Welcome to my ePortfolio! This webpage is designed to outline my career and educational accomplishments, background and future goals.
I am from a suburb of Portland, Oregon and currently a senior attending Loyola University Chicago. My intended degree is a B.A. in International Studies with minors in Asian Language & Literature (emphasis on Mandarin Chinese) and Business Administration. But don't let that fool you, I have four years of professional experience in public relations, government affairs, marketing and event services. I even spent four months studying international business in Beijing at at The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies. My anticipated graduation date is December 2015. Currently I am working remotely for Pac/West Communications out of Wilsonville, OR as an Assistant Account Manager focused on crisis management and public relations. Additionally, I am an intern with InVision Communications and the Japan America Society of Chicago, both located in Chicago, IL and focused on event production.
With my educational career coming to an end, I am now pursuing my next goal: To land a position that utilizes my ability to lead, plan and impact people through targeted communication in events or strategic marketing. I seek opportunities to communicate stories, ideas and products to not only pique the interest of individuals, but engage the audience to take action.
First to volunteer and last to leave, I am committed to projects and have a passion for doing things right. My impeccable ethics make me utterly dependable and I strive to be the go-to person to get things done. I am intrigued by the unique qualities of individuals and companies, allowing me to pinpoint areas that may be overlooked or oversimplified. I have a knack for diplomacy and problem-solving that allows me to play a vital role in any team or company. With an eye for the future, I am a natural planner and strategist. Always searching for a better product, team, life and world, I seek options and believe there is no such thing as status quo.
Personal Mission Statement:
There is no such thing as an isolated decision. Every choice we make today determines the choices available for everyone tomorrow.
- Public relations - Experience in local to national government initiatives, environmental issues, healthcare and community grassroots campaigns.
- Media Tracking - Follow and track media stories across various outlets and compile reports for client or internal use.
- Social Media - Develop and maintain social media sites, creating original and engaging materials to increase viewer traffic and interactions.
- Industry Research - Various topics from the energy industry to government initiatives.
- Competitive Analysis - Identifying players in industry and pinpointing differening aspects to develop a more competitive outreach model.
- Mentoring - Assisting peers in finding employment, volunteer opportunities, explore study abroad options and various academic concerns.
- Recruiting - Bring in new members to programs, organizations or introduce to various products, specifically online tools.
- Event planning - Specifically planned fundraising events and global community programs to introduce people to varrying cultures and customs. Also, recruitment events.
- Marketing - Created first website and social media sites for organizations as well as maintained and improved already-established social media and webpages.
- Leadership - Obtained and held numerous leadership positions in education, work and community venues.
- Coaching and teaching young children - Cheerleading in particular but have experience teaching about environmental and nature-related topics, too.
- Public Speaking - Held numerous leaderhip positions that required public speaking.
- Basic office machenery and programs - Printers, phones, fax machines, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Mailchimp, NationBuilder, TimeSlips and BillQuick to list a few.
- National Society of Collegate Scholars (NSCS) - Member since March 2013
- Alpha Kappa Psi: Professional Business Fraternity (Gamma Iota Chapter) - Member since April 2013
- Secretary (E-Board) - Jan 2014-Apr 2014
- Chicago Center - Host student for international university students studying abroad in Chicago
- Women in Business - Member since September 2012, fundraising assistant 2012-2013
- Anything outdoors - Hiking, camping, paddle boarding, skiing
- Reading - Fiction, biographies, anything that takes me somewhere new
- Traveling - Going anywhere I have not gone before
- Dancing - Ballet and tap in particular