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May 2013Present

Campus Tour Guide

Ashland University

As a campus tour guide, I took perspective students and their families on personalized tours around Ashland's campus to illustrate the exciting facilities and opportunities that are available to students. I made the tour as individualized as possible by showing specific buildings and facilities that are related to the student's intended major.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>


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May 2012Present

Editorial Assistant

Communication Research Reports

As the Editorial Assistant, I manage all incoming manuscripts for the journal and complete a checklist of work before they are sent on to the reviewing process. I also take care of any questions that are initiated by the authors of the manuscripts.

May 2012Present

Retail Assistant

Gervasi Vineyard

As a retail assistant, I worked in the Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard. The Marketplace serves as a gift shop where guests to the vineyard could take a piece of Tuscany home with them. My responsibilities included: understanding Gervasi's select wines and merchandise in the store, operating the computer cash register, facilitating questions from our guests about the store and the property, and completing tasks related to opening and closing the store. Interacting with our guests was a large portion of the position and I communicated effectively to handle any questions or concerns.

Jan 2013Present

International Student Services Internship

International Student Services: Ashland University

As an intern within the International Student Services Department, it is my responsibility to assist in the promotion of the ACCESS Program (The Ashland Center for English Studies) amongst the campus, as well as, perspective students. I am also responsible for the continued communication with alumni who have graduated from the program. During the internship, I will be conducting interviews with past and present faculty members to gain perspective as to how the ACCESS Program has grown and developed over the years. Additionally, I will interview current students in the program to share their story with alumni members. These interviews and other informational material will be combined into an International Student Service newsletter, which will be distributed to alumni members of the ACCESS Program.

Aug 2012Dec 2012

Social Media Intern

Ashland YMCA

Upon completing a public relations and marketing campaign for the Ashland YMCA in a public relations course at Ashland University, I was chosen to complete an internship with the organization. The goal of this internship was to help increase membership sales and program participation through disseminating information through social media outlets. Through the WordPress editing site, I edited all of the material and information about membership, classes, programs, and activities on the website and made sure it was up-to-date. I was given administrator responsibilities to the YMCA's Facebook page and made daily updates to the page. I also took pictures of the YMCA's facilities and posted those photos to the Facebook page. Additionally, I created an Ashland YMCA blog where I would construct posts about the latest activity days for children and any other special events. I also implemented a 'Meet the Staff' blog series where members of the YMCA could get to know the staff members. Furthermore, I strengthened the YMCA's mass email contact list and sent out mass emails to the contact list regarding various classes and topics.

May 2012Aug 2012

Media Intern

Gervasi Vineyard

As Gervasi Vineyard's media intern, I took it upon myself to build up their media presence. Since the vineyard is about two and a half years old, it had not had the time to create a solid media presence, especially in video. I created and implemented a behind the scenes video series where visitors and interested guests could discover that Gervasi is much more than a vineyard. I entitled the series: "Behind the Vines at Gervasi Vineyard: A Virtual Tour through Canton's Grape Escape." I purchased all of my own video and editing equipment to create and produce the videos. I interviewed multiple employees at Gervasi Vineyard and I created over fifteen videos covering everything from a cooking demonstration with the Executive Chef to how the wine is made in their winery with the Wine Maker. These videos are released through a bi-weekly email that is disseminated to over eight-thousand 'GV Club Members." All of these videos are also housed on a YouTube page dedicated to Gervasi Vineyard.

Sep 2010Mar 2012

Promotion Manager

Ashland University

As the Promotion Manager for the Journalism and Digital Media Department at Ashland University, I was responsible for promoting the department and all of the specific features that sets this program a part from other colleges and universities. I created and maintained bulletin boards notifying individuals about the latest news in the department and I also gathered information and wrote postings for the Journalism and Digital Media Blog.  Through internship and alumni spotlights to other media features, I strove to promote the latest happenings to past, current, and future affiliates of the department.

May 2011Aug 2011

Private Events Intern

Pro Football Hall of Fame

As the Private Events Intern, I was heavily involved in every event that was held at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. From daily luncheons, weddings, receptions, and corporate meetings, I helped set-up rooms and facilitated the event as it progressed. My largest endeavor was facilitating the Enshrinement parties for those individuals who were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Helping to manage six Enshrinement parties provided an eye-opening experience of how a myriad of aspects must come and work together to ensure the success of an event. During this internship, I was able to utilize my communication, organization, and interpersonal skills, and I continued to learn new skills throughout the entire summer.


Aug 2009Present

Bachelor of Arts

Ashland University


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premiere Pro
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Final Cut Pro (Editing Software)
Avid Editing Software


Emily Denholm

Theodore Avtgis

Brian Proud

Cynthia Johnson

Francie Kell

Gretchen Dworznik

Timothy McCarty

Undergraduate Symposium

Pro Football Hall of Fame Intern

Broadcast Videos

Health Public Relations Campaign

YMCA Public Relations Internship

Ohio Communication Association

Collegian Newspaper Stories

Gervasi Vineyard Videos

Make A Wish Video

Independent Research Study


Upon graduation from Ashland University, I have aspirations of acquiring a position in the public relations or media field in a corporate setting. I have a strong passion for both of these fields, and I believe I would make a strong candidate as I bring my media and public relations skills into a corporate setting.


As a Speech Communication and Broadcast Communication student at Ashland University, I am fully committed to my academic standing. I continually strive to perform at my best level and present quality work to my professors and fellow students.

Besides academics, I am actively involved in many outlets of campus life. Whether it is touring perspective students around campus or helping out with a news update for television, I attempt to embody that of a well-rounded individual and student.

Campus Involvement

  • Tour Guide Leader
    • Team Member Relations
  • Accent on Public Relations
    • President
  • Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honorary)
    • President
  • The Collegian Newspaper (Campus Newspaper)
    • Reporter
  • Women's Chorus
    • Secretary
  • Alpha Lambda Delta (Academic Honorary)
  • AU-TV 20 Productions
  • Sports Time Ohio Productions


-Speaker at the leadership training for the Ashland, Ohio Mayor and his Management Staff (Dec. 2012)

      -Presented material about the importance of utilizing social media at the local government level

-Presenter at the Ohio Communication Association Conference (Oct. 2012)

      -Uncovering the Interpersonal Deception Theory

-Presenter at the Ashland University Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium (March 2012)

    -The importance of professionalism and ethics in medical communication

    -Identifying deceptive communication via nonverbal communication

Academic Honors

  • Most Distinguished Undergraduate Student in the state of Ohio, Presented by the Ohio Communication Association
  • Academic Honors Award, individual honorary for academics in Journalism and Digital Media (April 2012 & April 2011)
  • Academic Honors Award, individual honorary for academics in Communication Studies (April 2012 & April 2011)
  • Lambda Pi Eta, academic honor society for Communication Studies (February 2012)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honorary (March 2012)
  • Outstanding Newcomer, academic honor in Journalism and Digital Media (April 2011)
  • Alpha Lambda Delta, academic honor society (March 2010)
  • Ashland University Dean's List, academic recognition each semester (January 2009 - May 2012)