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Design Experience

R.E.A.L. Discussion Internship
Marketing and Design Intern;
Communications and Project Management Lead

Oct 2023 - May 2024

  • Drove dynamic marketing initiatives, led design and video editing projects, collaborated on weekly blog content with a PR consultant, and supported the founder and team on diverse projects

  • Orchestrated effective communication and project management using tools like Asana, ensuring timely responses and ownership of creative channels, including the Newsletter, social media, and blog aligned with an editorial calendar

  • Led cross-functional collaboration to update and enhance the Intern Welcome Packet, facilitating a seamless onboarding process for new team members

Chi Omega - Iota Lambda

Apparel Chair

Jan 2024 - May 2024

  • Designed and produced merchandise for many events for the chapter such as philanthropy events, formals, or PR merch

  • Collaborated with the Social Media Committee to create apparel that aligned with everyone's vision

Video Chair

Jan 2023 - Jan 2024

  • Spearheaded 4 videos to represent the chapter, planned and executed décor for all days of the recruitment process each year

  • Organized video shoots to produce high quality videos 

Art & Décor Chair

Aug 2021 - Jan 2024

  • Planned and executed all the art and décor for each day of the recruitment process every year I was affiliated with Chi Omega

  • Worked closely with the Recruitment Team to bring their ideas to life

Leadership Experience

Villanova New Student Orientation Program 

Innovative, award-winning four-day orientation program to introduce and welcome new Villanova students to the campus community.

  • Trained a group of 8 Orientation Counselors on Orientation Program topics: Mental Health/Physical Health resources, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Gallup Clifton Strengths

  • Interviewed 80+ candidates for the Orientation Staff

Orientation Steering Committee Member | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Merchandise    

Jan 2022- Aug 2022

  • Collaborate with a 16-member team, campus administrators, and campus partners during weekly meetings to develop, plan, and present helpful information to 1,700 New Students and 130 Orientation Staff after a year of work

  • Spearheaded the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion branch of the committee to educate the staff members and ensure the programming and application process was inclusionary for underrepresented students in our community

Orientation Steering Committee Member | Communications; Philadelphia Area; Emergency Resources   

Jan 2023 - Aug 2023

  • Photographed and videotaped the 2-week training and Orientation Program to document the program for the staff, new students, and parents

  • Led a social media campaign and updated the social media accounts promoting information and details regarding the program to 3,700+ followers

  • Managed the operations of various events including communication with vendors, overseeing a budget of $7,000 and coordinating facility requests with event sites

Orientation Counselor

August 2021

  • Mentored a group of 21 first-year students and informed them of campus resources

  • Created a welcoming, energetic, and positive environment during the Orientation Program and beyond

Chi Omega - Iota Lambda

Executive Board | Panhellenic Delegate; Chapter Member

Dec 2021 - Dec 2022

  • Represented a chapter of 250 women in the Panhellenic Council

  • Served as the vote liaison for Chi Omega and communicated chapter updates and information to over seven other chapters

  • Planned over five Panhellenic philanthropic events for Chi Omega’s national partner: Make-A-Wish

Work Experience

Beyourself Boutique

Sales Associate

May 2021 - July 2022

  • Assisted customers in finding clothing to make them feel confident while surpassing weekly sales goals set by management

  • Conceptualized and designed content for social media platforms

  • Trained 5 new salespersons on the duties at the boutique

Alex Tessendorf Photography

Professional Photographer; Creator

Nov 2016 -Present

  • Created and developed a photography business specializing in portraits, senior pictures, engagements, and weddings

  • Arranged and managed photo sessions with a wide variety of customers

  • Collaborated with over 75 clients

  • Delivered and edited photos within a two-week turnaround period

Education & Courses

Villanova University | Bachelor of Arts

Aug 2020 - May 2024

Major in Communications; Specializing in Advertising and Public Relations

Minor in Mathematics

Magna Cum Laude

GPA 3.77

Dean's List Every Semester

Related Coursework

Examples from my coursework can be found in my portfolio.

  • Digital Media Production

  • Public Relations Campaigns (Senior Capstone)

  •  Interactive Media Design

  • Public Relations

  • Visual Communications

  • Advertising

  • Public Relations Writing

& Expertise

  • Adobe Lightroom

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe XD

  • Webflow Ceritified

  • Microsoft Office

  • Canva

  • Procreate

  • Leadership

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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