Professional Development

Press Assistant, Allied Progress

  • Started position in May 2020

Communications Intern, Emerge America

  • Creates graphics for the organization’s social media channels with 2,000+ followers and their affiliates in 26 states using Canva and Adobe Illustrator

  • Updates sections of the website using WordPress with the most recent articles, statements, and statistics on their candidates

  • Researches and drafts materials such as op-eds and press releases for distribution and on the organization’s website 

Legislative Intern, U.S. Senator
Chris Murphy

  • Attends briefings for legislative correspondents and summarizes the key points in memos

  • Communicates with constituents, addresses their concerns, and inputs their thoughts into Internet Quorum

  • Leads tour groups of approximately 15 people around The Capitol and answers their questions regarding the political process and the building

Corporate Communications & Media Relations Intern, NPR

  • Wrote blurbs for the daily staff newsletter reaching 1,200 employees and presented a monthly report through Excel analyzing the click/open rate for each issue along with key takeaways to improve future editions 

  • Drafted and sent pitches and media advisories; managed press lists around various news beats, projects, and podcasts

  • Produced, filmed, and edited an internal video series interviewing new staff to introduce them to the organization and revamped the series to attract additional viewers

Press Intern, Center for American Progress

  • Compiled, edited, and sent the daily press clips to over 200 staff members

  • Created press releases for the organization and social media posts for their podcast’s Twitter with 2,000 followers

  • Conducted background research and created questions for interviews as well as manage press lists using Cision

Finance/Administration Intern, EMILY's List

  • Compiled donor information and assisted with check processing procedures in order to meet FEC compliance requirements

  • Drafted itineraries, daily news clips, biographies, and all-staff meeting presentations for members of the Executive Department

  • Participated in the Ignite Change campaign training on management, communications, finance, research, field/organizing, and digital outreach

Co-Student Director,
SPA Leadership Program

  • Advocated for all 160+ students in addition to overseeing and assigning 13 students to committees plus 14 teaching assistant positions within the program

  • Communicated with alumni and program-at-large through social media and bi-weekly newsletters to provide status updates and respond to inquiries

  • Outlined and planned events, including a 4-hour leadership retreat for 52 students, to foster stronger interclass bonds and a greater understanding of leadership traits and skills

Intern, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal

  • Prepared press briefs and talking points for events in the local community

  • Communicated with CT residents by recording their concerns and responding to constituent correspondence using problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Collaborated with caseworkers and other congressional staff members on their projects, answered phones, and performed other office tasks as necessary to ensure the office functioned efficiently

Communications Director,
American University Television

  • Manage the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites with marketing campaigns and consistent updates on the organization’s 7 shows and 70+ members

  • Create and send monthly newsletters to 120+ alumni and current members with updates on the shows’ new episodes and future events 

  • Develop monthly events by creating a budget, Facebook events, promotional graphics, and run-of-shows to promote the organization and improve outreach to the greater college community

Executive Producer,
American University Television News

  • Directed and delegated the filming of the weekly broadcast and made last-second decisions to create a successful broadcast in the time allotted

  • Compiled the filmed clips, edited the broadcast together, and uploaded and promoted the final version on YouTube and Facebook

  • Edited and produced scripts and anchors’ segments