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Work experience

March 2003Aug 2017

Administrative Assistant/HR

NonLethal Technologies, Inc.
  • Delegated Human Resources duties.
    • Performed prospective applicant background checks.
    • Coordinated and executed applicant interviews.
    • Hired new employees.
    • Administered new hire orientation and safety training.
  • Managed accounts payable of a multi-million dollar corporation.
  • Managed employee payroll. ADP knowledge.
  • Managed health and workers’ compensation insurances.
  • Wrote and maintained employee policy, safety, and training manuals.
  • Maintained product shipping log books compliant with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Evaluated current OSHA laws to keep company in compliance with regulations.
  • Corresponded and maintained safety directives with Department of Homeland Security.

Managed Employer Safety Committee

June 2013Sept 2013

Public Relations Specialist

Strategic Visioning Project - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Facilitated group and private interviews.
  • Compiled and analyzed qualitative data using Nvivo Qualitative Analysis Software.
  • Wrote and contributed to an online blog.
  • Researched academic articles pertaining to strategic visioning models.
  • Designed a pamphlet about the project using Adobe InDesign Desktop Publishing Software.
  • Designed business cards and co-designed a t-shirt for staff of the project.
May 2012Dec 2012

Intern/Student Worker

Office of Media Relations - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Formulated hundreds of news releases.
  • Interviewed persons of interest and wrote special interest news releases.
  • Created media logs using Microsoft Excel.
  • Generated large student lists for newspaper publication.
  • Created current event media clips to distribute internally at the university.
  • Performed general office duties.
20052009

Photographer/Owner

SLM Photography
  • Photographed weddings, senior and family portraits, anniversaries, reunions.
  • Created photo manipulations using Adobe Photoshop for clients.
  • Designed professional DVD slide-shows with music for clients.
  • Managed website and social media sites for business.
  • Maintained general records in accordance with business laws to operate and own a small business.

Education

Jan 2009May 2013

B.A. Journalism

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Graduated Cum Laude

Major GPA 3.35

Skills

Nvivo

Qualitative Analysis Software

Adobe Dreamweaver

Website Development Software

Adobe Premiere

Video-editing Software

Microsoft Word

Word Processing Software

Microsoft Excel

Spreadsheet Software

Adobe InDesign

Desktop Publishing Software

Adobe Photoshop

Graphics Editing Software

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger, Wordpress

Professional Development

  • Vice Chairperson, Indiana Cares Campaign 2014 – Present
    • Web and Social Media Manager/Advertising Manager
    • Film Committee/Media Director
  • Website Manager, American Association of University Women 2014/2015
  • Graduate Student Member, IUP Safe Zone                   2014 - Present
  • Member, Toastmaster’s International, Indiana, PA Chapter 2012-2014
    • Club Secretary 2012
  • Student Participant, IUP Hawk Walk 2011/2012
  • Event Photographer/Historian, Ford City Relay for Life 2006-2009

Portfolio

Layout, Video, and Writing Samples