Resume

​Education

Graduate

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (May 2019)

Overall GPA: 4.0

Undergraduate

Honors BA in English, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (May 2011)

Concentration: Professional Writing

Honors BA in Political Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (May 2011)

Concentration: American Politics

Overall GPA: 3.7, Cum Laude

Experience

Library Media Specialist, Padua Academy, Wilmington, DE (Aug 2016-Present) Learn more

  • Manage a library serving over 500 high school students

  • Educate students about proper research and citation techniques

  • Maintain current, relevant collections

  • Develop programs to encourage reading

  • Work with faculty to provide needed resources

  • Lead multiple student clubs and provide supervisory support

  • Design and deliver meaningful lessons to students

  • Control and maintain yearly library budget

  • Oversaw student work/study program

  • Created the first comprehensive website to serve as a virtual library space

  • Organized and implemented the first school-wide summer reading program

Career Team Writer, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA (Jan-Dec 2018) Learn more

  • Wrote articles about finding work in the library science field for the iSchool career blog

  • Researched and developed relevant topic ideas

  • Self-edited my articles for clarity and readability

  • Posted articles one to two times per week

Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteer, Newark Free Library, Newark, DE (April-Sept 2016)

  • Reviewed shelves to ensure books are in the correct order

Quality Assurance Proofreader, Foundry9, a LiquidHub Company, Wilmington, DE (May 2013-Sept 2015) Learn more

  • Reviewed deliverables for spelling, grammar, clarity, consistency, and design

  • Performed testing to ensure client website usability including multi-browser, ADA, and regression

  • Confirmed copy matched exactly with approved client content

  • Approved copy on desktop and mobile websites, posters, billboards, newspaper ads, and other promotional materials for production

Marketing Director, American Home Energy Corporation, Elkton, MD (Jan 2013-May 2013) Learn more

  • Created targeted PPC campaigns to increase web traffic

  • Coordinated the production and mailing of marketing materials

  • Maintained the company Facebook and Twitter accounts

  • Found and attended events to gain residential and commercial leads

  • Orchestrated online and print advertising campaigns

Freelance Writer, Epic Factor, Seattle, WA (Oct 2012-Dec 2012) Learn more

  • Wrote 1,000 to 2,000 words of original content daily

  • Created articles that needed little (if any) editing

  • Ensured content was to client standards

Content Marketing Specialist, Blue Corona, Gaithersburg, MD (Oct 2011-July 2012) Learn more

  • Served as chief writer and editor of client websites

  • Edited work of other copywriters to ensure quality

  • Wrote search engine optimized content for client websites

  • Created SEO plans to increase organic traffic to client websites

  • Determined the best keywords to generate new leads for clients

Intern, Eve Tahmincioglu of CareerDiva.net, Wilmington, DE (Feb-May 2011) Learn more

  • Wrote blog posts that were published on CareerDiva.net

  • Updated news ticker daily with links to job-related stories

  • Edited posts on CareerDiva.net each day

  • Researched for MSNBC articles

Co-Editor-in-Chief, DEconstruction Magazine, Newark, DE (Aug 2010-May 2011) Learn more

  • Ran weekly meetings

  • Maintained a group wiki with pertinent information

  • Coordinated tasks such as securing funding and planning events

  • Compiled articles into a finished product in Adode InDesign CS5

  • Created the first layout guide for the magazine

Office Assistant, Sarcoma Foundation of America, Damascus, MD (Winter 2010 & 2011)

  • Composed acknowledgement letters for donations

  • Reorganized donation records

  • Fixed clerical errors in the online donor database

Office Assistant, Two Guys and a Truck, Gaithersburg, MD (Summer 2010)

  • Provided move estimates to customers over email or phone

  • Prepared and organized paperwork for moves

Sales Associate, Kohl’s Department Store, Germantown, MD (Summer 2009)

  • Organized men’s, women’s, and junior’s sections

  • Assisted customers in finding merchandise

  • Completed customer purchases at the register

Office Assistant, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD (Summer 2008)

  • Made copies and delivered them to the appropriate office

  • Organized and maintained files

  • Properly disposed of sensitive documents

Editorial Intern, Frederick County Gazette Newspaper, Frederick, MD (Aug 2006-May 2007) Learn more

  • Conducted in-person and phone interviews of local residents

  • Wrote eight articles featured on the front page of the paper

  • Assisted the copy editor with tasks as necessary


Activities, Honors, Memberships

Little Free Library Steward (2021-Present)

Beta Phi Mu Honor Society, Member (2020-Present)

Recipient of Helen H. Bennett Scholarship from Delaware Library Association (2018)

Recipient of Special Session Scholarship from San Jose State University (2018)

American Association of School Librarians (2016-Present)

American Library Association (2016-Present)

Delaware Association of School Librarians (2016-Present)

Delaware Library Association (2016-Present)

International Association of Professional Writers and Editors (2016-Present)

Writer's Digest 84th Annual Writing Competition, Honorable Mention (2015)

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Secretary (Sept 2010-May 2011)

Kerry Dallas Walton Scholarship, Recipient (2010)

Thomas W. Molyneux Prose Award, Recipient (2010)

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Member (2010-2011)

Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Member (2008-2011)

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Member (2008-2011)

Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Member (2008-2011)

Skills

Blogging

Content Marketing

Database Research

Google Suite

Search Engine Optimization

Teaching & Learning

Website Design Using Google Sites

Writing & Editing