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Social Networking, Blogging, Writing, Art, Photography, Graphic Design

International Exposure

Participated in a four week foreign correspondence course in China as part of a 15 student group from the University of Texas at Austin. Traveled from Beijing to Xi'an to Shanghai, exploring what is really going on in one of the world's quickest growing countries and reporting on it from a grassroots level, linking the people we meet and local events to the bigger picture.

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My articles can be found here.


Social media and web advertising strategist looking to expand experiences.

My Work


Aug 2006May 2011

Double majoring in Advertising and Journalism with a concentration on photojournalism. Also pursuing a business foundations certificate, which includes an additional 12 hours of business courses.

Work experience

Mar 2006Present

Photographer/Graphic Designer

Studio Capture

Photograph weddings, portraits, and events. Post-process, color correct, and edit all photos to prepare for web galleries, online slideshows, and high quality prints. Design albums and prepare files before sending out to press.

Sep 2010Present

Audience Outreach

Reporting Texas

Created a social media plan to launch Reporting Texas in the University of Texas and Austin communities. Main tools used are Facebook and Twitter, and the plan was launched in two phases. First phase targeted UT Journalism students to garner student submissions, and phase two focuses on spreading awareness throughout the larger community. 

Aug 2010Dec 2010

Art Director & Social Media Intern


Developed and implemented a social marketing strategy to raise Sparksight's visibility and brand awareness in the digital realm, focusing on making Sparksight appear as a thought leader and expert in its industry. Helped them reach over 600+ followers on Twitter.

Designed materials for clients in both print and web formats, including business cards, package design, and web banners.

Assisted the Creative Director in conceptualizing and creating materials for clients.

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Marketing Assistant

Books On Board

Developed and executed web marketing campaigns that increased brand awareness and sales, including cross-promotional campaigns with bestselling authors and bloggers.

Managed BooksOnBoard's web presence through Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. Increased their Twitter follower count by 30% to over 2,000 over a period of two months.

Created banners and graphics for the website and newsletter.

Nov 2007Oct 2008


Study Breaks Magazine

Photograph editorial, fashion, portraits, and events for the monthly print publication, working mostly on weekly deadlines. Also responsible for editing own photos. Meet with staff once a week to pitch story ideas, discuss new assignments and progress.

Jun 2008Aug 2008

Interactive Creative Intern

Fogarty Klein Monroe

Assisted the Interactive Creative team by creating graphics, preparing files for web, and participating during meetings.

Participated in a team intern project, where we developed an entire campaign for Amegy Bank, including coming up with rebranding techniques, marketing strategies, creating an online presence, designing comps, and presenting the proposal to the client.

Jan 2008May 2008

Creative Intern

Intra-Focus Marketing & Advertising

Assist in the design of ads, billboards, and other marketing and promotional pieces for print and web use. Edited graphics and advertisements for cross-media use. Select and obtain stock photography for projects.

Aug 2006Dec 2006

Graphic Designer

Texas Folklife & Resources

Designed brochures, flyers and e-blasts for upcoming events and promotional use. Prepared and color corrected files for pre-press.

Jun 2005Aug 2006

Graphic Designer

3RDi Print

Discuss with clients about their needs and goals in creating print marketing materials. Design ads, flyers, brochures, business cards and other pieces for print. Color correct and proof materials for pre-press.


Microsoft Office
Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook.
Web Design
HTML, CSS, and content management systems.
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop