Community organizer with a background in coordinating community service-learning experiences for university students, and looking to join a community actively preparing student leaders for the world.
Marketing and outreach
Research and assessment
Relevant Professional Experience
Virginia OrganizingBlacksburg, VACommunity Organizer11/2015
Coordinate opportunities for local community members to take action in improving their community through a process of building relationships and developing strategies
Facilitate organizing projects and community needs assessments
Work with members to develop leadership skills that empower community improvement efforts
Track and maintain an ongoing inventory of community contacts, programs, services, and events for social change
AmeriCorps VISTABlacksburg, VAKindergarten to College (Resource Development) VISTA11/2014 to 11/2015
Support the outreach and advocacy initiatives of VT-STEM through program development, presentations, and strategic planning
Facilitate collaboration among area youth programs and higher education institutions across the Commonwealth, with an emphasis on areas served by Title I schools Develop and implement a comprehensive marketing approach to promote and network STEM education and outreach for underrepresented students
Serve as a liaison for university departments and organizations, including VT Engage and VT-STEM, in working with school division personnel, superintendents, and other equity stakeholders
Coordinate short-term and long-term projects with various university partners and STEM stakeholders.
Virginia Tech (Communication Department)Blacksburg, VAGraduate Teaching Assistant08/2013 to 06/2014
Taught undergraduate-level communication courses open to all university majors Facilitated classroom learning, engagement, and coursework according to department expectations and syllabus guidelines
Maintained encouraging and collegial relationships with students through office hours and online communication, like email and Twitter
Accurately measured, recorded, and ensured privacy of student grades on course website
Developed teaching materials, such as visual aids, activities, supplementary notes, and course Web sites
Virginia Tech (The Graduate School)Blacksburg, VAGraduate Communication Assistant01/2013 to 06/2013
Analyzed the organizational needs of the Graduate School to advise on communication strategies for both internal and external operations.
Assisted in re-branding the organization through marketing committees and strategic research.
Served as the Graduate School liaison and collaborator with University Relations to develop news releases.
Researched, designed and developed press releases and a template for the organization's inaugural newsletter publication.
Moog Components GroupBlacksburg, VAMarketing Specialist09/2011 to 09/2012
Managed the company's general email and social media accounts, as well as coordinated communication with customers and sales representatives
Designed and developed website content and other web-based marketing communication; including newsletters, social media and related portals
Analyzed information for the development of databases and reports pertaining to marketing objectives
Supported graphic designers in fulfilling print and digital design projects and literature edits/revisions
Assisted in interpreting engineering and technical content into sales and media deliverables.
Master of Arts:CommunicationAugust 2014Virginia Tech (VT), Blacksburg, VAThesis: "Civic and political involvement among young adults"
Bachelor of Science:Communication Studies December 2010James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VACommunication Studies (Major); Business (Minor); Leadership (Minor)
Database management: Microsoft Access; Microsoft CRM; SALSA
Desktop Publishing Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML