Resume

New Media and Public Relations Manager August 2010 — present
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 
·  Managing social media channels for the PCRM Legislative Fund
·  Developing written and multimedia content for Web site 
·  Public relations strategy development and execution

Public Relations Professor August 2008 — August 2010 | Richmond, Va.
Virginia Commonwealth University
· Taught undergraduate courses on public relations campaigns, writing and production
· Editor of alumni newsletter
· Co-developer of unprecedented public relations and advertising convergence course
· Managed public relations and social media interns

Communications Consultant
2007 — present | Richmond, Va.
Independent consultant for managerial and writing services
· Managerial consultant for the PETA Writing Department
· Hired communication specialists for PETA offices in the U.S., Hong Kong and the Philippines
· Pro bono writing and consultation for Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, Vegan Heritage Press and Prevent a Litter
· Clients include Capital One and R. R. Donnelly, a global printing service provider
· Freelance photography

Director of Written Communications 2006 — 2007 | Norfolk, Va.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
· Responsible for a writing department of 18 staff members
· Ensured quality of the organization’s written communications
· Supervised operational issues for one satellite office with 28 staff members
· Reported directly to founder and president of organization

Manager, Assistant Manager, Staff Writer 2001 — 2006 | Norfolk, Va.
PETA Writing Department
· Responsible for organization’s written output including newsletters, Web site content and books
· Achieved unprecedented publication rates in TIME, People, The New York Times and USA Today
· Streamlined operational procedures for department, resulting in increased productivity
· Wrote copy projects including Web features, ad copy, publications, correspondence
· Compiled a cookbook comprising recipes from celebrities such as Paul McCartney and Jackie Chan

Additional Positions 1998 — 2001
· Assistant to the president of PETA
· Office Assistant for PETA’s European headquarters (London)
· Administrative Assistant in PETA’s Writers Group

Education
· M.S., Strategic Public Relations, Virginia Commonwealth University (2008)
· B.A., English, College of William and Mary (1997)

Organizations and Volunteer Positions
· Kappa Tau Alpha, the National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication
· Public Relations Society of America and Richmond Public Relations Society of America, serving on hospitality and planning committees
· Virginia Press Women
· Greater Richmond Chapter of the Red Cross Public Affairs Committee

Achievements
· Developed an international grassroots networking program resulting in coverage of target issues in TIME, USA Today, Newsweek, People, Washington Post and New York Times
· Awarded for exceptional performance by president and founder of PETA
· Work published in or covered by TIME, New York Times, The Washington Post, Adweek, Creativity, The Advocate and PR News

Computer Skills
· Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; Microsoft Package; Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, Bacon’s Media Directory, Vocus; Proficient in Web 2.0 media