LEGISLATIVE STAFF ASSISTANT forWisconsin Senator Joe Leibham
July - August 2012, June - September 2013
I worked in Leibham's district office, helping mostly with constituent relations including importing data into Forward, casework, drafting correspondence and proclamations, organizing mailings and press clippings and assisting at legislative input sessions.
CAMPAIGN AIDE forLeibham Campaign Committee
July - November 2010, August - December 2012
In this position, I organized data using Excel and assembled several mailings with Word and email campaigns with Mail Chimp. I have traveled with Leibham across the ninth senate district for many different events. Recently, I helped redesign Leibham's campaign website, transition the campaign to Google Groups and amp up his social media presence.
BUSINESS REPORTER forMedill News Service
January - March 2012
I was selected for the Medill School of Journalism's Washington program, where I reported on Capitol Hill, finding my own stories, tweeting and writing on strict deadlines as a mobile online journalist. I worked on the business beat, which allowed me to write about issues such as the federal economy and budget.
FRONT DESK CLERK forThe American Club Resort
June - September 2012
The American Club Resort is the Midwest's only five-diamond, five-star resort and an integral part of Kohler Company's hospitality department. The front desk is the nerve center for the hotel. My duties included performing Forbes-standard five-star check-ins and -outs, fielding problems and phone calls, anticipating guest needs, and providing memorable experiences for guests. In July, the American Club Resort hosted the 2012 U.S. Women's Open.
CONSTITUENT SERVICES INTERN forU.S. Senator Ron Johnson
June - September 2011
I worked on many research and organizational projects for Johnson as an intern in his state office in Milwaukee. I traveled the greater Milwaukee area to represent the senator at many events and spent most of my time listening to constituent concerns in person and over the phone. I logged all input into Intranet Quorum. I toured with Johnson, recording audio and video and taking photos for his website and weekly email newsletter.
MARCOMM VOLUNTEER forBethlehem Lutheran School
June 2010 - present
I have helped Bethlehem with promotion through photography and video, with design advice and with my creation of Bethlehem's new church and school logos, which have been integrated on the school's website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. I also draft press releases and update social media regularly.
SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER forSheboygan County GOP
July - November 2010, August - November 2012
I began many of the Sheboygan County GOP's web communications, including Facebook and Twitter, informing supporters of local events and relevant news during politically heavy times in Wisconsin. This position included being curator for the weekly email update, which included gathering information from each state and local campaign's press secretary or communication director during election season.
Sheboygan, Wisconsin 2006-2010
- AP Style
- Copy Editing
- Fact Checking
- Social Media
- Mac OSX
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Premiere Pro
HONORS & AWARDS:
Medill School of Journalism Dean's List
Fall 2010, Spring 2012
May Downey Fletcher Scholarship
2012-2013 school year
Sheboygan Lutheran Christian Leadership Speaker
10 Lutheran High School Department Awards
2006 - 2010