Kaitlin Higgins

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Writing
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Blogs
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Media
  • Excel
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Content and Media Writing
  • Copywriting

Work history

Currently

MSc Student

The London School of Economics Political Science

Sep 2015
  • MSc Media, Communication and Development

2015

Americorps Youth Health Service Corps Program Coordinator

Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center

Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
  • 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.

2015

Barista

The Funky Monkey Cafe Gallery

Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
  • 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.

2013

Magazine & Communications Intern

Goucher College Alumnae/i

May 2013 - Jul 2013
  • 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

2013

Communications Extern & Outreach Volunteer

Wide Angle Youth Media

Mar 2013 - May 2013
  • 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.

2013

Editor

The Quindecim Independent Student Newspaper of Goucher College

Jul 2010 - Apr 2013
  • 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.

2013

Editorial Assistant

The Burton Wire

Jul 2012 - Apr 2013
  • 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.

2013

Peer Tutor

Goucher College Writing Center

Jan 2011 - Apr 2013
  • 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.

2012

Catering Server

Lake Compounce Theme Park

May 2010 - Jul 2012

2011

Research & Communications Intern

Positive Presence

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
  • 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.

Education

2016

Media, Communication and Development

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Aug 2015 - Apr 2016

    2013

    Media and Communications Studies, Peace Studies

    Goucher College

    Aug 2009 - Apr 2013