Journalist/Blogger responsibilities with online publications.
M.A., Interactive and Environmental Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno 2009
B.A., Music History and Literature, University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2005
- Minor in French.
- University Studies Abroad Consortium, Pau France, Summer 2004
Co-Author – EcoStreets
January 2009 – Present
Investigating environmentally sustainable forms of transportation in the Las Vegas valley, specifically busing, using multimedia and interactivity. My co-author and I are developing a Flash game to engage our users.
Social Media Advisor – Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency, Las Vegas, Nev.
Created marketing plan for agency to start social media initiatives. Included policies and protocols for comments and content submissions, Wikipedia article on LVRDA, and gave advice on using tools like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc. Also gave feedback on website redesign.
Marketing Committee Advisor – Reno Philharmonic, Reno, Nev.
March 2009 – Present
Because of my expertise in social media, I was asked to sit on the marketing committee of the Reno Philharmonic to create new ways that concert goers can engage with the arts.
Conference Coordinator – Nevada Interactive Media Association and Summit
January – March 2009
Helped to build an interactive media association in Nevada and hold its first conference in Reno, Nevada.
Reporter – The Rebel Yell, Las Vegas, Nev.
Covered a beat on women’s issues on campus, writing stories on the Guerrilla Girls On Tour, Jean Nidetch Center and Planned Parenthood. Significantly increased coverage of women’s issues at university.
Blogger – Neon Feminism, Las Vegas, Nev.
January 2008- Present
As part of an advanced reporting course project, I created and maintained a blog on feminism in Las Vegas. For this project, I took the initiative to learn how to edit audio and video and conduct interviews with the online program Utterz and an iTalk. It received 1,924 hits in only three months and maintained a steady flow of 30-40 hits a day.
PR/ Marketing Assistant – Las Vegas Philharmonic, Las Vegas, Nev.
September 2007 -January 2008
Expanded outreach in new markets such as university students and young professionals. Helped start-up a young professionals group, MUSE, that sold nearly 100 memberships in just the first six months. Increased outreach to the media by 200 percent.
Teaching Assistant – Collège Marguerite de Navarre and Jeanne d’Albret, Pau, France
October 2007-May 2008
Developed curriculum for entire year that focused on English conversation and American culture. Some topics discussed include the American school system, high school social issues and Brown v Board of Education for African-American History Month.
Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Flash, Acrobat and Illustrator; Audacity, Blogspot, WordPress, basic HTML, Microsoft Office
French: Speak, read, and write. Certificate of proficiency available.
References and Hard Copy of Résumé Available Upon Request