Posted in Communications, Copywriting, Pitching, Public Relations

“Operation Tribute to Freedom” Media Alerts


FleishmanHillard Consumer Markets Intern

“Operation Tribute to Freedom” was a U.S. Army campaign to thank soldiers who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This is a media alert I drafted for one of the tribute events.

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“Why We Serve” Speaking Events


FleishmanHillard Consumer Markets Intern

Here is a sample of my secured speaking events for “Why We Serve”, a Department of Defense initiative to inform the American public of the personal experiences our military have had while serving over seas.  I contacted civic organizations within several states to pitch the chance to have a military spokesperson come speak at one of their events.





Posted in Freelance, Pitching, Research

Independent Contractor


JWB Real Estate Capital, LLC

I took on what was supposed to be a short-term project for JWB Real Estate Capital, and with no prior knowledge in how to petition Duval County for lower property taxes, saved JWB almost $60,000 in taxes for 2015.  By the time I was done with that project, I was also verifying the rental history of prospective renters for JWB’s leasing office, organizing and posting property management invoices for the accounting department, and helping its law firm partner with JWB-related acquisitions and sales.  JWB has recently requested my help with the 2016 tax petitions as well.


  • Petitioned county on behalf of JWB and their clients to reduce property taxes, saved almost $60,000.
  • Contact current and former landlords to verify rental history of potential renters, helped leasing agent team rent 97 homes in February alone.
  • Charge invoices to the correct client accounts for property management team (100 per week).


Posted in Communications, Freelance, Media Research, Pitching, Public Relations, Social Media

Freelance Communications Assistant


Woodside Park Strategies

I developed specialized media lists  – using Cisionpoint and Meltwater software – for my employer’s clients, the main client being  early childhood education nonprofit Zero to Three. I tracked early childhood education trends in the media, flagged the most relevant articles, noted the journalists that the organization should follow, and recommended articles to post on social media. Each month I compiled a list of impressions and the estimated viewership of every article in which Zero to Three was mentioned.

I also created specialized media lists used to pitch press releases and upcoming events for organizations like Voices for National Service, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the National Conference on Citizenship.


  • Researched and compiled specialized lists of current reporters who focus on client’s issues.
  • Provided weekly updates on media landscape.
  • Researched and recommended media contacts specializing in client’s issues.
  • Pitched press releases and conference events to local and national media outlets.
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Consumer Markets Intern



After my sophomore year at the University of Florida, I spent the summer interning at FleishmanHillard in Washington, D.C. My main project involved researching civic organizations (i.e., Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs) around the country that may be interested in having soldiers come speak to them about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.  I then cold called each organization and pitched the idea of having our soldiers come speak at their organization meetings.    My clients were the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army.


  • Drafted media pitches for radio segments; edited radio clips to make a compilation CD.
  • Tracked clients’ earned media coverage.
  • Pitched and coordinated speaking events throughout the country for military clients.