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Work experience

Sep 2011Present

Public Relations & Communications Manager

Tri-Valley, California Convention & Visitors Bureau

Public Relations Manager                                        June 2011- September 2011

Media & Communications Specialist                      June 2010- June 2011

Education

Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelors in Journalism

Minor: Marketing

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.4
  • Dean's List: fall 2005, spring 2006
  • Played water polo for four years and served as President and Treasurer
  • Member of the competitive sports club council for three years
  • Member of the competitive sports club re-recognition committee for two years
  • Voting member of the Associated Students Activity Fee Council
  • Member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Active member of the Tehama Group Communications management and design teams

Skills

Budgets
I have been in multiple positions where I have created and maintained budgets for organizations including: my water polo team, student government and Tehama Group Communications.
AP style
Office Skills
Experience: Answering phones Using a copier Using a scanner Faxing Creating Invoices Scheduling Mac and PC proficient Working independently and in teams
Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Office
Proficient in: Word Excel Outlook PowerPoint
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Cision
I've used this program to research journalists, create and maintain media lists, find story opportunities and track media coverage.
Social Media
I use a variety of social media on a regular basis. My experience with each of these outlets vary, but I am using it more and more everyday. I utilize social media for business and personal use.   Some social media opportunities I currently use are:   Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Twitter YouTube Foursquare Wordpress Skype Flickr Yelp PROpenMic MySpace

Certifications

Member of NATJA

North American Travel Journalists Assocation

Member of PRSA San Francisco Chapter

Public Relations Society of America

Writing Samples

Portfolio

Design Samples

Media Placements

Blogs

Interests

  • Movies
  • Water Polo
  • Baseball
  • Reading
  • Being outdoors
  • Working with children
  • Swimming
  • Traveling
  • Foreign Policy

About Me

I am a graduate of California State University, Chico with a degree in public relations. My background in agency and in-house public relations teams spans across several industries including: travel & tourism, food, wine and entertainment. I have managed client accounts and a public relations department.  I have specific interests in hotels, restaurants and wineries.

My skill set includes: desktop publishing, writing, knowledge of AP style, event planning, media pitching, creating and implementing strategic plans and collecting data and reviewing trends in social media. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from entertainment, restaurants, non-profits, university departments, a diversity community group, a winery and student organizations. I have had the opportunity to work both in-house and in public relations agencies where I've honed my skills and developed specialties.

In addition to being a continuing student of my occupation, I enjoy the beach and working with children. I am an avid sports fan. I played water polo at Chico State and with a masters team in the East Bay. I enjoy being active in my spare time taking in everything the Bay Area has to offer from recreation to food and wine.

Please contact me with any opportunities available.