Curriculum Vitae

Education                             

University of San Francisco School of Law - San Francisco, California

Juris Doctor, Public Interest Law Scholar

 

University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas

Bachelor of Science, Business Communications

School of Journalism

Bar Admission

New York – Admitted to practice law (New York State Bar)

 

Languages

English – Native reading, writing, and spoken

Dutch – passed Inburgering Exam (July 2013) B1; ongoing studies

Experience                                                                                                

Communications Manager– Amsterdam, The Netherlands

International School of Amsterdam, April 2014 – Present

  • Responsible for creating new role and department in organisation

  • Responsible for internal and external communications and PR strategy 

  • Manage team responsible for marketing communications, brand design, publications and community relations

  • Created and launched global magazine - Connections; Serve as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer

  • Serve as community liaison connecting all stakeholders to company mission, vision and beliefs

  • Provide strategy consultation to Board of Trustees, Management team, Faculty and Students

Communications Manager– Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISA Centre for Development, Learning & Technology, January 2015 – Present

  • Manage digital and print marketing and communications

  • Provide event ideation and logistical support for ISA professional development centre

  • Launched global strategic communications conference series for international schools

Strategic and Corporate Communications Manager – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ESOMAR (Global Market Research Member Association), November 2009 – May 2014

  • Member of Executive Management Team and worked directly with Board of Directors (Council)

  • Responsible for budget and global organisational strategic corporate and media communications

  • Managed team responsible for social media, marketing, traffic, branding and online magazine

  • Developed strategies for business development and organisational communications trainings

  • Created content/provide final review of digital, online, mobile and print communications

  • Represented association at national and international events and conferences

 

International Recruitment Consultant - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Michael Page International, B.V., November 2007 – November 2009   

  • Developed international network of clients, independent contractors and industry contacts

  • Recruited nationally and internationally for interim Finance candidates

       including interviewing, appraising qualifications, personality and skill sets for roles and professional development

  • Provided career coaching and mentored on professional development

 

Deputy Director/Project Manager - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Magenta Foundation, July 2006 – November 2007

  • Managed, supervised and evaluated human rights projects, campaigns, partnerships

  • Developed/implemented campaign strategies, marketing, communications and branding

  • Researched and drafted policy papers, statements, speeches and press materials

  • Served as spokesperson to NGOs, press and governmental bodies

 

Assistant Director, Career Services - Notre Dame, Indiana

University of Notre Dame Law School, September 2003 – June 2006

  • Responsible for individual/group counselling, interview services and career programmes

  • Mentored emerging professionals in career development/professionalism

  • Performed research on markets and trends to present at seminars, trainings and events

  • Coordinated on-campus recruitment with over 200 national firms and organisations

 

St. Margaret’s House - South Bend, Indiana

Capital Campaign Coordinator, May 2002 – August 2003

Interim Assistant Director – St. Margaret’s House, March 2002 – July 2002

  • Managed and coordinated million dollar capital campaign/budget for women’s day shelter

  • Designed and developed communications and marketing materials

  • Researched grant opportunities and drafted grant applications for campaign

  • Implemented daily operations, human resources policies and program/project planning

  • Mentored women and children and assisted with educational training

  • Provided skills and life training for impoverished women and children

Presentations

Internal Presentation Speaker (International School of Amsterdam, Amsterdam)

  • Communicating in a Time of Change; Crisis Communications for ISA Management

  • Communicating in a Time of Change: Strategies for Administrative Staff

  • Understanding ISA Communications Channels; (annual)

  • ISA Brand Guidelines and Communications Channels (annual)

 

Founder, Speaker and Co-Presenter (Strategic Communications for International Schools)

Centre for Development, Learning & Technology, Amsterdam The Netherlands

  • Keynote Address

  • Website 101 Workshop

  • Maximising Photography for your School Brand

  • Visible Thinking Concepts to Change the Way You Showcase your School

 

Speaker, Centre for Development, Learning & Technology

  • Veracross European Conference - Strategic Portal Building for your School

  • ECIS/AISAP Conference - How Photography Supports Your Brand

 

Panelist, IIEX (Insight Innovation Exchange)

  • Innovation through Diversity: Uniformity is Killing your Bottom Line

Community Connections

Founding Member, ISA Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Task Force

Faculty Advisor, ISA Amnesty International, Kennedy Club (Kenyan Youth Education)

Volunteer English Tutor and Refugee Walk Organiser, Buddy Project 

Steering Committee, ISA Green Team, Accredited Eco-School

 

Interests

International travel, baking, reading memoirs, live music, vintage clothing, writing, documentaries

 

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