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American University Washington, D.C. 20016
M.A. Interactive Journalism-Multimedia Journalism Concentration  expected graduation May 2013
Bennett College Guilford County, Greensboro, NC 27401
B.A. Mass Communications-Broadcast Journalism Track Concentration  May 2007


Social Security Administration 315 N. Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850
Claims Representative April 2010-current
• Assists individuals in establishing entitlement to receive retirement benefits
• Represents programs before the general public, provides information to the media,
  community, and local officials
• Assists individuals in establishing entitlement to receive Medicare insurance
• Evaluates information/evidence to ensure regulatory benefit entitlements
• Interacts with people of varying backgrounds, education and experience
• Strategizes with management and peers to develop effective media campaigns for
  local field office.

D.C. Public Schools 825 N. Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Instructional Aide Counselor September 2009- April 2010
• Responsible for meeting the educational goals of special needs students
• Provides daily instruction to small groups of students within the classroom
• Ensure classroom management for lead teacher
• Builds relationships with students to help reach individual educational goals
• Provide any and all instructional support to lead teacher as needed
• Develop working plan with lead teacher and students to ensure progression
  throughout the school year.

Sovereign Bank 69 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Teller August 2008- April 2009
• Responsible for ensuring excellent customer service while upholding a professional
• Processed bank transactions including mortgage and loan payments regularly
• Responsible for extensive product knowledge as well as weekly and quarterly sales
• Worked with team members to provide customers with product advice and helped
  settle client disputes or complaints
• Assisted customers in understanding company offers and benefits
• Performed clerical duties associated with the position such as: filing, emailing, and
  answering phones.

WMBB News 13 613 Harrison Ave, Panama City, FL 32401
Production Technician September 2007-March 2008 
• Responsible for keeping pace with newscast via teleprompter operations
•  Distributed scripts and rundowns to all show personnel
• Assisted with morning show cut-ins to national programming
• Trained on various broadcast support equipment
• Worked regularly to meet morning and evening newscast deadlines
• Regularly assisted with editing for morning and evening newscast by shooting and
  editing video
• Knowledgeable and proficient in Grass Valley Non-Linear Editing, Final Cut Pro


Student Reporter American University, Washington DC,
20016 September 2012-Current
• Writes copy for news packages including reporter and anchor scripts
•  Shoots stories
• Edits stories using final cut pro 7 for weekly broadcast 

Research Writing Bennett College, Greensboro NC,
January-May 2004
• Combined in classroom study, in library, and field research to teach research
  methods applicable to the field
• Emphasized writing research findings in MLA format

Database Management Bennett College, Greensboro NC,
27401 January-May 2007
• Provided in-depth experience using spreadsheet and database system
  development software to manage data.

Computer Applications Bennett College, Greensboro NC,
27401 January-May 2005
• Provided a comprehensive knowledge of computer operating systems and
• Extensive hands-on activities were used to equip students with the skills
  required to enhance productivity in both academic and industrial sectors
• Projects were focused on word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop
  publishing, presentation graphics, the Internet and Web page design.


Community Organizer, Obama for America Campaign,
Lakewood, New Jersey
March 2008-November 2008 
•  Responsible for organizing community voting events
•  Orchestrated two voter registration drives known as “Get out the vote”
•  Responsible for event setup and breakdowns. Assisted with local poll
   setup and operation in various states
•  Responsible for local recruitment to assist voter registration and voter
   day turnout

Miss Bennett College, Bennett College,
Greensboro, NC
May 2006-May 2007
•  College liaison elected by peers to act as a recruiter and strengthen relationships
   between the student body, faculty, community, and prospective students
•  Required to speak and appear at various events that called for professional
   demeanor and to master verbal and written communication skills

Orientation Leader, Bennett College,
Greensboro, NC
August 2004- August 2006
• Primary responsibilities to help first-year and transfer students make a smooth
  transition into Bennett College by serving as a resource and role model
• Assisted with room assignments, Parent Orientation, and campus tours
• Helped first-year student become familiar with campus offices, buildings, faculty,
  and staff

Community Service Director at Greensboro Public Library,
Guilford County, NC
May 2005- May 2007
• Established tutoring and literacy programs with local students



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