Freelance Public Relation Freelancer & Event Planner

Location:San Diego, California, United States
2 Skills
Marlene Monge E-­-MAIL
HIGHLIGHTS Responsible self-­-starter, hard-­-worker, and business-­-minded graduate with academic background in Communications and international experience in Mexico and China. Strong research and presentation skills with five years of experience gaining excellent written and verbal communication skills. Dependable, adaptable, and able to prioritize and multitask while providing customer service in the areas of public relations, event management, and marketing.
Chapman University-­- Orange, CA 2013 B.A. in Communication; GPA 3.87; Summa *** Laude
Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Member
Wilkinson College Honor Award
Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College-­- San Diego, CA 2011 A.A. in Communication and Language Arts; GPA 3.98; Summa *** Laude

Languages: Proficient in English and Spanish
Global Experience: Worked in China, Mexico and traveled abroad to Canada and Europe
Computer: Comprehensive knowledge of Windows and Mac software, up-­-to-­-date on social media trends, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Google Drive
Oh So Chic Event Planning-­- San Diego, CA 2013 Event and Wedding Coordinator Assistant
• Managed inquiry responses, consultation packages, client-­-vendor communication, and client inventory list
• Coordinated and facilitated events from start to finish by handling each step of the events
• Contributed with social media promotion, site visits, and updating client folders
• Assisted communication between vendors and coordinators by translating and facilitating language conflicts
HAVAS Sports and Entertainment-­- Shanghai, China 2012 Project Management Intern
• Collaborated with the event planning team in the development of event and product advertising proposals including brands such as Bimbo, Claire’s, Peugeot, and Roland Garros
• Researched and analyzed brand’s design and background to fit client’s advertisement and event promotional
• Created, edited and proofread proposal presentations that were sent for client approval
Profero-­- Shanghai, China 2012 Project Management Intern
• Contributed ideas for website content, design, and word choice to reach the targeted audience
• Worked closely with project manager to give a fresh and western perspective of advertisement and product
promotion of brands, such as Smirnoff, Comfort, and Diageo
• Assisted in the creation and modification of proposals sent to clients for the benefit of their product
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) at Chapman University-­- Orange, CA 2011-­-2012 Student Assistant
• Generated and filed Speech Pathology cohorts’ clinical hours; exercised discretion on students information
• Tracked, evaluated and reported students’ hours of clinical service to the department
Associated Student Government of Cuyamaca Community College-­- San Diego, CA 2009
• Organized, planned, and advertised networking and student related events
• Worked directly with president of the association to use marketing and communication strategies
• Served as representative and assistant on the Student Government Board to develop and establish future
plans for campus services and programs and advised students about application and membership processes

PUBLICATIONS (2013). Mediated communication in long distance relationships. Meta-­-communicate. Vol. 3, (1),
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