Experience 
Objective

Babe (Tab Media), Contributing Writer
(May 2017- present)
•write feminist lifestyle, opinion, and satirical pieces for publication

To combine my comedic skills and creative voice along with my passion for travel to write insightful, inspiring, and unapologetically feminist material.

Reductress, Contributing Writer

(February 2018- present)
•pitch headlines weekly

•write satirical pieces for publication

Education

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, May 2013
Major: English-Writing
Minor: Theatre Performance

Second City, Chicago, IL
Conservatory Graduate, Sept 2016
Twisty Second City House Team 2017-2018

Second City House Ensemble Member, Chicago, IL
(March 2017- February 2018)
•write and perform original sketch comedy weekly for "Twisty"
•write articles for the Second City Training Center blog

Dolls Comedy Duo, Chicago, IL

(April 2016-present)
•write and perform original feminist, LGBTQ+ comedic material for both live and online sketch comedy

•performances held at Second City, iO, and Annoyance Theatre

Skills

Microsoft Office Suite
Adobe CS3-6: Photoshop,
Illustrator, InDesign
iMovie, Facebook, Twitter
Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat
Improv, Sketch Comedy

Distinctions

Groupon Social Media Moderator, Chicago, IL
(May 2014- October 2017)
•use Sprinklr to monitor and engage with customers via social media feeds on: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
•create posts for Groupon's social media channels

Staff Writer, Illinois Wesleyan Office of Communications, Bloomington, IL

(August 2011 to May 2013)
•wrote press releases covering University events for publication
•conducted regular interviews with faculty, students and alumni for features
•edited the work of the student writing staff as senior student writer

Originally written show featured in Chicago Red Eye: "Top 5 Shows To See This Week"

Groupon Top Specialty Rep March 2015
Dean’s List (Fall 2009-Fall 2012)
Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society

Communications Intern, Ravinia Festival Association, Highland Park, IL
(June 2012 to August 2012)
•organized and supervised media crews for concerts and sponsored events
•conducted “Man on the Street” interviews for publication in the program
•wrote for Ravinia blog and assisted social media coordinator

Staff Writer, The Argus, Illinois Wesleyan Student Newspaper
(August 2009 to May 2013)
•Write and submit news, feature and opinion articles for publication
•Attend events and conduct interviews for articles

Media Intern, Great Plains Media, 107.7 The Bull, Classic Hits 99.5, Bloomington, IL

(January 2012 to May 2012)
•wrote and voiced original 30 and 60 second radio advertisements
•designed advertisements for station websites with Adobe CS5

Co-Editor, Tributaries, Illinois Wesleyan Student Journal of the Fine Arts
(August 2010 to May 2013)
•reviewed and edited submissions of prose and poetry for publication
•organized and advertised campus workshops and readings by guest writers

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