Welcome!

About Me

I am a recent graduate from the University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign who has relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. While attending university, I studied communication and sociology. My focuses included media representation, audience effects, media creation, communication technologies, and social media. I am currently seeking full-time employment in digital marketing, corporate communications, and/or video production. I have experience in all stages of video production and multiple levels of theatrical production. I also have experience acting on stage and on camera. I enjoy dabbling in graphic design and web development as well. In my free time, I like Netflix originals, social media, social justice, and talking to my friends. My life goal is to “help others and save the world.” I am not sure how I am going to do that yet, but I am open to suggestions.


Education

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2018

  • Majors: Communication and Sociology
  • Study Abroad: Argentina – Winter Term 2017-2018
  • Dean’s List Fall 2014-2017 and Spring 2015-2018

Work Experience

Exult Healthcare
Marketing Media Coordinator
McKinney, TX
October 2018 – Present

  • Write and design blog posts, social media posts, and email campaigns relating to the mental health field
  • Enhance three websites with new content, organizational changes, and other edits from providers
  • Track website, social media, referral information, and email campaign analytics for engagement
  • Develop relationships with other area healthcare providers through monitoring referrals and follow-ups
  • Attend external marketing events related to the community and mental health
  • Create other marketing content such as flyers and slideshows
  • Support the team to ensure work integration, cohesive branding, and proper messaging

Women’s Resources Center, University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign
First-Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE) Facilitator
Champaign, IL
August 2015 – May 2018

  • Conducted presentations for first-year students about campus safety and resources
  • Lead group discussions and collaborate with other facilitators to educate fellow students
  • Guided difficult questions and comments about sexual assault and other sensitive topics

YMCA of the USA                                               
Marketing Communications Intern
Chicago, IL
June 2017 – August 2017

  • Created a social media campaign by drafting social media editorial calendars,
    posts, website articles, internal newsletters, and email campaigns
  • Collected data from the YMCA’s internet, extranet, intranet, and email campaigns
  • Analyzed data and recommended changes to YMCA’s internet, extranet, and intranet
  • Edited emails, newsletters, articles, and photographs for online publishing
  • Assisted a video shoot with YMCA CEO Kevin Washington and the video production team

New Student Programs, University of Illinois: Urbana-Champaign       
Orientation Leader
Champaign, IL
January 2016 – September 2016

  • Facilitated group discussions that focus on issues that new students face
    during the transition to college
  • Collaborated with and work on a team of 84 Orientation Leaders to develop
    icebreakers and other activities to assist new students with their transition
  • Communicated with positivity and compassion to students and parents about their concerns

Other Experience

The Waiting Room – Penny Dreadful Players                                         
Director
Champaign, IL
April 2017 – December 2017

  • Managed pre-production logistics including project proposal, casting, and advertising
  • Led and directed a cast of 20 through my artistic vision
  • Scheduled rehearsal timeline, locations, and other logistics
  • Directed a successful trailer for and production of The Waiting Room

The Gab! Website/Web Series                                                                    
Writer/Producer
Urbana, IL
February 2017 – June 2017

  • Created and maintained the website and corresponding social media pages
  • Wrote, filmed, edited, and produced Youtube videos about media representation
  • Composed blog posts using my background in communication and sociology
  • Designed logo and additional site material

Communication Leaders                                                                     
Communication Department Ambassador
Champaign, IL
January 2017 – May 2018

  • Scheduled events for the Communication Department students and faculty
  • Recruited students to the major through conversations on Visit Days and at the Majors and Minors Fair

Sigma Kappa                                                                                      
Public Relations Chair

Champaign, IL

January 2015 – January 2016

  • Advertised events by collaborating with other chair positions
  • Coordinated a social media campaign including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Took photographs, edit photographs, and create graphics for online use with
    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Illustrator

Volunteer Work

Rape Advocacy Counseling and Education Services (R.A.C.E.S.)
Crisis Hotline
Urbana, IL
February 2017 – January 2018

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