SELECTED PROFESSIONAL & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Texas Low income Housing Information Service Austin, TX
ASSET Americorps Volunteer
Update and maintain the Housing Counselor Database, which provides low-income Texans with information about available housing. Also work on a number of other projects for the organization, including research, informational materials and blogging. October 2010- present.
Austinist.com Austin, TX
Writer, News and Politics
Regular section contributor for local and state news. April 2011- present.
M.E. Swing Coffee Co. Alexandria, VA
Marketing and Administrative Assistant. Point of contact for retail and wholesale customers. Create, design and write content for company newsletter, business cards and other marketing materials. August 2009- June 2010
The Free-Lance Star Fredericksburg, VA
News Intern. Reported local and state news. Covered topics ranging from state politics to local arts and cultural events. Spring 2008.
Students Taking Action for Refugees Cairo, Egypt
English teacher and volunteer. Personally developed curriculum and taught weekly English classes to Sudanese refugees in a low-income neighborhood of Cairo. Fall 2007.
Platinum Solutions, Inc. Reston, VA
HR and Recruiting Intern. Scheduled and facilitated placement interviews, performed clerical duties, organized and compiled recruitment statistics. Summers 2007 and 2008.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Washington, DC
Media Relations Intern. Composed press releases, participated in advertising sessions, assisted special guests of the museum, prepared for special events. Summer 2006.
Editor in Chief, The Bullet Fredericksburg, VA
2008-2009. Responsible for production and content of University’s student newspaper; led and mentored student editors, writers and photographers. Previous positions: Associate Editor, 2007-2008; News Editor, 2006-2007; Assistant News Editor, 2005-2006.
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA
Bachelor of Arts in English, *** laude. May 2009
Member of Lambda Iota Tau, Literary Honor Society
American University in Cairo Cairo, Egypt
Arabic Language, Middle Eastern Studies. Fall 2007
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
University of Mary Washington: Dean’s List, 2008-2009
Virginia Press Association: 3rd place, Spot News Writing Award, 2008.