WORK EXPERIENCE: Digital Interaction and Live Events

Public Programs Coordinator,
The Paley Center for Media

September, 2007 – July, 2012
Producer/project manager for over 300 large- and small-scale events (panel discussions, screenings, workshops, and festivals).

  • Oversaw tech and support staff on-site.
  • Led outreach and audience development strategy.
  • Content editor and community manager for YouTube and Hulu channels, including clip editing and metadata creation.
Key Accomplishments
  • Created Paley’s first participatory events focused on engaging television fan communities.
  • Responsible for programs focusing on digital media and web series.
  • Attendance of patrons under 35 years old increased 85% for programs I produced.

 

Photo Intern,
WWE.com

Summer, 2013
Edited and retouched photos and produced graphics for WWE.com, second screen fan experience and WWE Magazine (tablet and print).

 

Graduate Research Assistant,
Georgia Institute of Technology

August, 2012 – present
I assist the Director and Associate Director of Digital Media Graduate Studies with events and marketing, specifically focusing on managing the DiGRA conference to be held at Georgia Tech in 2013.

  • Work with a team of department GRAs to develop marketing materials (including the department website).
  • This position provides full funding for my education, plus a stipend.
Key Accomplishments
  • Designed and launched DiGRA 2013 website.
  • Administered backend of submissions and registration for global conference.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Education

Education Coordinator and Managing Editor,
The Art Directors Club

2006 – 2007
Manager of programs for design and advertising students, including portfolio reviews, career workshops, and awards judging.

  • Edited Art Directors Annual 86. Wrote, edited, and designed ADC’s monthly newsletter.
Key Accomplishments
  • Planned and carried out national outreach campaign for ADC Scholarships, more than tripling entries, and increasing the number and dollar value of sponsorships.

Educator,
Museum of the Moving Image

2005 – 2007
Led gallery tours, workshops, and demonstrations.

  • Demonstrations included stop-motion animation, film and sound editing (analog and digital), video game demonstrations (covering everything from Ralph Baer’s brown box prototype to machinima).
  • Researched and developed new gallery talks and tours.

Classroom Teacher,
Pan-American Elementary School (Teach for America)

2003 – 2004
Kindergarten teacher in a bilingual Arizona school.

  • Raised reading/English language skills scores from under 10% proficiency to 90% by year’s end.
  • Rated “exceeds expectations” in all areas from school principal.

SKILLS

Digital

Proficient:
Adobe Creative Suite (extensive training with Photoshop), HTML, CSS, Arduino, WordPress, most CMS and publishing platforms. Rapid prototyping, wireframes. Professional photo retouching, social media best practices, SEO. YouTube and Hulu backend, analytics, metadata creation.
Gaining Proficiency:

JavaScript, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Java, MySQL, Processing, Final Cut Pro, ProTools, laser cutting, 3D printing, Flash, and Maya.

Communications

Excellent teaching and public speaking ability, skilled at breaking down complicated concepts. Strong writing skills (proposals, pitches, slide decks). Organized and extremely detail-oriented.

Interests

Transmedia storytelling, fan culture and sociology, exhibit and environmental design, screenwriting, word games, history nerd.

EDUCATION

Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters of Science. Digital Media. Expected 2014.
Current GPA: 4.0
Vassar College
Bachelor of Arts. Film. 2003.