Christy Wensley

  • LocationCambridge, United Kingdom

About me


I'm a marketing specialist from NYC and have recently graduated from Cambridge with an MPhil in American Literature. I will begin my PhD at UCL in late September and am looking for part-time freelance or contract positions (under 20 hours a week) for August and September, I have extensive professional experience in brand strategy, fundraising, communications, and project management for non-profits, including 92Y, a New York City arts and community organization; Doctors Without Borders; and Asphalt Green, a health and fitness non-profit.



  • Digital Media
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Branding
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Direct Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Events PR
  • Internet Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Proofreading
  • Communications

Work history


Graduate Student

University of Cambridge

Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
  • MPhil in American Literature


Marketing Manager

92nd Street Y

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Marketing Manager, May Center for Fitness Health & Sports, Harkness Dance Center & KidCentral • Developed marketing strategies for seasonal and long-term marketing campaigns for very different departments within 92Y, creating unique branding and messaging for each, eg: lifestyle-focused, boutique fitness marketing for 92Y’s May Center, kid- and parent-friendly material for children’s programming, including the Parenting Center, and visually arresting and sophisticated material tailored for the Harkness Dance Center’s modern dance audience. • Working with the web production team, wrote new content for the 92Y website, with a focus on improved SEO • Wrote, edited, and oversaw design of print marketing materials, including brochures, posters, and fliers • Managed events for programs, performances, and adult and children’s classes


Events Coordinator

Doctors Without Borders

Jul 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Events Coordinator (short-term contract position) • Responsible for Team Doctors Without Borders charity race teams’ participation in endurance events, including the New York City Marathon, Los Angeles Half Marathon and Five Boro Bike Tour • Managed the marketing for the team and recruitment of new members, including print, online and Facebook advertising, hosting informational webinars and acting as the public face of the team as the main contact for potential new members, race organizers and the press


Marketing Manager

Asphalt Green

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012
  • Marketing Manager • Reported directly to the Marketing Director as second highest position in the department; oversaw the work of two graphic designers; directly managed the Marketing Assistant • Wrote, edited, oversaw design, and managed production of all print materials, including program catalogs, direct mail campaign materials, and all other promotional items. Collaborated with several departments and with senior staff on developing content, design concepts, schedules, and marketing plans for these materials • Assisted Development Department in writing, editing, and designing all fundraising materials including appeals, Asphalt Green’s Annual Report, and event materials; developed schedules and managed production of all projects • Wrote, managed design of, and uploaded content for online materials, including large email campaigns, website content, and social media



American Literature, Faculty of English

University of Cambridge

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
  • I'm currently finishing my dissertation on Henry James, aesthetics, and empathy in The Wings of the Dove. I will be presenting a paper on 14 May 2016 at the University of Cambridge Symposium on American Literature, I have had a proposal accepted to present at the European Society for Jamesian Studies Conference in October 2016. Co-Chair, Clare Hall 50th Anniversary Black and White Ball committee Co-chair for Clare Hall’s 2016 “May Ball;” responsible for event logistics, including sponsorship, marketing, website, and design


BA in English

Columbia University

Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
  • Graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with honors in English from Columbia University in New York, NY,