Education

George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs

M.A. Media and Strategic Communication
Expected Graduation May 2017

Work & Experience

SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, George Washington University

Graduate Research Assistant, August 2015 – Present
  • Research assistant for Dr. Kimberly Gross and Dr. Patricia Phalen.
  • Line and copy edited Dr. Nikki Usher’s second book, Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data, and Code.
  • Prepared additional manuscripts and supplemental materials for publication.
  • Assisted with teaching tasks, including grading, rubric design, and syllabus updates.

AMERICA RISING PAC, Rosslyn, VA

PAC Intern, May 2016 – August 2016
  • Drafted posts incorporating targeted research for PAC website and distribution to selected media.
  • Drafted social media content and assisted with PAC site SEO and image library management.
  • Created and updated nationwide, regional, and state press lists
  • Compiled media impact summaries for selected pitches.

U.S. SENATOR ROGER F. WICKER, Washington, D.C.

Digital Communications Intern, January 2016 – May 2016
  • Designed still and animated graphics for publication on Senator’s social media channels.
  • Assisted with other communication tasks as needed.

THE OLE MISS, University of Mississippi

Editor in Chief, March 2014 – May 2015
  • Managed photography, design, writing, sports, and business components of a 368 page, full-color publication.
  • Directed staff of 5 editors and over 30 contributors to create high quality content on deadline.
  • Revived The Ole Miss brand with new social and physical media plan.
Photography Editor, April 2013 – March 2014
  • Captured, assigned, selected, and edited photographs for 300+ page publication.
  • Managed trained photo staff and collaborated with editorial staff on overall design of publication.

NATIONAL REPUBLICAN SENATORIAL COMMITTEE, Washington, D.C.

Digital Intern, June 2014 – August 2014
  • Created daily posts for committee blog.
  • Developed and designed social media graphics and website wireframes using Adobe Creative Suite tools.
  • Compiled engagement statistics and assisted finance and political team with events.

U.S. SENATOR ROGER F. WICKER, Washington, D.C.

Communications Intern, May 2014 – June 2014
  • Compiled and archived daily press clips for Senator, local, national, and congressional news.
  • Assisted chief of staff, reviewed constituent mail, and prepared daily meeting and hearing memos.

THE CIRLOT AGENCY, Flowood, MS

Brand Strategy Intern, May 2013 – July 2013
  • Compiled market research for client presentations.
  • Produced client web videos for Sanderson Farms PGA Golf Championship.
  • Contributed to company blog and assisted with external client communications including press releases and media alerts.

UM BRAND SERVICES, University of Mississippi

Media Intern, May 2012 – August 2012
  • Assisted imaging staff on assignments and created School of Education training videos using Final Cut Pro.

THE DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, The University of Mississippi

Staff Photographer, August 2011 – March 2013
  • Coordinated photographic coverage of events and edited photos using Adobe Creative Suite.

Skills

Design and Multimedia

  • Experienced Photographer.
  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, and Lightroom.
  • Familiar with Adobe Illustrator, Bridge and Camera Bits Photo Mechanic.

Social Media and Content Management

  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube page design and management.
  • Web Content Management using WordPress and Joomla.
  • Familiar with HTML and CSS.
  • Familiar with AP Style.

Research

  • Basic policy research and analysis.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Line and copy editing.
  • Advanced academic database search, including LexisNexis, Google Scholar, JSTOR, etc.

Honors & Awards

University of Mississippi Hall of Fame, Class of 2015

Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Beta Kappa

Kappa Tau Alpha

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

Taylor Medal Recipient

Eagle Scout

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This