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Jan 2009May 2009


LVA Corporate Communications
  • Compose and distribute media alerts and press releases to the media.
  • Pitch clients and products to the media.
  • Research editorial calendars, speaking opportunities and award opportunities.
  • Create briefing books, master editorial calendars and media lists for clients.
  • Review press releases, case studies and other material.
  • Participate silently in client PR calls.
  • Establish relationships with media.
Dec 2006May 2008

Loan Processor/Underwriter

  • Responsible for the underwriting and processing of residential loan applications.
  • Analyze the information associated with the application, assess the risk and make recommendations to the Loan Committee whether to accept or not the risk.
  • Ensure that all State and Federal loan application requirements are followed.
  • Prepare all paperwork associated with the application process, including advance and final disclosures as required by law.
  • Ensure that all applications meet the bank's underwriting guidelines.
  • Communicate with applicants about application items needed and status of application.
  • Communicate with attorneys' offices and real estate agents, ensuring that all information is received in a timely manner to expedite application process.
  • Communicate with employers, tax collectors, assessors, etc. to ensure accuracy of mortgage loan application.
  • Work closely with mortgage originators to keep them informed regarding their customers' loan applications.
  • Communicate with the Credit Bureau and Flood Zones, Inc. to ensure that reports and certificates contain the correct information.
  • Assist in any disputes/problems that may arise in the application process.
  • Proactively sought training on underwriting immediately upon hire as a processor.  Began underwriting loans three months after hire, and was officially promoted to underwriter after 10 months.
  • Member of the Employee Activity Committee 
Apr 2002Dec 2006

Financial Service Associate

  • Proactively identify financial needs of customers, through engaged conversation and viewing customer profiles.
  • Educate customers about various bank products and services.
  • Expand banking knowledge through bank's continuing education programs.
  • Complete mandatory annual training concerning banking policy and federal regulations.
  • Organized team-building and morale-boosting exercises.
  • Regional runner-up for a "WOW" customer experience story.
  • Championed branch follow-up calls to enhance customer experience and increase profitability.
  • Created customer relationship spreadsheet, which helped to increase branch profitability, and cut down transaction processing time.


Aug 2007May 2009

Bachelor of Science

GPA: 3.81/4.0

Relevant Cousework

Communication: PR Crisis Communications, PR Writing Methods, Communication Writing, Communication Research, Photography, Advertising Essentials. 

Psychology:  Social Psychology, Psychology of Childhood, Psychology of Adolescence, Health Psychology.


I recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Eastern Connecticut State University.

I returned to college to complete my bachelor degree after a nine-year hiatus.  In those nine years, I experienced working with people of diverse backgrounds, developed my communication and leadership skills, and learned to prioritize and manage time efficiently.  My passion for writing and photography also grew in that time.  I returned to school knowing that I wanted to earn my degree in Communication. 

I have been professionally building and managing relationships for over 10 years.  My work experience mainly includes childcare and banking and lending - areas which require building and maintaining trust.  I returned to college in 2006 on a part-time basis.  In May 2008, I left my full-time job as a mortgage underwriter to pursue my studies full-time.  I am driven and not afraid of hard work.  I embrace challenges.


  • Writing
  • Photography
  • People and their stories
  • Healthcare
  • Sports (Especially Red Sox baseball and Celtics basketball)
  • The city of Boston
  • Traveling


  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Able to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Good attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of Windows-based PC systems, email and internet systems; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint