Resume

Work Experience:

Anthem, Inc., Marketing Communications Writer II, Medicaid Marketing and Member Communications (December 2015 – present)

  • Acts as the Member Communications account manager and serves as the lead writer for multiple health plans
  • Acted as primary writer and back-up project manager for the launch of a new health plan
  • Received a “Values in Action Award” in September of 2016 for exhibiting two of Anthem’s core values: “Accountability” and “Easy to Do Business With”
  • Promoted from Marketing Communications Writer I to Marketing Communications Writer II in January of 2017
  • Serves as the Editorial Board lead for Anthem’s Associate Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE)

Freelance Writer and Editor (March 2013 – present)

  • Writes marketing content as a freelance copywriter for Customer Magnetism, a digital agency in Virginia Beach
  • Served as an editor for the book 100 Ways to Start Smart and Get Ahead In Your Career and its sequel in 2014 – 2015
  • Wrote 27 arts reviews and features for DC Theatre Scene in 2013 – 2014

Virginia Arts Festival, Marketing Coordinator (November 2014 – December 2015)

  • Acted as project manager for collateral materials
  • Wrote and edited copy for print projects, e-blasts, and blog posts
  • Managed VAF’s social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Increased Facebook fans by 17% and Twitter followers by 68% in 2014 – 2015 fiscal year.
  • Supervised a street team of volunteers, interns, and VAF staff members
  • Project managed and wrote the script for an eight-minute season announcement video

Prevent Cancer Foundation, Communications and Policy Coordinator
(August 2013 – November 2014)

  • Managed and served as the main writer for all social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, and the blog
  • Wrote copy for the newsletter and other print materials
  • Organized a blog carnival in my third month on staff that garnered the highest Facebook organic reach in the organization’s history
  • Managed social media for innovative “Check Your Mate” campaign later covered in Forbes, The Frisky, and WTOP
  • Managed and traveled with a colorectal cancer prevention exhibit from August 2013 – March 2014, coordinating setup and giving tours to visitors
  • Promoted from Communications Assistant to Communications and Policy Coordinator in April of 2014

National Organization for Women, Communications Intern (May – August 2013)

  • Wrote blog posts, social media posts, articles for the web, press releases, and talking points
  • Worked at the National NOW Conference in Chicago, keeping time for speakers, selling merchandise, and assisting with transportation to off-site events
  • Assisted with media relations at demonstrations and press conferences

College of William & Mary, Web and Communications Intern
(May – July 2010, May – July 2011)

  • Updated and wrote copy for the website, blog, and social media channels
  • Helped determine information architecture of new website

Volunteer Experience & Professional Affiliations:

Founder and Organizer of Reading Mermaids, a book club for women in their 20s and 30s in Hampton Roads (January 2015 – present)

Lead of the Editorial Board, Anthem’s Associate Network for Gay and Lesbian Equality (June 2017 – present)

Singer, Hunter House Victorian Museum (May 2017 – present)

Downtown 100 Communications Committee, Downtown Norfolk Council
(January 2015 – December 2015)

Co-Chair of the Writing Group, Women’s Information Network (September 2013 – May 2014)

Education:

Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Music in Voice, 2013
Awarded the Azalia H. Thomas Prize for the highest GPA in music theory in the vocal department, and the George Woodhead Prize in Voice

The Muse Writers Center
Courses: The Art of the Interview, Copy Editing, Memoir

Poynter News University Online
Courses: Editors’ Boot Camp, Writing Online Headlines: SEO and Beyond

Additional Skills:

  • Event Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Web Content Management
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • AP Style
  • Basic HTML
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Google Analytics