Professional Experience
Graduate Apprentice
Elon University Center for Design Thinking

08/23 - present
• Coach students, faculty, and staff on how to use design thinking methods to improve wellness, networks, and other personal and professional concerns.
• Supervise 20 student workers who develop and distribute design thinking resources.
• Oversee publicity team efforts to engage campus and community champions.

• Plan programming and community outreach to enhance collaboration throughout Elon.
UX Designer

07/21 - 08/23
• Used Figma to design lo-fi wireframes and hi-fi mockups for suite of real-time, AI-powered conversation intelligence and sales coaching products.
• Owned design process for admin user interface. Created customized dashboards and AI model management tools for clients and internal customer service team.
• Created and maintained design system assets and documentation in Figma. Collaborated with product owners and developers to maintain visual consistency and accessibility.
UX Designer
RTI International
06/18 - 06/21

• Designed award-winning public-facing website and internal content submission tools to engage global offices in 60th anniversary celebration.
• Designed and developed interactive, responsive survey application that resulted in a 78% response rate. Adapted application for coaches to gauge trainees’ goals and progress.
• Crafted text and design mockups to champion user-centered design and web accessibility for a $1.3 million winning proposal.
Visual Arts Specialist
University of North Carolina Greensboro
11/16 - 09/17

• Planned, captured, edited, delivered, and archived 10 photography assignments per week.
• Designed images using Photoshop and Illustrator to support university messaging goals.
• Maintained digital asset management system and assisted colleagues in locating assets.
• Photographed ad campaign and editorial photos for 125th anniversary edition of alumni magazine.
• Designed map visualizations and one-sheets to present campus expansion to community stakeholders.
• Acquired FAA drone pilot license to take aerial campus photos for use in ad campaigns.
Katie Irene Photography
05/11 - 11/16
• Photographed events, portraits, and still life using natural and studio lighting.
• Designed branding elements, website, and social media presence to market services.
• Used Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to deliver high-quality print products.
Executive Assistant
Casa Esperanza
04/15 - 09/15

• Managed donor communications, marketing, and brand guidelines for small non-profit providing accommodations for cancer patients.
• Assisted Director of Development in planning and promoting fundraising events.
• Maintained donor database and reported to Board of Directors on fundraising effectiveness.
• Designed digital and print marketing materials for inaugural gala event that raised $40,000+.
• Defined brand guidelines and redesigned brochures, web pages, and reports to present a consistent brand image.
Youth Group Leader
Covenant Presbyterian Church
06/11 - 05/15

• Led weekly social, educational, and service-learning activities for 5-15 children, ages 11-18.
• Planned fundraisers and served as chaperone for yearly mission trips and retreats.
Senior Administrative Assistant
City of Albuquerque
09/13 - 05/14

• Managed schedule, meeting notes, and public relations for Chief Building Official.
• Developed new systems and processes to accept and review building plans.
Cognitive Brain Trainer
09/12 - 07/13

• Trained students to improve IQ and 7 cognitive skills by an average of 11 points each.
• Represented LearningRx brand at local schools and education fairs.
• Recruited new students of all ages and ability levels.
Camp Staff
06/06 - 07/10

Camp Director (2009-2010)
Assistant Camp Director (2008)

• Supervised 20 staff members, 40 student volunteers, and 20 campers with special needs.
• Developed program theme and activities including daily crafts and recreation.
• Coordinated facility rental and supplies according to strict budget.

Head Counselor (2007)
Counselor (2006)

• Ensured health and safety of 5 high-school volunteers and 3 campers with special needs in overnight camp setting.
• Supported craft and recreation activities.
Master of Arts: Higher Education (expected graduation May '25)
Elon University

• Courses in higher education administration, student involvement, and experiential learning.
• Internship - short term programs assistant for Elon University Global Education Center.
• Internship - residence life summer programs intern at New York University.

Bachelor of Arts: Media Arts and Entertainment, Cinema concentration
Elon University

• Courses in communications, liberal arts, elementary special education.
• 130 hours of student teaching in public elementary schools.
Produced, filmed, and edited documentary short "Contrary Movement."
• Activities and societies - Elon Docs, Phoenix Phanatics, Iron Tree Blooming, Resident Student Association, and health and wellness learning community.
• Study abroad course - London: The Photographer’s Gaze.
• Work study - media relations photographer for Elon Athletics.

• Internship - extras casting assistant for On Location Casting.
Credits transferred to Elon University: Filmmaking
University of North Carolina School of the Arts

• Courses in filmmaking and humanities.
• Participated in the creation of over 50 student films as director, producer, and other crew.
• Supervised 30 classmates as co-producer of 10-minute student film.
• Work study - production office assistant.
Product Manager Nanodegree - Udacity
Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree - Udacity

Adobe Certified Expert - Photoshop CC - Adobe
Education: Coaching, advising, assessment, strategic planning, student engagement
Design: UX design, UI design, marketing design, brand design, print design
Design Software: Figma, Adobe XD, Sketch, Zeplin, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
Programming: HTML, CSS, SCSS, JavaScript, React, GraphQL, PostgreSQL
Other: Team leadership, event planning, program management, mentoring, public speaking, scheduling, budgeting

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