June. – present
Nov. – present
•Traveled to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio to help with NBC production coverage.
•Works closely with both the Election unit and News Specials unit on presidential candidate research and planning for winter primaries.
• Works with the team at the 2016 NBC Decision Desk to call primary and caucus races and analyzes exit polls.
• Works with news election team on simulations and rehearsals to test new elections analysis technology and trouble-shoot problems with data providers.
• Tests graphics used on air for the election broadcast, exit polling and interactive Chuck Todd applications.
• Helps plan meetings and logistics for all primary and caucus coverage, as well as the November election.
Digital strategy, business development and partnerships
March – June. 2016
• Supported strategy, business development and partnership management efforts.
• Devised and executed against a digital video distribution and audience development strategy.
• Assisted in identifying and investigating potential new partners and optimizations (both internal and external) that increased consumption of CNBC digital content and revenue.
• Worked with some of the world’s biggest content and video distribution platforms.
Associate strategy planner
October 2014 – Nov. 2015
Develops deep understanding of the target audience, whether B2B buyer, consumer or channel partner. This includes needs, environment, rational and emotional mindset, attitudes, business and purchasing dynamics, channels of purchase, etc.
Effectively communicates these insights to the integrated agency marketing team to inform marketing strategy and program design.
Authors the story to be communicated: develops the messaging framework and key messages to motivate the desired behavior in a target audience.
General advocate for the target throughout the strategic and creative development cycle.
An advocate and “truth-teller.” Helps facilitate the creative, interactive and campaign development process by acting as a resource for internal teams and a conscience for the target audience.
Manages primary and secondary research efforts related to the development of insights.
KOMO 4 News
June – October 2014
Performed researched, managed investigative news tips, copy edited and assisted producers and reporters in the field. Wrote and maintained the FCC quarterly report. Conducted in-depth research, fact-checking and creative ways to contact sources.
January – June 2014
Helped coordinate online and on-the-ground marketing and outreach efforts for the Emmy-award winning television station.
Managed social media, assisted production team on shoots, wrote scripts and weekly viewer guide covering local public affairs and Seattle community.
Honed marketing and communications skills to relay comprehensive coverage of the public sector and the inner workings of municipal government.
November 2013 – Present
Reviews various Seattle theatre productions and art exhibitions.
710 ESPN Seattle
Northwest Golf Show Production Intern
July 2014 - February 2014
Assisted in producing The Northwest Golf Show and pitched story ideas. Managed women’s golf blog and traveled to PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida to conduct interviews with golf product designers.
September 2013 – December 2013. (Additional freelance work throughout 2014)
Student body president
July 2012 – June 2013
Served as the official student voice in all university affairs, representing nearly 4,500 SU students.
Lead student government and represented the undergraduate student population in all matters. Oversaw a budget of $100,000.
Organized school voter registration campaign. Seattle University ranked first out of all independent colleges in Washington for number of student voter registrations.
Tacoma News Tribune
Golf and breaking news journalist
June 2013 – September 2013
Covered golf breaking news in Pierce County, Wash. Wrote stories, produced videos and edited photos under extremely short deadlines.
Exercised critical thinking, reading comprehension, speaking and writing skills. Also used complex problem solving skills to find contacts and gather information.
KCTS 9 (PBS affiliate)
May 2012 – September 2012
Wrote a variety of feature stories and produced audio slideshows as well as a local elections news package for online NewsHour. Helped conduct research and organize guests for interviews. Assisted in-studio for state government debates.
Seattle University – Seattle, Wash.
BACHELOR OF ARTS JOURNALISM
Minor: Theater Performance