Southeast Missouri State University
BA in English with Art Minor – Magna Cum Laude
Cape Girardeau MO Dec. 2013

GPA: 3.75/4.00

Southeast Missouri State University
MA Professional Writing
Cape Girardeau MO May 2016

GPA: 4.00/4.00

Professional Experience

BOLD Marketing
Content Director
Cape Girardeau MO May 2016 to Present
  • Constructs and evaluates client voice across platforms and publications.
  • Researches audience and establishes the base of campaign messaging based on pain points and product/service intersection.
  • Writes and often leads in social media, blog, emails and other related content creation for numerous clients.
  • Aids in campaign creation from start to completion.
  • Explores product/service competitors to ensure messaging is unique and marketing strategy is well-rounded.
  • Analyzes data to improve messaging and reach multiple demographics.
Southeast Missouri State University – English Department
Teaching Assistant
Cape Girardeau MO August 2014 to May 2016
  • Held instructional responsibilities for 15-24 students in EN100 and EN140 (Comp 1 and 2) per semester.
  • Grading responsibilities for all students.
  • Organized class pages on Moodle (Southeast’s online learning management system).
  • Integrated multimedia (music, videos, podcasts, & presentations) to develop learning from multiple angles.
  • Planned lessons day-to-day modifying them as needed to address stagnancy or acceleration.
Center for Faulkner Studies
Administrative Assistant
Cape Girardeau MO January 2014 to May 2016
  • Organized and edited the Teaching Faulkner newsletter.
  • Edited the book we publish biennially.
  • Designed fliers, posters, and handouts for use by the center.
  • Worked hands-on with the Brodsky Collection.
Center for Writing Excellence
Writing Tutor
Cape Girardeau MO August 2014 to May 2015
  • Tutored both native and non-native English speakers at varying levels of writing experience.
  • Wrote blog posts with writing tips for students.
  • Worked distance learning students through online comments.
State Historical Society of Missouri – Cape Branch– Administrative assistant Cape Girardeau MO March 2013 to Dec 2015
  • Interacted with guests, professionals, and students in a welcoming and academic-centered environment.
  • Assessed records and historical documents.
  • Organized and documented historical collections.
  • Collaborated with other research centers across Missouri.
  • Fundamentally involved in opening the center.
Center for Regional History and Cultural Heritage  at Southeast Missouri State University – Publisher & Administrative assistant Cape Girardeau MO March 2011 to Dec 2013
  • Interacted with guests, authors, and students in a welcoming and academic-centered environment.
  • Learned the process of creating books (collaborating with printers, using InDesign, and manuscript editing).
  • Webmaster for Center for Regional History website.
  • Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy development.
  • Designer, including book covers, brochures, posters & permanent fixtures.
  • Record keeping, financial, & sales info.
  • Negotiating, with authors, & businesses.
  • Copyeditor for books & anything printed.

Technical Skills

Computer – Windows,

Mac, Linux – Ubuntu,

Mobile – Android, iOS

MsWord, Word Perfect – design/layout, tables, reports.
Excel – graphs, spreadsheet, formulas, tables.
PowerPoint – slides, animations, presentations, video/text/photo/sound embedding.
InDesign – publications, books, brochures, templates, book covers.
Microsoft Publisher – brochures, templates, flyers.
Adobe Photoshop – photo touch-up, graphic design, web design, flyers, image merging.
Adobe Acrobat – preflight system creation, edit pdfs.
Microsoft Outlook – calendar/contact/email creation, additions, and edits.
Adobe Premiere – video editing, scene cutting/splicing, sound effects.
Web – HTML, CSS, some jQuery
Interpersonal/ Leadership/Misc Coordinating Tasks, Delegating Responsibility, Public Speaking, Keeping Financial Records, Taking Inventory, Learns Programs Quickly, Teaching, Proofreading, Editing, Writing, Knack For Quickly Learning Programing, Large Interest in Technology and Technical Writing

Academic Honors

Helix 2016 Graduate Researched Writing Award Winner – 2016
In addition to the honor, I was awarded a publication and cash prize.

Recipient of 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistantship Award

Literati Best Essay Award – Spring 2016
In addition to the honor, I was awarded a publication and cash prize.

Awarded Dorthy and Wedel Nilsen Memorial Scholarship – Fall 2015
Awarded to Master’s candidates in Professional Writing who are second-year, high-achieving students.

Awarded Martha Welman Dahringer Award Scholarship – Fall 2015
Scholarship given to English TAs with noticed commitment to Southeast Missouri State University.

Awarded CSIS Scholarship – Spring 2012
Southeast sponsored course work at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. This involved a semester-long course studying policy and world issues. I spent spring break at the CSIS in Washington D.C. 2012, listening to many lectures from professionals that have worked in multiple areas regarding world policy and government.

Sigma Tau Delta – Spring 2012
Initiated as a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an English Honor Society. I was inducted for maintaining a high GPA within the English department.

Southeast Missouri State Jane Stephens Honors Program Graduate
A cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) and An ACT composite score of at least 25 (or its equivalent) are required for a student at Southeast Missouri State to become a member. A completed semester project is required for graduation.

Editing and Publishing Work

Writing Bloc. Center for Writing Excellence. Spring 2015 issue.

Faulkner and Warren. Southeast Missouri State University Press. May 2015

Helix: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. Center for Writing Excellence. 2015 issue.

Teaching Faulkner. Center for Faulkner Studies. Fall 2014 issue.

Whittle, Dan. Canalou: People, Culture, Bootheel Town. Center for Regional History. 2013.

Bock, Jo Ann. Around the Town of Cape Girardeau in Eighty Years. Center for Regional History. 2013.

Dexter, Darrel. Bondage in Egypt: Slavery in Southern Illinois. Center for Regional History. 2011.

Stacy, Jane Cooper. A Mosaic of Memories of the Alumni Merit Award Recipients. Center for Regional History. 2011.

Professional Presentations and Publications

“Death by Sour Patch Kids.” published in apt magazine. Aforementioned Productions. Boston, MA. 2017.

“Time Management in Fiction Writing” published in Helix. Southeast Missouri State University. Cape Girardeau, MO. 2016.

“Teenage Angst and the Confused Horse it Rode in on: A Close Reading of Daniel Clowes’ Ghost World.” published in Literati. Southeast Missouri State University. Cape Girardeau, MO. 2016.

“Victims, Heroes, and Language Games in Oryx and Crake.” published in Literati. Southeast Missouri State University. Cape Girardeau, MO. 2016.

“Hypertext: the Next Frontier in Teaching Creative Writing.” Speaker. Radical Writes at Southeast Missouri State University. Cape Girardeau, MO. 2016.

“Assorted Flash Fiction.” Speaker. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, KY. 2016.

“Spandreling through Narrative.” Speaker. Provost’s Faculty Research & Creativity Showcase. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. 2015.

“Spiraling through Narrative Spandrels: An Exploration of Building on the Unplanned in Practice and Function.” Co-Speaker. Radical Writes at Arkansas State University. Jonesboro, AR. 2015.

“The Impossibility of Our Ideal Love Affair: Examining Lacanian theory in Oryx and Crake.” Speaker. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, KY. 2015.

“Globalization and Unemployment.” Speaker. Student Research Conference. Cape Girardeau, MO. 2012.

“Brother Jed.” published in Journey Magazine, Southeast Missouri State University 2011.

Presenter for Journey Reading Series: Oct 2010; Dec 2011; Nov 2014; Feb, April, May, Oct, Dec 2015; Feb 2016.