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Current Employment

Desktop Publisher/Assistant Editor: MasteryPrep

June 2015–October 2017
  • Proofread academic and marketing content for grammar, spelling, sentence structure, word choice and style. Initiated major content edits when necessary.
  • Completed layouts of ACT preparatory materials such as student workbooks, PowerPoint presentations, teacher manuals and exit tickets.
  • Collaborated with other design team members to develop brand schemes, logos, book covers, interior book templates, and web and email templates.
  • Participated in agile product development team; interfaced with colleagues to make workflow and scheduling decisions.
  • Recently led usability testing efforts to improve company’s new digital platform.

Teaching Experience

Secondary English Teacher: Various Locations

August 2009–May 2015
  • Performed duties of a classroom teacher including student instruction, student assessment, classroom management, parent contact, disability accommodation, and professional development at a variety of Louisiana secondary schools.
  • Taught the following subjects: high school English, middle school English and reading, journalism, debate and Journey to Careers.
  • Oversaw story assignments, editing and production of two high school newspapers, and completed major overhauls of their designs.
  • Organized various school events including academic rallies, talent shows, school dances and fundraisers.

Additional Experience

Rental Application Advisor: The Road Home Small Rental Property Program

January 2008–February 2009
  • Using forms generator software, generated and organized internal and external documents including loan summaries, commitment letters and amendment letters
  • Cooperated with managers, underwriters and quality review personnel to correct document errors.
  • Created an electronic filing system to keep PDFs organized.
  • Cooperated with IT personnel to report software “bugs” and errors.

Reporter, Copy Editor, Food Editor: The Daily World

August 2006–March 2007
  • Wrote feature and hard news stories on deadline.
  • Compiled police blotters.
  • Edited stories written by other reporters.
  • Laid out and proofread pages.
  • Planned, wrote for, edited and designed weekly food section.

Reporting Intern: The American Press

May–August 2005
  • Completed story assignments on a variety of topics.
  • Worked some nights to fill in for proofreaders on vacation.
  • Edited and organized press releases.
  • Compiled police blotters.

Journalism Teaching Assistant/Yearbook Editor: ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars

June 2005
  • Took four-week break from newspaper internship to serve as camp counselor/teaching assistant at academic summer program for gifted children.
  • Created AP Style quizzes, prepared lectures, graded assignments, planned classroom activities and guided nighttime study.
  • Edited, designed and took photos for the camp’s yearbook, which was beyond my official job requirements.

Editor in Chief: The Current Sauce

May 2004–May2005
  • Was elected by university media board to run student newspaper for a one-year term.
  • Served as final authority for all news content, graphics, photographs and visuals, copy editing, design and production in the printed paper and on the website.
  • Designed front pages.
  • Led staff meetings and workshops.
  • Updated staff manual.
  • Previously held lower-level positions including Managing Editor, Administration Bureau Chief and General Assignments Reporter


Master of Arts in Mass Communication: University of Florida (online)

Expected Graduation Date: December 2017.
  • Specializing in web design and online communication.
  • GPA: 4.0.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Digital Design: Tulane University

Graduated August 2014.

GPA: 3.9.

Master of Arts in Teaching: Louisiana State University

Graduated May 2010.
  • Certification areas: secondary English and journalism (grades 6–12).
  • GPA: 3.6.
  • Completed capstone research study titled Why Do We Have to Read This? A Snapshot of Local Literature Teachers’ Curriculum Choices. Research project included case studies of local literature teachers and explored their curriculum-making practices.

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism: Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University

Graduated August 2006.
  • Minored in English.
  • GPA: 3.68.

Professional Skills

  • Media writing
  • Copy editing
  • Print design
  • Web design
  • Photography
  • Associated Press Style
  • Video editing
  • Web programming (beginner)

Technology Skills

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • HTML and CSS
  • WordPress
  • PHP and JavaScript (beginner)