• Oakland University, Rochester, MI Ongoing since September 2013
    • Master of Arts – Communication
    • Oakland University, Rochester, MI Graduated April 2013
    • Bachelor’s of Arts – Journalism and Communication

Relevant Course Work:

    • Newswriting, Media Ethics, Feature Writing, News Bureau, Media Law, Media Editing, Intro to Public Relations, Public Relations and the News, Digital Convergence
    • Communication Theory, Public Speaking, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Communication, Multicultural Communication, Media and Social Identity, Community Field Experience

Related Projects:

American Power Boat Association, Journalism Internship Winter 2013

    • Create original feature news content for Propeller Magazine
    • Write, post and maintain web content, including race records and champions
    • Copy edit for Propeller and for web

News Bureau, News Bureau Course Winter 2012

    • Brainstormed, researched, and wrote stories covering Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties

Fraser Community Profile Project, News Bureau Course Winter 2012

    • Profiled the City of Fraser, including interviews of public officials and residents, accompanied by photographs and cutlines

Deaf C.A.N. Volunteer, Student Aide, Community Field Experience Fall 2012

    • Completed 90 hours of volunteering, split between working at Deaf Community Advocacy Network and helping teach American Sign Language classes at Powell Middle School
    • Final paper detailing experiences related to communication theory, reading and citizenship

Work Experience:

 Recruiter Universal Truckload Services, Inc., Warren, MI July 2013 – December 2014

    • Advertise job openings through,,, etc
    • Prescreen candidates, then market jobs specific to candidate’s location, experience, preferences
    • Upon approval, collect all pre-employment documents, set up DOT drug screen or disqualify candidates

Associate/Stock Designer Shoe Warehouse, Roseville, MI August 2009 – July 2013

    • Recognized for outstanding service and reliability
    • Cross-trained on register, customer service, stockroom organization
    • Train news associates – emphasize customer service, teamwork
    • Receive, process and display product shipments
    • Provide friendly and helpful customer service

Associate Bath & Body Works, Roseville, MI September 2011 – October 2012

    • Customer service – focus on catering to individual needs
    • Stock floor while continually gaining product knowledge

Dishwasher APCC, Sterling Heights, MI Intermittent since June 2008

    • Wash dishes and pans, prep food, clean kitchen at night

Computer Skills:

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint

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