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Experienced communications professional with a demonstrated history of working successfully in multiple high pressure fields, including international advocacy, live television production, and non-fiction publishing. A strategic thinker with the media and editorial skills necessary to conceive and execute massive overhauls to the status quo to improve and increase audience and donor retention levels.

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Experience​
 

WHITE RIBBON ALLIANCE - Washington, DC

Communication Coordinator

August 2016 - Present 

- Oversaw the creation of a streamlined external communications strategy to increase online engagement and donor retention for the White Ribbon Alliance (WRA), a global network of maternal health advocates campaigning for the right of all mothers to survive childbirth. 

- Created the data collection and analysis plan - as well as the website, promotional graphics, and translation procedures - for What Women Want, a year-long, global campaign with over 250 partner organizations which aims to reach 1 million women and girls to improve the quality of healthcare they receive during pregnancy and childbirth.

- Modernized and streamlined donor engagement by overseeing the launch of WRA's first CRM, Welcome Series, monthly giving program and peer-to-peer fundraising platform that collectively led to a 29% increase in high value donations in 2017 and a tripling in one-off donations in the first part of 2018.

EXPERTISE

Campaign Management

Copy Editing & Proofreading

Database Management

Digital Content Producer

Experiential Marketing

Fundraising

Publishing

Sales

Social Media Marketing

Theatrical Production

2010 - present

2010 - present

TECH SKILLS

HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER - Los Angeles, California 

Researcher

April 2016 - July 2016

Executive Assistant

February 2013 - July 2016

- Promoted from Executive Assistant to provide weekly guest coverage, fact-checking, and in-depth political research.

- Tasked with audience development and engagement through the show’s official “Overtime” YouTube aftersegment and @RealTimers Twitter account.

- Provided essential administrative support for a major television executive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.  

Microsoft Office

 

DESIGN

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Canva

CorelDRAW

Quark

 

WEB

HTML/CSS

WordPress

Wix

SquareSpace

 

EFFICIENCY STUDIOS - Los Angeles, California

Associate Producer

February 2013 - July 2016

Concurrently while working at HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher":

- Developed Scott Carter’s "The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens & Count Leo Tolstoy: DISCORD" play, taking it from the draft stage to final production and publication with the Dramatists Play Service within 2 years.

- Oversaw the creation of the play’s production budgets, media outreach, and press releases.
- Created and  maintained the play's official 
webpage, Twitterand Facebook profiles.

- Accomplishments: “DISCORD” has now been produced in over 15 US cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.



 

DC CREATIVE - Los Angeles, California

Freelance Creative Consultant

​May 2012 - February 2013

Creative Consultant for projects such as: 

- Editorial and publishing work on "This Thing Called Treatment" by Rev.           Rita Andriello for Partners in Empowerment

- Marketing and database creation for Global Truth Network

- Administration, marketing and sales assistance for ANU Productions

- Created website for Thought Form Healing

MB ARTISTS - Los Angeles, California 

Company Manager

May 2012 - February 2013

Production highlights include:

ANN on Broadway: Fundraising & Production Committee

- Instrumental to bringing "ANN: The Ann Richards Story" to Broadway

- "ANN" opened at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater in February 2013 and ran for 5 months, earning writer and star Holland Taylor a Tony nomination for "Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play"

 

One November Yankee: Company Manager 
- Oversaw the world premiere of playwright Joshua Ravetch's "One November Yankee" at the NoHo Arts Center

- Starring: Harry Hamlin and Loretta Swit



The Grönholm Method: Company Manager
- Managed the North American premiere of Spanish playwright Jordi Galceran's "The Grönholm Method" at the Falcon Theatre

- Director: BT McNicholl

 

Camping With Gasoline: Company Manager - Texas Tour

- Coordinated press and logistics for Jaston Williams' award-winning one-man show (2012)



TOMODACHI FACTORY - Sasebo, Japan

English Teacher

​January 2012 - April 2012

- English as a Foreign Language Instructor for middle and high school students in the Nagasaki Prefecture of Japan.

- Taught conversational English skills, English grammar and American and British cultural studies.

OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP - London, United Kingdom

Editorial Assistant

August 2010 - September 2011

 
Export Sales Intern

​April 2010 - August 2010

Skills Acquired: proofreading, copy editing, copywriting and author care through the Editorial department of an illustrated non-fiction publishing house; direct and special sales and marketing experience; contract writing and copyright expertise; time management and organization; extensive grammar training.

Achievements: worked across the cookery, children’s, parenting, sports, fashion, design and popular culture imprints, produced sales material and introductory material while working on every part of a book’s production.

Education

 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON - London, United Kingdom

MA, Publishing

2009-2010 (London, United Kingdom)

- Graduated with Distinction (4.0 American Equivalent)
- Modules included Electronic Publishing, The Publishing Business, Publishing Law, Publishing Skills, and Publishing, Culture and Society
- Dissertation:
Enthusiasm is Contagious - Viral Marketing and the Future of Publishing

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA - Gainesville, Florida

BA, English Literature

2005-2009 (Gainesville, Florida) 

- Final GPA of 3.94/4.0; 4.0 Major GPA with a Specialization in Children’s Literature
- Studied Chinese politics and history during the summer of 2007 in Chengdu, China at the Southwest University for Nationalities

- Studied Austrian culture and European Union politics during the summer of 2008 in Salzburg, Austria, at Salzburg College

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