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Work experience

Aug 2009Dec 2009

Account Executive

Tehama Group Communications

As the account executive, I led and managed a five-member team through the execution of Building Bridges, Chico State's biannual diversity newsletter. The position required the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain a positive team dynamic with my colleagues. I  wrote two articles for the newsletter, participated in client and team meetings, conducted first person interviews and research and met strict deadlines.

Also, supported Journalism Times, the journalism department's annual alumni newsletter. I wrote two articles, supported in the planning of two special events and supported the newsletter's first web video. Lastly, I contributed to the agency's PR blog.

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

Ventura Harbor Village-Marketing Department

As the public relations/marketing intern, my main projects consisted of creating and editing the Harbor's monthly tenant newsletter and e-newsletter, updates to the Harbor's Twitter account, producing news releases and supporting the coordination of the 4th annual Pirate Days event. 

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Public Relations Intern

Bear Enthusiast Marketing Group

This summer internship provided me with a wealth of knowledge.  As the public relations intern, I produced news releases and letters to editors in the hunting, fishing and outdoor industries. In addition, I assembled press kits for trade shows and helped brainstorm new, fresh and creative ideas while working effectively with top management and other team members.


Aug 2008Present

Bachelor's Degree in Journalism

California State University,Chico

I am graduating in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in journalism, an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing. 


Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Web: Twitter, Facebook, WordPress

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Fun facts about me: 

  • I'm shamelessly addicted to reality television. Seriously. I make sure I am home to watch The Hills and The City. 
  • I love, absolutely love Rocky Road ice cream (especially from Coldstone's Creamery).
  • I've been heli-skiing, well boarding, in Whistler, Canada and loved every minute of it. 
  • I love softball and baseball.
  • I enjoy helping others, especially young people and believe in giving back.  

Aside from the fun side of me, I am hard-working, confident, and looking to dive in to the exciting world of public relations (after my graduation ceremony in May, that is). 

As an entry-level public relations professional, I am seeking a position, a company and a team that I can grow with to enhance my public relations and marketing skills.

I have multiple public relations internships under my belt that have provided me with real hands-on experience. My most recent internship was working as an Account Executive with Tehama Group Communications, Chico State’s student-managed, on-site public relations agency. The agency serves real clients in the community with a communication need. 

I work hard and play hard! 

For more information, please feel free to contact me directly via e-mail. Also, follow me on Twitter! 

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