Bachelor of Arts
Illinois State University
Japanese Education, Hokkaido University of Education, Hokkaido, Japan (2005)
Writing for Young People, Bath Spa University, Bath, England (2006-2007)
Proficient in the use of Macintosh and Windows computers, including software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publishing. Experienced in personal digital photography. Can type over 50 wpm. Also CPR/ first aid certified by the Red Cross.
Engineering Consultant Firm, Marketing Coordinator, Chicago, IL
Responsible for working with key personnel to write, edit, and produce proposals for various transportation projects across the country. Duties include researching and preparing proposals, coordinating with various team members both locally and nationally to obtain required information, attaining necessary photographs and graphics, printing and binding proposals, and adhering to strict submission guidelines and deadlines.
WBEZ, Chicago Public Media, Pritzker Fellow, Chicago, IL
Worked as a full-time intern reporter. Was praised for submitting material that required little to no editing. Responsibilities included researching, news/feature writing, interviewing, photographing and shooting video of news subjects, as well as audio, visual, and print editing. Adhered to all deadlines to insure time-sensitive news aired as scheduled; work resulted in six radio stories being broadcast on-air and web exclusive content being published online.
Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance Company, Clerk I., Chicago, IL
Scanned a backlog of 2000 or more paper files into computer system for digital archiving. Assigned six-digit barcodes to all files to insure that documents could be easily retrieved via the digital archives. Modified document records when necessary to include or correct information. Used FedEx to send highly important documents to clients and CNA home office.
Public Library, Library Page, Chicago, IL
Sort, shelved and inspected materials. Maintained neatness of public areas including floors, desks, counters, shelves, tables, and areas visible to the public. Answered basic directional questions and referred patrons to appropriate staff for assistance. Assisted in special projects as assigned.
Social Service Provider, Development Intern (Unpaid), Chicago, IL
Drafted LOI’s (letters of intent) to corporations for fundraising needs. Composed company thank you letters for donors. Interviewed ‘success story’ candidates for company needs before composing information into stories that were later published in company brochure. Verified the accuracy of donor records using SalesForce Technology.
Social Service Provider, Secretary, Bloomington, IL
Performed general office duties for a small, not-for-profit office. Was often recruited by the head office to assist in large projects. Managed a 7+ line phone system, orders office supplies, performs general office duties (copying, mailing, greeting clients/visitors, filing, researching, creating labels); maintains client confidentiality in all areas; types and prepares reports and correspondence for staff using Microsoft software such as Word and Publisher.