Development Assistant at American University
Public Relations and Communications | Washington D.C. Metro Area, US
I specialize in social PR, marketing, event planning, and fundraising with an emphasis on working with small businesses, artists, and non-profits.
From 2009-2011, I was heavily involved with Becoming Visible, a photography project by Josh Lehrer about homeless teenagers in New York. I conducted social media campaigns, wrote press releases, and pitched the story to journalists and media specialists. I've also co-written grant proposals and researched funding opportunities to support the project. The social media component of the fundraising plan raised over $35,000 and was the third most funded photography project on Kickstarter.com.
I'm a big believer in taking initiative. Since 2011, I’ve been working as a freelancer for small businesses in New York and DC.. My clients include Digby & Rose (design) and Alishainthebiz! (social PR).
In 2013, I interned for RedPeg Marketing in their Client Services division. It was a great experience that taught me a lot about event planning, management, and working in an agency.
I currently work for the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at American University. I've learned a lot about working with high profile prospects, planning major events for cultural and academic purposes, and collaborating in cross-functional teams to achieve amazing results.
Specialties: Photography + Visual Design, Social Media, Online PR, Media Relations, New Media Strategy