October 2017 - Present
I have expanded my skills and knowledge significantly since becoming a freelancer. The first contract I undertook was researching and writing seven short biographical ebooks to be published on Amazon by in60Learning. As a virtual assistant to a real estate investor, I managed and published their podcast, scheduled appointments and meetups, grew their social media audience and operated all the platforms, and conducted research on property and potential investors.
Later I served as an Outreach Specialist for the digital travel magazine Trips To Discover, expanding their audience through forming relationships with featured hotels and sites around the world. Other contracts have included: copy writing for a nonprofit in New York City, editing articles for an SEO + eCommerce agency, and creating entries for the historical app The Clio. Currently I am working with a CMA exam coach, promptly responding to customers, potential sales, and candidates.
As a freelance writer and researcher, I write articles for publication on Medium, where I am affiliated with publications dedicated to history, and I have been published in American Heritage Magazine.
January 2017 - October 2017
Development Associate & Research Assistant, Richard Nixon Foundation
At the Richard Nixon I held two positions: Research Assistant and Development Associate. In the Research department, my goal was to introduce Pat Nixon to a whole new audience. I did this by partnering with the University of Southern California to compile an exhibit that was on display for more than two years at the Town and Gown Building on campus. I also put together an online exhibit, Pat Nixon at USC, as a companion. Desiring to cover one of her greatest accomplishments as first lady, I researched her White House redecoration project and created another online exhibit.
I worked with the Director for Development to recruit new members for the Richard Nixon Foundation and close a $25 million fundraising campaign to mark Nixon’s 100th birthday. As an associate in the department, it was my responsibility to manage the database, conduct donor prospect research, help manage special events, and other office duties. Before leaving to pursue a Masters degree, I successfully trained two new employees and helped with the onboarding process.
May 2015 - August 2015
Program Assistant, Girls' Leadership Worldwide Program
I was thrilled to be hired by the nonprofit Eleanor Roosevelt Center to serve as the Program Assistant for their summer Girls’ Leadership Worldwide Program. In 2015, the program welcomed its highest number of participants in its twenty-year history, a total of 84 high school age girls from 13 different countries. As the Program Assistant, I partnered with the Program Manager in coordinating and overseeing the eight group leaders and the participants. Some of my responsibilities included: communicating with the girls and their parents in processing payments, emailing and calling the sites in New York City we visited, such as the United Nations, CNN, and the Cosmopolitan Club, ensuring the caterers and bus drivers arrived promptly, and guaranteeing all forms and contracts had been signed and processed. Additionally, I partnered with local companies such as Stewart’s and Adams Fairacre Farms to bring in a record number of donations for the program.
January 2015 - June 2016
Independent Contractor, National Park Service
Upon completing my internship at the FDR Library, I embarked on a challenging and rewarding historic restoration project at Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, Val-Kill. Partnering with the National Park Service and members of the Roosevelt family, I studied historic photographs of the home to identify and unearth the personal photographs and paintings Eleanor Roosevelt had hanging up in her home. I conducted research at the FDR Library and in the NPS’s archives to discover the photographs, and also requested copies from the Roosevelt family. In total, more than 75 photographs were identified and restored to their original locations at Val-Kill. Finally, I wrote captions for each photograph in all of the rooms for visitors to read on a mobile app designed to lead them on a tour of Val-Kill.
June 2014 - October 2014
Intern, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum
My first career experience out of college came when I interned at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum. For a few months I had the privilege of gaining experience in three different departments: The Archives, Museum, and Public Programming. In the Archives, I spent time conducting research on specific topics and digitized Sara Delano Roosevelt’s diaries. While working with curators in the Museum, we installed Madeleine Albright’s “Read My Pins” exhibit, on display for 4 months at the Library. Finally, I worked with the Public Programming team to manage events such as the annual Roosevelt Reading Festival, “A Conversation with Madeleine Albright,” and a fundraiser in New York City with special guest Ken Burns.