Resume

Education
Simpson College
Indianola, IA: August 2006 – May 2010
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science, Multimedia Journalism, Pre-Law; Spanish Minor
Center for Global Education at Augsburg College
Namibia, Africa: May-June 2008

Professional Experience
Citizens Project | Director of Development and Communications
Colorado Springs, CO; August 2010-June 2011
-Wrote and distributed grant applications and direct mail appeals; more than doubled last year’s Give! Initiative funds.
-Wrote, edited, and distributed press documents, more than doubled the organization’s social media/web presence, created and distributed newsletters and email blasts, developed and maintained media relations
-Planned and executed events, including CP’s largest annual fundraiser, which raised more than $40,000 for the organization; assisted in planning voter education forums and the compilation of voter guides; recruited and managed volunteers and interns

Iowa Democratic Party | Field Organizer
Indianola, IA; May 2010 – August 2010
-Recruited, trained, and managed volunteers and Team Leaders; 75 summer recruits
-Planned, marketed, and executed successful events and Get Out The Vote programs
-Directed canvasses, phone banks, and all other IDP campaign efforts in Warren County

Thompson Law Office | Legal Intern
Des Moines, IA; August 2009 – June 2010
-Managed client relationships, kept accurate files, and provided customer service
-Wrote and published blogs for the firm website, created and distributed brochures, and otherwise marketed the firm, assisting in the acquisition of more than 30 new clients
-Researched claims and creditors, briefed cases, and drafted complaints

Amnesty International USA | Media Relations Intern
Washington, D.C.; May 2009 – September 2009
-Edited, headlined, and distributed press releases, media advisories, and other external documents; pitched stories to proper media outlets, tracked Amnesty in the media
-Wrote Op-Ed and Letter to the Editor templates, one of which appeared in The Washington Post; coordinated interviews between journalists and Amnesty experts
-Rallied, gathered signatures, recruited members, and campaigned for the organization

Honors & Involvement
Student Government Association | Junior & Senior Class President
Delta Delta Delta Sorority | Academic Affairs Chair 2008, President 2009
Simpson College Amnesty International | Founder & President
The Simpsonian | Staff Writer
Alpha Lambda Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa & Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Societies; Dean’s List
Volunteer with Memorial Children’s Hospital, Colorado Springs Quality of Life Indicators

Skills
Microsoft Office, VAN, database management, social media, internet research
Exceptional written and oral communication; Spanish language, public speaking
Outstanding interpersonal skills; networking, teambuilding, and leadership experience

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