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PROFESSIONAL SKILLS PROFILE

·       2.5+ years working in political environments with a focus on communications

·       Academic and professional background in media relations (pitching, press lists)

·       Experience handling multiple projects and competing deadlines both individually and as a team

·       Strong research and writing skills for multiple topics

·       Experience creating and working on social media campaigns for multiple platforms

·       Strong attention to detail, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills

 

EDUCATION

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

Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations & Strategic Communication
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Studies, Economics, and Government (CLEG)

Honors: GPA: 3.8; Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies (School of Public Affairs Leadership Program), Certificate in Achievement: Campaign Management Institute, Dean’s List: Fall 2016-present

COMMUNICATIONS WORK EXPERIENCE

Press Assistant, Allied Progress, Washington, DC (May 2020 – Present)

Communications Intern, Emerge America, Washington, DC (January 2020 – May 2020)

  • 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

Corporate Communications & Media Relations Intern, NPR, Washington, DC (May 2019 – August 2019)

  • 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, Washington, DC (January 2019 – May 2019)

  • 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

POLITICAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Legislative Intern, United States Senator Chris Murphy, Washington, DC (September 2019 – December 2019)

  • Attended briefings for legislative correspondents and summarizes the key points in memos
  • Led tour groups of approximately 15 people around The Capitol and answers their questions regarding the political process
  • Communicated with constituents, addresses their concerns, and inputs their thoughts into Internet Quorum

Executive/Finance Intern, EMILY’s List, Washington, DC (September 2018 – December 2018)

  • 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, and digital outreach

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

  • 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
  • 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

SKILLS
Computer: WordPress, Wix, Meltwater, Salesforce, Critical Mentions, Cision, Slack, Microsoft, and Google Applications
Editing Software: Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Premiere, Photoshop, and Canva
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram