WORK EXPERIENCE

Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief / DARLING • Los Angeles, CA
May 2016—present

Manage Darling HQ. Manage calendar, interview requests and email correspondence for founding CEO. Contribute to quarterly print editorial calendar. Write for print and online editorial. Assist in managing product launches and events. Write copy for website, email marketing, customer service, etc. Provide support for frequently asked questions regarding the brand and customer care. Generate email campaigns for product launches and events. Coordinate staff meetings and intern training.

Copy Editor / Wilderness Magazine • Los Angeles, CA
December 2016—present

Edited copy for Issue 04 of Wilderness Magazine, a quarterly publication for "for whoever is outside, thinking deeply, becoming better."

Operations + Logistics Assistant / DARLING • Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 2015—May 2016

Assisted the Online Visual Editor/Director of Operations. Developed clear copy for e-communications true to the Darling voice and brand. Extended customer care to match quality standards of the magazine and its mission. Oriented interns with workflow of office and shipping. Assisted in recruiting interns. Wrote Instagram captions for Darling’s then 232k+ following. Pitch concepts for online ad partnerships. 

Lead Designer / La Verne Magazine • La Verne, CA
Aug. 2015—present

Co-design layouts for the University’s award-winning student produced publication. Develop editorial concepts for headlines and copy. Create design elements and incorporate photography. Sustain contact between design team, editorial staff and photography editor. 

Artist + Calligrapher / Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 2010—present

Create stylized portraits and hand-letter designs/paintings for commissioned projects. Teach children how to draw in private lessons.

Teacher Assistant / University of La Verne • La Verne, CA
Aug. 2015—Dec. 2015

Assisted in the reinforcement of design principles and best practices for print projects. Advised students one-on-one in Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe InDesign CS6 and QuarkXPress 10. Tutored students of journalism, public relations, business and multimedia backgrounds. Participated in weekly lectures and regular group critiques. 

Online Editorial Intern / DARLING • Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 2014—June 2015

Assisted the Online Managing Editor directly for blog content. Shipped magazines and maintained office orderliness. Represented the Darling brand at launch parties 9, 10 and 11, as well as independently at Shop for Her LA. Hand-lettered photo backdrop for Issue No. 9 launch party for the #RealNotRetouched campaign. 

Volunteer Work

Honors Peer Mentor / University of La Verne • La Verne, CA
May 2014—present

Act as a resource for freshman students in the University of La Verne’s interdisciplinary Honors program.

English Tutor / Szabad Evangéliumi Gyülekezet • Budapest, Hungary
July 2013

Worked at a VBS/English Camp in Budapest, Hungary, with children grade levels K-8. Mentored and tutored 14 preteen girls in daily English lessons.

Muralist / La Clìnica Buen Pastor • Catacamas, Honduras
June 2012

Designed and directed production of three murals at a medical clinic over one week. 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts / Communications, concentration in Multimedia / University of La Verne • La Verne, CA
May 2016

GPA: 3.67 | Cum Laude | Departmental Honors
Completed interdisciplinary courses for the University's Honors Program, including a capstone project to engage community involvement against domestic violence.

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