RESUME

Education

Creative Writing for
Entertainment, MFA

 

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

2016

Advanced Achievement Award Recipient

 

English (Creative Writing
Emphasis), BA 

 

Mills College

Oakland, CA 

2011
Double Minor in Asian Studies & History

Writing Experience

(8 Years)

  • Blogging

  • Copywriting 
  • Editing
  • Entertainment
    • Animation
    • Screenplay
    • Webseries
  • Journalism
  • Travel Writing

Computer Programs

  • Microsoft Office Suite

    • Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Google Applications

  • Final Draft

  • Adobe InDesign & Photoshop

  • Quark

Specialties

  • Budgeting

  • Education

  • Entertainment

  • Events Planning

  • Photography

  • Presentation

  • Public Speaking

  • Research

  • Social Media Management & Outreach

Languages

  • English

  • American Sign Language

  • Japanese

Work & Leadership Experience

Freelance Writer, Editor & Researcher
 

San Diego, CA | Los Angeles, CA | Tokyo, Japan                         2013-2019

  • Work with clients to research, edit, and write business proposals, reports, résumés, and blog posts.

  • Independently publish fiction and nonfiction pieces.

  • Publications include AJET Connect Magazine, JapanTravel.com, Medium, and Prose.

 
Social Media Intern
 

#DirectedbyWomen Initiative

 

Los Angeles, CA                                                                      2017-2018

  • Interview women directors to feature on Directed by Women's 'Conversation Series.'

  • Research, follow and maintain the database of social media accounts for women directors. 

  • Design, create and publish shareable images for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to refer traffic back to the Directed by Women website.

  • Assisted DbW founder with the September 2017 Woman Director Awareness Month and Worldwide Film Viewing Party social media campaigns.

Wakayama AJET Chapter Coordinator 
 

Association for Japan Education & Teaching (AJET)

Wakayama, Japan                                                                  2012-2014

 

  • Researched and organized over 25 events for Wakayama JETs.

    • Events included cultural experiences, dinners, lectures, fundraisers, charity events, etc.

  • Acted as the social media liaison between Block 7 prefectures (Mie, Nara, Osaka, and Wakayama).

  • Responsible for handling the financial records for over 20 projects and events.

  • Represented Wakayama AJET and aided Prefectural Advisors at government-sponsored orientations and conferences.

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Educator 
 

Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program

 

Wakayama, Japan                                                                  2011-2014

 

  • Taught English and cultural studies to Japanese students at five junior high schools, six elementary schools, and three kindergartens.

  •  Worked with Japanese Teachers of English (JTEs) and elementary school teachers to teach classes and lead daily school activities.

  • Planned and led quarterly instructional workshops for JTEs and elementary school teachers.

  • Provided administrative assistance and translation aid to local Board of Education and City Hall.

 

Academic Tutor
 

Mills College Tennis Program

 

Oakland, CA                                                                           2010-2011

 

  • Tutored local fourth and fifth-grade girls in English, History, and Health Sciences.

  • Strengthened students' study skills while encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and academic habits to utilize throughout their academic careers.

    • Participants learned sportsmanship, discipline, and how to be a successful student-athlete in a fun and supportive environment.

 

San Diego Zoo Education Department 
 

San Diego, CA

 

Summer Camp Program Aide                                                          2010

 

Zoo Corps Trainer                                                                  2001-2005

 

  • Assisted staff in coordinating engaging activities focused on education and conservationism in line with the Zoological Society's goals aimed at children ages four to thirteen.

  • Aided the Zoological Society with special events, including "Girls in Science" campouts; Earth Day Festivals;  "Roar and Snore" overnight stays at the Zoo and sister park, the Safari Park; lectures; tours; and educational kits.

 

Design Consultant & Content Contributor
 

 

The Campanil

 

Oakland, CA                                                                          2008-2011

 

  • Assisted Campanil staff with editorial content and design of bi-weekly college newspaper, producing award-winning layout concepts and content.

    • Received first place for Best News Photo at the 2008 California College Media Awards (Students React to Barack Obama's Presidential Win, Mills College Student Union).

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