NEWS DESK EDITOR, ISSUER DIRECT, MORRISVILLE, NC OCTOBER 2018-PRESENT
Responsible for handling all aspects of the dissemination of press releases while conducting complete editorial reviews of each release received. Assists clients with their distribution requirements as well as responds to client needs in a timely and efficient manner. Ensures consistency in regards to branding, and style. Responsible for creating and supporting a positive and professional work environment by understanding and complying with the Company’s policies and procedures. Works with high-profile clients, HTML and social media platforms on an hourly basis.
PROJECT LEAD, DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS, PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION, FREDERICKSBURG, VA, JANUARY 2018-MAY 2018
Managed team of interns for UMW’s CPR department’s “Religious Freedom in a Fractured America” conference under supervision of Professor Jennifer Barry. Tasks included delegating jobs to interns, scheduling, communicating with other departments, event caterers and speakers, reaching out to media outlets to advertise and writing articles for the school newspaper, designed fliers and brochures, and attending meetings with CPR department and various UMW departments.
ONLINE EDITOR, THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS, FREDERICKSBURG, VA, MARCH 2017- MAY 2018
Elected online editor for university’s student newspaper, the Blue & Gray Press. Manages website and social media sites used for the paper. Ensures website is functioning for subscribers and that social media platforms are engaging and informative for our readers. Works extensively with WordPress while posting articles and maintaining website. Wrote various news pieces, personality profiles and investigative pieces on the university and surrounding area.
UMW STUDENT AIDE, UNIVERSITY RELATIONS, FREDERICKSBURG, VA APRIL 2017-MAY 2018
Due to excellent performance in journalism classes and participation with the student newspaper, journalism professor Edie Evans recommended me for a student aide position for UMW’s University Relations. I work under the Director and Associate Director of Media & Public Relations. Write press releases about events and occurrences on campus, personality profiles on noteworthy students and faculty and spotlight Q&A’s with faculty. All articles written for this position are featured on the homepage of UMW’s website and press releases/Q&A’s are published in the weekly newsletter, EagleEye.
STAFF WRITER, THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS, FREDERICKSBURG, VA, MAY 2016- MAY 2018
Wrote numerous articles for the Life and News sections of university’s student run newspaper, The Blue & Gray Press. Articles varied from investigative, event coverage, spotlight features and weekly news.
KEYHOLDER, BANNER’S HALLMARK, WARRENTON, VA MAY 2013-MAY 2017
Promoted in May 2015 from sales associate to keyholder due to excellent performance, attention to detail and leadership. Supervised the day/night crew (6-10 people), handled money in the safe, dealt with safe maintenance, closed and opened the store using the ADT security system, completed post voids or register issues, acted as head manager in supervisor’s absence.
UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON, FREDERICKSBURG, VA
BACHELOR OF ARTS, WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES/JOURNALISM, GPA 3.98, MAY 2018
-Summa cum laude, Vice President of Transfer Student Association, staff writer for the Blue & Gray Press, departmental honors, highest distinction
Microsoft Suite, WordPress, website building, domains, social media, detail oriented, organized
AWARDS AND INTERESTS:
Winner of 2018 Religious Freedom essay contest for UMW’s Classics, Philosophy, and Religion department and winner of the 2018 UMW Women’s Studies Forum for Journalism senior project.
Was involved in Fauquier County 4-H, an organization dedicated to teaching youth to be leaders. Organized fundraising events, cleaned highways, rescued animals and led livestock club as president, vice president and secretary. I earned numerous county level awards and eventually the 4-H All-Star award, the highest honor in the program. The Program led me to one of my passions in life: raising champion show pigeons. I have raised a flock of pigeons which have earned the titles of supreme champion across various pigeon and dove shows.