EXPERIENCE

2015

Design and communications consulting
Oakland, CA. Oakland. Assisting small nonprofits and volunteer groups with various graphics, collateral, and messaging needs

2014

Deputy Director of Communications, Anderson for Insurance Commissioner
Overland Park, KS. E-newsletters; website management (Wordpress); social media coordination; press coordination; campaign graphics; print collateral; event organization; photography; network outreach

Communications Specialist, Taylor for U.S. Senate
Topeka, KS. Social media and website management (Wordpress); press outreach and coordination; e-newsletters; media tracking; print collateral; event organization; photography; constituent outreach

Manager of Marketing and Communications, BALLE
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies - Oakland. Social media and website management (Drupal); blog and newsletter copy and layout; graphics development; media and news tracking; conference message planning; mission promotion and advocacy; partner promotion and engagement; toolkit document layout and development

2012 - 2013

Communications Associate, Architecture for Humanity
San Francisco. Social media and website management (Drupal); monthly newsletter; annual report assembly and release; press releases and press kits; inquiries and interviews; network outreach and contact management (Salesforce); online platform development; fundraising campaign development; project and program reporting; partner coordination; internal and external presentations, advocacy, and written work. Twitter following of 200K

2010 - 2011

Design Fellow - Haiti and Students Rebuild, Architecture for Humanity
San Francisco. Coordination and content generation, management of partner program; field reporting; field office resource coordination; newsletter composition; French translation; partnership development

Volunteer, Architecture for Humanity
San Francisco. Volunteer coordination; content, layout, graphics, peer review, translation management of rebuilding manual specific to Haiti

2009 - 2010

Web and Branding Design



EDUCATION

2007-2008

Certificate in Interdisciplinary Design, Institute Without Boundaries
Toronto. Graduate program applying principles of interdisciplinary design to theoretical and practical projects - in particular, a multi-tiered rural renewal proposal for the Government of Costa Rica

2001-2007

Bachelor of Architecture Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo. Including: one year study abroad in Paris; Design Village lightweight structure competition; College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) student council president; CAED Ambassadors program founder; accreditation board (NAAB) selected designed & built furniture


SKILLS

Copy writing: newsletters, blogs, webpages, toolkits, articles & interviews, press releases, annual reports, editing; Social media management; Website administration: Drupal, Wordpress, HTML, Wikipedia; CRM & marketing: Salesforce, Marketo, NGP VAN, Mailchimp; Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver; Design: layout and graphic design, visualization (pencil, pen, watercolor), SketchUp, AutoCAD; MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint; Photography & video; French

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITION

“Top 10 Tweeters on Economic Transformation,” UK Guardian, 09/14; Learning from Architecture for Humanity, Kansas State University, 01/14; “Engaging Haiti: How Designers Facilitate Long Term Recovery,” Oz Journal 35, 2013; Humanitarian Design Workshop, Contemporary Jewish Museum, 10/13; “Place and Public Health: the impact of architecture on well being,” Guardian UK, 06/13; “Avoiding the Next Disaster,” Huffington Post Impact, 05/13; “Magic in Social Design,” BIOCITY No. 53, 12/12; Lecture, Cal Poly ARCH 101, 10/10; “Rebuilding Haiti,” a+u, 05/10