Work Experience | Internships/Freelance Work | Education | Skills

Working professional with 5+ years of experience and proven writing, editing, and research skills.

Work Experience

Marketing/Publications Coordinator, McKissack & McKissack, August 2014 – Present

  • Provide support to practice leaders by preparing proposals, qualifications packets, and presentations on deadline to showcase firm’s experience
  • Perform market research on potential teaming partners and competitors, providing insight to management
  • Edit and format resumes, project sheets, proposals, press releases, and marketing collateral for consistency and adherence to style guide
  • Proactively track publicity regarding current projects and current trends in the A/E/C industry
  • Maintain project sheets for proposals, often interviewing project managers for additional information

Writer/Editor, Society for Neuroscience
January – May 2014

  • Edited and wrote articles for the Society’s website and quarterly newsletter
  • Coordinated with SfN staff and external designer to create quarterly newsletter
  • Updated style guide for consistency and timeliness

Editor, CEB
September – December 2013

Edited content ranging from one-page marketing materials to 100-page case studies on best business practices

Graduate Assistant/Writer, University of Maryland, March 2012 – September 2013

  • Pitched and wrote articles for department website and newsletter, interviewing subjects ranging from students to famous alumni
  • Collaborated with editor, designer, and department staff to create newsletter
  • Reviewed edits and write-ups created using track changes and comment functions in Word

Multimedia Reporter, Maryland Capital News Service
Spring 2013

Wrote articles on business, transportation, and utilities issues from CNS’s Washington bureau

Internships/Freelance Work

Web/E-Publishing Intern, National Geographic Traveler Magazine
Fall 2011

  • Converted articles from print format for publishing on e-readers and online
  • Gathered promotional information for editor-in-chief for annual profile update
  • Wrote captions and headlines for online content
  • Managed update to online and hard copy index, checking earliest issues for accuracy

News Desk Intern, NPR
Summer 2011

Managed NPR Futures calendar with second largest viewership in NPR intranet

Reporter, Alexandria Gazette Packet
Covered local issues such as new businesses and events (Fall 2010.)

Intern, National Programming, WETA
January 2010 – May 2010

  • Collaborated with editors to re-package Globe Trekker episodes from prior seasons, ensuring consistency
  • Created promotion reel for Globe Trekker Season 9, increasing audience awareness of new episodes
  • Supported Production Team for WETA live recording of In Performance at the White House


University of Maryland, College Park

M.J., Journalism

May 2013

Southern Methodist University

B.A., International Studies – Minors, Cultural Anthropology, Japanese

Major GPA: 3.8, Overall GPA: 3.6


Adobe suite: Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop

Microsoft Office: Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Word

Computer programming: CSS, HTML, Javascript (basic), JQuery

Content management systems: WordPress