PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

October 2009–Present
Freelance Publications and Communications Manager
(Based in Washington, DC)
Work includes:
• Production Specialist, Red Velvet Creative
• Publications Coordinator & Program Layout, Wolf Trap
• Project Editing & Program Layout, Shakespeare Theatre Company
• Design, Writing & Editing for UC Merced, Studio B, National Capital KitchensSt. Peter School, Moishe House, Lodi Community Foundation, and others.

September 2007–October 2009
Communications Project Manager, Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, DC
)
• Project manager for all STC outreach (publications, web and email)
• Edited all copy for consistency in style and appropriate use of the Company’s voice
• Wrote copy for Asides magazine, press releases and letters
• Established production schedules to ensure that publications were printed in accordance with production dates
• Managed projects relating to three productions and two theatres simulatenously, keeping all projects on track
• Oversaw production of over 500 projects a season

May 2007–August 2007
Intern, New Media Program, National Museum of American History (Washington, DC)
• Developed thematic vision of online monthly newsletter
• Organized and led editorial meetings
• Wrote articles and edited submissions from other staff members

April 2006–April 2007
Program Representative, Academic Talent Search (Sacramento, CA)
• Led community outreach initiatives to recruit student participants
• Designed and edited promotional materials print materials and a three minute movie
• Organized set-up and management of on-campus summer office, hiring of summer staff

October 2004–April 2006
Graduate Assistant, McNair Scholars Program (Sacramento, CA)
• Handled student participant and faculty mentor questions
• Compiled data for federal year-end reporting
• Edited student papers
• Designed and wrote content for program newsletter.

June 2004–August 2004
Reporter, The Tracy Press [clips available] (Tracy, CA)
• Published over 50 articles in a variety of beats
• Wrote for special sections; Hired once CNPA 12 week Grant was completed.

May 2003–May 2004
Editor in Chief, Los Angeles Loyolan [clips available] (Los Angeles, CA)
• Oversaw all aspects of weekly publication, including writing the most challenging news stories
• Edited all copy and layout for clarity and style
• Managed staff of 30+ editors, reporters, photographers, business and administrative staff

May 2003–August 2003
Intern, California Assemblymember Barbara Matthews District Office (Stockton, CA)
• Worked to address constituent cases
• Took phone calls and wrote letters
• Scheduled events and compiled newspaper clippings.

EDUCATION
2006
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Master of Arts in Public History
Thesis Project: Community Voices: a Collection of Mexican American Oral Histories from Stockton, California

2004
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts/History Minor, Magna Cum Laude


SKILLS
• Macintosh and PC systems; Programs include: InDesign, QuarkXpress, Photoshop, iMovie and Microsoft Suite
• Experience leading publication projects from start to print—creating a production schedule, leading an editorial meeting, gathering and circulating copy, editing copy and layout, and preparing the file for print.

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