To apply my communications and multimedia skills to creative, socially aware and enterprising
projects and organizations.
National Geographic Society, Washington, DC Quality Assurance Specialist/Lead UAT
Perform usability, technical and editorial quality assurance testing for expansive Nationalgeographic.com website--including video, audio, podcasting, news articles, kids websites and mission program sites.
January 2005-September 2005
Drug Policy Alliance
Washington, DC Deputy Web Coordinator
Developed, wrote and edited features, news summaries,
blogs, action alerts and fundraising appeals for ePublications and website.
Built ePublications and action alerts using online engagement
tools and content management systems.
Daily maintenance and update of main website as well
as ancillary program sites.
Created graphics and banners for web use.
February 2001-September 2004
Catholic Relief Services
Communications Coordinator, January 2004-September 2004
Drafted press releases and articles; offered media support
in creating targeted press lists; developed tailored press kits; wrote
and pitched expatriate staff profiles to the media.
Developed and maintained agency's newsroom web pages
to attract journalists.
Acted as liaison between the press and the media relations
Administered agency's annual Eileen Egan Journalism Awards,
including the coordination of submissions and awards, and a panel of
high-profile journalists to serve as judges.
Facilitated agency-sponsored luncheon at annual press
association conference, to include creating presentation materials (print
and digital media) and coordinating setup of audio/visual and marketing
Managed the production of the staff newsletter in role
as editor, including editing and writing of content, research, dissemination
and collection of writing assignments, acquiring and optimizing images,
and ensuring proper layout of publication.
Communications Assistant, September 2001-January
Organized news clips in hard copy and disk format; maintained
a public relations web-based program to track media contacts, store
media activities and distribute media information to Catholic and secular
Distributed news material to members of the press and
to headquarters staff.
Fulfilled customized photo requests to reporters and
Drafted bios for executive team and upper management
staff for expert guide on agency web site.
Administrative Assistant, February 2001-September
Maintained departmental budget and processed all payment/reimbursement
requests such as petty cash, check-requests and wire transfers.
Assisted with hiring consultants as well as facilitated
contract and payment processing.
Managed the planning and logistics of headquarters meetings
and training events related to media unit.
Coordinated visits of special guests and field staff,
including travel arrangements and accommodation reservations.
Tracked and ordered departmental office supplies.
Organized unit's yearly open house event.
July 1998-November 1999
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
MD External Affairs Assistant
Processed information requests, maintained databases
and generated reports.
Researched arts grants, fellowships and corporate &
Assisted with mass mailings, ordering supplies, petty
cash, processing of grant applications and preparation of panel &
board books; acted as list broker for Foundation's mailing list.
Provided administrative support for development and marketing
February 1997- June 1998
Absolute Quality, Inc.
MD Tester/Customer Service Support
Performed quality assurance testing for various major
entertainment and educational software titles.
Provided on-line and telephone technical/customer support
for novice and experienced computer users.
Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, 1993-1994
Major: Communication Arts
InterAction, Washington, DC 2001-2003
Focus: Media training workshops