High-energy, motivated communications professional with expertise in social impact, stakeholder engagement and positively impacting the world. 

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Burson-Marsteller                                                                                                                           

Senior Associate, Corporate and Financial Practice                                                                                                        5/2016 – 10/2017

  • Amplified corporate narrative for Fortune 500 company clients through content writing, media relations and development and execution of communications plans
  • Developed client internal communications to engage employees   
  • Built and deployed corporate reputation recommendations for internal and external stakeholders
  • Delivered strategy to clients on the development of their corporate responsibility narratives align with overall business campaigns
  • Created and edited client executive communications (internal emails and internal and external presentations)  
  • Managed Burson-Marsteller’s Corporate Responsibility thought leadership and marketing campaigns
  • Developed competitive analysis: executive visibility, awards and rankings and new business opportunities 
  • Led office culture initiatives through Team Builders, Culture Club, Market Advisors and Burson PRide ERG

Stand for Children Illinois                                                                                                            

Development Manager                                                                                                                                                        7/2012 - 11/2013

  • Increased donor funnel with new grant funding opportunities
  • Engaged diverse set of donors, from high-net worth individuals and major foundations to small-dollar supporters to fundraise for 501c3 and 501c4 non-profits and bi-partisan PAC
  • Developed organizational systems for finance, data management and operations
  • Promoted after only eight months of supporting fundraising efforts as State Operations Coordinator

Community Organizer                                                                                                                                                       11/2010 - 6/2012

  • Campaigned and assisted in passing education reform legislation that affects 2 billion children
  • Cultivated and developed parents as education advocate leaders through ongoing training
  • Mobilized parents and community members for educational events within electoral campaigns 

Girls in the Game                                                                                                                                                      

Camps and Clinics Manager                                                                                                                                               8/2010 - 11/2010

  • Increased individual and corporate volunteer group involvement
  • Impacted 6,000 youth over the course of three years
  • Directed Sports and Leadership Summer Camp for 150 girls and staff

Program Coordinator                                                                                                                                                          10/2007 - 8/2010

  • Led and managed 50 support staff members throughout the year
  • Coordinated Elementary After School program, serving 20 sites, and more than 350 youth weekly
  • Spearheaded bi-weekly professional development workshops for support staff

Education

Master of Business Administration                                                                                   12/2015

University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL                                  

  • Concentrations in Management, Social Innovation and Leadership

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                                   6/2007

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI                                                                                

  • Major in Human Development and Social Relations, Minor in Political Science, Concentration in Women’s Studies, Senior Thesis entitled, “The Impact of Athletics on Developing Women as Leaders” 

Awards / leadership

  • Executive Board Member - USA Football Board of Directors                                                                                     2015 - Present
  • Finalist Top Corporate Responsibility Agency – CSR Agency A-List, PR News                                                                      2017
  • President - Women's Network at UIC Liautaud School of Business                                                                                           2015
  • Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine Award - Cook County Commission on Women’s Issues                                                     2014
  • Gold Medalist - U.S. National Team, Women’s Football World Championship                                                                         2013
  • National Champion - Chicago Force, Women’s Football Alliance                                                                                              2013
  • National Employee Recognition - Stand for Children                                                                                                               2013
  • Captain - Kalamazoo College Varsity Volleyball                                                                                                                         2006