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Zachary dowd

5017 SE Clay Street, Portland, OR 97215 


Highly effective communicator with advanced organizational skills. Fast learner with a passion for taking on challenges and an affinity for creating solutions. Dedicated to higher education and learning, able to teach others effectively and efficiently, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a sharp ability to approach and apply team skills in a practical and pragmatic way that benefits everyone. Additionally, I am an avid writer and drummer/musician. Music and writing are two of my biggest passions, as both exemplify ways of articulating and expressing our perception of the world around us.

Work History

Mar 2015Present

Copywriter/Social Media Strategist/Copy Editor

Glisan buds/Foster Buds

I currently work as a social media content writer, strategist, consultant, and editor. 

  • Copywriting, advertorials, social media management, and marketing
      • Complex and creative content creation, strategy, installation, and editing
      • Daily social media management (all platforms) and editing
      • Team management and strategy planning

Mar 2015Jan 2016

Assistant Manager/Bud Tender

Glisan Buds/Foster Buds
    • Opening/closing the store
    • Product management and acquisition 
    • Customer service training/Team Management
    • Quality control
    • Cashier/Bud Tending
    • POS training and setup
Aug 2012Apr 2013

Customer Service Specialist--Tech Department

Office Depot
    • Research and comprehensive education of all products (mainly electronics)
    • Windows 8 Training for customers and employees
    • Guiding customers to make informed decisions when purchasing electronics 


Aug 2012May 2017

Bachelors of Science--Neuroscience/Biological Psychology

Portland State University

Senior, working towards degree in Neuroscience/Biopsychology--Recipient of Out of State Opportunity Scholarship

Sep 2011Jun 2012

Associates Degree

Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL

Worked towards AA before transferring to PSU--Recipient of Bright Futures Scholarship