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Work Experience

Communications Manager & Executive Assistant

Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah

April 2020-Present


  • Write & edit library digital and print communications: editorial calendars for events, social media posts, articles, blog posts, and newsletter

  • Create and manage Staff Intranet Pages, formatting, naming conventions, resource database; offset leadership workload by 25%

  • Survey analytics: Hybrid Workplace

  • Internal Communications Report: Faculty Research Engagement

  • Project manager for events, faculty recruitment, and stewardship reports

  • Provide administrative support on grant applications and awards

  • Executive Assistant to Health Sciences Library Director: manage scheduling, correspondence, grant applications, research support


Program Coordinator

Marriott Library, University of Utah

February 2017-July 2021


  • Edited library articles, blog posts, and newsletters

  • Wrote blog posts, scripts, and letters of recommendation on behalf of Deans

  • Project director for five annual events, including all communications, catering ,contracts, spaces, advertisement, & budgetary management

  • Organized professional development workshops for Library Faculty and Staff

  • Implemented cohesive interview process for all staff and faculty interviews; housed on intranet database

  • Served as staff communications representative on two library committees

  • Supervisor of 3 staff


Communications Coordinator

CHIS Program, National Network Libraries of Medicine

September 2019-June 2020

  • Conducted interviews and content repurposing for digital, print & social media

Marketing Manager

Economics, University of Utah

October 2015-February 2017


  • Initiated a redesign of the department website to enhance user experience for students; increased usership 23%

  • Implemented tagging and process to track metadata

  • Social Media Manager, textbook acquisitions, departmental financials, event coordinator, Office Manager, supervisory experiences


Communications Assistant

School of Education, Westminster College

June 2014-September 2015


  • Commenced monthly newsletter highlighting student and faculty contributions, digitized active student files, assisted students with course registration, edited faculty letters, articles, and proposals

  • Assistant Lead for planning of program orientations and commencement events

  • Assisted Chair with numerous grant applications for the School of Education


Editorial Assistant

South Valley Journal

June 2010-June 2012


  • Copy Editor of articles prior to print

  • Managed intern assignments and personnel issues


Owner & Director

Necessary Beeswax

May 2012-Current


  • Communications Consulting

  • Content creation & repurposing

  • Graphic Design

  • Social Media Management & Analytics

  • Copy editing


Rhetoric, Crisis Management, Branding, Internal Communication, Integrated Marketing, Training Materials

My Capstone Project was to rebuild and rebrand my small business, Necessary Beeswax, LLC from freelance writing to a communications consultancy firm.

Bachelor of Arts in English
Westminster College

My thesis work focused on an analysis of Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight Los Angeles, and Fires in the Mirror.

Activities and societies: Ellipsis Literary Magazine, LDSSA, Westminster Jazz Ensemble, Sigma Tau Delta, English tutor, Youth City SLC Volunteer

Master of Strategic Communication
Westminster College

Skills & Expertise

  • Project Management

  • Internal Communications

  • Event Planning

  • Customer Service

  • Budget Management

  • Contract Management

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Adobe Suite

  • Web Design

  • Research

  • Email Management

  • Collaboration

  • Time Management

  • Detail-Oriented & Self-Directed

  • Supervisory Experience

  • Professionalism

  • Confidentiality

  • Digital Marketing

  • Digital Branding

  • SEO & Google Analytics

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Content Creation & curation

  • Social Media

  • Community Management

  • Crisis Management

  • Writing & Editing

  • Data Analysis & Collection

  • Metadata

  • Google Tag Management

  • Tableau

  • Tag Management

  • Sigma Computing

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