Volunteer Experience

  • Spring 2011: 7th Annual Evening with Catalyst
  • Fall 2009:  Relay for Life: Redding, CA
  • Fall 2009:  Taste of Chico: Chico, CA
  • Fall 2003:  Whiskeytown Environmental Camp Counselor: Redding, CA,


Kelly has told the world since the age of three she can do it herself. It has never mattered what the challenge has been or how hard the challenge was, she has figured out how to get it done. As an independent, hard-working individual, Kelly goes the extra mile to tackle any job thrown her way. Some call her an overachiever. She calls herself determined. This is probably why the motto “always a leader, never a follower” led her to major in journalism at California State University, Chico, where she received a bachelor of arts in public relations and a double minor in communication design and recreation and tourism. Kelly is currently looking to expand her public relations skills and abilities. Always looking for the next communication challenge to battle, she has a passion for words and a destiny to write. 

If you are interested in learning more about Kelly or know of an opportunity to continue her public relations career, please advise. For a detailed look at Kelly's experience and skills, please visit her online portfolio.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - May 2011

Public Relations Intern

Catalyst Domestic Violence Services

  • Designed and distributed e-newsletters using Constant Contact
  • Recruited volunteers to help staff an event put on by a company that supports Catalyst
  • Member of Fundraising Committee for annual fundraising event, Evening with Catalyst
  • Designed r.s.v.p. response cards for Evening with Catalyst
  • Wrote and distributed all press material for Evening with Catalyst
May 2010 - May 2011

Public Relations Intern

Chico State School of the Arts Publicity Office
  • Created and maintained Facebook fan page with more than 320 fans
  • Developed and administrated first social media marketing campaign using Facebook Advertising
  • Constructed and managed media contact lists
  • Wrote and distributed press releases and media alerts for events including plays, musicals and guest lecturers
  • Utilized Constant Contact to create and distribute e-newsletters to more than 2,900 contacts, also maintained contact list
Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

Public Relations Intern

Gateway Science Museum
  • Wrote and distributed media alerts, press releases and public service announcements for exhibit openings, special events and the Museum WithOut Walls Lecture Series
  • Maintained media contact lists
  • Developed and distributed e-newsletters for special events and new exhibits to more than 2,500 contacts
  • Wrote and edited copy for California State University, Chico Campus and Student Announcements
  • Created spring 2010 Museum WithOut Walls Lecture Series poster and postcard that was mailed to more than 2,500 addresses
  • Managed and wrote content for Facebook fan page and Increased number of fans to more than 475 
  • Created media kit for Fall 2010 Exhibit Launch
  • Designed and developed a slideshow for the One-Year Anniversary 
  • Pitched possible news story to The Orion, received feature story on the cover page of the Features' section
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010

Public Relations Intern

Chico Rage Basketball Club
  • Obtained press coverage for players making overseas teams in local newspaper
  • Created and maintained media contact lists
  • Created posters for the open tryouts and Annual Fall Shootout to be distributed across four counties including Butte, Glenn, Tehama and Shasta
  • Wrote donor/sponsor letter to be distributed to multiple potential investors
  • Created and maintained team e-mail address, chicoragebasketball@gmail.com





Public Relations Writing

Event Planning

With a committee of four, planned and implemented large-scale fundraising event for about 100 CSU, Chico students and faculty. 

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace)

Constant Contact

Constant Contact is an online program that allows its user to create and distribute e-mail newsletters, online surveys and event marketing tools. It also allows its user to generate and maintain multiple distribution lists for different target audiences. 



Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Editing (AP Style)

Graphic Design



Photography Pieces