Resume

EDUCATION

Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications, Ithaca, New York Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude

Major: Communication Management and Design, Concentration: Corporate Communication  GPA: 3.6/4.0

HONORS & AWARDS

Ithaca College Park Scholar, Ithaca, New York; merit-based full-ride scholarship totaling $200,000 for four-year studies

Reggie Simmons Memorial Scholarship · Dean’s List · Sigma Iota Epsilon, Business Management Honor Society

LANGUAGES

English: Fluent    Spanish: Functionally Fluent            Mandinka: Basic Understanding

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

Expert-level Proficiency – Microsoft Office Suite (Project, Visio, Sharepoint, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook) · Adobe Software (Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Director, InDesign) · Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Enterprise Resource Planning System · Drupel Content Management System

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pristine Consulting, Fajara, The Gambia, West Africa

August 2008 – September 2009

Project Manager; Event Manager

  • Delivered $25 million implementation of biometric identification system for the government of The Gambia in four-month timeframe
  • Designed and implemented community outreach strategy to ensure the public’s acceptance of modernized identity document infrastructure, including television, radio and print campaign delivered in five languages
  • Managed the entire project management process from the sales cycle and scope formation to delivery and customer relationship support
  • Planned and executed all aspects of biometric identity card project launch event with more than 400 attendees, including the Vice President and Presidential Cabinet of The Gambia

Client & Marketing Manager

  • Acted as the face of the organization, fielding all communications between Pristine Consulting and its constituencies
  • Used excellent organizational skills to effectively manage multiple projects and events simultaneously in high-stress work atmosphere
  • Honed natural interpersonal skills in order to relate to diverse audiences and further the mission of the organization
  • Developed and managed departmental budget
  • Distributed high-quality written communications to key stakeholders, including press releases, website copy, marketing collateral, proposals, advertising campaigns and PowerPoint presentations
  • Delivered exceptional presentations to diverse audiences, ranging from one-on-one meetings with the Minister of the Interior of The Gambia to audiences of 40+ business leaders in the public and private sector

BorgWarner Morse TEC, Ithaca, NY                                                                          September 2007 – May 2008

Human Resources Assistant, Training and Development

  • Wrote, edited, compiled and distributed quarterly AutoCall newsletter, with circulation to more than 2,000 employees and executives
  • Developed and delivered STEP training, a bimonthly topical training session geared toward lower-level management
  • Created and circulated press releases for key company initiatives

The Ithaca Health Alliance, Ithaca, NY                                                                       January 2008 – May 2008

Event Coordinator

  • Planned annual gala event to support organization in mission to “facilitate access to healthcare for all, focusing on the needs of the uninsured”.
  • Prepared: event plan, timeline, budget, and post-event analysis
  • Managed event execution, including silent auction
  • Built relationships with organizational major donors and potential business sponsorship partners

The Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC                                                          January 2007 – May 2007

Board Relations Assistant

  • Coordinated annual conference and board meeting with more than 450 attendees and Hillary Clinton as keynote speaker
  • Planned all aspects of event, including: venue logistics, reservations, travel arrangements, room blocks, and small-group sessions
  • Managed organizational relationship with all members of the HRC Board of Directors
  • Wrote comprehensive report for distribution to all board members regarding organization’s progress toward benchmarks as outlined in the Strategic Plan

Law Offices of Bustamante & Bustamante, Quito, Ecuador                                          August 2006 – December 2006

Legal Intern

  • Built relationships with internal employees in cross-cultural context
  • Assisted partners and associates with contract development and case preparation
  • Utilized Spanish language abilities in professional environment

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