My background in Democratic politics is strong: I’m currently working on a gubernatorial campaign and I have both experience with the party and in a state legislative office. I have 6+ years of editorial and 1.5+ years of B2B marketing experience. I’m preparing for my honors thesis and currently exploring intersections of rhetoric and design, human connection, public policy, civic engagement, and media/institutional trust.

Skills

  • Passion for servant leadership
  • High level of emotional intelligence and intercultural competence
  • Networking – grassroots organizing and trade show sales
  • Editorial experience – media ethics training, budgeting, managing staff
  • Advanced in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Lightroom
  • Competent in Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, WordPress, DreamWeaver, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Also versed in Facebook Ads, Google Alerts, MailChimp, GoDaddy, Wix.com
  • Financial experience including QuickBooks
  • Political experience including NGP, VAN, and canvassing

 

Experience

Rams4Mike Leader, Mike Johnston for Colorado

Summer 2017 – present

  • Gather petition signatures to get candidate on primary ballot
  • Recruit Fort Collins volunteers
  • Train volunteers and work alongside them to phonebank, canvas, and community coalition build
  • Manage campus organization’s social media and marketing strategy
Research Assistant, Matthew Hitt 

Summer 2017

  • Summarized targeted SCOTUS cases and commentary from both experts and mainstream media
Marketing Manager, Tropico Imports

Fall 2016 – Present

  • Plan and execute marketing campaigns through email, Facebook, and industry networks using original designs and photography
  • Support customers with product information, order status, and accounting services
  • Designed 56-page 2018 catalog from scratch in Adobe InDesign
  • Attended PPAI Trade Show Vegas 2017, generated 500+ leads
Creative Director/Reporter, College Avenue Magazine

Fall 2015 – Present

  • Managed team of over 15 writers, photographers, and designers
  • Curated publication style and edited pages for consistency
  • Worked alongside staff to generate articles and layout for both web and print publication
Symposium Researcher, Rocky Mountain Honors Council

Spring 2016, 2017

  • Compiled research and crafted a presentation for each year’s given prompt
  • Presented for team and won first place 2016, third place 2017
Communications and Finance Intern, Democratic Senate Campaign Fund

Summer 2016

  • Regularly tracked campaign finance filings
  • Assisted senators with fundraising and phonebanking
  • Designed original content including advertisements, logos and branding, and event invitations
  • Wrote press releases and letters to the editor to inform community of  organizational goals
Majority Office Intern, Colorado House of Representatives

Summer 2015

  • Wrote over 30 policy summary letters for public distribution
  • Compiled research using Secretary of State and General Assembly databases

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts – Journalism & Media Communication and Political Science, Colorado State University

Fall 2015 – Present

  • Monfort Scholar
  • University Honors Program Scholar
  • GPA 3.9
Voyager, Semester at Sea

Fall 2017

  • Global Journalism Scholar
Arts & Humanities Graduate, Emphasis Journalism, Pomona High School

Fall 2011 – Spring 2015

  • Salutatorian, Graduation Speaker
  • President of National Honor Society
  • Editor-in-Chief of Pomona Perspective magazine
  • GPA 4.7

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