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Work experience

Aug 2006May 2009


The University of Iowa
Jun 2008Jul 2008


Pearson Custom Scoring



Quark Express
Familiarity with basic design tools of Quark Express, and have produced and disseminated documents made with it.
Adobe InDesign
Familiar with basic shaping and editing tools in Adobe InDesign, and have created and distributed documents made from it.
Microsoft Office
Possess varying levels of skill at Microsoft Office Suite programs. Proficiency with Word, working knowledge of Powerpoint and Excel.
Can read basic Spanish.


Nick Yablon

Professor Yablon teaches American Studies at the University of Iowa. He was my direct teaching supervisor while I served as an instructor to a survey course in American Studies. He has witnessed my ability to work in a team, solve logistical problems, and make qualitative contributions to various projects (papers and exams, lessons).

Kim Marra

Professor Marra teaches in Theatre Arts and American Studies at the University of Iowa, and the recipient of numerous awards for her scholarship. She was my thesis supervisor while I worked on my Master's degree, so she is familiar with my work ethic and research abilities.



comics, serialized television, philosophy


To help spread information in publishing, research, or communication fields.

Professional Development

 UE Local 896-COGS                                                                                                April 2009-May 2008

·Served as Press and Publicity Chair for COGS (Council of Graduate Students), the graduate  student labor union at the University of Iowa

·Designed, edited, and distributed ~800 copies of monthly newsletter, COGNITION

·Maintained and updated the COGS website with upcoming events and news on grievances,  contract negotiations, and arbitration

·Prepared flyers, email alerts, and press releases

·Contacted TV, radio, and newsprint press about upcoming COGS events

  Staff Writer and Associate Editor, The Declaration            December 2004-January 2003

·The Declaration is a weekly newsmagazine at the University of Virginia with a circulation of        5,000

·Wrote over a dozen pieces of creative nonfiction and record reviews

·Edited individual pieces and wrote weekly features during production

  HELPLINE, Madison House                                                                                Dec. 2003-August 2001

·HELPLINE is a 24-hour phone hotline serving Albemarle Co., Virginia

·Logged over 150 hours

·Trained in suicide prevention

·Brown College Governance                                                                                  May 2005-August 2004

      Brown College is an endowed residence at the University of Virginia with its own programs  and student-elected governance board.

    Comp0sed and led a short course, “Reading, Viewing, & Listening to Los Angeles”

·Programmed cookouts and dances as Social Chair

·Garnered a “Spirit of the Hill” award by fellow Brown College Residents for general                              contributions  to community life