Mary Miles

Freelance Blog Writer & Writer

Location:Bronx, New York, United States
2 Skills
Mary A. Miles
734 East 221 Street
Bronx, NY 10467

05/11 Simmons College Boston, MA Bachelor of Arts in Communications – Journalism Track
Minors In: English, Public Relations/Marketing Communications

07/11-Present The Black Mastermind Group New York, NY Program Innovation Virtual Intern
•Brainstorm ideas on how to create brand value
•Participate in telephone or in-person meetings and receive feedback regarding ideas
•Use print and other media outlets to circulate brand information to diverse stakeholders
•Help to build a creative program model for the network

06/11-Present West Harlem Art Fund New York, NY Communications Assistant
•Assist Executive Director with communications-related tasks
•Draft press releases regarding events presented by the organization
•Send out press releases to various media outlets

06/11-Present SA Global Affairs New York, NY News Writer
•Write articles on various current news topics
•Research material related to these topics

10/2010-05/2011 Jumpstart Boston, MA
Corps Member
•Assisted my partner children with reading and writing twice a week during session
•During Classroom Assistance Time, engaged as Teacher’s Assistant and helped partner children and other children with various classroom activities

10/2010-12/2010 Teen Voices Magazine Boston, MA
Editorial Mentor
•Helped mentees to prepare an article for publication
•Assisted mentees with developing article ideas for their section and with drafts and other edits of the article
•Acted as a guide to help mentees with any problems they may experience while writing the article

09/2010-12/2010 United South End Settlements Boston, MA
Development Intern
•Assisted my supervisor with projects such as data filing and mass mailings
•Began to draft informational pamphlets about the facilities at USES
•Interviewed Camp Hale director to gather more information for the pamphlet

10/2008-05/2010 America Reads Boston, MA
•Assisted tutee with homework and reading three times a week
•Achieved position of facilitator one day a week (Jan 2009); made sure everything was running smoothly during the program

06/2009-08/2009 Lincoln Hospital Bronx, NY
Public Affairs Intern
•Supervisor rotated me throughout all subdivisions while interning
•Helped to draft important press releases and revise the Community Advisory Board newsletter while at this internship

10/2007-05/2008 Jumpstart Boston, MA
Corps Member
•Helped my partner child with reading and writing twice a week during session
•During Classroom Assistance Time, I was a Teacher’s Assistant and helped partner child and other children with various classroom activities

06/2007-08/2007 Swiss ReInsurance America Armonk, NY
Clerical Assistant
•Worked part-time on an as needed basis
•Helped to answer phones, book conference rooms, and did any other duties as deemed necessary

Volunteer Experience
05/2007-07/2007 HarlemLive New York, NY
Street Reporter
•Interviewed and/or filmed people on a variety of subjects, issues, and locations in Harlem
•Wrote articles related to these interviews

04/2003-07/2007 Lincoln Hospital Bronx, NY
Pediatric Playroom Assistant
•Provided developmentally appropriate recreational activities in playroom
•Helped to keep the play area safe, clean, and neat
•Assisted with special events such as the Mayoral Christmas event (2006) and Christmas Eve event (2007)

Special Skills
•Can speak Spanish at an intermediate level
•Can use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
•Familiar with social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter

Extracurricular Activities
•Writer for the Simmons Voice (weekly campus newspaper)
•Member of the Multicultural Mentoring Program at Simmons
•Mentor for the M.O.S.T. Program at Simmons
•Hosted own radio show for Simmons College Radio
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing