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My experience and interests involve writing, technology and marketing.
I have been happy coordinating and developing content as part the Shipwire marketing team since January 2013, but am open to new opportunities. I am especially interested in positions that involve creative and social challenges.
My role on the marketing team involves developing and coordinating content internally and with partners in order to build thought leadership and improve SEO. I manage the production of joint marketing opportunities, run SEO keyword campaigns, contribute to support center renovations (content updates, design work, curation, etc.) and nurture new social channels (established LinkedIn and Google+ during my internship).
educational content development, content strategy, editing, blogging, multi-channel marketing, social media management, CMS experience, design sensibility, Adobe CS
About Shipwire Shipwire provides ecommerce order fulfillment services, shipping software, and cloud-based logistics to businesses of all sizes. Merchants can store and ship products from warehouses around the world, enabling them to reach new markets.
Along with one co-worker, I was tasked with managing all campaign activities for four Iowa counties. Responsibilities were as follows:
• Recruit, train, and manage 200+ volunteers
• Build political relationships
• Plan and execute large-scale events
• Register voters, arrange absentee ballots
• Gather and report data
• Office management (four locations, including volunteer staff, operational logistics, etc.)
• Lead field program (determine strategies, manage calendars and deadlines, prepare volunteer materials, voter outreach, data entry)
Limited time was available to establish a presence in the communities we served, so campaign staff worked seven days a week, 16+ hours a day and lived with local hosts in order to develop an immediate network. We reported twice a day over Google Hangouts to a regional field director and the greater Southwest Iowa field team. My takeaways can be found here.
communication, leadership, team-building and management, high-level organization, attention to detail, ability to follow a program and improvise on short notice, ability to work with a range of personalities and demographics, ability to remain attentive and personable around the clock and under pressure
About Organizing for America Organizing for America (now Organizing for Action) is a project of the Democratic National Committee and goals change according to current events. My work involvement was during the 2012 presidential election.
This video (filmed in Iowa) explains the program we built, implemented, and ran during the campaign:
About Cantabella Children's Chorus Cantabella is a non-profit organization located in the San Francisco Bay Area. It strives to promote the appreciation of choral music within the community.
I initiated the idea for a promotional video and executed it in celebration of the choir's 20th Anniversary Concert. My family has been involved with the choir long enough to see it grow from a living room operation to a multi-city program involving hundreds of members. I wanted to demonstrate the value of the program.
About Vayable Vayable is a travel marketplace where anyone can list services as a tour guide and travelers can discover and book personal and authentic experiences.
After graduating and returning from extended international travel, I volunteered to interview and orient new travel guides, write trip descriptions, draft press releases, contribute to the Vayable blog (recently relaunched, old content no longer visible) and coordinate posts from guest bloggers.
Writing sample (more here) Title: Santa Monica to Venice Pier Copy: Southern California is like that hot girl you admire from afar, intimidated because everything she does is cool and trendy and you just don't know how to approach without being obvious. Luckily, we've got Jean-Michel on hand. Think of him like the best wingman you ever had. Natives are hard to come by in this corner of the world, so he's a rare find and can show you the best of the beaches. In SoCal, it's all about who you know and where you're seen, so don’t be caught alone. Rent a friend for the day, get to know the area and relax knowing you’re doing it right.
Here you'll find projects unrelated to my current work, but indicative of my attention to detail and sense of creativity. Most of this is college work, but lately I've been working on a fledgling Etsy shop.
Graduation Announcements I designed personalized stationary that represented my time in college through illustrations rather than text.
California Charter School Conference I was responsible for the layout and assembly of a 116-page program for an event with 13,000 attendees. I communicated with a remote art director as well as web designers in order to create a uniform look.
Flux Magazine I was responsible for the page design of two stories and worked with an art director and photographer to plan the layout. I was recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for typography and multi-page magazine design.
Oregon Science Stories This grant-funded project involved a collaboration between graduate and undergraduate journalism students and scientists at the Pacific Northwest Research Station. Reporters worked in teams to produce multimedia packages based on cutting-edge research about climate change, wildland fire, and urban forestry. The resulting web-based stories are intended to connect research findings with communities and across the Pacific Northwest. Urban Harvest, by Lauren Jow and Anthony Rimel
Oregon Daily Emerald (Now Emerald Media Group) I created layouts for all sections of a daily newspaper according to a style guide.