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 Blue Bike Communications, 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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