I’m a storyteller, painting fresh concepts in surgical strokes to foster engagement and to create positive social change.
The Tie Bar, Chicago, IL
Social Media Specialist, 07/2016 to 05/2019
·Designing aesthetic displays and creating content for social media, I improved sales 50% above our YTD goal and was consulted on remodel of flagship store. Using presentational tools, I promoted sales, new products, and build brand awareness.
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, Chicago, IL
Senior Editor, 01/2014 to 12/2016
·Mastering AP and MLA styles, I edited several books by Chicago authors, including Ben Tanzer’s New York Stories, Matt Rowan’s Big Venerable, and Joseph Peterson’s Twilight of the Idiots, while handling author engagement and publishing our weekly literary digest.
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Chicago, IL
Technical Writer/Assistant Manager, 04/2012 to 04/2016
·Learning to write in clear, concise language for employee manuals gave efficacy to my craft. Leading a staff between six and 12 employees, I learned to maximize cost and time by organizing events at craft food shows and expos, and I exceeded sales projections by streamlining operations.
Criminal Class Press, Chicago, IL
Publicist, 01/2010 to 01/2012
·Organizing events around book releases, including our East Coast Tour (where we performed with the late Tommy Ramone) and fundraisers to promote literacy, we earned media in major publications including Chicago Tribune, the Redeye, the Reader, ArtSlant, ChicagoNow, and New City.
MA, Public Relations & Advertising
Awards: Admission Award, Graduate Award, runner-up DePaul University Comms Case Study Competition
Columbia College Chicago
BA, Creative Writing
Awards: Diversity Award, Herman Conaway Award, David Rubin Award, Alumni Award, Multi-cultural Affairs Creative Excellence Award.
Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, Google Analytics, Atlassian, SaaS, Tableau