University of Florida
  Graduation: 5/1/04
  B.S. in journalism with magazine emphasis, sociology minor
  (UF's quarterly alumni magazine with a 300,000 circulation)
  Freelance writer [9/03 - present]
  (national men's magazine with a 400,000 circulation)
  Research assistant/intern [6/03 - 8/03]
  Duties included assisting the senior features writer with research, fact checking, writing captions and brainstorming ideas for articles
  Oxendine Publishing Inc.
  (producer of quarterly magazines Student Leader and Florida Leader)
  Editorial Assistant [5/02 - 8/02]
  Duties included researching sources, media outreach, fact checking, conducting interviews, writing stories, proof reading and editing
  The Independent Florida Alligator
  (largest-circulated daily college newspaper in the nation at 35,000)
  Staff writer for entertainment section [8/02 - 12/02]
  Contributing writer for news section [8/02 - 12/02]
  The Gator Times
  (twice-weekly college newspaper, folded 7/02)
  Editor of Lifestyles section [5/02 - 7/02]
  Duties included brainstorming story ideas; initiating and maintaining contact with sources; running weekly meetings; assigning and editing articles; coaching writers; submitting photo and graphic orders; writing headlines, subheads and kickers; and checking final proofs
  Staff writer for arts and entertainment section [10/00 - 7/02]
  Florida Magazine Student Association
  President [4/03 - present]
  Duties include organizing meetings between students and professional; corresponding with members; and recruiting young, aspiring journalists
  Secretary [3/02 - 4/03]
  Stephen C. O'Connell Center
  (UF's 12,000-seat multi-purpose facility; activites include sporting events, concerts, expos and daily recreational usage by student, faculty, and staff)
  Event and Technical Services employee [7/00 - present]
  Duties include ushering, providing security and setting up and striking technical equipment and staging for concerts
  Building coordinator [8/01 - present]
  Duties include overseeing the building during events; monitoring the building and recreational activites during non-event times; and supervising employees
  Personnel assistant [3/02 - present]
  Duties include assisting in the hiring process; managing the paperwork for more than 400 employees; and staffing for all events
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