To be a vital link in the creation and publication of engaging communication.
Columbia College Chicago: Chicago, IL.
MA in journalism, December 2008
University of Colorado: Boulder, CO.
BA in anthropology, magna cum laude, December 2004
REALTOR Magazine, National Association of Realtors
Independent project specialist from November 2010 to present
After fulfilling a multifaceted role of copy editor, content strategist and archivist for a nine-month project converting REALTOR Magazine from their previous CMS to Drupal, I was asked to join a similar effort for the website of the National Association of Realtors.
Citizens to Elect John Arena 45th Ward Alderman: Chicago, IL. (773) 685-1099
Communications director from July 2010 to May 2011
As a vital part of a winning aldermanic campaign in Chicago, I managed the campaign’s web presence and site, created and disseminated press releases, generated fundraising communications and promoted campaign events.
BuzzFlash.com: Chicago, IL. (312) 829-7760
Senior writer and contributing editor from June 2008 to June 2010
In helping promote and maintain this pioneer of an online voice for the progressive community, I pitched, wrote and edited breaking news, interviews and commentary. I also mentored the site’s editorial interns and reviewed products for the online store.
Site editor for fall 2008
This temporary contract required me to manage the publishing flow of this dynamic, hyperlocal news site. I would edit and publish one story daily, solicit submissions, read through publishing partners’ work and determine its suitability for the audience.
Family Tree & Tree of Life Chiropractic Clinics: Minneapolis, MN. (952)345-8244
Office manager from November 2006 to September 2007
Coordinating two clinics in one building was a rewarding and diverse mix of scheduling, staff supervision and training, customer service, ordering medical supplies, verifying insurance and file system management.
I possess varying degrees of expertise in HTML, Drupal, Microsoft Office Suite, InCopy, Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, Audacity, Garage Band, NGP and Medisoft, among many other programs. I learn new systems and software easily and am comfortable working with PCs, Macs, cloud computing and Linux/open office software.
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