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My story -

I'm a highly motivated Michigander and excellent communicator who's passionate about leadership and learning.

I have interned and worked at a variety of different organizations including a non-profit, several universities, and even a Whisky e-commerce company.

I spent 5 years away from home attending school and traveling Europe. Now I'm back in the U.S. and I've moved across the state to Metro Detroit and I'm working as a Digital Manager for the Jaguar Land Rover team at Shift Digital.

 
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While I was away -

I completed my MSc in Tourism Marketing Management at The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and officially graduated with Merit in November. I focused my dissertation on the "pull" factors that influence study abroad students to choose Scotland as their international education destination choice.

I also have a BA in Media Communication, with specializations in Public Relations and Psychology from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.

I spent an eye-opening 6 months soaking up culture while studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

I worked with a small team to create a complete PR plan and plan a 5K race for The Saint Elizabeth Community of Rhode Island.

I presented my senior Honors thesis on the British Culture Panel at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in Seattle, Washington.

I spent 3 rewarding years as a member of the Student Senate - and my Senior year representing the Student Body as Secretary - working to improve the campus for all students.

I was awarded the President's Core Values Medallion at Graduation - the highest award given to a select group of graduates that represent the Core Values of RWU.

I conducted research for an industry project designed to help Timespan - a small heritage museum in the highlands - improve their in-house customer experience.

 
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Curriculum vitae -

Over the last 6 years, a few roles that I've had were:

  • Sales Administrator at Terryberry

  • Widening Participation Postgraduate Tutor at Glasgow University

  • Marketing & Growth Intern for YoCo Club, a Whisky subscription company

  • Administrative Assistant in the Department of Student Programs & Leadership at Roger Williams University

  • Social Media Intern for Together We Rise, Non-Profit

  • Administrative Assistant at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine

Skills & Areas of Expertise - the Three T's:

  • Techy

    • Research, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, SPSS, Microsoft Office, Wordpress/Wix/Weebly, Photography, SEO

  • Timely

    • Punctual, Goal-Oriented, Organized, Efficient, Quick Problem-Solver 

  • Talkative

    • Social Media, Blogging, Customer Service, Writing, Editing, Public Speaking

My 5-Year Plan:

  • To be a part of a great organization working on projects that allow me to use my creativity and that always keep me on my toes

  • Employed in the tourism, media, marketing/PR, or education sectors

  • Still traveling, exploring, and stepping out of comfort zone all the time

  • Potentially even rounding-out my education by working towards my PhD in higher education

 
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Were you can usually find me when I'm not working or blogging, of course -

Taking pictures of the lovely things I see all around me. See some of my favorites here.

Traveling - I've visited places in 13 amazing countries so far - including 18 states in my own.
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Learning new things - currently self-learning to speak German.

Satisfying my coffee habit and my sweet tooth.

Spending as much time as possible with my best friend and the love of my life - Ethan.

 

let's get a coffee together.

Curious to know more? Like my work or interested in working together? For all inquiries and coffee dates, use the form below or connect with me via email or social media.

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