Applications: Adobe Creative Suite (esp. PhotoShop, InDesign, and Acrobat Pro); Microsoft Office; FinalCut; Audacity/Pro Tools; Collaborative apps (Slack/Teams/Asana/Trello/Google Docs and Forms/etc.)
Writing/Research Skills: Writing and editing web copy and content; writing techincal documentation; content strategy; SEO Writing; UX research; grant proposal writing; conducting interviews; creative script writing
Languages: German (intermediate); Spanish (beginner); Chinese (familiar)
Life Skills: Educable, humble, and ready to learn how to use new tools. Three adjectives to describe my approach to work would be agile, dynamic, and balanced.
Contract Digital Marketing Analyst at Assurant (Sept 2018- Present)
Daily HTML/CSS/JS front-end development and back-end CMS troubleshooting for a multinational website migration project of 21 separate websites. Site content strategy, content creation, and content management. SEO and analytics consultation.
Owner/Operator/Web Developer Extraordinaire at WHISTLE PIG LLC (Jan 2018- Present)
Completed projects include: Web Development for Center for Community Transitions; Web Development and Copywriting for CARE’s Scale X Design Accelerator; Web Development, SEO writing and Google Analytics management for CARE Switzerland (attracted 90.4% new users over 2 month period); Website Copywriting for African Entrepreneurs Collective; Copywriting for AfriCare.
Contract Web Developer and Copy Writer at CARE (Aug 2017- Sept 2018)
Developed and built out three micro-sites; periodically made updates to online content using WordPress, Drupal, and Contentful; wrote and edited human interest stories, NGO program briefs, and technical documentation; made logos and edited images using PhotoShop and InDesign.
Writing Instructor at Georgia State University (Jan 2017- Dec 2017)
Developed course curriculum based on departmental standards, including assignments, materials, and in-class activities
Arranged teaching portfolio and met with department supervisors for review; underwent in-class scrutiny and received great feedback for being “confident” and “engaging.” Received excellent student feedback, as well.
Writing Consultant at GSU's Writing Studio (Aug 2016- Aug 2017)
Read and provided feedback for student papers
Assisted in brainstorming ideas and arranging essays, adhering to MLA and APA guidelines, and directed students to resources for conducting secondary research
Worked with many genres of writing, including cover letters and other application materials, research proposals, conference proposals, essays across many disciplines, and creative writing
English Teacher for English for Internationals (Apr 2015- Aug 2016):
Developed course curriculum based on company standards, including assignments, materials, and in-class activities. Taught classes with long hours in TOEFL preparation; English Grammar (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced); Reading and Writing; and Speaking and Listening. Arranged teaching portfolio and met with department supervisors for review; underwent in-class scrutiny and received great feedback
English Teacher at WEB International in Nanjing, China (Aug 2014- Apr 2015):
Taught 25 classes a week at a private company in Nanjing, China. Prepared presentations and class activities on topics ranging from Dinosaurs to Economics to Super Heroes for our daily, hour-long “social clubs.” Underwent in-class scrutiny and received constructive feedback. Received excellent student feedback
English Tutor at Literacy Council of Buncombe County, Asheville, NC (Jan 2014- Aug 2014)
Line/Prep Cook at Various Establishments (Atlanta, Boone, Asheville) (May 2008- Jan 2014)
Google Analytics Certification (2018)
Georgia State University (2018)
MA in English, Digital Humanities
Kennesaw State University (2014)
Certified in Teaching English as Second or Other Language
Appalachian State University (2012)
BA in English, Creative Writing
La Amistad English Teacher (August 2012-December 2013)
Creative Writing Club for Kids writing mentor (January 2012- May 2012)
Fiction committee member for PEEL Literary Arts Magazine, Appalachian State University (January 2011-May 2012)
Trail Crew, Appalachian State University (January 2009-May 2012)
Turtle Island Preserve summer intern (May 2009-August 2009)
Outward Bound Wilderness Expedition (June 2008)
Arts: Created and ran a liteary arts magazine (The BEET) in Boone, NC, planned events, collected and edited submissions, etc.