Experience


Page Designer/Copy Editor, THE GAINESVILLE SUN

GAINESVILLE, Fla. JANUARY‐ Present [2012]

I primarily edit copy for the night desk. My main priorities include designing the next day’s paper using Adobe software such as InDesign and InCopy. I also proofread my coworkers’ page designs as well as other copy‐ all before deadline.


Intern, UF&Shands MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

GAINESVILLE, Fla. AUGUST‐ DECEMBER [2012]

I wrote brief articles for News & Notes, a monthly corporate publication for the Shands workplace. I proofread newsletters, wrote media advisories and more.


Intern, THE SOCIAL NEWS DESK

GAINESVILLE, Fla. MAY‐AUGUST [2012]

The company develops software to organize social media accounts for news stations around the nation. Responsibilities included familiarizing myself with the company’s software and auditing our client’s websites, as well as reviewing online social media podcasts for best practice techniques.


Voice Actress, Vivir a Todo Pulmón

GAINESVILLE, Fla. MAY [2012]

I was cast as a nurse for the radionovela, “Vivir a Todo Pulmón,” The Southeastern National Tuberculosis Center and the UF College of Medicine create online podcasts of this radionovela to educate Florida’s Hispanic community concerning Tuberculosis testing. Recording sessions were done at WRUF‐FM studios.


Avenue Writer, THE INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR

GAINESVILLE, Fla. May- December [2011]

I wrote for the Alligator’s entertainment section‐the Avenue‐ covering local events and concerts. During that summer, I interviewed and took photos of students who exhibited the season’s latest fashion trends for the Lens Flair section as well.


Kitchen Prep, Server, Social Media Adviser MARACAS RESTAURANT

KISSIMMEE, Fla.

This restaurant is my family’s livelihood. It has been open for nine years. I grew up around a business atmosphere and know how a restaurant should be run. Currently, I am working on creating a new marketing strategy for the business by developing a coherent social media platform using web tools and the like.


Activities


Society of Professional Journalists 2011-2012

Attended monthly panel discussions on current topics from a journalistic standpoint.


English Language Institution 2011-2012

I volunteered as a conversation partner for the ELI. I met with my partners everweek to improve their conversational English. I learned about Chinese, Taiwanese and Saudi Arabian cultures through this experience.


Keira Grace Foundation, Share the Cure March, 2012

I volunteered for a one‐night fundraiser at the Phillip’s center to raise money forchildren diagnosed with cancer in the Dominican Republic. As leader of my team, my main duties were to direct incoming guests to their appropriate sign‐in tables. I was chosen as one of the top 5 volunteers.


WUFT-FM Radio Reading Service May-June 2011

Read news articles on‐air for the “On Topic” segment of the program. This is a news service that the UF College of Journalism provides for the visually impaired.


Education


University of Florida- Bachelor of Science in Journalism [2013]

Outside concentration in Spanish


Skills


AP Style, Audacity, Soundslides, Adobe Photoshop Cs (Basic), Adobe InDesign, iMovie, PC/Mac, Tumblr, Twitter (Learning HTML/CSS)

Languages: Bilingual Spanish- taking classes to further proficiency


References

Available upon request


You can view a printable copy of my resume here