Creatively or strategically?
Why do I have to pick just one?
Creativity requires strategy and strategy requires creativity. My skills as a copywriter directly affect my work in public relations, and allow me to approach challenges with flexibility and enthusiasm.
I graduated from the University of Missouri in May of 2016 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism, with a minor in History (American Foreign Policy).
2013 to 2016
In this position, I managed DCC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts by posting links to articles, community research, and surveys conducted by the center. I also assembled mailing lists for the center’s research and help compiled fact sheets for local and national audiences. By far my favorite responsibility was collaborating with DCC researchers to broaden the center’s reach throughout the local and national community of care-givers, responders, parents, educators, and community leaders.
During the summer of 2015, I worked with the WFPC to coordinate briefings and roundtables with foreign correspondents based in Washington to promote DOS initiatives. I assisted in credentialing correspondents for DOS briefing access and both selected and scheduled media to cover DOS events, summits, and briefings. I also contributed to planning and executing foreign and domestic reporting tours for WFPC’s journalists.
During my time at Newsy, I pitched diverse story ideas to an editorial team for web content, and used FinalCut ProX to edit that content into video for the web. As a team member, I watched and selected appropriate story ideas from a pool of programming and wrote news stories for both digital publication and scripts for anchors to read.
After taking a class that I couldn’t get out of my head, I reached out to my professor and began performing anthropological research regarding social media, racism, the Inuit, hockey players, and Canada. Using a viral video as a catalyst, I analyzed social media comments made about the video and coded them according to a self-defined model to try to identify instances of racism against an Inuit hockey player. I formatted the research into a keynote presentation for the 2014 Midwest Association for Canadian Studies Conference at Michigan State University.
I tutored students in French grammar and language.