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Proficient writer and analytical thinker who is adept at finding novel methods of engaging an audience. Developed strong skills in reviewing and editing various forms of data. Experienced in producing quality content and promoting materials for brand awareness. Client, team and goal orientation enhanced by a sense of urgency; good follow-through skills with an emphasis on details. Dependable performer with the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities. Advanced interpersonal skills, able to interact with colleagues and clients at all levels.

Writing ● Editing ● Content Management ● Branding ● Reporting ● Video Editing

Interpersonal Skills ● Research and Analysis ● Data Entry ● Grant Writing ● Web Content

Marketing ● Online Presence ● Communications ● Interviewing ● Broadcast

 

                                                             PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Technori Chicago, IL ● 06/2016 – Present

Technori is the premier showcase for startups in the Midwest and source for tech start up news.

Creative Director

Oversees all editorial content. Report, produce, and edit video and text stories for website and social media. Manage editorial calendar and social media schedule. Coordinate interview and client appointments, events and help direct Technori’s monthly showcase.  

 Associated Press Sports Chicago, IL ● 03/2016 – Present

AP Sports is a news service that syndicates content to major outlets across the globe. AP Sports distributes game stories and feature stories.

Freelance Reporter

Reporting, recording, interviewing professional athletes for game stories. Writing stories and assisting with gathering quotes, statistical tracking, and game analysis. 

Toughington Post Chciago, IL ● 01/2016 – Present

Toughington Post is a start up digital media brand aiming to provide quality, journalistic storytelling with an twist. 

Creator

Reporting, recording, interviewing subjects for video stories. Writing stories and scheduling editorial content across social and web platforms. 

Donna More Campaign 2016, Chicago, IL ● 01/2016 – Present

Cook County State’s Attorney candidate seeking criminal justice reform.

Media Producer

Reporting, writing and producing content for the Donna More campaign for Cook County state’s attorney. Work includes interviewing subjects for feature video/digital stories. Film, photograph, and record More appearances at events such as fundraisers, speeches, community outreach and candidate forums. Driving media RV to events for live coverage and marketing.

Medill News Service, Chicago/Washington, D.C. ● 1/2015 – 12/2015

News service based in Chicago and Washington, D.C. providing news stories locally and nationally in print, video and audio. Run by former top editors and graduate journalism students at Northwestern.

Reporter

Reporting and writing on a variety of topics from social services, national security to the NFL Draft. Conduct interviews, video and photography for turnaround and enterprise stories. Work published on Medillreports.org, MedillDC.net, U.S News & World Report, Albany Times Union, Vice News, Military Times and UPI.

Accomplishments:

•  Reported multiple stories for team covering the 2015 NFL Draft.

•  Covered the Pope’s visit to D.C., turnaround story on speech to House of Representatives

    •  Additionally reported stories on sports(video/text of 2015 Marine Corps Marathon), science, early childhood, education, politics and religion. 

Climber.com, San Diego, CA ● 07/2013 – 09/2014

A job-seeking platform connecting job seekers with a network of recruiters.

Resume Analyst

Offer a thorough and targeted resume critique to the thousands of users in our network. Offer a variety of resume re-writing services for purchase and close high end sales opportunities. Identify areas in need of improvement and implement solutions that boost customer satisfaction and profits. Qualify leads and work with Career Counselors to tailor our product offering to each customer.

Accomplishments:

•  Reviewed over 10,000 resumes and converted 41 sales, resulting in $30,000 of revenue.

•  Increased sales conversion percentage 500% in 12 months by identifying buying trends and capitalizing on them.

•  Only resume analyst to reflect consistent production growth over 12 months, increasing productivity by 211% in that span.

Sports for Sharing (S4S), Washington, D.C. ● 04/2013 – Present

S4S is a civic education program teaching children empathy and to be active citizens through the universal language of play.

Digital Content Manager

I am in charge of developing the S4S online presence, editing the website, and increasing brand awareness for the organization. I manage all web content, social media, engage/interact with relevant users, and market the organization on a global platform. Additionally, I edit grants and draft press releases. I have spearheaded the institution of the company blog and I am its main author.

Accomplishments:

•  Played key role in creating valuable Internet and social media attention for organization.

•  Wrote blog and social network posts that had largest number of followers at organization. Developed Twitter and Facebook following, leading to the largest annual social media growth in organization’s two-year history.

ShopDrop, LLC, New York City, NY ● 11/2012 – 05/2014

ShopDrop is a mobile app for finding sales and deals through geo-tagged locations.

Communications Editor (Temporary)

I created and developed welcome messages for new users. Researched, invited and promoted the company brand for potential clients and investors. I also reviewed and modified copy to detect errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and structure on many applications for seed funding, as well as copy for pages on the mobile application.  

ConnectEDU/Collegenquirer.com, Nationwide ● 10/2012 – 06/2013

Website dedicated to guiding prospective college students through the college application process.

Website Advocate/Writer Intern

I wrote articles for the College Enquirer website on a weekly basis. I engaged in online forums and interacted with website users. I also promoted the website through link-building across many web-based platforms, including forums, blogs and social media.

 

TrendSource, Inc., San Diego, CA ● 04/2013 – 06/2013

A market research firm.

Quality Assurance Reviewer (Temporary)

I reviewed and edited mystery shop evaluations for many clients including Papa John’s, Aaron’s Furniture, Chevrolet, Subway and FlorExpo. I was in charge of reviewing various types of media including text, visual and audio based data. I created issues for data accuracy and quality. I detected grammar/syntax errors and edited photos using the MS Paint and Pain.Net programs.

 

Project Concern International (PCI), India ● Spring 2008

Organization dedicated to disease prevention, community health and sustainable development.

Volunteer

I took the opportunity to visit the PCI orphan shelters within New Delhi and in the countryside of India. I played a role in distributing goods and facilitating outdoor games and other physical activities with the children and service staff of the PCI shelters. 

Veterans Affairs Hospital, La Jolla, CA ● 06/2002 – 08/2007 (During Summers)

VA San Diego Healthcare System

Volunteer Clerk

As a clerk I was in charge of performing duties such as patient check-ins, answering telephone calls, scheduling patient appointments, and delivering messages to the department staff. I performed data entry, reviewed and managed patient consult files in the department database. Also, I picked up mechanical orders for the departments, as well as assisted therapists with patients and their exercises.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Evanston, IL

MS in Journalism

BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY, Lewisburg, PA

BA in English & History

 

 

Affiliations

Member – Kappa Sigma Fraternity

Athlete – Division I Bucknell Men’s Water Polo 2008-2011