Professional Experience

Marketing Assistant– Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature (Iowa City, IA)

February 2018 – Present
  • Coordinate the overall marketing strategy for the City of Literature organization, including management of social media accounts
  • Create campaigns to promote events and other endeavors 
  • Design and write collateral materials
  • Conduct outreach on behalf of the organization
  • Support the communication needs of the organization, the Director of Operations, and the Executive Director

Intern – Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature (Iowa City, IA)

August 2017 – February 2018
  • Schedule social media posts for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter 
  • Assist with planning of various events, including the annual Iowa City Book Festival 
  • Write grant applications for various grants with supervision from Operations Manager 
  • Create various design projects for staff, festival authors, and various community partners

Campus Correspondent: Editor-in-Chief – Her Campus Iowa (Iowa City, IA)

May 2015 – December 2017
  • Build and lead a staff of 50+ girls on campus 
  • Assign and create new and engaging content on a weekly basis 
  • Edit 15-20 articles per week in the categories of Features, Blogs, and Profiles 
  • Correspond with national chapter about accomplishments and concerns

Communications & Marketing Intern – Greater Des Moines Partnership (Des Moines, IA)

May 2017 – August 2017
  • Worked on marketing administration surrounding the new website launch 
  • Wrote blog content, news releases and promotional descriptions for events 
  • Assisted with marketing administration surrounding two extensive research projects 
  • Pulled analytics for websites, e-newsletters, email marketing campaigns and social media metrics

Editorial Intern – Her Campus (Boston, MA)

September 2016 – December 2016
  • Wrote about 2-3 feature pieces per month
  • Found past, relevant content to edit and republish
  • Wrote and edited news, pop culture, beauty and style blog posts
  • Analyzed writer applications to determine who received an edit test

Her Campus Contributor – University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) 

August 2014 – May 2015
  • Pitch 2-3 story ideas at each monthly meeting 
  • Collect relevant GIFs and images for each story 
  • Write 2-3 articles per month, including feature articles and blog posts

Marketing Intern – Des Moines Public Library (Des Moines, IA)

November 2013 – May 2014
  • Composed news releases containing library event information 
  • Designed and wrote monthly email blast newsletters using Spindustry 
  • Produced a variety of presentations featuring special event information

Editorial Intern – Dallas County News (Adel, IA) 

October 2013 – May 2014
  • Conducted interviews with various contacts for stories 
  • Wrote multiple stories on a variety of topics each week 
  • Copy edited the Dallas County News and Northeast Record weekly

Volunteer Experience

Grace Within Mentor – St. Boniface Church (Waukee, IA) 

September 2008 – May 2014

Girls 4 God Mentor – Lutheran Church of Hope (West Des Moines, IA) 

October 2011 – May 2014


The University of Iowa

December 2017
  • B.A. Journalism & Mass Communication
  • English Minor, Fundraising & Philanthropy Communication Certificate
  • Honors in Journalism & Mass Communication, University Honors
  • Laurence Fairall Scholarship recipient

Skills & Technology

blogging, copy editing, writing for social media, SEO, Mac OS interfaces, Microsoft Office, Hootsuite, multiple CMS, AP Style, Google Analytics, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop