Experience Communications Associate, Children First for Oregon, 2016 Researched media contacts across the state of Oregon; wrote and edited copy for press releases, op-eds and newsletters; conducted interviews to draft personal testimonials and develop storybank; created a communications guide for direct service family programs; contacted media outlets to publish op-eds; and facilitated a logo redesign for a conference. Communications Consultant/Strategist, 2013-present Help define mission and audience and think through goals to identify resources and offer solutions; design/build basic websites using Squarespace and Virb for local entrepreneurs; provide creative marketing strategies, utilizing new media tools; design and execute community-centered campaigns to inspire and connect. Communications Associate Summer Fellow, Resource Media, 2013 Contributed to successful public relations strategies through research and media assessment; reframed coal-mining issues to help facilitate communication for an environmental campaign; generated tip sheets and blog posts for non-profits to utilize social media best practices. Communications Assistant, Joanne Sandler, 2012 Advanced dialogue on gender and bureaucracy for an academic paper through research and analysis; ensured communication strategies were in line with big picture objectives through listening and thoughtful inquiry. Research Assistant, Outer Voices, 2008-2012 Researched material for women’s radio documentaries to support marketing and development; identified educational outreach and partnership opportunities; co-authored proposal to collaborate on training and education for documenting women’s stories. Research Assistant/Graduate Practicum, International Women’s Commission/United Nations Fund for Women, 2010 Researched resolutions and reported on the feasibility of backing the IWC’s agenda; identified new decision-making opportunities for IWC to advance their agenda; researched, edited and synthesized organizational materials to document campaign to facilitate partnerships between international women leaders.
Education + Development XPlane Visual Thinking Workshop, 2017 The Art of Leadership Certificate, Rockwood Leadership Institute, 2013 MA Conflict Resolution, Portland State University, 2011 CONTACT Graduate Certificate, SIT World Learning Institute, 2009 Mediation Certificate, Community Boards, 2008 BA Psychology/Sociology, University of Kansas, 2001