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American University, Washington, DC
Master of Arts in Public Communications, August 2009

Webster University, Webster Groves, MO
Bachelor of Arts in Film, May 2008

Work Experience

Communications Analyst, The Nielsen Company
August 2010 – Present

  • Responsible for media relations and communications which promote Nielsen’s measurement of online, mobile, and social media.
  • Created media-friendly content, including blog posts and infographics, which showcase Nielsen’s data-driven insights into consumer behavior.
  • Analyzed media usage using Nielsen’s research tools, for company reports and industry presentations.
  • Promoted Nielsen’s thought leadership through strategic outreach to targeted news media.

Marketing Specialist, Blue Fountain Media
January 2010 – August 2010

  • Directed research of keywords (SEO) and social media for marketing.
  • Increased sales conversions for clients and consumer interest in established brands.
  • Promoted client businesses through online reputation management.

Online Analyst (Intern), New Media Strategies
May 2009 – August 2009

  • Conducted online research to measure attitude and promote awareness for marketing clients.
  • Daily online monitoring for brand protection and crisis communications.
  • Audited hundreds of videos online to protect brands and copyrighted media.

Voter File Manager, Jay Nixon for Governor (Missouri)
May 2008 – August 2008

  • Designed and maintained database registry of voter information for election campaign.
  • Directed survey research of over 200,000 constituents, and coordinated hundreds of volunteers.
  • Identified undecided voters for communications campaign and get-out-the-vote drive.

Communications Experience

Editor-in-Chief, Highway 61 revised (St. Louis, MO)
May 2007 – August 2008

  • Founding editor, reporter for online magazine/blog (
  • Developed branding, established new local media property.
  • Created original short audio and video podcast segments.

Consultant, Department of Commerce (Washington, DC)
October 2008 – December 2008

Consultant, Living Classrooms (Washington, DC)
January 2009 – May 2009

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Communications: WordPress, Dreamweaver, HTML, PHP, RSS, MySQL, Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, Podcasting, SPSS

Computer: Proficient in Mac and PC operating systems, all Office applications, basic server and database management.


Alhan Keser – Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Fountain Media EmailWebsite

Josh Parolin – Deputy Field Director, Jay Nixon for Governor EmailWebsite

Gabe Bullard – Broadcast Journalist, WFPL 88.5 (Louisville) EmailWebsite

Matthew Nisbet - Communications Professor, American University EmailWebsite

Jon Eick – Online Brand Manager, New Media Strategies EmailWebsite

Public Communications, Online Marketing, and Social Media Strategy