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Professional Summary

Dedicated, award-winning writer seeking an exciting, collaborative writers' room. Creative, professional and experienced, with a thirst for well-told stories. Also a professional advisor, organizer and communications director for Presidential and Congressional campaigns.

  • Reliable on a deadline
  • Personable team player
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the movie industry
  • Skilled in Final Draft, Final Cut, Premiere, Avid
Work History
01/2012 to Current
Owner Beverly Hills Princess Beverly Hills, CA

  • Chief organizer of all major events.
  • Creator and organizer of yearly Make-A-Wish Foundation Charity Ball.
  • Responsible for scheduling and attending meetings with potential clients and vendors.
09/2018 to 11/2018
Organizer Brendan Kelly For Congress Alton, IL
  • Recruited and trained volunteers to handle field canvassing functions.
  • Drove push to gain votes by visiting officials, making over 200 VAN calls/day and overseeing letter-writing and social media campaigns.
  • Collaborated with organizational leadership to assess objectives and develop implementation plans.
  • Crafted mass voter emails for fundraising and voter contact.
  • Improved project success rates with solid staff coaching, performance monitoring, quality assurance and effective problem resolution.
  • Responsible for cutting canvass turf, assembling canvass packets and managing volunteer schedules
  • Built Alton main office and volunteer net from the ground up
  • Planned and executed campaign events like office opening parties, meet and greets with candidate and local politicians, and VIP events featuring guests like Congressman John Lewis and Vice President Biden 
  • Planned multiple high-end fundraising events
  • VAN Data: 8,446 canvass attempts, 900 shifts recruited, 407 GOTV shifts recruited in final 7 weeks of campaign; candidate won my region by just 2,650 votes, a success credited to my work there.
2018 to 2018
Communications Director Jess Phoenix For Congress Santa Clarita, CA
  • Responsible for 3x daily campaign posts to Jess Phoenix for Congress social media platforms
  • Responsible for writing campaign content for viral platforms e.g. Pantsuit Nation and Vice News
  • Responsible for responding to thousands of messages in a timely manner while maintaining the campaign's voice
01/2014 to 01/2018
Staff Writer Pottstock Entertainment Beverly Hills, CA
  • Worked directly with show runner to produce high end content.
  • Head staff writer and assistant editor for many prominent projects.
  • Supported Chief Operating Officer with daily operational functions.
  • Edited and proofed documents for proper grammar, spelling, capitalization and verbiage.
  • Offered feedback on the quality of segments and coached other staff members on how to improve segments.
01/2012 to 01/2014
Staff Writer THEY Productions Burbank, CA
  • Contributed to writer's room for multiple multi-media productions including short films, web series, and sizzle reels.
  • Writer's team leader on high-budget web series.
  • Videos I wrote and/or produced have reached over 16 million views on YouTube.
04/2008 to 12/2011
Executive Assistant to CEO Beverly Hills Princess Beverly Hills, CA
  • Achieved major business growth under my office leadership.
  • Implemented marketing strategies which resulted in 250% growth of bookings.
  • Developed new process for employee evaluation which resulted in marked performance improvements.
  • Responsible for creative writing projects pertaining to advertisement and website.
  • Created boardroom and courtroom multimedia presentations including video and text- sync'd depositions for enhanced understanding.

Screenwriting Major, Political Science Minor Southern New Hampshire University
High School Diploma
Beverly Hills High School - Beverly Hills, CA
  • Recipient of Best in Theatre Scholarship

Theatre Arts Loyola Marymount University
  • Recipient of Best in Major Scholarship
  • Winner: Feature Drama, Hollywood Screenplay Contest
  • Top 10% International Screenplay - Scriptapalooza Competition 
  • First Place - Poetry - Nashville Writer's Showcase
  • First Place - Songwriting - Nashville Writer's Showcase

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  • Copywriting 
  • Content Creation
  • Storyboarding
  • Market Strategy
  • Project planning and development
  • Staff Management 
  • Three-Act Structure
  • Advanced Adobe Creative Suite knowledge
  • Advanced MS Office Suite knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Event Management
  • Facilities Management 
  • Production Management
  • Film Editing 
Work History
Production Assistant, 10/2017 to Current
Palladin Productions, LLC Brooklyn, NY
  • Managed on-site shot locations for ABC new pilot series 'Deception' .
  • Suport 2nd Assistant Director and 2nd 2nd assistant director with on set operations management.
  • Acted as a liaison between several departments and production  units.
  • Communicated  effectively with all production management and production assistants. 
Staff Writer, 01/2016 to Current
Mad Adage Productions, LLC
  • Oversaw all phases of video production from pre- to post-production. (Youtube)
  • Created shot lists, booked talent and locations and prepared the location and set for shooting.
  • Researched, developed and pitched stories that reflected the unique sensibilities of  several networks.
  • Managed casting and selected shot locations.
  • Operated and directed several cameras during shooting.
  • Offered feedback on the quality of segments and coached other staff members on how to improve segments.
  • Led daily production meetings and weekly production calls.
  • Supervised staff, including offering feedback and enforcing deadlines.
Tenant Services Coordinator, 12/2016 to Current
Empire State Realty Trust OP, L.P. New York, New York
  • Acts as the first point of contact for tenants with service request questions, including but not limited to: Schedule photo IDs, issue access cards, monitor routine usage of overtime freight elevator, dumpsters, conference room reservations, loading dock usage and overtime air conditioning/heating.
  • Notify tenants of building wide activities by creating content for building wide memos, maintain current information databases in tenant emergency book, rules and regulations. In routine situations, act as liaison between tenants and vendors and or contractors.
  • Assist Property Manager in developing forecasts and budgets, including Operating, Tenant Improvement, and Cap X budgets.
  • Establish and maintain procedures to properly administer all purchase orders processing, payroll administration, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and related correspondence.
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration - Creative Writing, 2016
Montclair State University - Montclair

Developed advanced skills in mortgages, residential and commercial real estate, legal practices, technology, financial markets and global economics.

Associate of Applied Science: Digital Media Technology, 2014
County College of Morris - Randolph, New Jersey
Designed, developed, managed, and implemented, digital interactive media using current and emerging computer technologies that adhere to industry standards.

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Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology University of California, Berkeley: Class of 2018 3.7 In-Major GPA
Intern, Digital News Jan 2018 to Current
NBC Bay Area
  • Research and write 10-12 features and news stories per week regarding current events around the bay area
  • Assist with the managing of the network's social accounts (twitter, etc.)
  • Participate in brief discussions of digital strategy
  • Sit in on management meetings in order to understand the flow of journalism work
  • Monitor social media (primarily Twitter) for potential story pitches
Assistant Editor Aug 2017 to Current
Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers Berkeley, CA
  • Assisting Professor Daniel Fisher in research and administrative duties related to the reinstatement of the Kroeber Society Anthropological Papers, which was one of the world's leading anthropology journals from the 1940's to the early 2000's.
  • Proofreading journal submissions
  • Performing basic research, database management, filing, and website redesign and management
Staff Writer Aug 2017 to Current
Her Campus Media Berkeley, CA
  • Write 1-2 articles per week about female advice and current pop-culture such as music, movies, and trends
Research Assistant Jan 2016 to May 2016
American Cultures Center, UC Berkeley Undergraduate Division Berkeley, CA
  • Participated in an American Cultures Engaged Scholars program focused on reviving the heritage of the Abiquiu, a native American descendant community in New Mexico disenfranchised by colonialism and struggling for self-determination and federal recognition
  • Worked in a lab analyzing archaeological remains from digs in the area
  • Chose three interesting artifacts to heavily research and create an“object biography” for
Art Director Aug 2015 to Aug 2016
Delta Kappa Alpha Professional Cinema Fraternity Berkeley, CA
  • Served as the art director for the fraternity's fall 2015 and spring 2016's films
  • Created the prop list as well as the backdrops for various scenes and, essentially, put together the "world" of the film 
Intern, TV Development Jun 2015 to Aug 2015
Lionsgate Entertainment Santa Monica, CA
  • Performed script coverage on scripts for numerous Lionsgate TV shows, such as "Orange is the New Black"
  • Sat in on management meetings in order to better understand the flow and inner workings of the entertainment industry 
Features Editor/Assistant Editor Sep 2011 to Jun 2014
Palisades Charter High School newspaper (The Tideline) Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Wrote music reviews, movie reviews, trend reviews, and general articles having to do with pop-culture and key topics of interest in my generation
  • Oversaw the newspaper staff
  • Edited staff's articles and made sure that everyone was meeting deadlines in this fast-paced environment 
  • Proofreading/editing
  • News and lifestyle writing
  • Film production
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Database management 
  • Web design
  • Research
  • Excellent reading comprehension
  • Leadership and team management
Alpha Chi Omega UC Berkeley Pi chapter
September 2014 to Current
​Delta Kappa Alpha Professional Cinema Fraternity
September 2015 to September 2016
Theater for Charity
September 2016 to Current