SUMMARY

  • Writer & Editor with +2 years’ experience at a weekly college newspaper. Tireless and detail-oriented, I strive for perfection and have multifaceted skills in copy editing, film, training, marketing, and managing. Obtained B.A. in Communication & Media Studies with Distinction and English minor, and A.A. in Social & Behavioral Sciences.

 

EXPERIENCE

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, SANTA ROSA, CA

Freelance Writer, Aug 2017 – Present

  • Writing and editing freelance articles for The Press Democrat newspaper, keeping in contact with editors for style preference and deadlines, with an emphasis on features stories such as lifestyle and arts & entertainment.

 

LEARNINGRX, SANTA ROSA, CA

Brain Trainer, Jan 2016 – Present

  • Working one-on-one with children and adults to improve thinking, reading, and math skills in a fast-paced, challenging and fun setting, utilizing proven activities that strengthen learning skills, attention, and memory.

 

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE CALIFORNIA NORTHWEST, SANTA rOSA, CA

Communications Intern, Jan 2015 – Jun 2015

  • Promoting the Heroes Breakfast, a special fundraising event, by supporting lead volunteer in collecting and writing stories, while being a contact for outreach to corporations for ads inserted into the program booklet.

 

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, ROHNERT PARK, CA

Editor-in-Chief, May 2014 – May 2015

  • Supervising performance of Sonoma State Star newspaper staff, overseeing the flow of copy and reviewing all layout content, form, AP style, taste, structure, and clarity, previously writing/editing A&E and features.

 

EDUCATION

SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY, ROHNERT PARK, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media Studies with Distinction and English (Minor), May 2015

  • GPA: 3.65.

 

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE, SANTA ROSA, CA

Associate in Arts in Social & Behavior Sciences, May 2012

  • GPA: 3.1.

 

SKILLS & ENDORSEMENTS

  • Editing, Copy Editing, Public Speaking, Newspapers, Social Media, Journalism, Microsoft Word, Writing, Research, Event Planning, Media Relations, Microsoft Office, Creative Writing, Film, Leadership and Photography.