Résumé

Experience

MO House of Representatives, August 2014-present

Legislative Specialist – Procedures: maintain official records such as the Journal of the House, committee minutes, and the legislative process

Legislator Assistant: maintain the representative’s Capitol office, assist constituents in communicating with state agencies and addressing issues, receive and respond to correspondence, organize multiple schedules and meetings, process and track legislation

MU Residential Life, May 2011-August 2014

  • Professional Intern: acted as a professional staff member, managed staff of 11 desk attendants, coordinated schedules and forms for 8 buildings, processed necessary billing paperwork
  • Peer Advisor: prepared and taught a freshman pro-seminar, planned in-hall educational interactions, facilitated personal development for first-year students, maintained a professional living environment
  • Desk Attendant: organized mail, provided customer service, served as a frontline security measure for the hall

STRIPES (Campus Safe Ride Program)January 2011-May 2014

  • Assistant Director: provided specific oversight to membership issues, handled personnel incidents, served as a vital part of the Directors’ Board
  • Membership Coordinator: managed 250 members, served as conduit between membership and the executive board, maintained consistent and necessary communication
  • Member: volunteered nights as a sober driver, participated in recruitment events.

Tiger’s Lair (Student Spirit Section), August 2011-May 2014

  • Ambassador Liaison: managed an internal staff of ambassadors, directed ambassador activities, provided goodwill efforts to include ambassadors during sponsored events
  • Sponsorship Coordinator: solicited various companies for sponsorship opportunities, maintained positive relationships with donors
  • Spirit Coordinator: focused on encouraging a positive attitude among coordinators and members

Missouri Scholars AcademySummer 2012

Resident Assistant: provided an on-going living/learning environment for scholars, enforced rules and regulations with compassion and common sense, involved all students in community living, supervised a variety of recreational activities and generally to serve as resource personnel

MO State House of Representatives, Spring 2012

Intern for Rep. Bart Korman: completed administrative tasks as assigned, worked directly with Legislative Assistant to write and proof resolutions, assisted with constituent services

Jonesburg State BankOctober 2009-August 2010

Teller: provided customer service, conducted transactions, maintained security protocols

Education

Purdue University, anticipated graduation May 2018

Master of Science – Communication

The Brian Lamb School of Communication offers a 20-month online program to learn theory and practical application in the broad and diverse field of communication. This professional development curriculum focuses on ethics, research and important tools for practitioners. (Certificate in Strategic Communication Management)

University of Missouri, graduated May 2014

Bachelor of Journalism – Strategic Communication

Attended a premier journalism school and focused on a well rounded communication education, including public relations, social media, and interactive advertising (Magna Cum Laude)

Bachelor of Arts & Sciences – Political Science

Mainly focused on domestic policy and history pertinent to American politics and behaviors (Cum Laude, Honors Certificate, Multicultural Certificate, Phi Beta Kappa)

Skills

  • Adobe: Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop
  • Blogging: Blogger, Tumblr, Wix, WordPress
  • DSLR Photography
  • Final Cut Express
  • Google: AdWords, Gmail, YouTube
  • Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word
  • Social Media: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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