Resume

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

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Education

I am currently a senior in the Wisconsin School of Business majoring in marketing and earning a certificate in graphic design. Admitted to the WSoB out of high school as part of the Direct Admit BBA program, I will graduate a year early in May 2018. I enjoy taking advantage of the many personal and professional opportunities offered here; there’s nothing like being a Badger!

In my time at DC Everest I began to craft a well-rounded persona by participating in a range of academic and athletic organizations, and most importantly by forming strong relationships with my teachers and peers.

Graphic & Web Design/Development

In the late summer of 2017 I was approached by an old friend whose father was in need of a website for his construction company. I agreed to help and am working closely with him via remote methods to develop both strong content and beautiful visual assets.

Big Fat Designs is a small graphic/web design company in Wausau, WI. In the summer of 2017 I accepted a position as an intern with BFD and was one of three employees working to provide quality graphic, web, video, and content creation services to a variety of both local and faraway clients.

I became an addition to the Academic Technology and Web department of the Wisconsin School of Business in the fall semester of my second year of college. Hired as a front end developer/website content specialist hybrid, I work with both code and words in this role. My primary responsibilities involve email and web page creation/editing as the business school undergoes a major website redesign.

As a webmaster for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, I am responsible for creating and maintaining multiple department websites. I assist with the design of promotional materials and help out in other areas, such as photography for research papers, as needed.

Clompish.com is my personal writing portfolio and creative literary home featuring a large collection of my written work. I built the site and all of its content from scratch and am extremely fond of the freedom of expression it offers me.

Snort for Short is a blog for my family's rescue dog, Snort. We adopted her in early 2017 and wanted a way to keep the humane society staff and others who had been following her journey up to date on her new life. I designed and developed the site's WordPress theme from scratch and also run an Instagram for Snort where I engage with other social media users and offer volunteer design services.

Throughout college I have taken on a variety of web-based volunteer projects to help organizations I value while building my professional skills. My roles have ranged from designing and coding entire sites from scratch to helping refresh existing style guides and content. I’ve loved getting to play even a small a part in the amazing work of these groups!

Organizations I've worked with: The Hannah Fund, Point of Convergence Literary Magazine, Wisconsin Microfinance, The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation, The Neighbor’s Place

I have been a member of the Central Wisconsin Water Ski Show Team (we call ourselves The Water Walkers) since 2005. In this time I have served on the board as the female ski representative (September 2010 to August 2014), a role in which I worked with skiers and board members to manage a variety of conflicts before they became issues that affected the quality of our family friendly shows. I also built The Water Walker’s website from scratch and maintained it with updated content for five years from March 2010 to September 2015. I transitioned out of my webmaster role when I left for college but continue to function as the team's graphic designer, creating various print and digital promotional materials.

Tuxes and Tulle is a burgeoning event planning company that specializes in wedding services. In the fall of 2016 I was asked to design and develop a responsive website in order to reach a larger client base via an accessible online presence. I finished this project in December and was thrilled with the challenges and growth it brought; it was only my second time building a custom WordPress theme.

As a designer for the Ad Club Agency I provided creative services such as logo and flyer design for other student organizations. I worked with a team of strategists as one would in a real agency to decide the best way to present information and turn our brainstorms into finalized productions.

Marketing & Communications

A few weeks after I graduate in May 2018, I will pack my bags to spend two months in remote Thailand working as a marketing intern at an elephant sanctuary. Having loved elephants for years, I couldn't be more excited to help this organization grow their web and social media presence!

I work with the other four members of the Senior Class Office to plan the winter and spring commencement ceremonies, engage the senior class in events and the class gift campaign, and specifically improve the office's online and social media presence. I accepted this position in March of 2017 and will hold it until I graduate in May 2018.

The summer after my first year of college I was a marketing intern at WAOW Newsline 9, a local news station in my hometown. In this role I was trusted to manage the station’s social media presence and publish online news articles, among other duties. You can read a midterm reflection I wrote about my experience here and a final reflection I wrote here.

Writing & Speaking

In late November 2016 I was recruited to work as an independent contractor for Prose Media, assisting them with various large-scale content marketing projects primarily in the real estate industry. I appreciate the freedom that freelancing offers and enjoy the reconciliation of structure and ambiguity provided in this role.

In August 2016 I was asked to speak at a local event called The Power of Being a Girl. Hosted by the YWCA and Wausau Women's Community, it was a day long workshop where young girls had the opportunity to learn about healthy relationships, engage with their peers in discussion, and participate in fun crafts and activities. As a featured speaker I talked about my personal struggles with insecurity as well as ways to cope with feelings of inadequacy and isolation. I adapted this personal writing piece for my presentation.

As a contributing writer to this college-focused online publication I was able to write articles on a range of topics of my own choosing. I worked to weekly or bi-weekly deadlines and collaborated with editors to make necessary improvements to my work; one of my pieces even garnered over 7,000 social media shares.

As a staff writer for this online "for freshmen by freshmen" magazine I was assigned various articles and given deadlines by which to have them completed. I worked directly with Fresh U’s editors to discuss alterations to my writing and was a component of a large freshman network dedicated to making the college transition a little less overwhelming.

Leadership & Development

The Big Ten Leadership Network is an invitation-only program for students to connect and build their leadership skills via speaker series and activities.

In the fall of 2017, the Wisconsin School of Business nearly doubled the size of their incoming direct admit class. They decided to seek out upperclassmen mentors to be paired with each student to help them acclimate to the WSB and college life as a whole. Having been a direct admit myself in 2015, I love the opportunity to help ease the college transition!

AIGA, founded as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, is a professional design organization with a chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In September 2016 I became a member and began to participate in their mentorship program, an initiative to connect students with professionals in their chosen fields.

In the fall of 2016 I was a teaching assistant for the Wisconsin School of Business's LEAD course, a semester long three-credit class designed specifically for direct admit students. I myself took this course during my first semester on campus and relished the opportunity to be a mentor to new students in the same way my TAs were resources to me. You can read some of my biggest takeaways from this experience here.

As a summer time tutor in the NCCAP AmeriCorps program in Wausau, Wisconsin, I worked with kids ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade in both group and one-on-one settings, enriching their summer educational opportunities and offering remedial support to help them stay on track for graduation.