University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduation: May 2011 Majors: Strategic Communication and Political Science GPA: 3.85/4.0


Communications Director, Wisconsin Student Lobby

Government Relations industry, October 2010 – Present (5 months)

Develop, edit and deploy press releases, statements, columns, promotional materials and press kits. Increase website traffic growth. Organize issue-based outreach campaigns and report on company activity. Promote company through social media spaces and coordinate partnerships with numerous political advocacy groups.

Editorial Board Chair, The Daily Cardinal

Newspapers industry, September 2010 – Present (6 months)

Organize and oversee bi-weekly board meetings. Research and distribute articles and relevant materials to board members. Write and edit Editorial Board pieces for publication. Interview campus, city and state officials and dignitaries.

Writing Fellow, UW-Madison English Department

Writing and Editing industry, May 2009 – Present (1 year 10 months)

Generalist tutoring and revision of undergraduates’ essays. Organize and host writing conferences with undergraduates. Design and develop content and layout for the new Writing Fellows website.

Press Staff for former Senator Russ Feingold, United States Senate

Government Agency; Legislative Office industry, June 2010 – August 2010 (3 months)

Wrote press releases, statements and columns for publication. Researched and collaborated with the press team to prepare for meetings with major Wisconsin daily newspapers. Aggregated, archived and organized press documents and multimedia files.

State News Editor, The Daily Cardinal

Newspapers industry, May 2009 – May 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Hired and managed a staff of 10 reporters. Trained staff in AP style. Reported on and wrote over 240 stories for publication. Coordinated a series on student political activism and reported on major political events including presidential visits.

Grassroots Marketing Team, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Non-Profit; Non-Profit Organization Management industry, June 2009 – August 2009 (3 months)

Led fundraising and public relations efforts through social media spaces and direct marketing. Developed, edited and distributed press statements and columns online and in print. Coordinated a radio advertising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Winter 2009 events.

Policy Debate Institute Instructor, Concordia College

Educational Institution; Higher Education industry, July 2008 – August 2008 (2 months)

Lectured on international relations and critical theory. Taught high school students the fundamentals of public speaking and debating competitively. Organized and led discussions with students and faculty.

Skills and Tools

Expert: Microsoft Office 2011 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Critical Mention, Microsoft Outlook, Google Mailplane. 

Proficient:: Adobe Creative Suite 5 (InDesign, Dreamweaver, Photoshop), iMovie, Adobe Acrobat, Soundslides, Simmons Choices 3. 

Basic: Spanish, Adobe Illustrator




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