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Aug 2012Dec 2014

BA in English Literature for Secondary Education, Minor in Psychological Science, GPA: 4.0/4.0

Albion College


  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Awards: Overall Excellence in the English Major Award, Michigan Press Association Community Journalism Award, Ray S. Corliss Pleiad Prize for Journalism
  • Honors Fraternities: Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, & Sigma Tau Delta (honors society for English majors)
  • FURSCA grant for undergraduate research project: Are Superheroes a Modern Mythology?
Aug 2010May 2012

Associates Arts and Sciences, GPA: 3.997/4.0

Monroe County Community College

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Student of the Year Recipient 2012
  • Humanities Student of the Year Recipient 2012
  • Chemistry student of the Year Recipient 2011
  • Writing Fellow
  • Phi Theta Kappa

Relevant Work History

May 2014Jan 2015

Web Content Manager

Michigan Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)
  • Write, post, and edit content for the MACTE website
  • Write and publish press releases for MACTE
  • Manage the website publishing platform (html)
  • Created and manage social media outlet for MACTE
  • Increased web traffic by 70%
Aug 2012May 2014

Senior Features Section Editor & Managing Editor

Albion Pleiad
  • Features Editor
    • Pitch, report on, and compose weekly features articles 
    • Oversee all staff members in the features section: help with constructing pitches, aid in development of reporting and writing skills, edit all drafts
    • Lead writing and reporting workshops
  • Managing Editor
    • Design and teach publication workflow
    • Design and teach journalism workshops to the whole staff
    • Manage the publication WordPress platform
    • Represent the publication before school administration
    • Edit and publish articles
    • Review and hire new staff members  
May 2014Oct 2014

Technical Writer for the Gas Manuals Enhancement Project

Consumers Energy
  • Read and research existing manual entries for maximum understanding
  • Rewrite manual entries for clarity and organization using Microsoft Word
  • Edit the revisions made by other writers
  • Re-organize entries for maximum readability for both print and digital interface
  • Help develop and apply a project style guide
  • Use Adobe InDesign to design finalized entries for print and digital versions of the manual