CERTIFIED PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (2023-Present)
The gold standard for project management; certified by Project Management Institute by exam as having 3 yrs experience leading projects, 35 hrs of formal PM education, and the experience, education, skill and competency required to lead and direct projects..
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT NEW PALTZ .
Bachelor of Arts: Digital Media Production and English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Lambda Pi Eta, named "Distinguished Senior in Student Affairs".
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY LONDON Global Scholarship Recipient.
SENIOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST- ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
Oct 2022 - Present
Promoted to an expanded role managing EDF's internal publication, "Insider," distributed to 1200+ global employees and other internal channels. Recruits and revises writers to post 1-2 original stories per day, covering global organization news and talent. Creates frameworks, serialized content, and templates that make it easy for contributing writers to appeal to an audience in 30 countries while remaining within the guidance of brand guidelines and C-suite. Analyzes and tracks site performance and audience data.
INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS WRITER- ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
Managed internal publication, Insider. Set and implemented editorial strategy for daily published content that detailed news, successes, and personal stories from across the global organization - from entry-level voices to execs. Wrote, solicited, and edited stories from cross-departmental employee contributors while maintaining a consistent brand voice. Incorporated a multimedia approach by designing graphics, including videos in articles, and using Slack as a communication tool. Worked in Drupal CMS.
Feb 2022 - October 2022
OFFICE PRODUCTION ASSIST - NBC UNIVERSAL
March 2021 - June 2021
Worked 12h+ days as Office Production Assistant on Universal film “SHE SAID” for duration of pre-production and filming (July-Nov). Communicated internally with NBC staff and film cast/crew via distribution list to ensure shoots operated as scheduled. Hired vendors, cars, caterers. Worked in Scenechronize, Final Draft, Excel, Digital Purchase Order.
CAST ASSISTANT - NETFLIX
March 2021 - June 2021
Serves as an assistant to the lead actor and family during the production of Netflix’s “Spaceman of Bohemia.” Liased with studio and outside contractors to ensure that everything operated smoothly and safely. Shopped for essential items, coordinated appointments, events, and vendors, reconciled Cashet transactions.
DIGITAL STRATEGIST AND WRITER - REMOTE CONTRACTOR
•Manages bekindandco.com, founded by Emmy-winning KTLA anchor, Lu Parker. Develops editorial strategy and content, manages freelance contributors. Doubled audience in the first month through SEO strategy. Conducts interviews & writes a weekly newsletter.
•Manages editorial content at thetravelmom.com, reaching 60,000+ readers monthly via web and newsletter. Crafts partnerships with resorts, tourism boards, and daytime news programs to deliver advertorial packages. Coordinates with contributors. Uses scheduling software such as AirTable, Calendly, Todoist, monday.com, and Excel.
PROJECT CONTRACTOR FOR READER'S DIGEST
November 2019-March 2020
Worked independently on a site optimization project for RD.com. Wrote editorial-style inline links in order to promote unique visitor retention/increase reader engagement. Organized and linked articles tactically.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT STAFF WRITER FOR THE NEW PALTZ ORACLE
May 2019-June 2020
Wrote weekly articles for The New Paltz Oracle. Covered news, local art galleries and music events. Wrote columns. Copyedited articles for all sections of the paper, adhering to AP style. Interviewed local residents and attended events in Ulster County.
EDITORIAL INTERN FOR READER'S DIGEST.
June 2019-August 2019
Wrote original articles for RD.com. Was often syndicated by outlets such as MSN, AOL, Yahoo, Best Health, Taste of Home. Pitched stories weekly and attended all Editorial meetings. Researched stories through academic journals, news outlets, interviews with experts.Worked within a Wordpress CMS. Used SEO tactics, reprised old articles by fact-checking and replacing old information. Incorporated e-commerce and in-line links. Utilized analytics programs Parse.ly and Conductor Searchlight.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR AT WFNP 88.7
August 2017 - June 2020
Manages all social media pages. Creates and orders merchandise, designs posters and advertisements, organizes events such as open mics and tabling. Creates overall branding for station. Hosts FM radio show. Previously: Local News Director. Researched, co-wrote, and engineered 30-minute news program every weeknight.
RADIO INTERN, TOWNSQUARE MEDIA OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
January 2018- April 2018
Intern at Townsquare Media. Worked with 5 Hudson Valley radio stations. Worked directly with the Promotions, Productions, and Live Events departments; did research/pitched ideas for morning show talk breaks, used Audition, designed graphics in Photoshop for socials, promos, and contests. Attended 6 AM shifts and worked live events, fulfilling Roadcrew/runner roles.
SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR/MANAGER, THE TELLER MAGAZINE
November 2018 - November 2019
Managed the Instagram and Facebook presence of The Teller Magazine. Wrote timely captions and created eye-catching images in Adobe Suite while utilizing magazine source material. Created Spotify playlists and posted frequent HQ content on socials in order to increase readership and drive traffic to issuu. Designed brand logo and color palette, promotional graphics, Used AirTable to organize social pitches.
NEW YORK STANDS WITH PUERTO RICO - UNICEF, NECHAMA VOLUNTEER.
Participated in hands-on service, repaired houses in Puerto Rico. Communicated in Spanish. Worked with non-profit disaster relief organizations.
ART AND PHOTO INTERN, READER'S DIGEST
June 2017- August 2017
Assisted during in-house photoshoots and edited photos for web. Created slideshows for rd.com, uploaded and cited images within a web CMS, selected optimal feature images for social media engagement. Conducted photo research and contacted major publishers to acquire reviewers’ copies; assisted in organizing monthly magazine layouts.
WNPC-TV (CAMPUS TELEVISION) VIDEOGRAPHER AND EDITOR
September 2016 - May 2019
Edited video packages for SUNY New Paltz’s student-operated news outlet. On-site videographer for local and campus events.
TEACHER'S AIDE / INTERN - THE LITTLE SCHOOL, BRIARCLIFF
April 2016 - July 2016
Assisted in daily functions of a pre-school, deputy snacktime liaison. Directed artistic and musical segments of school activities.
SKILLS: Adobe Creative Suite, Journalistic and Creative Writing, Final Cut Pro X, AVID, Pro Tools. Videography/Photography. Strong Public Speaking, Communication Skills. FM Certified DJing and Radio Hosting. Wordpress, Wix, Weebly. Chicago Style, AP Style. All major social media. Parse.ly, Conductor Searchlight. Outlook.