Writer | Reviews.com (Red Ventures)
May 2017 - Present
As the first in-house writer, helped management define the role, piloted and iterated on workflow and onboarding practices, and assisted in training subsequent hires.
Pitch, write, and strategize in a variety of story forms — from full multi-product reviews to trending news analysis, and resource blog content. Creatively coordinate with design, SEO, and social media marketing teams to repackage content for multiple channels.
Master a wide range of subjects (from Nerf Guns to Microwaves, Solar Panels to Home Security Systems), by conducting research, analyzing the audience, interviewing experts, and personally testing product.
In the first month, wrote what would become three of the company’s highest-value verticals, and continued to own high-volume spaces over my tenure. More specifically, rewrote our high-profit Homeowners Insurance page to earn a 34% increase in revenue (earning $150k monthly), and a 40% increase in impressions
Led an email newsletter initiative to engage with our readers in a more creative medium. Collaborated with Art Director to execute vision and with analytics team to test and revise. Resulted in engagement rates that exceed industry average.
Editorial Intern | Illumination Arts Publishing
February - August 2016
Copyedited children's book manuscripts, flyers, and informational packets.
Significantly impacted content by editing manuscripts for story, illustration, and design.
Conducted and translated administrative research and created informational documentation for clients and in-house team.
Contributing Writer | Her Campus
January 2015 - December 2016
Wrote weekly content geared towards young women and fellow peers for WWU’s chapter of Her Campus.
Consistently produced the top-viewed and most-shared articles.
Restrategized stagnant Twitter account and achieved record-breaking social engagement for our chapter
Disney College Program Intern | The Walt Disney Company
January 2015 - December 2016
Hosted in the Tomorrowland Restaurants in Disneyland. Learned efficiency under pressure, enhanced multi-tasking skills, and developed world-class customer service.
Exercised problem-solving scenarios in real time to personal limitations.
Received recognition for ease under pressure, ability to quickly learn, and for anticipating the needs of teammates.
Consumer Product Testing
Social Media Strategy
American Sign Language
Western Washington University | GPA 3.8
Graduated Cum Laude in December 2016
B.A. in English Creative Writing with Honors
President’s List 2016, 2015
Minor in Professional and Technical Writing
Content Evaluator — Jeopardy Magazine
Nov 2015 - June 2016
Read and reviewed submissions from students, alumni, and professors. Wrote comments and suggestions about revision and potential publication.
Podcaster — MouseTrap
Created a short podcast series. Learned rhetoric behind the conceptual design of sound stories, conducted interviews, compiled and edited sound samples. Self-taught and utilized GarageBand and Audacity.
Volunteer — Washington Reading Corps
September 2014 - January 2015
Volunteered 5 hours a week to work with 4th and 5th graders. Focused on developing their reading skills and encouraging a passion for reading.
Volunteer — Seattle Aquarium
Educated visitors from around the world about the aquatic life in our exhibits and steps they can take towards marine conservation.
Volunteered over 130 hours as on-the-floor staff that engaged and welcomed guests.