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

GPA: 3.75/4.00

Southeast Missouri State University
MA Professional Writing
Cape Girardeau MOMay 2016

GPA: 4.00/4.00

Professional Experience

Jump Company
Junior Copywriter
St. Louis MODec. 2019 to Present
  • Collaborates with Creative Director, Senior Copywriter, Production and Account teams to align copy and strategy across deliverables.
  • Researches target audiences, competitors, trends and more to establish a deep understanding of markets and opportunities.
  • Contributes to brainstorming sessions focused on campaign development, website development, marketing strategies and more as part of our full-service approach to client relationships.
  • Crafts content and copy for a variety of industries: healthcare, higher education, insurance, financial, and agriculture.
  • Leads agency understanding of many SEO best practices.
  • Manages multiple projects and clients simultaneously, meeting deadlines without issue.
  • Works with Account teams to measure and analyze performance, developing strategies for improvement.
BOLD Marketing
Content Director
Cape Girardeau MOMay 2016 to Nov. 2019
  • Interviewed clients to create compelling content that resonates with their audience, driving leads deeper into funnel.
  • Constructed and evaluated client voice across social platforms and deliverables, ensuring brand standards and cohesive messaging.
  • Lead in SEO & SEM content strategy (both paid and organic).
  • Developed social strategy, campaigns, posts, and ads to encourage engagement and build a following.
  • Generated copy and content for all collateral, including brochures, folder inserts, flyers, advertisements, etc.
  • Constructed and writes website copy, email campaigns, radio and video scripts, press releases, blogs, and other items that support a client’s strategy.
  • Collaborated with internal teams, including designers and account managers to develop lead-generating initiatives, campaigns and objectives.
  • Developed and optimized pay-per-click campaigns, ad groups, and keywords within Google Ads.
Southeast Missouri State University – English Department
Teaching Assistant
Cape Girardeau MOAugust 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 MOJanuary 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 MOAugust 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 assistantCape Girardeau MOMarch 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 assistantCape Girardeau MOMarch 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.
Interpersonal/ Leadership/MiscCoordinating 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.