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EDUCATION

American University, School of Public Affairs and School of Communications, Washington, DC (May 2020)

Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG)
Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations & Strategic Communications
Honors: GPA: 3.78; School of Public Affairs (SPA) Leadership Program, Dean’s List Fall 2016-present

Relevant Courses and Projects:

  • Public Relations Writing: Creating a PR portfolio that will consist of a media advisory, op-ed, crisis statement, infographic, social media posts, news release, and speech
  • Intro to Political Research: Analyzed research methods in political science using STATA to write an original 21-page research paper comparing and contrasting voting behaviors in 2012 and 2016 based on various demographics

EXPERIENCE

Executive/Administration Intern, EMILY’s List, Washington, DC  (September 2018 – Present)

  • Compiles and updates donor information and assists with check processing procedures in order to meet FEC compliance requirements
  • Improves organization, time-management, and writing skills through drafting itineraries, briefings, biographies, and daily news clips for members of the Executive Department
  • Attended and participated in the Ignite Change 7-hour campaign training on management, communications, finance, research, field/organizing, and digital outreach

Student Director, SPA Leadership Program, American University (August 2016 – Present)

  • Advocates for all 160+ students in the program in addition to overseeing and assigning 27 students to committees plus 14 teaching assistant positions within the program
  • Collaborates with the program directors, faculty, and the Associate Dean of SPA to create the budget, establish programmatic goals, and problem-solve long-term and short-term conflicts as they arise
  • Communicates with alumni and program-at-large through social media posts and bi-weekly newsletters to provide status updates and respond to inquiries
  • Outlines and plans events, including a 4-hour leadership retreat for 52 students, to foster stronger interclass bonds and a greater understanding of leadership traits and skills
  • Developed and facilitated an “AU Act Now!” Workshop, including a website, with a team of 8 which focused on promoting women to run for office and knowing your constitutional rights with a 100% attendee satisfaction rate

Intern, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, Hartford, CT (May 2018 – July 2018)

  • Drafted press briefs and talking points for events and emails to constituents and professionals in other offices and federal agencies
  • Communicated with CT residents daily through recording their concerns and researching and responding to constituent correspondence in Internet Quorum using problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Collaborated with caseworkers and other congressional staff members on their projects, filed, answered phones, and performed other office tasks as necessary to ensure the office functioned efficiently

Communications Director, American University Television, Washington, DC (May 2018 – Present)

  • Manages the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram sites with marketing campaigns and consistent updates on the organization’s 7 shows and 70+ members to maintain the show’s brand
  • Creates and sends monthly newsletters to 120+ alumni and current members using Mailchimp with updates on the shows’ new episodes and future events to increase promotion and improve written communication skills
  • Develops 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 TV News, Washington, DC  (September 2016 – May 2018)

  • 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

SKILLS
Computer: STATA, WordPress, Internet Quorum, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Prezi, Slack, Google Drive, Mailchimp
Editing Software: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Canva
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat