Marketing and Communications Specialist, Community Attributes Inc., July 2015 — Present
Manage business development, which includes tracking bidding opportunities, and writing and submitting proposals on behalf of the firm. Create marketing materials for events and CAI projects. Draft and update copy for website and case studies. Write and distribute press releases. Research and track topics pertaining to clients.
Communications Coordinator, City University of Seattle, September 2014 — June 2015
Wrote and built e-communications in CityU’s CRM system. Crafted strategic and targeted campaigns based on open rates and click-through data. Assisted in managing events. Wrote website and invitation copy. Interviewed alumni and faculty to write success stories that exemplified the university’s mission and core values. Coordinated with outside vendors to create video storytelling opportunities. Pitched story ideas to members of the media. Wrote and compiled content for internal and external monthly newsletters. Managed social media.
Executive Director, DC Honeybees, September 2011 — August 2014
Established a partnership with nonprofit Global Bees to fund a beehive installation in Peru. Blogged and used social media to chronicle the process. Maintained beehives around Washington, DC and blogged about their progress. Promoted urban beekeeping at community-wide events and led beekeeping workshops.
Communications Associate, Center for Clean Air Policy October 2011 – July 2013
Worked to promote international and domestic climate change policy among the media, legislators and the general public. Wrote and disseminated enewsletters, blogs and press releases; created marketing materials, as well as custom templates and graphics; maintained and generated content on ccap.org as well as social media profiles; handled media inquiries; and tracked CCAP’s online presence through Google Analytics. Helped to fully rebrand CCAP as a leader in the field of climate change policy, and assisted in creating a new logo, mission statement and website. Managed CCAP’s year-in-review publication for the annual board of directors meeting.
Assistant Editor and Reporter, Rivereast News Bulletin, April 2010 — May 2011
Edited copy such as press releases, notices and listings. Edited articles from other reporters.
Reporter, Rivereast News Bulletin, August 2009 — May 2011
Wrote between three and seven articles per weekly issue, covering two towns in eastern Connecticut. Attended town meetings. Wrote feature stories about plays, shows and business profiles as well as bios. Took photos to run with stories.
Freelance and Internships
- Writer, Editor, Dirty Laundry Magazine, January 2013 — Present
- Freelance Writer, Consumer Media Network, August — November 2014
- Consulting Content Manager, The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, September 2014, January 2012 — April 2013
- Communications Intern, DC Greens, June 2011 — January 2012
- Reporter, Patch.com, February — August 2011
- Communications Consultant, Pocketful of Joy, May — September 2011
- Reporter, CTnewsjunkie.com, May — July 2009, June — August 2011
- Public Relations Intern, National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, January — April 2009
- Feature Reporter, Willimantic Chronicle, August — December 2008
- General Assignment Reporter, The Daily Campus, September — May, 2006 — 2008
- IT Technician, Homer Babbidge Library, September 2006 — May 2009
Peru: Volunteered at a grade school named Almeria in Ancahausi, just outside of Cusco. Projects included routine maintenance of the grounds and farm, installing beehives, teaching English and gardening. All of my blog entries from Almeria can be found here.
Colombia: Worked at a hostel in Amaga near Medellin. Helped to install a permaculture garden and taught English to high school students aged 14-18. All of my blog entries from Amaga can be found here.
Ecuador: Participated in a homestay program with two families in Cuellaje. Blogged for Intag Tours about my experience.
B.A. in journalism, minor in French
2005 — 2009: University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.
2008: La Sorbonne, Paris, France
2001 — 2005: Hall High School, West Hartford, Conn.
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