University of Leeds; MA Social Research

September 2020 - September 2021 : LEEDS, UK

Working as school representative for the School of Sociology and Social Policy (detailed below); one year of study and research culminating in a dissertation on the creation of truth and authenticity in celebrities. 

Emerson College; BA Writing and Publishing on Inequality

September 2018 - May 2020 : BOSTON MA, US : Dean’s List, 3.6 GPA 

Designed my own interdisciplinary BA, combining sociology, economics, and magazine publishing, culminating in a capstone project (detailed below); working with administration and academic planning resources to complete my degree within two years of transferring to Emerson.

Letter of Recommendation from Dr. Tylor Orme for my application to the University of Leeds

Letter of Recommendation from Dr. Kiri Gurd for my application to the University of Leeds

Academic Experience

School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK — School Representative

2020/2021 Academic Year

  • Support a team of Course, Programme, and Peer Reps to consult students in the School of Sociology and Social policy and gather feedback from students on everything from instruction methods to curriculum suggestions
  • Represent students to faculty to create change within the school for the betterment of student experience within the school and various programmes
  • Communicate effectively in student-faculty forums, faculty meetings, student union meetings

Sexpression Leeds, Yorkshire, UK — Volunteer Teacher

October 2020 - Current

  • Teach sex education to students age 10-18 across Yorkshire using attention grabbing and interesting games, presentations, and examples
  • Plan events to increase sexual well-being and knowledge throughout the student population in Leeds, delivered both online and in person
  • Work in a team of volunteers with busy schedules to provide accurate and informative content

Leeds Postgraduate Review, University of Leeds, UK — Editor, Peer Reviewer

2020/2021 Academic Year

  • Work as editor, compiling and selecting pieces for the Review
  • Review and provide feedback on the work of other postgraduate students

Postgraduate and International Officer at Leeds University Union, University of Leeds, UK — Candidate

2020/2021 Academic Year

  • Nominated by multiple different anonymous academic staff and student peers
  • Campaigning to be an elected official at Leeds University Union, representing all postgraduate and international students at the University of Leeds, one of the biggest student elections in the country

Capstone Project: Writing on Inequality, Emerson College

Spring 2020 Semester

  • Work with Dr. Tylor Orme to write three journal-style articles on the influencer wage gap, universal basic income, and the costs of college
  • Write three magazine articles on the influencer wage gap, universal basic income, and the costs of college

Her Campus, Her Campus Emerson, Boston, USA — HerFuture Mentor, Writer, Assistant Editor

August 2018 - May 2020

  • Mentor 60 High Schoolers on topics from college applications to interpersonal relationships
  • Edit and give feedback on monthly assignments
  • Write articles for Her Campus Emerson on topics for college students
  • Edit the articles of other Her Campus Emerson writers

The Update, Emerson College — Correspondent

Spring 2020 Semester (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

  • Comment on current affairs and politics, explaining the context of them with particular insight in sociological, gender, and economic views
  • Speak and appear on camera, working and interacting with 4 other correspondents, as well as a whole team of video staff

inDIYpendent Magazine, Emerson College — Editor in Chief

Fall 2019 Semester

  • Oversee and influence the creation of a publication that provides college students with the information they need to exist as functioning adults
  • Manage a magazine staff of 15; pitch and write stories

Video Game and Film Economics, Emerson College — Research Assistant

February 2019 - September 2019

  • Conducted meticulous data collection for two different research projects, working with lead professor to ensure data is clean enough for analysis
  • Gathered research to understand how/if information or prior interest level is more important for movie revenue; and how/if streaming interrupts the gaming industry

Skillify, University of Southern California — Student

August 2014 - December 2015

  • Learned business and job skills, how to interview, network, write a resume, get an internship, etc
  • Selected twice to be one of 30 students from an applicant pool of 300

Work Experience

DoSomething.Org — Summer Ambassador

June 2020 - August 2020

  • Worked on campaigns to increase voter registration in young people
  • Managed teamwork and activism through online planning and executing

Open Data Science Conference, Boston — Content Assistant

June 2019 - April 2020

  • Wrote articles focusing on data science and AI
  • Conducted research on the data science industry for ODSC industry survey
  • Edited submitted articles for SEO, grammar, and style; post to website
  • Answered inquiries and manage writing of contributing professionals

The Ethical Employment Project — Co-Founder, Content Director

Founded April 2019

  • Design website; write and film content that is helpful and engaging for young people seeking employment
  • Conduct interviews with professionals to share their advice and experiences with readers

Authority Ghostwriting, North Andover — Content Writer

August 2018 - June 2019

  • Ghostwrote articles that were posted on Facebook groups with over 15,000 followers, personal websites, and publications like Forbes
  • Wrote instructive course on becoming a ghostwriter
  • Edited the work of other interns

Teona Ostrov Public Relations, Boston — PR Assistant

September 2018 - May 2019

  • Worked with influencers for campaigns
  • Planned events for and pitched products to journalists
  • Edited the work of other employees 
  • Hired and trained new interns

BloomRise Inc, Los Angeles — Content Intern

December 2017 - June 2018

  • Wrote twice weekly blog posts for two brands represented by BloomRise

Multiple, Los Angeles — PR Intern, Freelance Fashion Stylist

December 2015 - June 2018

  • Worked as a freelance wardrobe stylist and assistant to celebrity wardrobe stylists Micaela Erlanger and Wilford Lenov
  • Maintained confidentiality regarding celebrity clients
  • Organized showroom, assist in pulls and returns of clothing, managed gifting of clothing to celebrities