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Summary

Currently, I am working in freelance writing, marketing and events. A graduate from the IU School of Journalism, I have experience working in public relations and marketing in corporate, agency and nonprofit environments. I am also studying part-time to earn a Master's in Sports Management from Drexel University. Ultimately, I would like to work in marketing, events or community relations in the sports field.

Work experience

Jun 2007Present

Writer & Event Planner

Freelance Marketing & Event Planning
*Writer and event planner for corporate and nonprofit clients, June 2007-present *Perfect Memories Wedding Blog editor, June 2007-present *Ernst & Young campus recruiting assistant, Sept-Dec 2007 *Quick2Sell marketing & auction associate, Jan 2008-present
Feb 2007Dec 2007

Entrepreneur Of The Year Program Coordinator

Ernst & Young
In a six-month temporary position, I worked with Ernst & Young's marketing & events manager to plan and promote the 2007 Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards for Upstate New York, Western Pennsylvania & West Virginia. My responsibilities included selecting vendors for events, writing press releases, letters and company profiles, and maintaining database records to track applications and attendees. I communicated with sponsors, judges and nominees on a daily basis to answer questions about the program.
Jul 2005Feb 2007

Communications Coordinator

ThoughtForm
I managed marketing and public relations activities in a newly created position at an established design firm. I developed and helped execute a marketing plan and budget, coordinated special events and edited and formatted proposals. I also assisted with market research and editing for client projects.
May 2004Jun 2005

Account Coordinator & Assoc. Copywriter

Finelight
As an account coordinator, I coordinated projects between the account and creative teams at a national healthcare advertising agency. I helped prepare estimates, timelines and reports for clients across the country. On the copywriting team, I conceptualized, wrote and edited copy for proposals, brochures, billboards and other marketing materials. I also proofread projects prior to releasing to clients and printers.
Aug 2003May 2004

Publcity Assistant for Division of Recreational Sports

Indiana University
During my senior year of college, I worked part-time in the marketing & sponsorship department of IU Recreational Sports. I managed the division's public and media relations efforts and supervised volunteer student staff for special events. I wrote and edited press releases, Web site copy and material for university publications. I worked with student, local and nation media to promote the division.
May 2003Aug 2003

Marketing Communications Intern

Indiana State Museum
I spent a summer interning in the marketing communications department at the Indiana State Museum, where I gained hands-on writing and marketing experience. I wrote and edited museum publications, developed a marketing plan for an electronic newsletter and updated the museum's public Web site and employee Intranet site.

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Education

Springdale High School
20082010

M.S.

Drexel University
20002004

B.A.

Indiana University Bloomington
Concentration in public relations with a second concentration in international studies and a minor in political science. GPA: 3.63 in major, 3.38 overall Honors: IU Faculty Award, Giant Eagle Foundation Scholarship, Dean's List