About and Resume

I am currently a graduate student in the Asian Studies department at the University of Texas at Austin. I’ve been named a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow for the 2015-2016 and the 2016-2017 academic years, as well as the 2016 summer term. Prior to starting graduate school, I worked as the Web Content Manager for a small community college in western New York. I also interned at The Onion and MPA – The Association for Magazine Media. My work has been published in The Onion, The Cauldron, The Post-Journal, The Carthaginian, and The Olean Times-Herald, with write-ups on my work with public and digital history appearing in Slate, The Austin Chronicle, and The Daily Dot. I’ve also given presentations on public and digital history at the Austin Archives Bazaar and UT-Austin’s Institute for Historical Studies.

Resume


Key Qualifications

  • Exceptional Writing and Research Skills
  • Photo/Video editing
  • Basic HTML, CSS
  • Drupal 7, WordPress
  • Social Media
  • AP Style
  • Google Analytics

Education

Current Student, Master of Arts in Asian Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
FLAS Fellow-Hindi; Academic Year 2015-2016, Summer 2016, Academic Year 2016-2017

Bachelor of Arts in History and English, 2011
Summa cum laude
Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Global Experience:

  • American Institute for Indian Studies Intensive Hindi Language Program
    Jaipur, India, Summer 2016
  • Semester abroad at Queen Mary, University of London, Spring 2010
  • Three week course on religious pilgrimage in Himalaya, June 2009

Work Experience

Graduate Assistant, Global Risk and SafetyInternational Office, University of Texas at Austin
August 2015-Present

  • Screen proposals for study abroad programs, with particular attention paid to potential safety concerns and the security challenges present in various world regions
  • Serve as liaison for faculty members and academic departments who administer study abroad programs
  • Ensure all students traveling abroad are accounted for and have submitted all necessary paperwork
  • Gather itineraries and emergency contact information from students and faculty members going abroad

Web Content Manager, SUNY Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY
August 2012-July 2015

  • Conducted a complete site redesign and restructuring with help from web technologist, graphic designer
  • Developed custom features, functionality, and page designs with help from web technologist and graphic designer

Video

  • Produced numerous videos, including student profiles, holiday e-cards, event recaps, video tours, and recruitment videos
  • Supervised student videographers
  • Live streamed events, including sporting events and Commencement

Social Media

  • Led a social media steering committee that was charged with determining college-wide social media strategy
  • Managed all main Jamestown Community College social media accounts
  • Recruited and led a team of student social media ambassadors
  • Developed and coordinated the college’s social media advertising strategy

Photography

  • Photographed a variety of campus events for web and social media
  • Took headshots of faculty, staff, and students for various profiles
  • Supervised student photographers

Writing/Editing

  • Developed tagline and written materials for college-wide branding campaign
  • Coordinated with faculty members and other content stakeholders to write and develop content for sunyjcc.edu and ensure that all content on the site is accurate
  • Wrote stories and profiles for site, some of which were also published in several local newspapers
  • Created a student blog and managed several student bloggers

College Committees and Leadership Positions

  • Chaired Social Media Steering Committee
  • Member of Communications Task Force
  • Member of several hiring committees
  • Adviser for student paper
  • Participated in weekly sessions with international students helping them improve their English
  • Participated in College and Career Night, representing public relations and journalism career paths
  • Assisted with several career panels

Web Communication Platforms Intern, The Association of Magazine Media, New York, NY
March 2012-August 2012

  • Assisted the Director of Information Services in the Information Center with research projects and archiving
  • Maintained and updated online databases tracking magazine apps and digital initiatives
  • Used the CMS Base10 to upload press releases to The Association of Magazine Media (MPA) website
  • Found stories for daily aggregate report the MPA Daily Roundup
  • Wrote summaries of various events organized by MPA
  • Brought the database listing all magazine apps and digital initiatives up to date  following a year of inactivity

Editorial/Sports Intern, The Onion, New York, NY
September 2011-December 2011

  • Recorded brainstorming notes during all weekly sports meetings
  • Compiled, organized, and formatted content; including headlines, daily content, reprint issues, and other various takes and drafts
  • Fact-checked new issues
  • Updated the content tracker spreadsheet to assist with archiving and invoicing
  • Compiled News Trends for both regular news and sports, giving the latest developments on top stories
  • Assisted in the production and assembly of The Onion’s encyclopedia, The Book of Known Knowledge

Web Editor and Section Editor, Carthage Current, Kenosha, WI
September 2010-June 2011

  • Used Drupal to create a new website for the student paper designed to incorporate multimedia and more effectively engage the student community
  • Worked one-on-one with reporters to improve their writing and increase the overall quality of the paper
  • Promoted site through social media
  • Recruited, edited, and managed a team of bloggers
  • Wrote and edited stories on a variety of topics