Whitney Rice

Freelance Blog Writer & Comedy Writer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills
California State University Long Beach
Master of Arts in Communication Studies May 2011
Area of Expertise: Rhetoric, Intercultural, Performance, Interpersonal
James Madison University
Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology May 2009
Minor: Political Science
California State University, Northridge
COM131: Essentials of Argumentation Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011
Created presentations, activities, and assignments to assist student in developing rational arguments and articulate speaking.

California State University, Long Beach
Teaching Assistant
COMM 130: Essentials of Public Speaking (Stand-alone course) Aug. 2010-May 2011
Designed Power Point presentations, activities, syllabi, and assignments to improve student confidence in front of audience.
COMM 131: Essentials of Argumentation (Lecture-Lab course) Aug. 2009-May 2010
Created presentations, activities, and assignments to assist student in developing rational arguments and articulate speaking.

Graduate Assistant
COMM495: InterACT Jan. 2011-May 2011
Facilitated a troupe of roughly twenty students in performing an interactive script concerning homophobia to high schools, social organizations, and various university classes.
COMM 531: Administering Forensic Program Aug. 2009-May 2011
Coached a team of approximately fifteen students in interpretation events and public address. Conducted weekly meetings, social events, and practice schedules. Managed students during local and national tournaments.
Personal Blog
LA Traffic: http://drivingmissdrama.blogspot.com/
Article Writer
Essrig, Bree and Whitney Rice. Inspirational Quotes. September 2013.
Burgstede, Annie and Whitney Rice. Behind the Scenes of American Apparel. May 2012.
Burgstede, Annie and Whitney Rice. Plain Jane *******. June 2012.
Burgstede, Annie and Whitney Rice. SHH: Silence Her Here. Pre-production.
Manuscripts in Graduate School
Rice, Whitney. The Shahid: Palestinian ******* Attacks as a Power-Balancing Act. Editing for review.
Miller, Benjamin, Abigail Nishimoto, and Whitney Rice. Hurtful Events and Relational Drama. Editing for review.
Rice, Whitney, and Marc Rich. Using Interactive Theatre to Challenge Homophobia. Script writing and data collection phase.
CSULB, Graduate Communication Association
Member Aug. 2010-present
Attended weekly meetings, community service events, and coordinated social activities.
COMM 130: Public Speaking
Guest Lecturer Oct. 2010, Feb. 2011
Delivered an interactive presentation to approximately one-hundred students on how to construct an informative speech
Forensics Tournaments Sep. 2009-present
Wrote ballots for student performances for both local and national tournaments.
InterACT Jan. 2010-present
Performer, Facilitator
Performed an interactive script concerning homophobia to high schools, universities, and social organizations. Facilitated conversation among audience, actors, and the performance.
Honors and Awards
AFA-NIET National Champion – Poetry Interpretation April 2009
AFA-NIET National Champion – Program of Oral Interpretation April 2008
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Comedy Writing