CU Presents · Public Relations Manager, 2015-Present
I write press releases, work with news agencies and manage social media accounts to spread the word about more than 100 arts events on the University of Colorado Boulder campus each year. CU Presents hosts the a lineup of world-class musicians and dancers called the Artist Series, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Eklund Opera program, the Takács Quartet and dozens of productions at the Department of Theatre & Dance.
Classical KING FM · Website and Social Media Manager, 2012-2015
I created, maintained and oversaw all pages on www.king.org; I oversaw KING FM’s social media presence; I wrote on-air promotions of KING FM programs; and I created and edited e-newsletters for 35,000+ listeners and members. I was also web designer, announcer and co-founder of Second Inversion, a KING FM project promoting experimental, modern classical and crossover music.
Expedia Inc. · Content Moderator, September 2010 – December 2011
I moderated Venere.com hotel reviews in Italian, Spanish and German; I investigated negative Expedia.com hotel reviews; and I kept hotel information up to date on Expedia and Hotels.com.
The Seattle Times · Reporter, June 2010 – April 2011
I was a night reporter covering breaking news in print, on seattletimes.com news blogs and on Twitter. As a summer intern, I wrote two or three stories per week on the Metro desk, covering politics, science, environment, crime and education.
Oregon Daily Emerald · News Editor, Oct. 2009 – Jan. 2010
I oversaw five beat reporters, wrote one to four stories per week, and coordinated accompanying multimedia for story packages.
News Reporter, Sept. 2007 – June 2008
I covered crime, health and safety on campus and in the surrounding area as a staff reporter and averaged three to five stories per week.
Freelance Reporter, Feb. – June 2007
I wrote feature stories on guest lectures, concerts and other major campus events at least once a week.
Palo Alto Weekly · Arts and Entertainment Intern, Summer 2008
I wrote in-depth feature stories about local performers, productions and visual arts for this 50,000-circulation twice-weekly newspaper.
Monterey County Weekly · Editorial Intern, Summer 2008
I wrote news and feature stories for the most widely read Monterey County publication. I wrote five or more briefs each week previewing arts and entertainment events.
Santa Cruz Sentinel · Reporting Intern, Summer 2007
I wrote local stories and briefs for the city desk and the features desk, averaging two feature stories per week.
University of Oregon, Clark Honors College
B.A. in Journalism, minor in music, 2010
Dean’s Scholar; Six terms on Dean’s List; 3.75 GPA
Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa; Kappa Tau Alpha
Flux Magazine · Managing Editor for Web Operations and Associate Editor, Sept. 2009 – June 2010
Helped recreate Flux’s online presence, coordinating, editing and uploading multimedia story packages onto www.fluxstories.com.
Ethos Magazine · Associate Editor, June – Dec. 2009
Oversaw writers, photographers and designers’ collaborations on stories and edited several drafts.
Blogs · Chronicled classes and travels while studying in Italy in Fall 2008 at La Studentessa and wrote about the University of Oregon student experience for the school’s Annual Giving Fund as a student blogger at My Duck Story.
- 10 years of experience with journalistic writing, editing and AP Style
- Expert in Facebook, Twitter (TweetDeck and HootSuite), Instagram, Snapchat and Soundcloud
- Proficient in Drupal and WordPress CMS
- Proficient in Photoshop, Audition and iMovie
- Basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro and InDesign
- Familiar with basic HTML and PHP
- Familiar with Mac OS X, iOS and Windows
- Proficient in DSLR photography and basic videography
- Strong knowledge of classical music, jazz, theatre, dance and Shakespeare
- Working knowledge of Spanish and Italian; basic knowledge of German, French and Portuguese