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Work experience

Jan 2012Present

President

Project Repat

Turn your t-shirts into a t-shirt quilt. Over 35,000 custom tshirt quilts sold since June 2012. Featured in Inc, Fast Company, Boston Globe, Fox News, Huff Post, Today Show, Entrepreneur Mag. Member of Better Ventures 2012 accelerator class in San Francisco. B Corporation- Best for the World Award 2012, 2013. 

Jan 2011Oct 2011

Co-Founder and Director of Community Engagement

Swellr
Earned Media Campaigns, Managed consumer outreach, managed blog.swellr.com, created partnerships with teachers, PTAs and educated non-profits Masschallenge finalist. Swellr was featured in Forbes.com, GOOD, Bostinnovation, Somerville Patch, Lexington Minuteman, Lexington Patch, Andover Patch and the White House Blog
Jan 2010Dec 2011

Freelance Writer

Self-Employed

Wrote articles for GOOD Magazine, Next American City and True/Slant (acquired by Forbes) 

Jan 2009Dec 2009

Political Director

James Perry for Mayor
Created and Implemented Fundraising Plan Created website and social media strategy
Aug 2007Jan 2009

President

NOLA YURP Initiative
Co- founded organization and Served as the Executive Director Mission: To create a support network, to connect retain and attract young professionals from diverse backgrounds for a sustainable New Orleans Organization attracted more than 3500 members in two years

Education

Jan 2002Jan 2006

B.A

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Member of the Honors College, Organized Alternative Spring Break Trip to NYC and taught class on Homelessness in cities

Skills

Proposal Writing
Policy Analysis
Philanthropy
Event Management
Spanish
Newsletters
Marketing Communications
Entrepreneurship
Grants
Research
Start-ups
Press Releases
Nonprofits
Public Policy
Social Entrepreneurship
Community Development
Media Relations
Strategic Communications
Social Marketing
Community Engagement
Public Relations
Program Development
Volunteer Management
Facebook
Community Organizing
Public Speaking
Guest speaker at Yale, Harvard, Umass-Amherst, Tulane, and Howard speaking on entrepreneurship and New Orleans recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans
Social Networking
Grant Writing
Event Planning
Community Outreach
Non-profits
Social Media
Fundraising
Blogging
Social Media Marketing
Earned Media

Writing

Articles for different publications