You can download my traditional one-page resume by clicking the link above. If you’re interested in a more holistic picture of my experience, I invite you to continue reading the elaborated version below.
I am currently a senior in the Wisconsin School of Business majoring in marketing and earning a certificate in graphic design. Admitted to the WSB 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!
Honors: Dean’s List (all semesters), Direct Admit to BBA Program, Ruth H. Misfeldt Scholarship
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.
Involvement and Honors: National Merit Commended Student, National Honors Society, AP Scholar with Distinction, Point of Convergence Literary Magazine editor and author, Academic Letter recipient, Athletic Letter recipient, Scholar Athlete, Rothschild-Weston Lion's Club Scholarship, Evergreen Achievement Scholarship, AbbyBank Scholarship
Graphic & Web Design/Development
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.
Followed industry standards to create stunning visual identities and brand components
Worked closely within a small, highly collaborative team of three to serve over 20 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 worked with both code and words in this role. My primary responsibilities involved email and web page creation/editing as the business school underwent a major website redesign.
Built responsive emails using HTML and prepared mass sends via iContact
Updated website design and content using HTML, CSS, and SiteCore content management system to align with branding guidelines
Independently received and resolved project tickets from staff requestors to provide fast, accurate service
Communicated professionally with faculty to clearly explain technical concepts in writing
Worked with seasoned staff members to gain industry insight and exposure to the iterative agile methodology
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.
Develop organizational structure and workflow for department website to offer visitors an intuitive user experience
Capture and edit professional photographs to showcase experimental conditions for formal research publications
Meet deadlines and regularly communicate with HCI staff in a remote work environment to determine goals of website projects and receive feedback for further improvement
Improved accessibility of existing website by replacing automatic carousels with static panels and adding text captions to thumbnail image links
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.
Publish various forms of writing ranging in nature from creative to academic in order to share ideas and build connections
Create a haven where I can pursue my passion for writing in a deeply rewarding personal setting
Maintain and evaluate my code to seek continuous improvement
Designed and developed the layout to express my personal sensibilities and offer a pleasant user experience
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
Design and develop responsive websites from scratch using HTML5, CSS3, and WordPress to help organizations establish both beautiful and functional online presences
Detect problems in existing code and design and implement solutions to create stronger user experience and brand unity
Write and edit website content to provide relevant information and engage the community in organization efforts
Communicate frequently with clients both in-person and via remote methods to ensure alignment of goals
Train organization leaders in WordPress and utilize custom post types and widget functionality to allow for easy editing
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.
Collaborate with show director to identify short and long term goals of graphic design projects
Produce promotional materials using industry standard software to help grow the team’s public image
Designed and coded ski team website from scratch and maintained updated content for over five years
Connected with the media to coordinate promotions for the team
Collaborated with other board members to weigh in on decisions for the holistic benefit of the team
Communicated with skiers and board members to serve as an accessible link for conflict resolution and idea sharing
Managed problems and led negotiations between members to build team rapport
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.
Designed and developed a visually-appealing and informational website with HTML5, CSS3, and WordPress to offer visitors a pleasant experience
Trained company owner in WordPress and utilized custom post types to allow easy website editing
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.
Fostered close relationships with team members to identify design problems, goals, and strategies for advertising agency projects
Designed deliverables such as logos and flyers for other student organizations on campus to increase the quality of their brands
Marketing & Communications
A few weeks after I graduate in May 2018, I will pack my bags to spend two months in the mountains of Thailand working as a marketing intern at a burgeoning elephant sanctuary. Having loved elephants for years, I couldn't be more excited to help this organization grow their web and social media presence!
As a content marketing intern under Madison freelancer Olivia Barrow, I have the opportunity to both collaborate with an encouraging mentor and grow my skills through independent work. My primary responsibilities include weekly social media posts and ghostwriting articles from interviews, but my duties are flexible — the variability is part of the fun!
Independently conduct client interviews to build rapport and discover their stories
Adjust my voice and perceptions to authentically ghostwrite articles for clients
Write weekly sponsored social media posts to make advertiser's content stand out
Embrace vulnerability to receive feedback and bring humanity into our work
Research industry trends and evaluate content marketing examples to grow my skills
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.
Create an accessible website for the senior class while adhering to strict branding guidelines to drive student participation and class unity
Collaborate weekly with the Senior Class Office team to determine goals and discuss progress
Respond to social media analytics to effectively run engaging, informative platforms
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.
Created and edited promotional materials for broadcasts, social media, and internet use
Performed daily website maintenance and updates to keep content organized and fresh
Learned the company’s content management system within one week to work efficiently
Made minor changes to the HTML and CSS of the station’s website to rectify experience problems
Wrote, edited, and published news stories, sometimes of a sensitive nature, for an online audience
Crafted social posts and responded to viewers to inform, engage, and build community
Writing & Speaking
Paws and Reflect is a dog-centric blog inspired by 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; initially the blog was called Snort for Short and talked solely about Snort's personal life, but over time my mission grew to inspiring other dog lovers via accessible education and positivity. Now I reflect on responsible ownership and also run an Instagram where I engage with other social media users and offer volunteer design services.
Provide blog updates on Snort's adjustment to her new life in my family's home and reflect on dog ownership as a whole to inspire and educate
Design double exposure photo manipulations for other dog Instagram users free of charge to build community and spread joy
Continually reevaluate my design and code to maintain an effective online presence
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 appreciated the freedom that freelancing offered and enjoyed the reconciliation of structure and ambiguity provided in this role.
Wrote website content for specific industry sectors to increase brand relevance and reach
Communicated with editors to discuss methods and recommendations so as to continuously improve
Received, evaluated, and responded to feedback to ensure brand congruence and quality output
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.
Prepared and delivered a 15-minute speech about insecurity and self-acceptance to inspire and educate young girls
Engaged with the participants throughout the day to provide feelings of comfort and inclusion
Assisted with overall planning and success of the event by attending pre-event meetings and helping with set-up and take-down
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.
Proposed and wrote articles for publication on various topics to express my own ideas and grow Odyssey’s engagement
Communicated with editors to discuss my writing and alterations to improve the quality of my work
Crafted a piece about my summer news station experience and effectively promoted it to receive upwards of 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.
Wrote articles on assigned topics to reach a wide audience of freshmen students
Conducted research when necessary to ensure my pieces were factually accurate
Communicated with editors to discuss goals for individual pieces and ways to improve
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.
Attend an interactive speaker series to hone my leadership ability
Network with high-achieving students to build community
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!
Assist my mentee in whatever ways they need by providing academic, professional, and personal advice to make their college transition more successful
Maintain availability to be reached with spur-of-the-moment questions and deliver timely responses
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.
Participate in design seminars and challenges to connect with peers and improve my skills
Meet weekly with a professional mentor to explore the field of web development/design, ask questions, and get feedback
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.
Facilitated two 75-minute sections of the Principles in Leadership, Ethics, Authenticity and Development course a week to actively engage 22 students in class material
Graded student work and provided feedback to nurture further growth and development
Communicated weekly with supervisors and other teaching assistants to discuss performance and suggestions for course improvement
Prepared and delivered a speech at the BBA Induction Ceremony in front of 110+ students and staff to offer personal insight into the BBA program
Engaged in self-reflection including MBTI personality and StrengthsFinder evaluations to better understand my potential impact
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.
Worked with kids from kindergarten through eighth grade in both group and one-on-one settings to provide focused attention
Provided encouragement, constructive criticism, and remedial support to help struggling students stay on track for graduation