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I am a graduating senior at California State University, Chico finishing a degree in journalism with an option in public relations and a minor in managing for sustainability. 

Upon graduation I aspire to land an entry-level position in either the hospitality, lifestyle or non-profit industry. Regardless of what field I find myself in I want the opportunity to expand my knowledge of sustainable business practices and community development.

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Kids Educational Program Director

Community Action Volunteers in Education

CAVE (Community Action Volunteers in Education) is currently the largest student-led organization on the CSU, Chico campus. With more than 90 staff members, CAVE manages 17 diverse volunteer programs serving children, senior citizens, the environment and special populations. As Director of the Kids Educational Programs, I directly supervise 29 staff members who implement seven different volunteer programs for approximately 600 volunteers per year by:

  • Directly supervised 29 staff members who implement seven different volunteer programs for approximately 600 volunteers per year. The volunteer service meets the special needs of children ages 5-17, including those who are physically, emotionally and developmentally disabled.
  • Served as a liaison between CAVE and the Chico Unified School District in managing more than 15 volunteer placement sites.
  • Facilitated weekly program coordinator meetings to direct programs throughout the semester.
  • Led monthly staff meetings and staff training retreats to prepare 90 CAVE staff members for volunteer recruitment, interviews, screening procedures, reference checks, feedback meetings, communication documentation, and volunteer grade administration.
Jun 2010Dec 2010

Public Relations Intern

Downtown Chico Business Association

The Downtown Chico Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and maintaining Downtown Chico as a vital and thriving retail and cultural center.As the PR intern for the Downtown Chico Business Association, I have had the opportunity to gain experience working for a non-profit organization, working closely with community partners and strengthening my event planning knowledge by:

  • Worked closely with board members, media partners, event vendors and the community.
  • Assisted manager at the Thursday Night Market managing event headquarters, collecting vendor fees and distributing produce vendor load sheets.
  • Maintained weekly communication and promotion of the 2010 Friday Night Concert Series by writing website content, social media posts and Constant Contact emails.
  • Served as the restaurant assistant at Taste of Chico 2010, responsible for completing report cards for more than 50 food and beverage vendors.
  • Assigned lead intern for 2010 Treat Street Costume Contest, securing $1,000 of donations from downtown businesses.


Aug 2007Present

California State University, Chico

Minor: Managing for Sustainability 


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