MSc Media, Communication and Development
Implemented and led after-school and service-learning projects for elementary through high school aged students, exploring education and healthcare/public health careers focused on underserved areas. Researched, planned, and coordinated various media-based projects, including “PhotoVoice” and “Media Smart Teens” to promote health and media literacy and self-advocacy through media. Wrote successful proposal for a $5,000 grant to implement school-community gardens and nutrition, agriculture, and food security lessons in elementary through high schools in northwestern CT.
Prepared and served coffee, tea, and other beverages and prepared and served light fare meals. Managed café operations during music, art, and other performance events and festivals.
Contributed eight written and photo assignments for the Summer/Fall 2013 issue of The Quarterly alumnae/i magazine. Performed editorial duties including researching, interviewing, writing, fact checking, and copy editing. Updated department website, blog, Facebook, and LinkedIn using analytics and database software
Updated website and interviewed and featured Wide Angle staff and students for blog posts. Assisted in festival and other event planning through marketing, social networking, and outreach. Engaged 800 people during five-hour youth photography exhibit at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market.
Most recently served as global editor, connecting Goucher community to international events. Researched and assigned stories to staff; edited then laid out articles in Adobe InDesign. Wrote at minimum one article per bi-weekly issue in global, news, features, and arts sections.
Wrote news briefs and original pieces on under-reported news in global African Diaspora. Managed, edited, and formatted print and multimedia submissions in Wordpress platform.
Recommended by professors for this competitive position based on extensive writing and editing experience and skills. Guided students through stages of the research and writing process of academic essays. Conducted sessions in a manner allowing students to learn self-editing and correcting skills.
Researched studies about success in corporate business and compiled manual for head consultant. Composed press releases for image consultancy speaking events at corporations including Barclays. Maintained and organised contacts for companies such as Thompson Reuters, Deutsch, and more, as well as individual professionals, for consulting opportunities.