|1997 - Fall 2002||Interdisciplinary
Computing and the Arts Major, University of California, San Diego (UCSD): Revelle College,
Web Design and Interactive Multimedia B.A., 3.609 Major GPA
UCSD Revelle College Provost’s Honors
|February 2009 - Present||Senior Editor, Wetpaint, Seattle, WA
Manage partner relationships and create, stimulate, and support online communities from the ground up.
|July 2007 - January 2009||Editor, Wetpaint, Seattle, WA
Build and support online communities for television networks. record labels, and other online brands.
|June 2006 - July 2007||Writer, FashionLines.com, San Francisco, CA
Ever since I was little, I’ve had an obsession with fashion. As a writer for FashionLines.com, I wrote about one of the subjects I know and love best in a fashion blog and articles. I also worked closely with the graphic designer to create and develop new and more engaging articles to increase site traffic.
|Mar 2006 - May 2007||Curator, Leaf, San Diego, CA
I was hired on contract to identify new talent for the Leaf brand. I was the in-between for the artist and Leaf to create designs that fit into the brand aesthetic.
|May 2006 - March 2007||Grant Writing Apprentice, Sara Behrman, Portland, OR
This contract position interested me because it involved working with non-profit arts organizations. I learned grant writing skills; persuasive writing, grant research, and put together proposals and applications.
|November 2006||Contractor,Cranium, Inc., Seattle, WA
With this contract position, I developed content for a new board game. This job was a great opportunity to have fun and get creative.
|July - October 2006||Communications Contractor,People For Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
As a contractor with this local environmental non-profit, I Worked closely with the graphic designer to edit and art direct the 15th anniversary edition of Sound & Straits, its quarterly public newsletter. I gave creative input and edited web copy on its new website design, and wrote copy and edited a catalog for its annual fundraising gala. It’s always rewarding working with a non-profit organization.
|Mar 2005 - Feb 2006||English Teacher, Kohgakusha Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
I wrote lesson plans, created games and dances, and taught English to toddlers through high school students. I took this position to be able to live in Tokyo for a year and pursue freelance writing and curatorial opportunities while overseas.
|Jun 2002 - Feb 2005||Staff Consultant / Graphic Designer,
Trauner Consulting Services, San Diego, CA
I started out as a technical writer at this architectural engineering consulting firm. My main duties included writing, editing, and checking logic in issue drafts and documents, putting together presentations, analyzing as-built schedules, and creating graphics and animations for reports.
|Sep 2001 - Jan 2002||Web Designer / Editor,
CAL-Space, San Diego, CA
I worked directly with the art director and focused on concepting Flash, web, and graphic design for this University of California multi-campus non-profit research unit.
|Jul 2000-Oct 2001||Administrative Assistant, CAL-SOAP, San
Diego, CA |
With this California non-profit, I organized events for students and teachers. I put all plans into action and made sure that every aspect of the event was concrete – from transportation to food and then documented it all. I also maintained clerical duties (MS Access, MS Word, and MS Excel).
|Nov 2003 - Apr 2005||Contributing Writer, RE:UP Magazine, San Diego, CA
I wrote book/DVD reviews for this downtempo culture magazine.
|Jan 2002 - Dec 2003||Contributing Writer, Feature: San Diego's Urban Guide, San Diego, CA
I created content and organized and conducted interviews/reviews for shops/events for this city guide.
|May 2001 - Dec 2003||Contributing Writer, evilmonito.com, San Diego, CA
I conducted interviews and wrote critiques on pop culture for this online zine.
|Nov 2002 - Jan 2003||Creative Copywriter, Premise Intelligence
Agency, San Diego, CA |
I was hired on contract by this action sports consulting agency to research and write all of their web copy in keeping with their “secret agent” theme.
|Jan 2000 - Jun 2001||Writer,
UCSD Guardian, San Diego, CA
I created ad lines in Quark and wrote reviews and interviews dealing with pop culture.
|Jul 1999 - Jun 2001||Writing Intern, dailyfashion.com
, Dallas, TX |
I wrote as the “Urban/Street wear Expert” on fashion trends and pop culture. I also answered fashion dilemmas for this website targeting teenagers.
|Also published in:||Elle Girl, Giant Robot,
Stop Smiling Magazine Online, Etisoppo 6: Infinity,
Fugue Magazine, 944 Magazine, and The UCSD Walking Stick|