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Freelance Writer
2010 to present
• Writing narrative, reporting-based pieces, PR-type pieces, and more.
Dorm Company Corporation
January 2013 to present
Content Writer and Editor
Buffalo, NY
• Writing and editing online and marketing content for a dormitory-supplies
sales site, including product write-ups, blog posts, press releases, and more.
• Managing and overseeing customer care and service
Classifieds Plus, Inc.
October 2011 to January 2013
Vital Notice Representative
Buffalo, NY
• Copyedited and proofread death notices for The Oregonian and Pittsburgh
Post-Gazette newspapers in center that handles outsourced duties for newspapers
• Assisted families to submit death notices in a customer-service role
Pitt Magazine
April 2011 to August 2011
Editorial Intern
Pittsburgh, PA
• Wrote narrative- and character-driven articles for the 250,000-circulation
alumni magazine of the University of Pittsburgh, generated story ideas on a Pitt
researcher who influenced CPR, and on fundraising for Japan earthquake relief
• Researched alumni happenings to update alumni class notes sections,
proofread final story drafts for syntax, grammar and adherence to style rules
Pitt Med Magazine
May 2010 to August 2010
Editorial Intern
Pittsburgh, PA
• Reported and wrote on various functions and doctors related to Pitt’s School of f
of Medicine while breaking through medical jargon to craft stories for the f l ags
flagship publication of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
• Proofread articles and generated article ideas that appeared in later issues
The Pitt News
November 2007 to April 2011
News Staff Writer and Opinions Editor
Pittsburgh, PA
• Wrote and planned staff editorial, edited columnists’ work, led staff meetings w
with focus on critiquing and improving columnists’ technique
• Coverage included a bomb threat at the University’s Cathedral of Learning
building, a series of articles on Allegheny County’s controversial drink tax, and
other hard news, deadline, and feature pieces
• Generated and pursued story ideas on the University’s plagiarism policies, local
e establishments’ Super Bowl preparations, and the University’s multiplesubmissions policy
Student Health 101
July 2009 to January 2011
Contributing Writer
• Interviewing medical professionals and writing on carpal tunnel syndrome,
exercise safety and other issues and health services pertinent to college students
University of Pittsburgh
• Major: Creative Nonfiction Writing
• Minors: Sociology and Legal Studies
• GPA: 3.5, Magna Cum Laude
August 2007 to April 2011
Bachelor of Arts