University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
MA Journalism: Focus on Design and Photojournalism; May 2007

Michigan State University; Honors College, East Lansing, Mich.
BA Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Focus on International Studies, with honors; May 2003


Ipas,Chapel Hill, N.C.
Graphic Design Associate,Oct 2009–Present
Support branding, mission and objectives of organization by designing high-quality publications, both print and electronic.

FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business,Eagan, Minn.
Associate Web Designer, Oct 2007–Sept 2008
Responsible for the design of multiple Web sites within a fast-paced, client driven environment.
Received top client satisfaction scores.
100% of deadlines met on time or early.

Vox Magzine, Columbia, Mo.
Aug 2005–May 2007
Creative Director
Responsible for the entire visual report of the print and online publication.
Oversaw 20 designers and art staff.
Art Director
Developed, oversaw and executed the design of 16-32 page weekly magazine, including photo editing.
Photo Director
Responsible for the coordination and display of all photography including photo editing.
Redefined the role and created new policies for the publication.

Columbia Missourian,Columbia, Mo.
Photo Editor, Jan–May 2006
Edited photos for the daily newspaper, weekly and special publications.

Global Journalist, Columbia, Mo.
Feature Designer, Jan–May 2006
Designed photo spread featuring the photography of Edward Burtynsky.

Technical Skills

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML and CSS, Blackboard Collaborative, PlanSystem, Quark

Additional Work Experience

Catholic Social Services of Lansing Refugee Services, Lansing, Mich.
Intern, Jan–May 2003
Aided refugee clients with resettlement including employment and social services.

Amnesty International UK, London, UK
Outreach Campaign Manager Intern, May–Aug 2002
Researched human rights issues for current, crisis and future campaigns; Aided public with general inquiries.

Mad Eagle, Lansing, Mich.
Outreach Campaign Manager Intern, May–Aug 2002
Created engaging displays of clothing & jewelry and a leader in customer service.