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Work experience

May 2011Present

Communications and Events Intern

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Work closely with local organizations and volunteers to promote the Innovation Gainesville Initiative and Chamber events
  • Disseminate, monitor and document Innovation Gainesville stories to local, state and national media and write stories for publication
Jan 2011Apr 2011

Public Relations Intern

Frankel Media Group

  • Prepared CEO for media interviews, produced client surveys, developed agency and client social media (Gator Domino’s Pizza), developed and executed the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge campaign for the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation in collaboration with the Vice President of Public Relations and Vice President of Operations
  • Contributed to the copy and design of clients’ billboards, magazine ads, website/banner ad design, Facebook ads, menus, etc. 
Apr 2010Apr 2011

Firm Director

Alpha PRoductions
  • Elected to manage internal and external relations for Florida’s largest student-run PR firm and serve on PRSSA executive board and oversaw six account teams, managed client finances and contracts, and ensured client’s objectives were met
Sep 2010Apr 2011

Student Member

Florida Public Relations Association

  • Attend monthly speaker luncheons and serve on the "Quiz for a Cause" Trivia Night Committee
  • Contact sponsors and coordinate logistics of the community-wide FPRA Gainesville Student Scholarship Fundraiser
May 2010Dec 2010

Public Relations Intern

Tilson Communications
  • Led the award-winning Staples and Do Something 101 National School Supply Drive campaign with spokesperson Nikki Reed from Twilight, Kellie Pickler, Drake Bell and Jason Derulo, resulting in $807K for underserved youth and 1.4 billion impressions
  • Pitched television and radio PSAs to more than 1,000 national print, internet, television and radio media, and created media lists as well as trained in product tracking, media clipping and social media events for high-profile clients
Sep 2009Apr 2010

Marketing Director and Internship Coordinator

CitiSync Media LLC
  • Increased company visibility by 70 percent through guerilla marketing tactics, strategic social media campaigns
  • Promoted from intern, represented company at Startup Riot in Atlanta and oversaw five interns to ensure productivity
Jan 2010Apr 2010

Contributing Writer

The Independent Florida Alligator

  • Investigated, wrote and edited stories assigned by the Community Editor, published online and in print edition
Aug 2008Aug 2009

Productions Intern

The Parklander Magazine
  • Coordinated ad sales and magazine production, wrote 24 stories, organized features and editor speaking engagements


Aug 2009Aug 2011

Bachelor of Science

University of Florida

Minor in Latin American Studies and Concentration in Business Administration


Fluent Spanish speaker and writer

Strong social media skills (Facebook, Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, geocentric, Involver, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, etc.)

Thorough knowledge of CisionPoint, Vocus, Constant Contact, CCintellect Constellation and Associated Press Style

Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), Google programs (docs, calendar, blog, etc.), PC and Mac

Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver

Professional Development

Nominated to be a member of the Dean’s Student Advisory Council (January 2011)

Attended 2010 PRSSA National Conference in Washington D.C. (October 2010)

Developed and pitched a communications plan to the Costa Rican Tourism Board (April 2010)

Conceptualized a new product for Dunkin’ Donuts, developed communications plan and media kit (December 2010)                                                                                                                                         


Won a PR News Non Profit Award for the Staples/Do Something 101 National School Supply Drive (November 2010)

PRSSA Best Student-Run Firm, Best Campaign (October 2010)

Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholar (August 2007) 


Latin dancing, traveling, reading magazines, concerts, interior decorating, creating signature dance moves, cruises, climbing Machu Picchu, making (and eating) smores, building sand creatures at the beach and trying new restaurants.