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Work experience

May 2009Present

Government Relations Associate

Smith, Dawson & Andrews

  • Supported senior staff, tracked legislation, researched policy issues, helped develop client strategy, produced proposals for potential clients, communicated/managedclients’ legislative agendas and priorities and maintained regular contact and interaction with regulatory agencies, members of Congress and public officials.
  • Increased office productivity: Educated senior staff members in maximizing the utility of the firm’s electronic subscriptions (CQ, Leadership Directories, National Journal) and Internet databases (, THOMAS, LexisNexis).
Jun 2011Present

Office Administrator/Events Assistant

Jasper Ventures, LLC

  • Updated marketing materials, contacted past and new clients, assisted in corporate and private events, followed up with clients after their events, managed communications and outreach to local businesses.
May 2011Present

Social Media/Marketing Manager (Remote Contract)

Laura Zam

  • Developed strategies, brainstormed, and implemented social media initiatives to represent Zam and promote her workshops and performances
  • Advertised via Facebook, Twitter, online forums, and other various new media platforms. Employed communication strategies and skills via email to cultivate relationships with influential bloggers and identify new key opportunities for Zam.
May 2008Aug 2008

Executive Assistant

Apex CoVantage

  • Planned company-wide event, which entailed researching venues, communicating with service vendors, and maintaining a thorough record of all personal dealings on behalf of the company. Extended personal experience in handling corporate responsibilities and enhanced ability to adapt and communicate in previously unfamiliar situations and environments.
Oct 2007May 2008

Marketing and PR Intern

Arnold Worldwide

  • Organized advertising portfolio for 2008 Blue Cross Blue Shield Outreach Campaign.
  • Researched competing brands and recorded key differences in benefits and restrictions across various packages and offers.
Oct 2006May 2007

Legislative Intern

Office of Senator Jay Rockefeller IV

  • Crafted policy briefings for the Senator regarding the issues of welfare benefits and employee classification standards.


Aug 2009Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Virginia

• Dean’s List

• Major GPA: 3.75

• Awarded 2nd place in Miller Center Undergraduate Research Award Competition (April 2010)


I am a government major at the University of Virginia who lives and breathes social media, and knows how to interact with the blogosphere just as well as with the traditional media players. 

Writing Samples


Seeking to learn the insand outs of successfully managing your political message - whether through traditional media, social media or other outlets.


Research & Analysis
Required to gather, collect, record, track and verify data/information from multiple sources when preparing legislative/funding updates for current firm’s clients as well as in my past four positions.     
When assigned to manage invitations and responses of 60 state legislators on behalf of a client-sponsored event, I tailored each invitation to target the distinct interests of its individual recipient. In creating and disseminating quality communications, my interactive approach directly enhanced my firm’s relationship with each legislator and furthermore, secured additional votes in favor of their client’s political agenda. 
In my last four positions, I have written memoranda on various issues and policies. In my current position at a government relations firm, I am regularly assigned to compose letters-of-intent as well as summaries of services provided in client contracts. Additionally, I have experience receiving draft text from section authors and compiling them into the proposal document.  
Website Production
HTML experience – designed website for local community action agency 
Graphic Design
Proficient in MINITAB, JAVA, PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign Used software packages to compile and generate reports, statistics, timelines, tables, graphs and presentations in past four positions.
Social Media Leveraging
Social media leveraging: Web 2.0 experience with blogging, wikis, tagging (Digg, Delicious), as well as social networking & digital platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Identified, Foursquare)
Data Entry/Processing/Management
Demonstrated skill working with Microsoft Office Suite (databases, word processing, mail merges, spreadsheets, email and online communications); referred to as the "Excel guru" in past offices