Education

School of Public Affairs, American University, Washington, DC, May 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Law, Economics, and Government
Minor in Communications

Technical Skills

  • Social Media: Strong knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and other prominent social networks
  • Web Development: Well-versed in HTML/CSS, WordPress and Drupal
  • Graphic Design & Video: Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign as well as Apple Final Cut Pro and Motion, and Adobe Premiere and After Effects
  • Photography: Experienced amateur photographer

Experience

Web Development Associate, Lone Star Project, Washington, DC, April 2013 – November 2014

  • Managed the online and social media presence for one of the most influential Democratic organizations in Texas
  • Directed a Twitter town hall featuring Senator Wendy Davis that trended nationally with over 1 million tweets
  • Created graphic email campaigns and shareable graphics related to Lone Star Reports
  • Monitored Texas political news in real time and produced a daily news clips email

Secretary, American University Student Government, Washington, DC, May 2011 – April 2013

  • Responsible for all publicity and communications for the largest student organization on campus
  • Established unified branding for all departments and organizations
  • Developed a new Job & Internship Board website that cut down on fraud
  • Managed a team of 10 other students in 4 departments

Intern, Office of Congressman Jim Himes, Washington, DC, August 2012 – December 2012

  • Researched and drafted responses to constituent correspondence
  • Guided Capitol tours for constituents and guests visiting Washington, DC

New Media Coordinator, Kennedy Political Union, Washington, DC, July 2010 – April 2011

  • Promoted the organization and its speaker events on social media
  • Designed the organization’s new website • Introduced live-tweeting of events, with several events trending in the DC area

Communications Director, AU College Democrats, Washington, DC, April 2010 – March 2011

  • Created a new website and established social media for the largest club on campus
  • Designed entirely new branding for the organization, including a new logo
  • Produced all publicity posters and media for the organization

Communications Intern, Jim Himes for Congress, Bridgeport, CT, May 2010 – August 2010

  • Assisted the Communications Team with social media on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
  • Wrote Letters to the Editor to be submitted by supporters to local newspapers