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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.


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.


Jan 2009May 2013

B.A. Journalism

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Graduated Cum Laude

Major GPA 3.35



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Adobe Dreamweaver

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Adobe Premiere

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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


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