- I am the project manager for Carolina Ear & Hearing Clinic, PC, an ear specialist clinic; for Carolina Ear Research Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to offering innovative continued medical education to local and regional doctors; and for Camp Woodbine, a nonprofit day camp for hearing-impaired children.
- I am attending Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, receiving my Master’s in Public Relations online.
- I am freelance copyediting, critiquing, and proofreading fiction manuscripts for authors from all around the globe.
I am a graduate from The State University of New York College (SUNY) at Plattsburgh with a BA in Public Relations and minors in Journalism and English.
I know how to manage my time wisely with a variety of projects; I do so every day. I believe my array of hobbies is a great example.
Growing up with an appreciation for reading and writing has significantly developed my aspirations. My passion flourishes through my work and previous experience at the Saranac Review; my personal writing blog, “Fairytales,” which I’ve cultivated since 2010; my editing, critiquing and proofreading freelance business I offer to emerging and self-published authors; and the array of books, fiction and non-fiction, including the Wattpad featured guidebook, “Edit like an Editor: A Wattpad Guide to Writing, Revising & Publishing.”
For over three years of my college career, I worked for the Saranac Review, an internationally published literary journal processed through SUNY Plattsburgh’s campus. I was involved in the whole process, which included receiving submissions all the way to acceptance and publication.
While I was the administrative assistant and editorial assistant supervisor for the Saranac Review, I had come to enjoy managing and delegating to a group of people. During my last semester of undergrad, I was appointed as the executive board secretary for Cardinal PR, a student-run PR firm, where I managed and delegated to 16 junior account executives with my fellow executive board members. I aspire to hold a position in the future where I can manage and delegate to a group of people.
While working part-time for the Saranac Review and attending school full-time, I was on two teams managing two different niches of PR. One was a non-profit youth center fundraising campaign that raised over $20,000 and the other was a preventive program for young girls planning an annual overnight conference, among other things.
My last semester of undergrad, I was working part-time at Kay Jeweler’s, I was still on the planning committee for Shine On! and I was now a senior account executive and executive board secretary for the campus’s student-run PR firm, managing a team of junior account executives.
I believe it says a lot that I was able to overcome any obstacles, professional or personal, that came my way and still be able to make Dean’s List my last semester. I pride myself on how far I’ve grown in my successes with managing multiple projects at once.
Among reading and writing, my passions are also in music, interior design and cooking. I was a very entrepreneurial child, pretending to own a library, bed and breakfast, restaurant and cafe, and even pretend to teach English. That entrepreneurial motivation fueled me to create my own business at 13-years-old, teaching children piano after learning it myself for eight years.
Growing up, I adored playing imaginative games of running a restaurant as a hostess, waitress and chef. My passion in the kitchen blossomed once I attended the culinary program at my local BOCES during my junior year of high school. This experience taught me that professional cooking wasn’t an ideal career for me, but I still love experimenting in the kitchen today. So much so, that I started a cooking blog where I cook homemade gourmet recipes at an affordable and simple level that any other 20-something like myself can handle.
Interior design is one of my most practiced hobbies. I often design floor plans and am always rearranging my dream home in mind. I bring those inspirations to life in the video game The Sims, an interactive role-playing game where you can control the lives of ‘Sims’ and build with practically no limits to architecture and interior design.
That entrepreneurial spirit had motivated me to establish my own freelance fiction copy editing, critiquing and proofreading services. I copy edit, critique and proofread fiction manuscripts for self-publishing and emerging writers. I have worked with 25 authors, totaling in well over 2 million online views.
The dream, of course, is to one day work for a company I can add fuel to thanks to my many passions, which I aspire to do right here in the Raleigh/Durham area.