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  • Proven ability to make decisions and take appropriate initiatives; persuasive and diplomatic in achieving objectives
  • Demonstrated talent for identifying, connecting, & mobilizing toward a desired goal with experience in training, motivating, and supervising employees
  • Detailed oriented self-starter and dedicated individual with documented success as writer, editor, interviewer, and capability to meet timely deadlines
  • Recognized as effective and positive individual and team contributor

Honors and Activities

-Cares Auxiliary Board Member (2014- )

-U.S. National Committee for UN Women- Public Affairs Committee (2015-)

-Young Democrats of Illinois Executive Board (2015-)

-Duckworth for Congress (2012)

-Generation 44 (Young Professionals for Obama)

-Code for America Civic Hackathons 

-David Pavlik for 32nd Ward Alderman (2010-2011)

-Sleepover 2.0 Participant; over 26,000 unique viewers in 17 hours

-Miami 100 Student Ambassadors (2003-2007)

-Society of Professional Journalists, Public Relations Chair (2004)


Work experience

Mar 2011Present

Online Community Coordinator


-Provide training and support to ISACA’s international volunteer community leaders

-Monitor online community based on internal social platform resulting in doubling   membership each year

-Staff liaison to international decision making committees, providing necessary   information and decision support   

-Develop and execute community marketing and recruitment plans 

-Coordinate  with marketing and communications departments for  consistent brand messaging

-Write articles and promotional materials on a regular basis

-Define, create, and track specified analytics to accurately focus on and positively  influence desired measurement of activity and increased online membership

May 2010Feb 2011

Social Media Specialist

Sears Holding Corporation

-Integrate social media into marketing initiatives including contests to drive traffic and increase community participation

-Proactively monitor, manage, and engage platforms, such as Twitter, on daily basis for support and supervision to grow customer base

-Support central social media team and business unit goals in execution, tracking, and reporting using Radian 6

-Identify Trends and insights in order to recommend action that is appropriate to meet business unit goals 

Aug 2009Feb 2010

Assistant Social Media Director and Special Projects Coordinator

Cheryle Jackson for U.S. Senate

⁃Strategic planning and implementation as part of communication team  to insure a consistent message in the state-wide campaign

⁃Partner with outside consultants such as EMILY's List  

⁃Maintain, expand, and update social media networks including Facebook and Twitter communicating activities and issues of the campaign

⁃Collaborate with other departments for events and outreach 

⁃Recommend resourceful and creative problem solving approaches  

⁃Planned, developed, and facilitated series of events consisting of organizing media, programs, and guests  

⁃General administrative support to campaign manager including answering inquiries via all methods of communication 

⁃Staff candidate at appearances in addition to filling in as surrogate when candidate was unable to attend 


Partnership Coordinator

-Develop working relationships with local businesses-Manage, schedule, and coordinate monthly events

-Create marketing opportunities for Chicagoland business to test their products and services to Gals' Guide members

-Maintain contacts of past and potential future events

-Promote Gals' Guide through blogging and other social media


Editor in Chief

Dance Theatre Newsletter

-Designed layout of ten page newsletter using InDesign

-Interviewed dancers, choreographers, and other artists -Wrote four feature articles per issue

-Coordinated and scheduled freelance writers and photographers-Edited and revised press releases for performances

-Edited and manipulated photographic images with Photoshop

-Proofread and prepared final copy under deadline environment


Contributing Writer

Cincy Business Magazine

-Conducted phone inquires to verify data in support of staff articles

-Researched information for potential articles -Coordinated and conducted interviews of entrepreneurs

-Authored two published articles -Provided administrative assistance to senior staff

May 2005May 2005



Activist/Lobbyist SR0063 94th General Assembly 2005

-Contacted and met with local politicians

-Collaborated with sponsor State Senator John Cullerton

-Monitored progress of resolution through committees until final passing

-Attended fundraisers to promote awareness and support

-Ultimately overturned SR0446 of the 92nd General Assembly


Section Editor


- Coordinated staff assignments and monitored deadlines

 - Edited work prepared by staff of twelve for sixty pages - Arranged interviews and scheduled photography

- Cropped and formatted photographs in Photoshop

- Gathered information and wrote four feature articles