Master of Arts in College Student Development, Appalachian State University, 2013
Study Abroad: The Higher Education Systems of the United Kingdom, Appalachian State University, Spring 2012
Bachelors of Science in Journalism & Electronic Media, Visual Communications, University of Tennessee, 2008
Experience in Student Development and Higher Education
Assistant Director for Career Services, University of Richmond, June 2017-Present
I am currently serving as one of five career advisors at the University of Richmond with specific industry areas in marketing, communications and fine arts
Residence Hall Director, University of New Hampshire, August 2015 to May 2017
Previously, I served as a residence hall director for Mills Hall, UNH's only fully upperclassman, suite-style residence hall. I was responsible for over 400 students and supervised a staff of 11, working on educational programming, conduct and responsibility, social programs, community building and life and career planning.
Residence Hall Director, Appalachian State University, October 2014 to July 2015
At Appalachian I oversaw the university's only single-gendered, non-affiliated residence hall with over 300 residents and a staff of six. I also served on 5 university committees, managed payroll hours for over 155 student employees and provided graphic design support to the office of University Housing.
Graduate Assistant in Leadership Education, Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, Appalachian State University, August 2011 to December 2012
In this role, I managed several first-year leadership and transition programs as well as assisted in student involvement, student government, homecoming and other large scale university events and supervised the staff of the university's newspaper and literary magazine.
Experience in Fine and Applied Arts, Marketing & Graphic Design
Coordinator of Marketing & Community Development, Goodwill Industries of Southern Oregon, September 2013 to June 2014
I served as the lead graphic designer for the organization for all print and online collateral including, but not limited to; web updates, social media posts, print marketing materials, store promotions and holiday sales events advertising. I was also responsible for large-scale events including a zombie 5k race, the organization's annual banquet, and our Earth Day celebration.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Memphis, Department of Art, August 2009 to May 2010
At the University of Memphis I served as the in-house graphic designer for the Art Museum of Memphis as well as the Department of Art. I was the co-instructor on record for typography II, an undergraduate course in the graphic design major and served as an undergraduate mentor.
Creative Services Specialist, Jewelry Television Network, August 2009 to May 2010
At Jewelry Television I served as a graphic designer, copywriter and photographer in a role that encompassed all elements of the print marketing team, designing hundreds of promotional materials per month.
Experience in Civic Engagement, Leadership & Teaching within Higher Education
Alternative Spring Break Learning Partner, Appalachian State University, January 2015 to March 2015
-Savannah, Tennessee, Horse Creek Wildlife Center: Served as an advisor to 11 students on a week-long, student-led service experience to a 2,000 acre wildlife and animal refuge devoted to providing medical care to abused and abandoned animals.
Principles of Leadership (HPC 2700- three credits), Department of Human Development, Leadership Minor, Appalachian State University, Spring 2015
-Provided students a basic foundation of leadership theory and practice, leadership development and personal and professional growth
-Encouraged students to explore leadership as a process and to define a personal leadership approach
-Challenged and supported students with classes focused on various topics related to social justice
Second Year Experience Class Guest Instructor (HPC 2200- three credits), Appalachian State University, Fall 2012
-Served as the guest instructor for a 30-student, second-year career and personal development course