Professional Experience

 

United We Dream Network                                                                                          Washington, D.C.

Executive Assistant (temporary contract)                                                               May 2018 – Present

  • Provide administrative support to a high profile Executive Director; managing day-to-day calendar and scheduling, travel, taking notes during a variety of calls with internal staff, funders, and partners, in addition to supporting the Deputy Executive Director with travel

  • Research and provide briefings and memos on politicians, funders, journalists and others, to the Executive Director prior to all phone, video, and in person meetings; in addition to working with the communication team to draft talking points

  • Act as a liaison between the Executive Director and others, such as: communication, digital, development, field

Wells Fargo                                                                                                                          Madison, WI

Regional Services Senior Consultant                                                                    May 2013-May 2018

  • Influence district-wide initiatives through consulting on risk management, team member and customer experience, and develop strategies to minimize and mitigate losses

  • Shift risk management culture from a focus on passing an annual audit to foundational knowledge and flawless execution of daily behaviors

  • Manage various major projects throughout the region such as: closing of two branches, removal of coin machines, Drop & Go process

Communication Experience

 

Wells Fargo PRIDE Wisconsin Team Member Network                                                 Madison, WI

Communications Chair                                                                              December 2015-May 2018  

               

  • Created a streamlined communication strategy to drive member engagement, which included an events board, a monthly newsletter, and a membership survey. This has grown membership from 25 to 150 since 2015.

  • Maintain current content on the PRIDE WI SharePoint site (events, photos, external articles, and other documents)

  • Create volunteer, email, and other written materials consistent with Wells Fargo brand standards

 

Wells Fargo Greater Madison Volunteer Chapter                                                        Madison, WI

Communications Officer                                                                          December 2014-May 2018   

              

  • Expand the reach of the volunteer chapter by pitching story ideas, sending press releases, and making connections with corporate communications

  • Craft written documents for a variety of audiences such as PowerPoints to attract volunteers, press releases, and emails to inform volunteers of events

 

Twin Cities Daily Planet                                                                                          Minneapolis, MN

Writer/Contributor                                                                                               May 2011-May 2013 

  

  • Responsible for prompt and accurate reporting on a variety of topics, such as: mental health, the LGBT community, arts, and various events in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area

  • Conduct interviews of subjects for potential stories both in-person and over the phone, including fact-checking

  • Participate in peer writing workshops to receive and provide feedback to enhance materials

 

Education

University of Minnesota                                                                                        Completed Online

Bachelor of Science, May 2015

 

  • Major: Communication – Emphasis in Organizational Communication

  • Minor: Public Relations

  • Gradated with Distinction; 3.89/4.0 GPA

  • Dean’s List, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 


 

Augsburg College                                                                                                   Minneapolis, MN

Transferred/No Degree received

 

  • Major: Mass Communications and Media Writing

  • Writer, The Echo student newspaper

 


Related Skills

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Technical writing, journalism, and creative writing background

  • Creative thinker with the ability to see multiple story angles

  • Strong presentation skills; articulate and professional speaking abilities

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop/Dreamweaver, Snag-it Editor

  • Organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical skills; quick response time

  • Experience with various Social Media platforms as well as SharePoint and content management systems