Engaging professional with excellent communication skills and a desire to help others, particularly those with serious health issues. Strengths include writing, administrative and organizational skills, speaking/ presentations, research, and enthusiasm. Adaptable, able to communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and varying levels of authority. Professional, personable, and articulate after the first cup of coffee. Adept at learning new skills and technologies.
Columbia University, New York, New York
Master of Science in Narrative Medicine - 2011
Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Communications; French double-major— Graduated Cum Laude May 2005
Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences (Aix-Marseille III), Aix-en-Provence, France – Spring semester 2004
EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE
Adult Congenital Heart Association, Philadelphia, PA - April 2011 - Present
Heart-To-Heart Ambassador program – serve as a peer mentor to adults with congenital heart disease; represent ACHA at health fairs, conferences; speak publicly to raise awareness of adult congenital heart disease, support for ACHA.
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, Bedford, NY - March-April 2010
Worked with the medical staff at New York State’s only maximum security prison for women to develop camaraderie and increase empathy over a series of five workshops as part of M.S. degree coursework.
GAMA International, Falls Church, VA - January 2006 – August 2009
• Operations Coordinator - Provided administrative support to Organization, primarily the Senior Vice President. Created and supplied research, reports, and other materials for the Board and committees. Ensured timely follow-up after committee and department meetings, tracked progress of action items, and served as liaison to the Volunteer Development Committee. Served as office receptionist and primary phone contact.
• Membership Assistant - Established/maintained relationships with members and responded to their requests. Managed membership database. Processed and tracked payments and invoices. Coordinated recruitment campaigns for prospective and lapsed members.
• Executive Assistant to CEO - Managed schedule, made travel arrangements and maintained calendar and contact list for the CEO. Organized expense reports and tracked expenditure according to annual budget.
• Marketing Administrator - Identified audiences for specific programs and events. Created and tracked reults of targeted marketing campaigns. Wrote, edited and proofread communications to members. Developed marketing materials for promotion of association membership, programs, products and services.
Marketing Assistant, WPH Architects for Ministry, Penndel, PA - May 2005 – Jan. 2006
Assisted in implementing a strategic marketing and re-branding plan. Prepared and edited promotional materials, including newsletters, advertisements, and web content. Procured and organized materials for conference displays.
Staff Writer, The Collegian (College Newspaper), Grove City, PA - 2004-2005
Wrote for the Life section of college newspaper according to AP style.
Summer Intern, Public Relations, Marketing and Communications Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA - Summer 2003
Assisted in coordinating spe...
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