EDUCATION

 EXPERIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER | FALL 2019 - SUMMER 2020

  • Accelerated Master of Public Administration Program
  • Local Government Specialization
  • Capstone project: Creating Shared Responsibility for Social Equity Goals Within the City and County of Denver’s Workforce

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO | FALL 2014 - SPRING 2018

  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Cum Laude
  • Public Relations Concentration
  • Minors: Psychology; Law and Society 

FIELD REPRESENTATIVE | CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE

OCT. 2017 - JULY 2019

  • Office of California State Senate Majority Leader William W. Monning - Began as an intern; hired part-time until graduation; full-time following graduation
  • Manage policies and issues pertaining health, housing, early childhood education and childcare, human services, labor, public safety, veterans and seniors through legislative research and tracking, policy analysis, stakeholder meetings and collaboration
  • Strategic communication including op-eds, letters, fact sheets, speeches and talking points
  • Represent and speak on behalf of the senator at meetings and events
  • Manage the senator's schedule in the district including scheduling logistics, briefings and staffing the senator at meetings and events
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, elected officials and constituents
  • Lead constituent case manager - problem solving with state agencies; liaison between constituents and various state departments; ensure that staff handle cases in a timely and correct manner

ADVISOR | IT'S ON US CAMPAIGN

JUNE 2016 - MAY 2019

It's On Us is a campaign started by the Obama Administration and Civic Nation aimed at educating universities across the nation on the epidemic of sexual assault and fundamentally changing the way we address and talk about sexual assault.

  • Alumni Campus Advisory Board 2018 – 19
  • Regional Advisor 2017 – 18
    • Manage and mentor Student Advisory Committee members in California and Hawaii
    • Strategize with the campaign staff regarding the campaign's structure, content and outreach
    • Support campus organizers throughout the region to work with their campus administration, create prevention programming, share best practices and build coalitions 

STUDENT ASSISTANT | CAL POLY SAFER

MARCH 2015 - JUNE 2018

  • Cal Poly's resource for addressing sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence 
  • State-certified crisis counselor and advocate for survivors of gender-based violence
  • 21-hour training facilitator on topics including sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, consent, prevention strategies, laws and reporting processes
  • Public relations and strategic communication including media strategy, marketing, relationship management, outreach, social media and multimedia production
  • Assisted in strategic planning for the implementation of the $300,000 U.S. Department of Justice Violence Against Women Act Grant
  • Administrative office support including intern management and developing staff handbooks and trainings
  • Awareness month coordinator overseeing small and large-scale events
  • Represented organization on the Dean of Students Advisory Council

 INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEER

INTERN | U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

APRIL - AUG. 2017

  • Constituent correspondence including telephone, fax and letters
  • Database input and management
  • Research projects on policies and issues pertinent to the district

INTERN | HOUSING AUTHORITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO

JAN. - MAY 2016

  • Intern for the Executive Director
  • Public relations efforts including press releases, digital media content and newsletters
  • Event and property photographer
  • Website management and updates

INTERN | PUBLIC POLICY SOLUTIONS

SEPT. - DEC. 2017

  • Tracking local city and county government agendas for client issue areas
  • Media tracking and news clip aggregation
  • Research projects for clients

CRISIS COUNSELOR | RISE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

AUG. 2015 - MARCH 2017

  • California State-Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor
  • 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter intakes and advocacy for survivors with law enforcement and medical practitioners
  • Coordinate materials for future volunteer trainings

 INVOLVEMENT

  • 2018 Student Advocate of the Year | California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 
  • 2016 President's Volunteer Service Award | The White House
  • American Association of University Women
  • Public Relations Student Society of America

COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT | DENVER REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS

FEB. - JUNE 2020

  • Develop content for and copyedit policy documents, advertisements, website materials, newsletters, social media materials and reports
  • Strategize and communicate the organization's legislative priorities and program updates to internal and external stakeholders including constituents, clients, legislators and executives
  • Video production
  • Communications and marketing project intake and management
  • Research issues and fact-check content

COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAM COORDINATOR | COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT | SEPT. 2020 - PRESENT

  • COVID-19 testing program coordinator including strategy, operations, communications and stakeholder engagement
  • Assistant to the Governor's Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Testing and Containment
  • Collaborate with public, private and nonprofit partners to find innovative solutions to expand Colorado's COVID-19 testing capacity and serve the needs of each individual community
  • Analyze and interpret data to inform evidence-based COVID-19 testing and containment strategies
  • Draft policy memos, information briefs and conduct research to advise COVID-19 policy decisions