Carnegie Mellon University Graduated May 2010 – 3.5 GPA College of Humanities & Social Sciences B.A. Professional Writing B.A. Russian Studies
University College London January 2009 – June 2009 School of Slavonic and East European Studies Russian Studies: Language & Politics Affiliate Student
Writer / Editor at Word Jones, Inc. – Portland, OR (February 2012 – June 2012) Researched and wrote one hundred 800-word articles for auto and homeowners insurance information portal. SEO Copywriter at CleanEdison, Inc. – New York, NY (October 2011 – March 2012) Published thirty 300-word articles per week using WordPress for BPI, LEED, solar and commercial energy auditor certification courses. Researched sustainable building industry trends to generate content for corporate blog. Freelance Editorial Associate at Howcast Media – New York, NY (November 2011 – March 2012) Created titles for upcoming how-to videos based on search queries. Analyzed data from YouTube, Google AdWords and competing video websites. I worked directly with the Chief Operating Officer, video producers and subjects. Instructor / Media Specialist at Social Media For Kids® – Brooklyn, NY (October 2011 – March 2012) Led weekly class of 30 fifth graders at the Magnet School of Multicultural Humanities, P.S. 253. Taught students to safely using blogging, photography, videos, and social networking tools to create a positive self-image online. SEO Copywriter at Training For Success, Inc. – New York, NY (April 2011 – March 2012) Researched and wrote 250-word blog posts for general contractors, plumbers, electricians and architects. Used WordPress to optimize content pertaining to renovation, energy efficiency and home improvement. Research Assistant to Jake Brown, Music Biographer – New York, NY (March 2011) Transcribed 40 hours of video footage to develop Lil Wayne: An Unauthorized Biography, published May 2011. Teaching Assistant at The Anderson School, P.S. 334 – New York, NY (March 2011 – July 2011) Led small group discussions and essay development sessions for English and Social Studies students at gifted and th talented middle school. Helped 7 graders prepare submissions for high school applications. Instructor at E.nopi Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY (November 2010 – May 2011) Taught fundamental English language, reading comprehension and mathematics skills to children ages 4 to10. Set performance goals for students and reported progress to parents each week. Conference Director at World Research Group – New York, NY (June 2010 – November 2010) Interviewed speaker prospects to generate topics for conference agenda. Confirmed executive-level speakers from leading hospitals and health plans. Sought media partners to increase attendance at events. Helped secure over $30,000 in sponsorship for the 2010 Hospitalist Executive Leadership Summit and 2011 National Predictive Modeling Congress for Health Plans. Developed the Disease & Population Health for Employers event. Managed on-site logistics for conferences. SEO & Internet Marketing Developer at Babcor Packaging – Pittsburgh, PA (Summer, 2008 & 2009) Analyzed e-commerce metrics using Google Analytics. Wrote keyword-rich blog copy for packaging products. Developed sustainable coffee cup design. Filmed and edited YouTube videos. Fashion Editor at LUX Magazine – Pittsburgh, PA (June 2007 – December 2007) Interviewed emerging fashion designers. Pitched, wrote and edited articles.
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Languages Russian Advanced written Intermediate spoken French Intermediate written Intermediate spoken