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Results-oriented communications professional experienced with media relations, social media, as well as event planning. Excellent oral and written communication skills with great attention to detail.

Work experience

Feb 2011Present

Financial Aid Administrator

University of Illinois at Chicago

Meet with and Counsel students and parents in obtaining various sources of financial assistance.

  • Counsel hundreds of students in different financial situations.
  • Create and deliver PowerPoint presentations to both students and parents
  • Review/audit financial aid applications and related documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Research and respond to inquiries, problems and issues that may arise from various sources
  • Participate in and present financial aid workshops
Oct 2010Feb 2011

Freelance PR Coordinator

Paramount Public Relations

Responsible for media relations, creating press material (press releases, pitches, and media alerts), and researching potential editorial opportunities for clients.

  • Secured numerous media placements in various magazines and online blogs
  • Created media list for all clients
  • Updated client media reports
Jan 2010May 2010

PR Intern

Paramount Public Relations

Worked closely with Senior Account Executive on projects including media relations, press material

  • Pitched editors and secured six interviews for a client's Chicago Media Tour
  • Created and updated media lists using Cision
  • Monitored social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr
Jan 2009May 2009

PR /Marketing Intern

Articulate Promotions

 Assisted with the planning and execution of special events. Responsible for media relations, creating press material, and advertising of events on blogs and forums.


Bachelor of Art

University of Illinois at chicago

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