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Aug 2007Present


West Virginia University


  • Eberly College of Arts and Sciences: Communication Studies Department, Psychology Department.
  • WVU Honors College: Requires 24 credit hours in Honors courses, which includes the option of teaching Honors 199 as a Co-Mentor.


  • Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Studies Honorary: Elected Xi Nu Chapter President for two years.
  • Mountaineer Week: Served 1 year on the committee and awarded "Honorary Committee Member" for 1 year.


  • Dean's List (above 3.0 GPA) or President's List (4.0 GPA) each semester.
  • Lucy Hancock Communication Scholarship: Awarded based on faculty nominations to a senior who displays excellence in the discipline.


Morgantown High School


  • Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America: Member from 2001 - 2007, serving 6 years as a chapter officer and 3 years as a West Virginia State Officer (2 years as VP of Public Relations and Community Service, 1 year as State Secretary).
  • Student Government: Member from 2003 - 2007, serving 4 years as a Student Council Representative and 2 years as Class Secretary.


  • Promise Scholar: Awarded by the State of West Virginia to high school seniors who have met academic standards; waives tuition for four years at a college/university in West Virginia.
  • Presidential Scholar: Awarded by West Virginia University to high school seniors who have met academic standards; supplies students with $12,000 across four years of undergraduate study.

Work experience

Sep 2007Present

Secretary to the Assistant VP of Student Affairs

Mountainlair - WVU Student Union
  • Interact daily with students, journalists, area supervisors, and department directors.
  • Coordinate the AVP's schedule and travel arrangements.
  • Conceptualize, implement, and maintain an effective filing system.
  • Attend regional conferences of ACUI and NASPA.
  • Assist the AVP with any extra projects in addition to typical job duties.
Jul 2010Present

Editorial Assistant

Communication Research Reports
  • Compile and edit proofs for 4 issues per calendar year.
  • Facilitate movement of all manuscripts through the blind peer review process.
  • Maintain regular communication among all parties of the journal (editor, reviewers, authors).
  • Provide weekly summary reports of all actions taken on behalf of the journal.
  • Update the journal to the Scholar One system. 
Nov 2005Mar 2010

Swing Manager

  • Trained incoming crew in corporate and store-specific policies and procedures.
  • Delegated responsibilities, communicated daily goals, and motivated each crew to complete his/her responsibilities.
  • Monitored proper cash procedures, completed daily deposits, and ensured that the cost of labor stayed at an acceptable rate each hour.
  • Illustrated the hospitality standards of the corporation through serving customers, solving any customer issues, and maintaining lifelong customer satisfaction.

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Academic Writing Samples

Teaching Materials

Favorite Work in College



ECA: Eastern Communication Association

  • Attended the 2010 conference to present research findings at an undergraduate research panel.
  • NASPA: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

  • Attended the 2010 regional conference to assist with the registration process. 
  • ACUI: Association of College Unions International

  • Attended the 2010 regional conference as a member of the Conference Planning Team.
  • Attended the 2009 regional conference as a student delegate from WVU.