Resume

Employment

2014 - Present
CyberSolutionsAgency
Work
Brand Ambassador

• Represented and promoted clients' brands and products at various videogame and technology conventions/events

List of clients:
• Ubisoft at PAX Prime 2014 demoing the hit racing game, "The Crew."

7/2014 - Present
Clanwarz
Work
Customer Relationship Manager

Founded in 2003, Clanwarz is known for creating instant gaming and voice services worldwide.

• Designed and developed optimal marketing plans for the staff to utilize and track initiatives
• Increased subscriber base on the Clanwarz Twitter and Facebook by 300% within the first three months of hire
• Hosted Community Game Nights
• Wrote, edited, and sent press releases to game industry media
• Sought out, contacted, and developed agreements with sponsees (AbleGamers, CodeLiberation)
• Wrote SEO-friendly articles on the site detailing services

9/2013 - Present
PMS Clan, Inc.
Work
Editorial Director

PMS Clan, also known as Pandora's Mighty Soldiers is the world's largest multi-platform online female gaming clan community. Launched in 2002, with active game divisions on all platforms and all major game titles.

• Wrote front page articles detailing gaming news, interviews, and reviews
• Attended high-profile gaming events through the use of a press pass (PAX East, PAX Prime, New York Comic Con, Emerald City Comic Con)
• Oversaw a team of 5 writers
• Contracted by GrubHub to write a two-part series on food gamers eat at PAX Prime 2014 (gaming convention)
• Attended monthly director meetings with 10 other departments
• Created a journalism handbook for the Editorial Team's use

Prominent interviews:
J Eckert of Honored
Steve Spohn of Able Gamers

4/2013 - Present
Girl Gamer Vogue
Work
Public Relations Director, Writer

GGVogue supports and represents women in the video game industry by raising awareness through breaking news, articles, interviews, psychological discussions, and fashion.

Public Relations Director
• Wrote press releases regarding Girl Gamer Meetup events and sponsored products
• Analyzed Facebook and Wordpress data to determine GGV's demographics
• Contacted gaming publishers for first access beta codes or games for early reviewing purposes
• Organized events for "NYC Female Gamers Meetup" and served as liaison for media inquiries

Writer
• Wrote articles about breaking news, personal pieces, recaps, and product reviews
• Posted a weekly sum of gaming and PC sweepstakes
• Covered conventions
• Live-streamed games via Twitch.tv

Prominent interviews:
Pang Hartman - Vice President of Frogdice, Inc.
Ashton Williams - Xbox LIVE Arcade Community Coordinator at Microsoft

5/2012 - 1/2014
Relentless Awareness
Work
Director of Media & Client Services

Full service branding, media relations, and web development company based in Upstate New York for political, small business, and entertainment clients across the United States.

• Promoted from Assistant Media Director to Director of Media and Client Services in January 2013
• Oversaw and trained a team of 3 interns daily
• Wrote and pitched press releases to local and nationwide media outlets
• Coordinated media briefings and arranged news conferences between clients and the press
• Developed campaign strategies with staff and assisted in the execution of campaigns
• Researched and analyzed ongoing news coverage and assisted in the fine-tuning of outreach for our clients
• Built and expanded media lists of reporters, editors, and members of the press


Accounts: Albany Distilling Company, Avid Agency, Beyu Apparel, Darius Shahinfar for Albany Treasurer, David Soares for District Attorney, Foster House Records, Hardsoul, Hudson River Coffee House, Jamboxx, Judd Krasher for Common Council, Kathy Sheehan for Mayor, Knickerbocker Film Festival, Knickerbocker Ledger, MIRK, MOVE Music Festival, Patricia Fahy for NYS Assembly, Tim Nichols for NYS Assembly, Tom Keefe for City Court Judge

Volunteering
Volunteer

On-Going
Extra-Life (Since 2013)
• Pro-bono writing tutor for college students

Past Work
MAGFest 13 (2015 Volunteer staff)
DMW Games Conference 2013 (New York City)
• UAlbany Japanese Student Association (Elected Public Relations Chair; 2011 - 2012)
• Beacon Animal Rescue Foundation (2010 - 2013)

Education

2014
Boston University
Certification
Genealogical Studies

Obtained a certification in genealogical studies through the Center for Professional Education

2012
University of Glasgow
Study Abroad
Literature and Italian Language

Clubs:
The Italian Society, Glasgow International Society, and the GU Tennis Club

2009-2012
University at Albany
Bachelor's Degree
B.A. in journalism, minor in English & Japanese

• UAlbany chapter President and Founder of the Society of Professional Journalists (2010-2012)
• Graduated with Journalism honors (2012)
• Inducted into Sigma Tau Delta (2012)
• Key note speaker at Spring 2012 Emerging Student Leaders graduation
• Emerging Student Leaders Class of Spring 2011

Skills


Stats

Reporting
95%

Copywriting
90%

Public Relations
85%

Marketing
75%

Photography
70%

SEO
60%

Video editing
60%

AP Style
60%

Screenwriting
35%

Games

Most Played Genres

FPS
90%

RPGs
75%

RTS
55%

Racing
30%

 

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