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Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools – Knoxville, TN

Servant Leader Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                          May 2018 – July 2018

  • Lead young scholars through Freedom Schools’ Integrated Reading Curriculum and specialized activities resulting in raised reading levels and more confident, engaged scholars.
  • Plan and execute activities and lessons to meet the standards of the Freedom Schools’ program and promote reading and language skills of young scholars.
  • Collaborate with site staff and contributors to create a safe, positive, and engaging work environment for all scholars.

Blount County Public Library – Maryville, TN

Communications Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                  September 2016 – December 2017

  • Assist the Web Services Coordinator in submitting news releases and calendar to local media stations
  • Create marketing materials such as brochures and digital advertisements
  • Complete tasks as assigned by supervisor, such as organize and digitize archived materials, research best practices for community engagement, and use software to produce media to inform and guide patrons

Maryville College Nonprofit Leadership Alliance – Maryville, TN

Marketing Committee Member                                                                                                                                  August 2016 – December 2017

  • Create marketing materials such as flyers, posters, and display inserts to distribute to promote events
  • Communicate with Nonprofit organizations about participation in on-campus events
  • Write press releases, news briefs, and create social media posts for upcoming activities
  • Achieve competencies, such as Communication, Marketing, and Public Relations, Legal and Ethical Decision

Making, and Personal and Professional Development, for CNP certification

Study Abroad Ambassadors – Maryville, TN     

Outreach and Events Committee Member                                                                                   August 2017 – December 2017

●       Assist in the creation of marketing materials such as flyers and posters to promote events

●       Prepare and Present slide deck to encourage participation in international study opportunities

●       Write articles and create social media posts to market the study abroad experience to student body

●       Participate in community outreach event to promote the Center for International Education

Transitions Online – Prague, CZ

Communications Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                          June 2017 – August 2017

  • Write and research content for newsletters to be distributed among readers and donors
  • Research and input contacts for future engagement and promotion of courses and products
  • Complete tasks as assigned by supervisor, such as edit and proofread promotional materials, research best practices for social media marketing, and produce content to inform donors and partners

EXPERIENCE

Maryville College Highland Echo Newspaper – Maryville, TN

Writer, Assistant Editor                                                                                                                                                                   January 2016 – May 2017

  • Write perspective and political editorials to engage Maryville College community
  • Develop and research topics that are entertaining and informative to Maryville College students
  • Edit and format to AP style to conform to journalistic writing standards

Ross Stores, Incorporated – Alcoa, TN

Sales Associate                                                                                                                                                            September 2015 – Present

  • Employs cultural competency when working with a diverse customer base and adapting to various situations
  • Build and nurture relationships with the public by providing quality customer service
  • Prepare displays for in-store advertising and promote events and partnerships while managing transactions

Pellissippi State Community College Press Online – Knoxville, TN

Writer                                                                                                                                                                                                 August 2015 – December 2015

  • Identified political issues and wrote stories that were relevant to Pellissippi State students and faculty
  • Conducted interviews with Pellissippi State sources in person for quotes and information
  • Formatted articles to be published on WordPress site, Pellpress.com

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Ella Baker Child Policy Training Institute 2018 – Knoxville, TN

Servant Leader Intern Trainee

Alliance Management Institute 2018 Conference – Kansas City, MO

CNP

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action 2017 Conference – Grand Rapids, MI

Undergraduate Diversity Scholar

GLIMPSE 2017 Conference – Maryville, TN

Campus Leader

Alliance Management Institute 2017 Conference – Denver, CO

CNP Designate

 

SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Avid Media Composer, WordPress, Prezi