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Lauren Bishop

I am a communications professional trained to provide leadership and strategy, poised analysis, creative solutions, and engaging presentations.


Oct 2012Feb 2014

Master of Arts

National University

GPA: 3.94


Related Coursework:

  • Integrated Marketing Communications, Crisis Communications, Content Distribution Process and Technologies, Management of Communication Campaigns, Management of Creativity and Innovation, Evaluation and Measurement, Persuasion and the Content Creation Process, Communication in a Global Environment


  • Accepted to National University's 8th annual Student Scholarship Conference on March 25, 2014 to present a team developed strategic communication campaign.

Pinnacle Projects:

All projects are viewable in the Portfolio section of this CV. 

  • Prepared an Integrated Marketing Plan for the potential expansion of Riverside Community College's cosmetology program.

  • Prepared a Marketing Communication Plan for the privately owned business "Skin Care by Ana"

  • Conducted qualitative and quantitative research on prospective curriculum reform within RUSD high schools.

  • Created mock social media and website pages for fictitious energy drink product and campaign

Sep 2008Jun 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of California Riverside

Charitable Community Involvement:

While a student at the University of California Riverside, I raised funds for the Children's Miracle Network by participating in the Miss Inland Empire Pageant, where I presented my platform "Overcoming Adversity with the ABC's: Attitude, Behavior, & Commitment."

Jun 2005Jun 2008

AA and AS

Riverside Community College


Vice President of Associated Student Body (2007-2008)
 -Chairman of Student Senate

-Student Representative to California Community College Student Affairs Association: Sacramento, CA , fall 2007
Student Senator for Associated Student Body (2006-2007)
 - Participated in meetings to address annual club budgets, program funding requests, and various student needs. As a senator, I also provided student perspective and input during the accreditation process for what is now Moreno Valley College.

Club Representative, Middle College High School Club (2006-2007)
 -Participated in numerous outreach events such as the Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas toy drive for community members in need.

Club Member, Art Club (2007)
 -Participated in painting the walls of the children's oncology department at Loma Linda Hospital (2007)

Deans Award (2008)

Who's Who Among Student's In American Jr. Colleges (2006, 2007)

Club Member of Distinction, Middle College High School Club (2006, 2007)

Bronze Award for Community Service, 50+ hours during one semester (2006, 2007,2008)

Athena Scholarship Recipient (2007)

Dean's Honor List: (Spring 2007)

District Homecoming Queen (07-08 Academic Year)
 -Selected by faculty and staff after a week long competition including interviews, talent presentation, essay on healthcare in the United States, and a speech on humanitarian interests.

Work experience

Jan 2015Present

Freelance Web Designer


Professional Duties:

Website Designer/ Developer: Graphic Design Layout and Communicative Messaging


-Clients purchase web hosting site. I proceed to design site organizational layout of content and illustrations, while communicating purpose of business or organization.

-I also provide education to my clients on how to maintain their site after initial creation. Thus, clients learn how to be in control of their own digital communication/ advertising.

Recent Clients:

Wesleyan Christian Fellowship:

Alvarez Exterminators:

Feb 2011Present

Substitute Teacher

Riverside Unified School District

Test Passed:

California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) (08/07/10)

-Please contact for test Id #

Professional Duties:

-As a substitute teacher for Riverside Unified School District (secondary grade levels), I successfully field hundreds of personalities throughout the day. Therefore, my job requires that I be sensitive and attuned to the various differences that exist within a diverse student population and various campus cultures. Additionally, I am accustomed to facing the unexpected, as I read, assimilate, and review multiple details of the day's agenda upon entering new classrooms each morning. Regardless of what the day may hold, I must make quick and effective decisions that benefit the whole of the student, classroom, school, district, and general industry of K-12 education. 

Jan 2009Jan 2010

Student Assistant to Honors Program

University of California Riverside

Professional Duties:

-Special Projects
-Answering and Directing Phone Inquiries
-Maintaining Office Space Cleanliness

May 2008Sep 2008

Sales Associate (Summer Seasonal)

Video Shores

Professional Duties:

-Cashier/Counting money/ drawer
-Filing/Organizing movie stock
-Checking out/Returning movie rentals
-Opening/Closing store location
-Maintaining Store organization and cleanliness

*Due to the small size of this store, I often worked my shifts alone. Thus, I was responsible and accountable to my boss for all successful managing of store operations while on shift.


Cast Member

Disney Store

Professional Duties:

-Guest Service Practices- All Disney employees must meet Disney's high standard of excellence
-Creating and maintaining an atmosphere of customer delight and satisfaction
-Aiding inquiring guests in creative purchasing ideas that satisfy their need(s) and request(s)
-Maintaining "Add on Sales" goals
-Obtaining and Maintaining (seasonal) store & (daily) employee goal of pre-sale movie purchases
-Maintaining store organization, esthetic presentation, and cleanliness


* In 2008, I received a pin for being the "Top Seller" within the Moreno Valley, CA. location when Disney re-released Jungle Book on DVD.



Please contact me if you request contact information.

Dr. Sara Kelly

Dr. Kelly was my academic director and capstone advisor in the graduate communications program at National University.

Frankie Moore

Ms. Moore was my superior and mentor during the time I spent serving as a leader in student government at Riverside Community College.

Dr. Larry Orr

"On a very practical level she is a very talented, creative, and faithful person...She shows up when she is suppose to and performs whatever task we have requested of her...She has been consistent and trustworthy in all of her endeavors and I believe her to be a person of integrity...I highly recommend her for employment."  -Dr. Larry Orr

Integrated Marketing Plan (document) and Implementation Schedule (excel)

This is an integrated marketing plan detailing the possible expansion of Riverside City College's current cosmetology program into a multi-licensing offering school.

Marketing Communication Campaign for "Skin Care by Ana"

This document details a 12 month exposure expansion campaign for the privately owned business Skin Care by Ana.

Beauty Education within RUSD High Schools: A mixed Methods Study

The following document compares qualitative and quantitative data to explore the possibility of curriculum reform within RUSD high school's elective offerings.

Thoery & Approach Based Fictitious Print Ads

The following print ads are fictitious, but were created for real companies and businesses within a content creation process course I took during my graduate studies. Ads highlight originality and graphic design layout.

BLAST! Strategic Communication Plan

This project was submitted and accepted to National University's 8th annual student scholarship conference.


Apr 2014Apr 2016

Riverside County Food Handler Certificate

State Food Safety
Feb 2013Feb 2014

30 Day Substitute Teacher Permit

Commision on Teacher Credentialing


Professional Image
Feminine /  Elegant /  Soft  / Sophisticated
Personality Skill Set
  Courteous /  Friendly /  Compassionate /  Kind /  Gracious /   Encouraging /  Empathetic /  Focused /  Patient   Personable /  Passionate /  Optimistic /  Sincere /  Respectful /  Confident /  Inspirational /  Flexible /    Trainable /  Visionary /  Willingness to learn /  Driven  
  Artistic Sense /   Effective Communicator /  Emotional Intelligence /  Creative Problem Solver /  Critical Thinker   Analytical/  Presentations /  Public Speaking /  Able to Receive and Accept Feedback    
Core Values
  Trust /   Courage /  Respect /  Integrity /  Passion /  Transparency /  Adaptability /  Reliability /   Accountability   Honesty /  Giving Back /  Quality /  Diversity /  Helping Others /  Service /  Thought Leadership /  Competence   Determination  
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Interests and Volunteerism

Freelance Photographer (2014-present)

Music Composition (Piano) ongoing

Additional Volunteerism Outside of School:

Riverside City Mobile Missions (Spring 2014)

Choreographer and piano accompanist for March Middle School Sixth Grade Beginning Choir ( Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014)

Make-up Artist for March Middle School Annual Haunted House to raise funds for school activities (October 2012, 2013, 2014)

Guest speaker to March Middle School's Avid program to present UCR, during their four year university campaign.  (November 2012)

Keyboard and Vocals for Music Ministry Team at Wesleyan Christian Fellowship (Ongoing)

Charitable Involvement:

Children's Miracle Network (Winter 2010).

Compassion International: Child Sponsorship Program (2009-2010).

-Providing food, medicine and education to children in third world countries

World Hope: Zambia Village Fund

Riverside City Mission

-Providing meals to those in need during the holiday seasons