UC San Diego Extension
Certificate in Marketing
2019 – 2020
University of Illinois Chicago
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
2019 – 2020
Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
Master of Science in Journalism (MSJ) – Interactive Publishing
2011 – 2012
GPA: 3.9/4.0
University of Iowa
B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication & Psychology
2007 – 2011
GPA: 4.0/4.0

Relevant Skills

  • WordPress
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Content Management Systems
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Google Analytics
  • Email Marketing Templates
  • Brand Strategy Positioning
  • Audience Research
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Audition
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Agile Workplace Environment


  • Kappa Tau Alpha – 2011 Top Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Luther A. Brewer Key / John Hamilton Johnson Memorial Prize
  • U.I. Dean’s List
  • U.I. President’s List
  • Illinois Press Association – 2014 – Honorable mention in single page design (Berwyn Suburban Life)


Visual Designer
Liquidus Marketing • June 2017 – April 2019
Product design lead for web-based retailer weekly advertisement platform. Collaborated closely with team members to curate new branding for Liquidus Marketing. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of the corporate WordPress-based website. Designed various web banner ads and website concept mockups for retailers.

Cofactor (formerly Shoplocal) • August 2014 – March 2017
Responsible for the creation of website concept mockups for national retailers. Lead front-end development in full site builds, overseeing creative direction for weekly ad websites. Collaborated with team members to build new products. Supported marketing department as needed with the creation of engaging informational one-sheeters, company website updates, and internal posters.

Design Intern
Cofactor (formerly Shoplocal) • May 2014 – August 2014
Created weekly ad website mockups for national retailers using Photoshop. Assisted in the front-end development of websites. Participated in project kick-off meetings.

Page Designer
Shaw Media • November 2012 – June 2013
Designed and copy edited news, sports, opinions, and features sections – including covers – of 21 weekly, tabloid-size publications using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Roxen Editorial Portal.

Designer/Design Editor
The Daily Iowan • June 2010 – May 2011
Designed newspaper layout, including the front page, inside pages, and sports. Managed the newspaper design team including scheduling, pay, and production. Oversaw work to maintain a quality publication.

Additional Experience

NAMI Northern Illinois • 2019 – present
Spread mental health awareness by assisting with NAMI Northern Illinois’ website – including formatting, calendar updates, and associated organization’s site design/development. Curated social media content. Acted as a NAMI representative at local events, helping to coordinate material distribution and answer questions.

Design/Tech Lead – iPad Application and Web Design/Development
Forward Magazine, Medill Incubator Project – • 2012

Environment and Sustainability Reporter / Web Producer
Medill Reports • 2011

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