Experience

 

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Skills + Qualifications
6+ years of writing and research experience
7+ years of customer service experience
5+ years of administrative and support experience
2 years of various social media management and digital creation experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, ect.)
Proficient in Google Docs/Analytics, Adobe software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), basic CMS website management and basic E-Newsletter platforms (mailchimp & Constant Contact)

Experience

Community Engagement Specialist – Homeowner Communications (AmeriCorps)
Habitat for Humanity-SKC, Renton, WA

  • Manage and build on a storytelling database, used for external and internal communications, in addition to grant components and educational campaigns.
  • Promote Habitat Home-ownership and Neighborhood Revitalization programs by interviewing perspective partners, and collecting, organizing and sharing their stories.
  • Build relationships and partner with residents, local agencies, elected officials and community stakeholders.
  • Serve as the point of contact and liaison between program participants in the homeowner program and Habitat Seattle – King County.
  • Generate and share stories, photos and/or videos about acts of service and affiliate programs.

Communications Consultant
Your WordsSTL, St. Louis, MO

  • Create and manipulate promotional images for digital and physical distribution
  • Create e-newsletters for subscriber outreach
  • Teach communication skills to youth
  • Assist in event operation including fundraisers and brand identification exhibits
  • Seek out possible new collaborations

Digital Communications Intern
AIA Seattle, Seattle, WA

  • Create weekly e-newsletters for event promotion and member outreach
  • Create media releases and establish press communications
  • Conduct co-sponsor outreach for large-scale events
  • Work with designers to produce digital promotional materials
  • Edit and proof marketing copy
  • Co-manage a shared editorial calendar with a team of 4

Marketing + Events Intern
Seattle CityClub, Seattle, WA

  • Occasionally assist with press, partner and sponsor communications such as:
    • Conduct social media tracking of corporate sponsors on effective donor communications and engagement
    • Compile outreach resources for projects such as the “2016 Washington Coalition”
  • Promote CityClub events by contributing to their social media presence via blogging and social media management
  • Assist with on-site event preparation as needed

Community Outreach Team Member
Missourian Newspaper, Columbia, MO

  • Brainstorm, pitch and implement creative ways to present digital news and engage readers and develop coverage for local events on various platforms
  • Monitor metrics for weekly newsroom reports
  • Manage and follow a shared editorial calendar with a team of 3

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Missouri System’s Talent Management Team, Columbia, MO

  • Research the applications of a career development model for 35,000+ employees at various stages of their careers
  • Work with a team to create original content and resources for their employees across four campuses in the state of Missouri
  • Research various other subjects as directed and assist in the development of training presentations, conference and debriefing materials
  • Manage various CMS webpages and research resources for internal communications on the implementation of updated Title IX policies

National Research Intern
Project Vote Smart, Great Ranch, MT

  • Research candidates demographics, political platforms and updates through data input and profile management
  • Categorizing metadata of speeches and statements

Broadcast Intern
KWQC-TV6, Davenport, IA

  • Brainstorm and pitch story ideas in morning meetings
  • Become familiar with video, production and editing equipment
  • Shoot footage and b-roll
  • Write screen prompts for anchors
  • Edit footage and pull packages for segments

Education

Masters of Journalism, 2014-2015
University of Missouri- Columbia

Bachelors of Literature, 2011-2014
Augustana College

Associates of Science, 2009-2011
Northwestern Missouri State University

Check out my LinkedIn if you want to know more about what I’ve done.

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