study at the University of Oregon. He was accepted into the school of journalism and communication in the fall of 2008 and is actively pursuing a degree in journalism with a major concentration in public relations.

  Prior to his acceptance into the full-major journalism program, Kris spent several years working in positions in retail finance, corporate construction, government and higher education through internship and part-time job opportunities. He recently completed an extended summer internship at the Eugene Water & Electric Board in the public affairs department and is looking forward to graduating in March 2010.

Work experience

Jun 2009Nov 2009

Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB)

Public Affairs Intern

Planned and developed internal/external communcations materials, social media tools and company public appearances at local events including the Lane County Fair, Butte to Butte and the Eugene Solar Tour. Wrote the company Wikepedia page and several webpages.

May 2008Jul 2009

University of Oregon

Ambassador/Multicultural Recruiter

Organized low-income and minority student visits, spoke to schools and student groups and gave campus tours through the UO admissions department

Sep 2007Feb 2008

City of Eugene

Marketing Intern

Wrote, edited and distributed press materials regarding local recreation and event opportunities. Devoloped a comprehensive marketing plan for a major summer festival. Assisted with communication plan for the summer Olympic Trials at Hayward Field.

Jul 2007Sep 2007

Hoffman Construction Company

Corporate Marketing Intern

Assisted marketing team with written project proposals, conducted field interviews and wrote for the company magazine

Jun 2004Aug 2006

Washington Mutual

Senior Intern

Completed 60 hours of customer service training and maintained daily cash draw as a bank teller. Responsible for exceeding product referral goals each week.


Sep 2006Present


University of Oregon


University of Oregon Diversity Building  Scholar - $6000/year

School of Journalism and Communication Scholar - $2500/year

Academic Competitiveness Grant Recipient - $2000



Internal Communications Strategy
Seasonal/monthly newsletters, Yammer, daily announcements
Web Content Writing
Wikipedia pages, Internet/Intranet Pages
Media Kits
Graphic Design
InDesign, Photoshop, Publisher
Social Media
Microsoft Office