Education

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

Aug. 2014 - Present

Public Relations Management

M.S. expected Dec. 2016

 

Howard University

Washington, DC

June 2014

Certification:

Media Sales

 

 

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

May 2013

Semester in Politics

Certification: Political Management

 

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2012

Major:  Mass Communications

Minor: Business Management

B.S. Dec 2012

 

SKILLS

Social media Managament (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest etc.), Event Planning, Website & Blog design, Website Monitoring, Communications Skills, Analytical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Database Management  

 

TOOLS

Microsoft Office Suite; Final Cut Pro; HTML; Photoshop; Cision Point; Dalet 5.1, Vocus Pro; TIM; STRATA; Eclipse; Cable Post, Meltwater; Google Analytics; Salesforce; Kentico; Shoutlet; TV Eyes 

 

AFFILIATIONS

*National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications *National Association of Black Journalist  *Public Relations Society of America

 

CAREER OBJECTIVE

Experienced Media/Communications professional with skills & experience in the fields Communications, Public Relations, Digital Media, Marketing, & Tech.

 
Career Experience

American University, Washington, DC                                                                          Oct. 2016 – Present

Public Relations Coordinator                 

  • Monitors News Coverage regarding the university
  • Maintains and updates University Communications & Marketing website on weekly basis
  • Writes, designs, compiles, edits and distributes weekly, monthly and yearly print and electronic news compilation summaries and newsletters
  • Provided analytic results, and measurement reports of news coverage to communications team
  • Manages assignment and assessments of department interns

 

Bowie State University, Bowie, MD                                                                                June 2016 – Present

Adjunct Instructor – Oral Communications                 

  • Develops and managed class syllabus
  • Plans and develops lecture, in-class discussions, and assignments
  • Grades assigned papers, quizzes, and exams
  • Administer evaluations of student performance

 

Consumer Technology Association, Arlington, VA                                                       April 2016 – Aug. 2016

Strategic Communications Coordinator                   

  • Drafted and recorded weekly technology radio air check
  • Coordinate and created social media postings for verified Innovation Movement digital platforms
  • Drafted and maintained press releases, backgrounders, and other communication materials
  • Tracked press coverage and built highly targeted media lists for tech and policy issues
  • Supported Directors and VP’s on event planning for high-profile conferences and satellite media tours

 

SiriusXM Holdings, Washington, DC                                                                                June 2013 – June 2015

Digital Media & Communications Producer                        

  • Provided support for high profile events and coordinated media/news interviews
  • Coordinated web content and social media postings on digital media platforms
  • Developed new creative social media and digital journey marketing ideas for events
  • Manage expenses and budgets for senior managers and executives
  • Operated audio board for live programs and events including the NFL Draft and Super Bowl

 

GMMB Advertising & Consulting Firm, Washington, DC                                              Feb. 2014 – May 2014

Freelance Marketing & Communications Coordinator                    

  • Assisted in pitching of events and stories to multiple media outlets including blogger, reporters, and digital influencers
  • Drafted and maintained press releases, web posts, social media entries, and other communication materials
  • Tracked press coverage and built highly targeted press lists for priority issues
  • Provided support and coordination including managing department calendar and scheduling meetings

 

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Washington, DC                                        Oct. 2012 – Dec. 2013

New Media/Marketing Assistant               

  • Contributed press, and social media support for CBCF events, including the 57th U.S. Presidential Inauguration, the 2013 CBCF Inaugural Gala, and the 43rd Annual Legislative Conference
  • Assisted Senior Communications Manager with maintaining budget and media contact database
  • Managed verified social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, and Flickr
  • Managed expenses and budgets of office orders for senior managers
  • Assisted with maintaining relationships with technology, policy, and business media influencers

 

Internship Experience

National Education Association, Washington, DC                                                        Jan. 2013 – May 2013

Public Relations Intern            

  • Curated library and managed messaging via key industry partners
  • Assisted with drafting press releases, social media kits, and other publication materials
  • Provided support for social marketing activities for the industry, ensuring alignment with key marketing priorities and activities
  • Provided development and event planning for NEA’s Read Across America education initiative also known as Dr. Seuss Day

 

Office of Congressman Steny Hoyer, Washington, DC                                                 Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012

Communications Intern                                                      

  • Managed communication and social media channels
  • Worked with communications team for live media coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election
  • Prepared publicity materials which include press releases and memos for various staff members

 

Comcast Corporation, Washington, DC/Philadelphia, PA                                           May 2011 – Sept. 2011

Corporate Communications Intern

  • Planned and organized Corporate Networking Events including 15th Anniversary MSNBC Party
  • Assisted with marketing and media outreach for the development of Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program
  • Oversaw intern research team regarding production for Internet Essentials Program promo videos
  • Developed new creative social media and digital marketing ideas for events

 

WUSA9, (CBS News Affiliate), Washington, DC                                                              Aug. 2010 – Dec. 2010

Production Intern                                                                             

  • Interned for Emmy Award Winning News Anchor Dr. JC Hayward
  • Edited video with producers and posted them to the station’s website (WUSA9.com)
  • Posted news packages story links on WUSA9 social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) and blogs

 

Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Defense , Arlington, VA               April 2010 - Sept. 2010

Public Affairs Intern, Equal Opportunity Office

  • Worked with directors and managers to increase outreach efforts to minority groups
  • Reached out to colleges across the nation to learn about their disability population in certain academic programs and shared their statistics with OIG recruiters
  • Contacted OIG offices across the country to discuss Diversity Day events to ensure that all offices were adequately participating