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Welcome to my Visual CV. If you have any questions or would like to discuss some of my credentials, please feel free to contact me via email.

I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2011 with a double major in Public Relations and Art History. I am a creative, forward-thinking professional with strong leadership, writing, multi-tasking, editing, communication, designing, and teamwork abilities. 

With this skill set, I have ambitions of working in a creative, hands-on environment where I will be able to work with a team to achieve collective goals and missions. I am a firm believer that efficient collaboration and effective communication increases productivity and leads a team on its way to accomplish its objectives. 

Through the course of my college career, I had the opportunity to work in the Alumni Relations and Special Events office, assisting in the coordination of large and small-scale special events, as well as everything in between. In addition to this event planning experience, as the president of Minnesota State Mankato's Student Art League I coordinated and implemented a now annual silent art auction fundraiser. 

Event planning experience aside, I have also had a tremendous amount of writing experience in various forms of media, ranging from newspaper articles and news releases to successful grant proposals and formal research papers. 

I hope you enjoy reviewing my Visual CV! 


Aug 2007Jul 2011

Bachelor of Arts

Minnesota State University, Mankato

3.61 GPA

Deans List, Fall 2007-Spring 2011

Related Coursework: 

Public Relations Principles, Advanced Public Relations Writing, Public Relations Research, Multimedia Writing, Media Writing I and II, Mass Communications Law, Public Relations Campaigns, Museum Studies 


Student Art League 

I served as the Student Art League Secretary during the 2009-2010 term and President during the 2010-2011 term. I helped organize the first and second annual Student Art League silent art auction, Bella Notte, which resulted in 200 attendees and close to $4,000 raised each year. 

I also helped organize trips to New York and Chicago, two annual juried exhibitions and professional development workshops 

Public Relations Student Society of America

In the 2009-2010 term I was the PRSSA co-fundraising chair and scheduled at least one fundraiser a month, raising more than $3,000 in the academic year. I also established the first student-run public relations firm for the Minnesota State Mankato chapter of PRSSA, Expertise PR. 

With Expertise PR we assisted numerous student groups coordinate events and fundraisers. In March 2011 we organized a Nearly Naked Run -- where students ran a mile around campus nearly-naked and donated clothes to charity -- which had 200 participants who donated 31 40-gallon bags of clothing to MRCI. 

Art History Roundtable 

I have been a member of Art History Roundtable for four years, as such I was elected by my peers in the roles of president, vice-president and secretary. In my various roles, I coordinated professional development workshops, organized art-related tours and trips, and led weekly meetings where we discussed happenings in the art world. 

Work experience

Jan 2012Present

Graphic Design and E-Marketing Coordinator


In early 2012 I transitioned from the Account Manager to the Graphic Design and E-Marketing Coordinator, where my duties entail: 

  • Create an email outreach program to further engage current and prospective AskART customers
  • Re-Design the AskART website using Adobe Dreamweaver to increase the user experience, user interaction, and overall design. 
  • Work with advertisers to create online advertising content, including web banners and HTML landing pages. (Launches at the end of 2012).
  • Update customer service templates and drafts to ensure clarity and customer satisfaction. 
Sep 2011Jan 2012

Account Manager


• Prospect and develop new AskART customer relationships and grow our customer base and advertising revenue. • Contact existing or prospective clients, track follow-ups and give sales presentations over the phone or in person.• Maintain high retention rates among our existing customers• Implement sales strategy and ensure the company meets objectives through new business development and maintenance of existing accounts• Track and monitor results with weekly/monthly sales goals• Partner with customer service, technical team, auction department, and research on the development of key customer accounts and attainment of sales goals

Jan 2011Aug 2011

Executive Assistant and Former Intern

Twin Rivers Council for the Arts

At Twin Rivers Council for the Arts I began as an Intern and became a paid employee in April 2011 when the internship was completed.
  • Worked directly with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate the first CityArt Sculpture Walk and the inaugural Arts by the River fine arts and crafts fair in Mankato, Minn. 
  • Corresponded and interacted with the artists, committee members, affiliates and guests at events and in the gallery. 
  • Compiled contact lists and maintained artist information. 
  • Managed and maintained schedules, calendars and meetings. 
  • Drafted and edited news releases, media alerts, letters and notices. 
  • Handled ticketing and mailings for affiliate arts organizations. 
May 2011Aug 2011

Office Manager

Reunion King, Inc.

This was a temporary, seasonal position at a t-shirt printing company specializing in family reunions.

  • Managed and organized the daily operations including. 
  • Communicated with customers over the phone and via email to take orders and confirm details. 
  • Created t-shirt designs using Photoshop and communicated with the customer to ensure the customer was satisfied with the concept prior to print. 
  • Purchased T-shirts and other reunion materials. 
  • Organized the orders according to priority and maintained the print schedule
Apr 2008May 2011

Assistant to the Special Events Coordinator

Minnesota State University, Mankato--Alumni Relations and Special Events Office
  • Lead student worker in Advancement division. 
  • Assisted the Special Events Coordinator with planning and coordination of Fall and Spring Commencement ceremonies. 
  • Managed at least ten student workers at Commencement Ceremonies to guarantee the ceremonies ran smoothly. 
  • Composed and analyzed seating charts and created name tags using mail merge for large fundraising events.
  • Compiled, updated and maintained donor and alumni information utilizing Raiser's Edge (Black Baud).
  • Assisted in organizing and implementing mass-mailings to alumni and donors. 
Sep 2010May 2011

Variety Staff Writer/ Copy Editor

The Reporter

The Reporter is the Minnesota State Mankato bi-weekly student newspaper.

  • Covered the arts and entertainment beat, focusing on visual arts and music in the Mankato community. 
  • Copy-edited articles for proper grammar, spelling and AP standards. 
Jan 2011May 2011


Greater Mankato Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Created and formatted publications, including brochures, guides and programs. 
  • Wrote and edited press releases and media alerts
  • Researched and analyzed new technologies and social media optimization. 
  • Provided general office support to the staff as needed. 
Jun 2010Aug 2010

Registration Intern

Walker Art Center
  • Contacted artists, foundations and galleries to request permission to reproduce images of their work for publications. 
  • Organized and digitized artist records and museum collection publications. 


Doug Mayo

Shannon Black

Alisa Eimen

Ellen Mrja

Curt Germundson

Rebecca (Becky) Miller


Adobe Creative Suite
I use Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Dreamweaver on a daily basis to create print and web materials. 
Microsoft Office Suite
Proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. 

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