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I’m a writer and a Media, Culture, and Communications / Creative Writing student at NYU with a background in professional photography and design. I’m an explorer by nature: I’m passionate, curious, driven, hardworking, and enthusiastic. I’ve backpacked across California and hitchhiked through upstate New York. I’m a basketball geek and a boxing fan. At home I’m an accomplished, decorated writer and a voracious reader who has an encyclopedic knowledge of media and culture, from music and movies to books and TV. I’m part of this year’s bumper crop of young people who are trying to make it in “the real world.” I hope that I’ll soon be able to retire the parentheses from that phrase, but until then I’m willing to go the extra mile (with an 80 pound backpack) to make a name for myself in New York City.
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Hand selected by 2014 Whitings Award Winner Said Sayrafiezadeh, Pulitzer Prize Finalist Colson Whitehead, & 2005 Guggenheim Fellow Jo Ann Beard to take part in NYU’s 12 person masters workshops. I am currently working on a book called Marsha Floats.
Well versed in both analog and digital photography. Expert with DSLRs and very handy with 35mm and 120mm film SLRs. I have taken photos for Open City Magazine, UV Club, and The Sword and Shield.
Created a series of mockup print ads and smartphone apps for the French ready-to-wear brand APC. Strong sense of visual design. Fun fact: my favorite sans serif font is Futura Mid Bold and my favorite serif font is Baskerville Old Face (or Didot)
Knowledgeable marketer and advertiser who’s familiar with drafting creative briefs and conceptualizing online / print campaigns. I’m also accustomed to conducting sales both in person and over the phone, and have extensive experience with SEO and SEM techniques.
Familiar with HTML and CSS, and have helped created several Wordpress based installations for companies as well as myself.
I’m a social media ninja who has live-tweeted events such as the Page Turner Festival. I’m familiar with Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and more —I’m also accustomed to drafting and scheduling posts through applications like Hootsuite.
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Assisted in producing articles for Open City Magazine, Culturestrike, and other AAWW publications. Helped host successful literary events, worked with book publishers to negotiate sample copies, transcribed author interviews, and ran the organization’s social media profiles. Also participated in intern tasks involving profuse wine-pouring, coffee-getting, and Fedex-shipping.
Created self-hosted company blog on the Wordpress platform. Worked extensively with site meta-data, meta-tags, and other SEO techniques. Later responsibilities included work with eBay and Amazon selling platforms, as well as management of inventory spread-sheets and product data. Involved in the production of graphic assets for the company’s web presence.
Covered local theatrical shows and new book releases. Worked with a team to produce content on strict deadlines. Articles published in both print and online editions.
Covered fashion and technology including gadget news and reviews. Articles published in print.
I’m a Communications major currently taking classes at NYU. I’ve just recently declared my Creative Writing minor and I’m currently on track to graduate in 3 years! Well… it’s either that or I’ll double major in Communications and Marketing.
Please feel free if you would like to have a chat.