Exceptional understanding of the news cycle, with 10-year career in media relations and established media contacts. Highly effective in leadership positions with demonstrated use of good judgment, keen analytical skills and ability to produce measurable results. Eight years related work experience in technical marketing, applied research, and space science communications.
Expert knowledge of APA style, AP Style and Chicago Manual of Style.
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office; Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Photoshop.
Expert knowledge of Google Analytics and Google Webmaster tools.
Six years experience in marketing automation tools such as Marketo and HubSpot
Three years experience in HTML5 and PHP programming Volunteer and Community
Member, Public Relations Society of America.
JPL Solar System Ambassador 2007-2009
Produced a monthly astronomy lecture series featuring the work of award-winning astronomers and published to iTunes
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, with Honors
2006 Silver Telly Award, "The Kecks of Mauna Kea" Outstanding Production for Educational Use
2000 Edward L. Bernay's Award, Investor Relations Program, Websense IPO
01/2007 to Current
PresidentKinoshita Communications LLC － Honolulu, Hawaii
Eight years experience researching, writing and copyediting 2x per week news articles, press releases, email communications and other content published across a variety of media, such as internal employee intranets, social media profiles, corporate publications, annual reports, news wires and websites.
Six years experience establishing open and productive dialogue with culturally diverse stakeholders from varied backgrounds.
Three years experience as freelance science writer and blogger, highly skilled at the art of storytelling. Feature length articles published in Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, Space.com.
Extensive network of relationships with science editors, reporters, writers and influencers.
Highly effective at consensus-based decision making and working effectively with all types of personalities.
Credentialed social media member of the NASA Space Launch System Booster Test at Orbital/ATK in Promontory, Utah. This is a selective group of 45 who are hand-selected to actively collect, report, analyze and disseminate NASA space satellite news and communication based on their ability to consistently outperform industry standards of community engagement.
01/2001 to 01/2007
Public Information OfficerW. M. Keck Observatory － Kamuela, Hawaii
Managed all global media relations, film and external communications for NASA ground-based test facilities in Hawaii to research and apply interferometric science to future space-based satellite missions such as LISA: Laser Based Space Antennae Project and LIGO: Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.
Four years as part of the EIS communications team for Mauna Kea, a culturally sacred mountain for the Native Hawaiians.
Led international communication efforts for the first adaptive optics images of Mars, Trojan asteroids, and moons orbiting Jupiter.
Coordinated the first national press conference featuring first-light results from the Keck ground-based laser adaptive optics system, resulting in the first mainstream media coverage of adaptive optics in mainstream publications such as Wired and Los Angeles Times.
Established partnerships with community organizations and influencers including policy makers, advocacy groups and legislators.
Wrote and produced award-winning videos and led site-coordination activities for national cable film crews, including Discovery Channel, History Channel, NOVA and others.
Produced a monthly astronomy lecture series featuring the work of award-winning astronomers and published to iTunes.
01/1998 to 01/2001
Managing SupervisorFleishman-Hillard Inc － Los Angeles, Calif.
Increased market awareness and adoption of new products and services by managing cohesive, international marketing and public relations campaigns across the U.S. and Europe.
Directly managed and prepared performance evaluations for account managers. Coordinated national and international campaigns with colleagues in San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Frankfurt, London and Paris.
Coordinated national media tours, trade show exhibits and interviews with top-tier editors to raise national and global awareness in support of sales and advertising goals.
Profitably managed account teams and oversaw recruitment and new business efforts.
Maintained a high level of employee satisfaction and morale in a demanding and fast-paced work environment.
Bachelor of Arts: CommunicationsCalifornia State University － Fullerton, Calif., US1995 California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, Calif. Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications, with Honors Public Relations Emphasis Production Credits
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