My work experience has been very diverse. Although I have not many roles that are obviously writing positions, I have done writing in some form or another with all my past jobs and have gained valuable skills which transfer well to new fields. My work has taught me how to think, how to read people, how to get people to think about things in a new way. These are some of the skills needed to be a good marketer and writer. Altogether, I feel that my unique perspective, qualifications, work ethic, and mentality make me a good fit as a thinker and a doer.
2018 - present
I continue to do freelancing on the side to gain experience and build up my portfolio. Most of my work to date has been updating the content for business and organizational websites, though I am open to any project.
After work for San Antonio Cyclery, store had its best May ever in 2018 as a result of increased web traffic
Work for Winchester Municipal Airport led to increased in web traffic and received positive response from visitors
Contributions to Chamber of Commerce newsletter and The Tullahoma News brought attention to local businesses, people, and events, helping to bring money into the community
2019 - present
I wanted to move to Nashville, which, combined with my interest in technology and especially computers, is what drew me to this position. Though this role does not involve much writing, it has given me great experience in oral communication and customer service.
Consultation responsible for bettering the lives of customers by providing them with technology that made their professional work easier and their personal endeavors more enjoyable
Used company services and financing opportunities to provide better options and results for customers
Utilized excellent oral communication and customer service skills to give customers best possible experience
Honors Program Work Study
Saint Leo University
2017 - 2019
While in college, I had a federal work study job for the University Honors Program, which I was a member of.
Facebook post based on interview led directly to a graduating Honors Program member receiving a job offer
Made the value of the Honors Program apparent to prospective students and parents who otherwise may not have considered the Program or even the University as a whole
Used firsthand accounts from students and faculty and independently gathered research to show ways in which the Program could be made more competitive and effective
City of Winchester, TN, Dept. Parks & Recreation
2013 - 2018
Starting in high school and continuing through college, I worked as a lifeguard at the city pool where I swam competitively. After three years, I was a head guard, meaning that I was effectively a daily supervisor. In addition, on occasion, when the pool manager was not there, such as on vacation or a mission trip, I assumed the role of manager and performed all of the additional duties affiliated with this role.
Diffused escalating issues between patrons and guards, helped write new policies, designed new pass, mentored new guards
On occasion, worked as overall pool manager, created employee schedules, was responsible for money deposits, made hiring and promotional recommendations
Created flyers, posters, and signs for facility and events
Search Engine Optimization
Social Media Communication
Saint Leo University
2015 - 2019
Bachelor's of Arts in English: Professional Writing
Cumulative GPA 3.78
Graduated Cum Laude and with distinction in major
Completed University Honors Program
Member of Sigma Tau Delta National English Honors Society, Treasurer for 2017-2018 school year
Published in Sandhill Review, University's literary journal
Contributed to The Lions' Pride campus newspaper
Social Media Communications
Desktop Publishing & Design