Resumé

Currently

Ms. Magazine
Digital Editor, May 16 – present

I handle all things web-related at Ms., including prepping content regularly to our popular blog, sending our popular weekly digest, managing our social media presence, and coordinating our online fundraising and activist efforts. I work with interns and staff in-house to produce blog content and am spearheading an effort to assemble a crew of regular contributors from allied organizations and the freelance market. I also contribute to the print edition of the magazine and oversee the How We’re Doing, National News Short Takes, and Bookmarks. In my short time at Ms. I’ve also represented us at the Democratic National Convention, locked myself in an office in a fur coat during the LA Women’s March, and helped stop Kate Walsh from getting a parking ticket.

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Formerly

Autostraddle
Feminism Editor, March 14 – Feb 17
Previously: Community Director, March 14 – Nov 16 / Social Media Co-Director, Feb 14 – June 15 / Contributing Editor, Feb 11 – March 14

  • Wrote nearly 1,000 articles, including viral pieces on pop culture and popular personal essays related to class, gender and sexuality. Authored the “Idol Worship” column for one year, which featured interviews with public figures and celesbians and devotionals; wrote the “Wild Child West” miniseries during my cross-country move from DC to Los Angeles; and whipped up the Sunday Funday, a weekly good news round-up, every Saturday for six years.
  • Increased our social-to-site traffic by over 7,000 percent, boosted engagement by as much as 500 percent, and added tens of thousands to our legions of followers across platforms.
  • Planned Autostraddle Meet-Up Weeks—ranging from Brunch Days to Babe-B-Q’s to Holigay Parties—as Community Director and coordinated parallel thematic content on-site. Launched a meet-up and events portal equipping community members to form meet-up groups and take Autostraddle’s online community offline. Oversaw the website’s weekly Open Threads and fostered community via incentive programs for commenting and participating in Autostraddle Social.
  • Expanded Autostraddle’s coverage of the feminist movement and women’s issues as Feminism Editor. Authored the “Rebel Girls” column for three years, which broke down gender studies concepts and guided readers in putting feminist theory into praxis.

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She Wins, We Win
Social Media Coordinator, Mar 16 – Nov 16

  • Assisted in the design and launch of the She Wins campaign blog, which ultimately became a space to track the election, spotlight Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments and vision, and give voice to women across identities who were proud to support her campaign for the presidency.
  • Managed all social media accounts and promotion, at times with the assistance of the Feminist Majority’s Digital Associate.
  • Recruited bloggers, edited blog posts, and oversaw all blog-related business for the entirety of the campaign.
  • Coordinated digital efforts via email and social media to recruit volunteers, get out the vote, and promote FM / SWWW campaign events across the country.

Feminist Majority Foundation
Communications Coordinator, Feb 14 – May 16
Previously: Online Community Organizer and Intern Coordinator, May 13 – Feb 14 / Web and Campus Team Intern Jan 09 – May 09

  • Oversaw the day-to-day management of social media feeds, blogs, websites, press outreach, and email campaigns for the Feminist Majority Foundation, Feminist Majority, and the Feminist Campus program.
  • Led a restructured communications team and streamlined content management processes across organizational entities.
  • Crafted digital strategies that doubled our audience and engagement across social media platforms and increased our content production across blogs.
  • Led the redesign of our popular Feminist Jobs website and contributed to the redesign of the Feminist Campus website.
  • Under my leadership, the 2014 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference was our most successful since the annual event’s inception—with a nationally trending hashtag, an over 50 percent growth in attendance, and an over 100 percent increase in total revenue.

ModLife4.Me
Social Media and E-Commerce Consultant, Oct 12 – May 12

  • Created and executed social media and e-commerce strategies for a fashion and lifestyle start-up and e-boutique.
  • Designed marketing materials.
  • Wrote press documents.
  • Represented the brand at events.

ThreeLOL (Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills)
Intern, June 12 – Jan 13

  • Oversaw list-building strategies for ThreeLOL Twitter and managed engagement and response.
  • Created blog and video content for the Moodie-Mills blog.
  • Served as press liason and writer.

THE LINE Campaign
Blog Editor, March 13 – March 14
Previously: Blog Editor June 10 – Jan 11 / Writer and Intern June 09 – June 10

  • Oversaw editorial calendar, pitch emails, and blogging team recruitment.
  • Maintained our social media presence.
  • Assisted in the design and outreach of the campaign launch, including developing social media and website content and booking filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman’s nationwide tour of college campuses.

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SPARK Movement
Team Member, Oct 11 – May 13

  • Contributed regularly to the SPARK blog.
  • Led the successful, viral action to #EducateCoaches in the wake of Steubenville.
  • Participated in campaigns related to promoting healthy sexuality and media representation of young girls.
  • Spoke on a feminist leadership panel at the founding SPARK summit in New York.

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Women’s Initiative
Director, May 11-May 12

  • Oversaw the organization’s most successful year of fundraising, recruitment, and retention.
  • Lead a volunteer staff of 12 to coordinate a year of programming around various women’s issues.
  • Worked closely with administrators to improve campus policy around sexual assault.
  • Overhauled our digital strategy and implemented social media and e-newsletter components.

SlutWalk DC
Media Organizer, May 11–Aug 11

  • Wrote press materials and compiled a media kit for the first-ever SlutWalk DC.
  • Coordinated interviews with event organizers and managed media relationships to strategically promote the event and raise awareness of sexual violence.
  • Appeared on NPR WAMU’s Kojo Nmandi Show, in the Washington Post, and at other outlets as a SlutWalk representative.

XOXO SMS (Film)
Campaign Consultant, Dec. 10–Feb 11

  • Designed a successful Kickstarter campaign for post-production of the film.
  • Coordinated media outreach efforts around the film’s digital launch and crowdsourcing efforts.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Communications Assistant, May 10-Oct 10

  • Temporarily managed social media outreach and messaging, external and internal communication, and writing proposal and strategy documents.
  • Oversaw email newsletters and campaigns.
  • Landed press about findings and news topics of interest to the organization’s work.
  • Completed design and layout-related tasks for publications.
  • Refined and redesigned the organizational social media strategy, which increased following and engagement across networks.
  • Ran a series of one-on-one and big-group social media workshops for staff in order to familiarize them with how to self-promote on basic networks and how best to support IWPR’s social media presence.
  • Planned a large-scale “DC Feminist Intern Soiree” on Capital Hill.
  • Created an outreach strategy to inform campus leaders about our work.

Hollaback!
Social Media Consultant, Jun. 10-Aug 10

  • Launched Hollaback!’s central social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr and taught other staff how to use the programs.
  • Crafted and oversaw the successful Kickstarter campaign to fund Hollaback!’s unique app for mapping and reporting street harassment.
  • Assisted in reviewing app design and functionality.

Domestic Violence Resource Project
Outreach Intern, Jan. 10-May 10

  • Assisted in building relationships in the local community, including drop-by visits and managing events.
  • Updated the organization’s website content and design.

AU Career Center, Marketing Department
Staff, Jan. 10- Mar. 10, Sep. 08- Apr. 09

  • Created promotional materials for center services and programming on campus.
  • Assisted in updating and maintaining the center’s portal on AU’s website.

Women & Politics Institute
Publicity/Event Staff, Sep. 09-Dec. 09

  • Organized “AU Women To Win” campaign to encourage women to run for student government offices.
  • Assisted with event management and oversaw all promotional material design.
  • Maintained relationships with supporters and community members.

The Hip Event
PR/Event Planning Intern, Feb. 08-Aug. 08

  • Helped to compile media kits and staffed promotional events for a variety of local for-profit and non-profit clients.
  • Conducted outreach to media outlets and landed press hits in various community papers and magazines.
  • Cold-called media outlets with pitches and event information.

tvstudio.com
Marketing Intern, Oct. 07-Mar. 08

  • Designed organizational materials and managed outgoing mailers and client outreach.
  • Organized and updated client database.
  • Staffed front desk and handled customer service concerns.
  • Assisted in editing video and graphics for client projects.

Events

2016

  • Staff: Global Women’s Rights Awards
  • Staff: A-Camp
  • Staff and Organizing Team: National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

2015

  • Host: Autostraddle Babe-B-Q
  • Host: Autostraddle Brunch
  • Staff: A-Camp
  • Staff and Organizing Team: National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

2014

  • Host: Autostraddle Brunch
  • Staff: A-Camp
  • Staff and Organizing Team: National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

2013

  • Host: Autostraddle Brunch (July & October)
  • Staff: A-Camp (May & October)
  • Staff and Organizing Team: Women, Money, Power Summit

2012

  • Host: Autostraddle Brunch
  • Staff: A-Camp (April & September)
  • Organizer: The Right to Party Party
  • Co-Organizer: Take Back the Night Rally and Testimonials
  • Co-Organizer: Dance Marathon Fundraiser
  • Organizer: Eileen Myles Speaking Engagement
  • Organizer: Angela Davis Speaking Engagement
  • Co-Organizer: Women’s History Month Art Gallery

2011

  • Organizer: Breastival Fundraiser
  • Organizer: The Right to Party Party
  • Media Organizer: Slutwalk DC
  • Organizer: The Language of Desire Consent Workshop

2010

  • Promoter: DC Now Happy Hour Fundraiser
  • Organizer: Institute for Women’s Policy Research Summer Celebration

2009

  • Author and Organizer: PRSSA National Conference Bid
  • Volunteer: National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

Softwares and Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Web: HTML, WordPress, CMS Management, Google Analytics
  • Social Media: Sprout Social, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo, Flavors, Google+, UStream
  • Fundraising: QuickDonate / OneID, Salsa, Kickstarter
  • Advertisements: WordPress AdRotate, Twitter Ads, Facebook Ads, Google Image Ads, Google AdWords, Print Ad Design
  • Email & CRM: Salsa, Constant Contact, MailChimp, Sendy
  • Forms & Surveys: Gravity Forms, SurveyMonkey, JotForm, Google Forms
  • In General: Good Hair, Weird Laugh, Well-Dressed, Really Smart

Education

American University, August 2008 – May 2012 (cum laude, 3.67 GPA)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies / Minor in Marketing
  • Capstone: (con)sensual Campaign Curriculum and Evaluation Research Project
  • University Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, WGSS Research Award Winner
  • AU Queers and Allies, Public Relations Student Society of America, AU Students for Choice, AU Student Government

Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, September 2004 – June 2008 (Salutatorian, 4.07 GPA)

  • Multimedia Concentration with a focus in Advertising, Theatre Arts Minor
  • Senior Focus: Advertising Campaign Design

Other Education and Training

  • EMILY’s List Political Opportunity Program
  • Generation Progress National Conference and Media Summit
  • LGBT Safe Space Training