Metropolitan State University – Bachelors Degree December 2019
GPA 3.81, Deans List, TRIO Student, Magna Cum Laude
Coursework includes: Technical writing, grant writing, academic research, professional writing, interview skills
Minneapolis Community and Technical College – Associates Degree December 2017
GPA 4.0, Deans List, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Transcriptionist (Contract) – Focus Forward – February 2020 – Present
Transcribe audio files ranging from multi-participant focus groups to one on one interviews and webinars according to corporate styleguides.
Writer (Contract) – International Association of Professional Writers and Editors – March 2020 – Present
Pitch articles to editors and write accepted pieces to requested guidelines.
Content Writer – Self-Employed – August 2012 – Present
Blogging, writing online content in article form (long and short form), SEO
The Metropolitan Student Newspaper – Reporter – July 2019 – November 2019
Pitch ideas, conduct interviews, and write articles relevant to the student population of Metropolitan State University in AP style.
Metropolitan State University – Peer Tutor – January 2018 – December 2019
Assists students in understanding and completing schoolwork. Also offers support in learning better study habits and moral support when confidence wanes.
Metropolitan State University Student Association (MSUSA) – Public Relations Director – July 2019 – December 2019
Maintain the MSUSA website and social media presence. Also manage the student outreach committee.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College – Writing Tutor – December 2016-December 2017
Assisted students in the paper writing process from understanding the assignment up through the final draft. I also helped students who were learning English as a secondary language to build their vocabulary.
Essential Services – Content Writer – October 2012-August 2016
Wrote blog entries on topics including massage therapy, landscaping, home maintenance and automobile maintenance.
Normandale Community College – Writing Tutor – January 1999-May 2001
Helped native English and ESL speakers to compose assignments, understand instructor direction, assist in understanding English concepts and computer operation. Also responsible for scheduling appointments and tracking center traffic via Microsoft Excel.
CONvergence Convention – Panelist – July 2015-July 2019
Volunteer to be on assorted panels about topics ranging from disability representation in fiction to various experiences relating to writing. In 2018, I am scheduled to speak with three other panelists about how to stay creative and productive while keeping up with life, work, and school.
Twin Cities Toy and Book Drive – Marketing Associate – December 2016
Created and distributed online marketing material to promote the Twin Cities Geek Toy and Book Drive. This drive provided gifts for needy families an the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro and books to the local women’s prison.
Haute Dish Literary Magazine – Selections Editor – May 2019-December 2019
Assisted work with the editorial staff to selecting poems and visual media for Metropolitan State University’s literary magazine, Haute Dish.
Metropolitan State University – Speaker – November 2019
Spoke at an event that raised awareness of services available to nontraditional students at Metropolitan State University. During the event, I shared some of my personal educational history in addition to information regarding services TRIO, the career center, and the food pantry.