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EDUCATION University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR Master of Arts, Journalism GPA: 4.

0 Tulane University, New Orleans, LA Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Political Science

In Progress (expected May 2012) (all grad coursework completed) May 2008

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE University of Arkansas Television (UATV), Cox Communications Channel 214 Fayetteville, AR Reporter & Producer UATV News September 2010-Present Direct news team, anchors, reporters and volunteers for nightly news programs Organize nightly newscast stacking well-formatted news show, writing readers, teases, selecting packages, video and live shots Research and produce packages, live shots, and features Conducted live and taped interviews Experienced in digital shooting and non-linear editing (Final Cut Pro) Skilled in technical operations running studio cameras, tape deck, audio board, teleprompter and Compix Media graphics Office of University Relations, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR Graduate Assistant January 2011-Present Organize the Hometown News Project highlighting the achievements of university students, faculty and alumni Write Hometown News press releases, sent to media outlets and organizations (knowledge of AP style) Research and write content for university web site, news articles and publications Attended 2011 Arkansas Press Association Conference in Hot Springs Creative Concepts Springdale, AR Media and Advertising Assistant January 2011-November 2011 Coordinated advertising sales and worked on creative production for event publications for The Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks and 113th Tontitown Grape Festival Produced media packages, including the Tontitown Grape Festival commercial Orchestrated non-profit community event involving 20 public elementary schools with over 2,000 attendees Established sponsorships with corporations including Walmart, Target, Little Debbie, Lance Crackers, Unilever Food Brands and Northwest Arkansas Media for non-profit events Secured radio and print advertising sponsorships to lower advertising costs for event promotion Horseshoe Casino and Hotel, Caesars Entertainment Corporation Shreveport, LA Promotions and Special Events Associate April August 2010 Assisted with coordination and execution of all promotions and events ranging from 500 to 7,000 attendees Provided support to Special Events Manager with planning proposals, registration processes, budget management and event progress Successfully communicated event procedures with vendors, departments, volunteers, security and guests Tracked inventory and expenses for each project to help drive efficiencies Managed flexible schedule and worked nights, weekends and holidays Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation Washington, D.C Sales Professional July 2009 March 2010 Provided wardrobe consulting and service for clients and customers of Ralph Lauren Protected customer experience and client relationships ensuring satisfaction in all areas Contributed to visual presentation and merchandise/product strategy Enforced store policies and cashier responsibilities including purchasing, returns and exchanges

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. Gala and Special Events Assistant February May 29, 2009 Maintained an accurate database in Raiser's Edge and Microsoft Excel of all Gala sponsors and guests Effectively conducted registration process for the Gala - preparing detailed guests lists and seating charts Performed research on corporate and individual gala prospects Supported the Special Events Manager in coordinating meetings and activities of the Gala Committee

Time Inc. Lifestyle Group (Southern Progress Corp) Birmingham, AL Digital Marketing & Editorial Intern, MyRecipes & MyHomeIdeas July 2008 Jan. 2009! Assisted the marketing team Director and Manager with projects and daily operations Coordinated promotion efforts for Idea House Giveaway the largest sweepstakes in Time Inc. history assessed weekly performance reports and created promotional materials Created a database for future relationship-building efforts by tracking external blog mentions and google alerts of network sites Collaborated with designers and marketing team to create and promote monthly print ads for Time Inc. publications Compiled monthly search engine marketing reports within Omniture to determine overall return on investments Uploaded and sent email newsletters via CheetahMail Database and worked with editorial team to produce content for newsletters Skills/Honors Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, AP Style, social media technologies, EZ News, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Raiser's Edge, Omniture Web Analytics Basic knowledge of HTML Tulane University Louisiana Legislative Scholarship Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism Edsel Ford Scholarship Society of Professional Journalists Activities President, Chi Omega Womens Fraternity Rho Chapter at Tulane University Managed 140 organization members Organized chapter events, meetings, activities, and executive board committees Volunteer Action Committee Literacy Program for Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club