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Aug 2005Aug 2009

Bachelor of Arts- Mass Communication

Louisiana State University

Minor: Business Administration

Honors: Dean's List

Related Coursework: PR Writing, PR Campaigns, Visual Communication, Mass Media Law, Business Writing, Principles of Marketing and Print News/ Editing.

Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Communication Intern

The Recreation & Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge
  • Wrote press releases, social media updates, and radio and green screen TV scripts; scheduled vendors; collaborated with the Recreation Department to plan activities; and solicited donations for events’ marketing campaigns (Howell Community Park and Flanacher Road Park Grand Opening; Life After 50 Expo; Rocket Kidz Triathlon; Up, Up and Away 3.2 K Run; and Bunny Hop and Craft Fair).
  • Maintain Web site and social networking sites; and design a monthly electronic newsletter for a 5,000-member listserv.
  • Work with market researcher to develop and carry out marketing plans for specific facilities, programs and events; includes conceiving strategies, writing and designing materials, and working with advertisers to promote recreational opportunities.
  • Conceive and write articles for quarterly magazine.
Aug 2008May 2009

Selected to participate in the Public Relations Student Society of America’s Bateman Competition
  • Developed a national campaign for the Consumer Bankers Association to stress the importance of early financial planning for students’ higher education utilizing multiple communication vehicles (Letter to the Editor published in The Advocate; PSA reached more than 50,000 people in the Metropolitan New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas).
Jan 2006May 2006

Administrative Assistant

Millenium Volunteers of LSU
  • Recruited more than 40 volunteers to tutor local public school students displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Coordinated bi-monthly meetings to manage volunteers’ schedules and ensure that all volunteers adhered to guidelines.
  • Conducted research about volunteer recruitment for the organization’s president.
Jan 2004Jul 2005

Assistant Manager

Pure Massage and Spa
  • Designed, wrote and produced brochures, advertisements, mass mailings, and exhibition materials.
  • Designed and maintained Web site.
  • Interviewed, hired, and trained employees; completed employee evaluations and held performance review meetings.

Volunteer Work

Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, Special Olympics and Orwall's Challenger Baseball Team.


Kristi Barnett Williams, APR


Computer Skills
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).