As the assistant to the director of public affairs, I was able to learn how to professionally and effectively communicate between a variety of prominent leaders and figures, including those of highly credible political and religious leadership positions. A substantial amount of writing, including the preparation of legal documents, letters, emails and invitations also allowed me to greatly enhance my skills. I learned a great deal about how to efficiently reach out to very important and busy leaders through professional, concise and urgent writing techniques.
Not only did I grow substantially in skills of written communication, but I also gained vital experience that taught me how to professionally present myself and represent my organization amongst leaders and figures from a colorful variety of academic and professional backgrounds. Learning how to represent the LDS Church in a professional setting amongst elite academic, religious and political figures by answering their spectrum of difficult questions and concerns was nerve-racking, intense and exhilarating. I learned and was told by all those who I worked with that I have a natural talent in speaking with people and creating, building, and strengthening professionals relationships and friendships.
Other responsibilities included all the tasks and responsibilities embedded in the preparation for hosting an honorary social for government leaders and for the LDS Church's Freedmen's Bureau Records press conference. I was tasked with being the point of contact for all questions and concerns for the events as well as participating in all of the logistics of planning for such social events (catering, set up, program details, etc.).
Member of National Honors Society in high school
Special Olympics volunteer in high school and in BYU's Special Olympics Basketball program
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