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Aug 2009Present

San Diego City College

Coursework included:

Darkroom photography, History of photography and Digital photography.

Aug 2004May 2008

Bachelor's of Science

Butler University

Coursework included:

Introduction to public relations, Principles of advertising, Mass communication law, Research methods for public relations and advertising, Design and production for PR and advertising, Public relations techniques, writing press releases, pitch letters, etc., International Communications, Advertising Copywriting, Psychology, Photojournalism, philosophy, studied abroad in Rome, Italy.

Work experience

Jun 2010Present

Front Desk Associate

Hostelling International Downtown San Diego

Checked guests in and out using RoomMaster, set up breakfast, cleaned and performed housekeeping duties, did laundry, booked reservations, provided customer service, helped develop vision statement for the hostel.

Sep 2008Nov 2010

Crew Member

Trader Joe's

Rang up and bagged groceries, stocked shelves, cleaned, provided customer service, bailed cardboard, faced products, drew signs, demonstrated products, responsible for ordering and stocking coffee section.

May 2010Aug 2010

Marketing Intern

San Diego City Beat

Set up booths at local events such as CityFest, researched local events to attend for the purpose of marketing City Beat, created signs to increase awareness of the magazine, helped run beer nights at local restaurants.

May 2006Dec 2006

Communications Intern

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

Created invitations, contacted and invited people to events, attended press conferences, wrote press releases and newsletters, sent out weekly internal newsletter, wrote brochure copy, wrote and mailed out letters, helped set up booths for Black Expo and State Fair, tracked news clips and put together media coverage reports.

Jan 2005Dec 2006

Photo Editor/Photographer


Communicated with editors about stories, gave assignments to assistant photographer, photographed campus events including visits from former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush and Senator Bill Bradley, edited and resized photos in Adobe Photoshop.


Social Media Networking
Internet Research/General Use
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office

Photography Samples

My Alma Mater

Writing Samples


San Diego City College Photography Club

Butler University Environmental Concerns Organization, Secretary

  • Started initiative to standardize campus recycling bins and locations at Butler University.
  • Wrote and presented grant requests to student government association to obtain funds for organization events and programs.
  • Recorded meeting minutes,
  • Wrote and distributed The Toilet Paper, weekly informational pamphlet.


  • Photos published in Butler University's Student run literary magazine.


  • Started and eBay business selling antique glass and other collectibles.