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Experience

Education

2017

University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA
Current student - MFA in Creative Writing, Nonfiction

2008

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Bachelors in Arts, English Education
Minor, Creative Writing

Recognition and Awards

Undergraduate Winner, North Carolina Poetry Contest 2007
Honorable Mention, North Carolina Poetry Contest 2006
Creative Writing Scholarship Winner, Guy Owen Memorial 2006

Professional Experience

2011-2017

Marketing Producer
KingsIsle Entertainment, Austin TX
Managed marketing content for award-winning online games with 45 million+ registered users. Conceptualized, wrote and designed creative content for multiple platforms, including email marketing, web layout & coding, blogs, print and seasonal events. Managed creative art direction and timeline for marketing artists. Wrote copy tailored for various audiences, including marketing, search engine optimization and educational and community engagement.

2011-Present

Blogger
She Moved to Texas, Riverside CA
Write an equestrian lifestyle blog with rapidly growing audience. Full editorial calendar includes product reviews, humor, photography, editorial and personal content. Featured in a national equestrian online publication as well as several "Top Blogger" lists. Recognitions include: HorseClicks Top 50 Horse Blogs, Worldwide 2015; Chronicle of the Horse “Amateurs Like Us” Feature, Nationwide 2014; Equestrian Social Media Awards Finalist, Worldwide 2014

2007-2011

Interactive Designer
Various Contracts, NC, MA, TX
Worked for startup and mid-size companies including SmartPak. Responsible for e-commerce web design and print material for a variety of companies. Consulted with clients on design needs and business goals. Designed websites, managed search engine optimization, created print materials and developed social media strategies. Wrote creative blog posts that shared valuable industry information, lifestyle pieces and humor to achieve clients’ messaging goals.

Academic Appointments

2008

Student Teacher
Athens Drive High School, Raleigh NC
Taught full-time for three English III classes, two academic and one honors. Created lesson plans, graded compositions, created group projects for the students and supported students throughout. Exposed students to creative material beyond the required curriculum. Managed classroom behavior, kept students on task, limited learning distractions and reprimanded poor behavior.