Skills

Value Skills

– Adaptability

– Creative & Analytical Thinking

– Interpersonal Communication

– Flexibility

– Mentorship

– Problem Solving

– Project Management

– Resourcefulness

– Team Building & Leadership

– Task Management & Scheduling

– Written Communication

Marketing & Software Skills

– Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop)

– Email Marketing Campaigns (Mailchimp)

– Google Analytics

– Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)

– Photography and Videography (DSLR)

– SEO

– Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

– Social Media Management (Canva, Buffer)

– Video Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro)

– Website Management (WordPress, Squarespace)

Publications

“Under Western (Girls’) Eyes: Cultural Appropriation and Feminism in the Celebrity Fashion of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.” In Celebrity and Youth: Mediated Audiences, Fame Aspirations, and Identity Formation, edited by Spring-Serenity Duvall. Peter Lang, 2019.

“The Reality of ‘Messy Real Life’: Jazz Jennings and the Dramatisation of Young Transgender Celebrity in TLC’s I Am Jazz.” In “Special Issue: The New Reality of Reality Celebrity,” edited by Erin Meyers and Alice Leppert, Celebrity Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, 2018, pp. 455-469.

“The Doll ‘InbeTween’: Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture.” In “Special Issue: Locating Tween Girls,” edited by Melanie Kennedy and Natalie Coulter, Girlhood Studies, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, pp. 59-74.

“Subscribing to Sex Edutainment: Sex Education, Online Video, and the YouTube Star.” Television and New Media, vol. 18, no. 1, 2017, pp. 76-82.

Doctor Who–Themed Weddings and the Performance of Fandom.” In “Performance and Performativity in Fandom,” edited by Lucy Bennett and Paul J. Booth, Transformative Works and Cultures, no. 18, 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2015.0637.

Marketing/Communications Experience

The Pocket PhD, May 2020-Present

Contract Social Media Manager & Strategist

– Managing social media content and scheduling to assist in growing email list, establishing goal conversions in Google Analytics to measure success and identify campaign optimization.

Beyond the Professoriate, Apr. 2020-Present

Contract Web Content Manager & Customer Success Representative

– Monitoring virtual conference operations via live-tweeting and responding to customer emails, producing an efficient and professional support network for over 1,000 online attendees.

– Optimizing e-Learning platform (Aurora by Beyond the Professoriate) by developing efficient video tagging system and managing quality control of new template designed in Elementor.

Quasimondo Physical Theatre, Aug. 2019-Present

Marketing & Development Intern

– Built strategies for social media management, engagement, and brand promotion, doubling organic engagement over ten months.

– Supported Executive Director in expanding audience outreach and fundraising through targeted social media posts, artist spotlights, and direct email campaigns, meeting business goals and increasing show attendance.

New Mexico State University Carlsbad, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2013

Marketing & PR Assistant

– Enhanced current marketing strategies through engaging editorials. Transformed student and faculty interviews into compelling stories for the local newspaper representing the college’s opportunity mission.

– Coordinated film scheduling and produced media content for website and television, expanding target audience and delivery of rebrand campaign.

Studio 104 News, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013

Freelance Journalist & Videographer

– Interviewed, photographed, and reported on community events over nine months to build reputation of early-stage news media start-up.

The Mosaic Company, May 2012-Aug. 2012

Videographer Intern

– Assisted the production and completion of corporate mining safety training videos with R&D department, leading to a decrease in summer facility accidents.

Teaching/Higher Ed Experience

The Writing Center, Aug. 2014-Present

Writing Tutor Specialist

– Interfaced with clients on strategic approaches in the short-form and long-form content development of research and writing assignments. Consistently received positive feedback in anonymous reviews.

– Produced culture-related alumni tutor videos for website optimization and contributed to center growth by promoting services to internal and external partners.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Aug. 2013-May 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant

– Instructed roughly 500 undergraduate students in 18 face-to-face and online courses in writing, research, film studies, and television criticism over 16 semesters.

– Designed and implemented in-class activities, lectures, and assignments. Assessed quality of student work according to course objectives and incorporated changes to improve curriculum.

– Supervised training of new instructors and evaluated classroom teaching.

College for Teens/Kids, Jun. 2016-Aug. 2019

Summer Program Instructor

– Adapted college-level courses into one- to two-week summer courses for middle school and high school students. Topics included: fiction writing, television representation, film studies, and participatory culture.

Upward Bound Math & Science, Jun. 2015-Aug. 2019

Summer English Instructor

– Developed and taught 6-week summer English and writing curricula for high school students from underrepresented racial and low-income backgrounds interested in pursuing the STEM fields in college.

Career Planning & Resource Center, Jan. 2014-Aug. 2014

Career Resource Assistant

– Researched best CAS practices and created accessible career resource guides on resume and cover letter writing that enriched career advisor presentations and one-on-one appointments.

– Developed informational career resource video for website to more efficiently advertise the center’s services across social media and internal communications.

New Mexico State University Carlsbad, Aug. 2012-May 2015

Instructional Designer

– Adapted college-level course (History of Film) for online students of New Mexico State University according to the Quality Matters Rubric (5th edition).

– Completed online training for QM instructional designer certification and piloted the course during Spring 2015.

Adjunct Instructor

– Lectured, graded, and led discussions and activities for courses in the English and Creative Media Technology Departments, both face-to-face and online.

Administrative Assistant, Student Advising

– Tracked student enrollment and problem-solved issues with degree requirements. Communicated with external departments and ensured program was in compliance with academic policies and procedures.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2015-2020

Doctor of Philosophy in English (Media, Cinema, & Digital Studies)

– earned Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies

– completed 70,810-word dissertation research project entitled “The Business of the Girl: Celebrity and the Professionalization of Girlhood in Early 21st Century media Culture.”

-served as Co-Vice Chair and Chair of the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, organizing the development and programming of a 2-day conference of panels, workshops, keynote events, and creative showcase.

– managed social media and communications as the Graduate Representative for the Children and Youth Media and Culture Scholarly Interest Group in the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

– received honors, awards, and fellowships for research, including the Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship, the Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship, James A. Sappenfield Fellowship in English, and the Eliana G. Berg Award for Graduate Research

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013-2015

Master of Arts in English (Media, Cinema, & Digital Studies)

– completed master’s thesis entitled “Sex Education on YouTube: Analyzing Online Video as a Space for Youth to Engage in Sexual Dialogue.”

– served as Art Editor and Videographer for cream city review, UWM’s literary magazine.

The University of Montana, 2008-2012

Bachelor of Arts in English (Creative Writing and Film Studies)

– Graduated summa cum laude with University Scholar distinction from The Davidson Honors College

– Served as Design and Layout Editor for The Oval, UM’s undergraduate literary magazine.

Edinburgh Napier University, 2011

ISEP-Study Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland