Extensive knowledge of: the complete Microsoft Office Suite & the Adobe Creative Suite to include but not limited to, Photoshop, Illustrator, & InDesign.
Extremely proficient with: QuarkXPress, Microsoft Publisher, FileMaker Pro, & QuickTime, as well as various other programs including iMovie, iDVD, Audacity, Soundslides, VLC, IRC, photo editing software, SPSS, & Quickbooks.
Expert proficiency with social media metrics & social networking sites to include WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram, & Google Analytics and Alerts.
University of Memphis
2013 - Dec. 2014
Political & NonProfit Public Relations & Digital Media
Summa Cum Laude Graduate
Thesis: "Fighting to be Free: Should a Free Society Eliminate the Fighting Words Doctrine?"
Activities and Societies: Awarded Graduate Assistantship based on Academic Merit which sponsors tuition costs in exchange for 20hrs per week of work for a Univ. Department.
University of Memphis
1998 - Dec. 2003
Journalism, with emphasis in Advertising and PR
GPA: 3.8 in Major; 3.6 Overall GPA
Cum Laude Graduate
Activities and Societies: Academic Scholarship, Journalism Scholarship, 2003 National Student Advertising Club Presentation Team, Student Advertising Federation, and Kappa Delta
Briarcrest High School
1994 - 1998
Activities and Societies: President of the National Spanish Honor Society; President of the Spanish Club; Design Editor of the 1998 Yearbook; Photography Club; Honor Society; Key Club
Concorde Career College
Developed and taught classroom courses in Communications comprised of students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, and social development; Maintained a teaching load of 3 to 4 undergraduate courses each 10-week semester with more than 30 students per class; Supplied one-on-one attention to each student, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group
Created lesson plans in accordance with accreditation guidelines and curriculum standards; Established course websites to make updated handouts and other resources available to students at all times
Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials, as well as enhanced lessons using digital technology and visual mediums; Received high remarks for the creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students and faculty
Challenged and motivated a diverse student body through in-depth and thought-provoking lectures and discussions to help further critical thinking abilities; Promoted language development skills through storytelling, group activities, and oration.
Implemented cutting-edge online communication activities and assignments to encourage student participation and better prepare them for today’s digital world.
Created and implemented hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning and employed small and large group activities and assignments to build community within the classroom.
Robin was a great asset during the Fall 2012 Field Representative program at the Leadership Institute.
She met and exceeded all expectations. During the program she was required to start 10 conservative student groups, and identify 1000 new contacts for our organization.
By the end of the program she had started 19 groups, and identified 1078 new contacts. I would highly recommend Robin for any organization looking to be more effective in the field and expanding their grassroots.
Regional Field Coordinator
at The Leadership Institute >
The work Robin did for College Media Advisers as our assistant executive director was excellent. It was a new and then temporary position, and she completed her duties beyond all expectations, providing quality of service and planning better than any other candidate might have done.
She is creative in her approach to completing tasks and works very well independently as a strong self-starter. Her success at her position meant additional quality and performance for CMA across the board.
Could we have kept her permanently in the position, I’d have recommended hiring her in a New York minute!
Freelance Editor and Writer
Former CMA President >
I had the pleasure of working with Robin directly at two National College Media Conventions sponsored or co-sponsored by CMA. Robin was a highly organized, detail-oriented individual who managed the day-to-day organizational operations of the convention on-site, as well as managed numerous marketing materials and methods in the days and weeks leading up to the convention.
I worked directly with Robin on-site, primarily for trouble-shooting inevitable unexpected issues that arose during the convention. She was professional, prompt, polite, and thorough in every issue that needed to be resolved. She was a delight to work with, and I would welcome the
opportunity to do so again.
Director of Student Media & Instructor of Mass
Media at Northwest Missouri State Univ. >
Robin is a detail oriented, knowledgable and reliable director. I have had nothing but terrific events through her and her organization.
The best part is I give her the minimum information and she turns it into a spectacular event for my business group.
I highly recommend Robin.
Review Board Chair - Plastic Surgery at TAGME >
Robin helped effectively coordinate my company’s sponsorship of the College Media Advisers organization. Through her guidance and resource management, our expectations for the event
were quickly met.
She took the time to get to know each team member in attendance at the CMA events, as well as learning the needs of our company to guide the process for future events.
Great leadership and organizational skills.
Senior Marketing Manager at Eyeking LLC >
Robin is an invaluable teammate, gifted with expansive professional and creative talents, which make her a driving force in tackling
unconventional, time-sensitive challenges.
Robin does not hesitate to step out of her comfort zone or assume leadership whenever necessary.
Assistant Team Leader @ KW Bellevue: Real Estate Business & Career Advisor, Broker/REALTOR® >
My strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, positive attitude, and uncompromising integrity, as well as, my campaign management experience have proven to be very helpful to to numerous organizations across industries.
Additionally, my social media, graphic design, and general computer expertise, organizational skills, proven leadership ability, and extensive event planning and management experience, as well as, an effective and creative problem-solving ability, has made me a valuable contribution to various programs.