DIGITAL MEDIA STRATEGIST

I have a passion for encouraging civic engagement by communicating complex public policies in the digital media sphere.

By tracking emerging trends and developing social media strategies, I am able to implement successful campaigns by strategically creating and aggregating content.

In my professional career, I have gained an integral understanding of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and the importance of cohesive branding.

My strategic media outreach skills have led to local and national coverage at pivotal times for immigration reform advocates.

I have written on a range of high-profile issues, including local grassroots rallies protesting state budget cuts in addition to reporting on complex federal policies.

RESUME

Professional Experience 

ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE, American Immigration Council
Washington, D.C. | March 2014-Present
Manage the American Immigration Council’s websites and social networks. Responsible for the implementation of online communications strategies to maximize the impact of Council publications and materials.

WEB DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, Irish Apostolate USA
Silver Spring, MD | September 2013-February 2014

Implemented the complete overhaul of the Irish Apostolate USA website. Designed a user-friendly, intuitive theme and migrated existing content from the Adobe Dreamweaver platform to WordPress. Conducted training sessions for Irish Apostolate USA staff members.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, the Hill Group
Bethesda, MD | September 2012-June 2013

Provided pre-meeting, onsite, and post-meeting logistics management support for multiple agencies within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), Indian Health Service (IHS) and National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

LOBBY ASSOCIATE, NETWORK Lobby
Washington D.C. | September 2011-July 2012

Coordinated lobby visits, prepared materials, and recorded meetings with congressional offices. Advocated for NETWORK’s issue agenda and positions on immigration and healthcare in regular lobby visits. Ensured maximum public exposure for the Nuns on the Bus: Nuns Drive for Faith, Family, & Fairness campaign by communicating with major media outlets and progressive faith leaders via social media and maintaining the Nuns on the Bus website.

Education

Cabrini College – Radnor, PA

Bachelor of Arts: Communication, May 2011

St. Mary’s University College – London, England

Study abroad, September-December 2008

Skills

Communication

  • Press Writing (AP Style) 95%
  • Policy Writing 80%
  • Social Media 95%
  • Photography 80%

Adobe Systems

  • Photoshop 90%
  • InDesign 85%
  • Illustrator 75%
  • Final Cut Pro 70%

Content Management Systems

  • Wordpress 95%
  • Drupal 80%

CONTACT

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