EDUCATION

BARNARD COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY; NEW YORK, NY — ART HISTORY, VISUAL ARTS CONCENTRATION, AFRICANA STUDIES, ATHENA LEADERSHIP SCHOLAR— 2018 EXPECTED GRADUATION— GPA 3.74

GAP YEAR— BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE; HAIFA, ISRAEL— AUGUST 2013- JULY 2014

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Barnard College Bold Campaign Distinguished Student

Barnard SGA Junior Class Leadership Award Winner

 Delta Gamma Zeta Theta Empowerment Award

issuu.com Generator (top 8 content creator among 25+ million publications)

Refinery29 Summer 2015 Intern Case Study Winner

Barnard SGA First Year Class Leadership Award Winner

Dean’s List Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

 

EXPERIENCE

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, HOOT MAGAZINE — MAY 2015-JANUARY 2018

Coordinate, write, shoot, and plan conceptual fashion and beauty articles, interviews, editorials, and tutorials for Columbia University’s fashion magazine in print issues and the blog. Oversee a team of 10 editors and 150 student contributors. Increased readership from a niche campus audience to over 1 million views on latest issue and 5 million views total. Launched Holler, a sister publication focused on trends and student style. Communicate with New York-based design labels and fashion PR companies to collaborate for photoshoots and attend and cover New York Fashion Week. Formerly served as Beauty Director (January 2015-May 2015) and contributor (September 2014-December 2014). Recognized by issuu, Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle Magazine.

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS, MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM— SEPTEMBER 2016-PRESENT

Write and direct tours through NYC museums to public elementary school students, promoting access to museum spaces and arts education. Train new guides in curriculums and bias and inclusion.

CREATIVE INTERN, BRAND LEADERSHIP TEAM, REFINERY29 — APRIL 2017-SEPTEMBER 2017

Work directly with Piera Gelardi, co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Refinery29, the largest digital platform for women's media. Research and help Gelardi prepare for high-profile interviews; write and edit stories and sensitive social posts for her large personal audience (140K+); write and edit case studies and departmental guidelines for internal brand book. Serve on Brand Leadership Team to create internal communications. Conduct rolling company-wide nonprofit partnership survey; plan and execute workshops on brand essence on behalf of executive team.,Organize and facilitate giveaway of tickets to NYC college students and nonprofits to ensure inclusivity and access for 29Rooms, Refinery29's annual experiential exhibition.

MARKETING INTERN, ISSUU — JUNE 2016-SEPTEMBER 2016

Act as executive producer on a three-part video series featuring three issuu publishers; arranged with publishers, production team, and issuu executive staff to complete the project. Write original content for issuu.com's blog and social media, identify and encourage potential publishers to expand scope of content on issuu.

SHOPPING & MARKET INTERN, REFINERY29 — JUNE 2015- AUGUST 2015

Conduct market research, build stories, crop and edit photos for web use, develop pitches, and write for the Shopping section within the Fashion Editorial Department. 

MARKETING INTERN, MAKE UP FOR EVER USA — SEPTEMBER 2014-DECEMBER 2014

Responsible for inventory management for a major co-branded product launch, facilitated product shipments, inter-brand analysis and pricing analyze, complied information and presentations for departmental meetings. 

YOUTH SERVICE CORPS, BAHA’I WORLD CENTRE — AUGUST 2013-JULY 2014

Gardener— Performed all necessary talks for the maintenance of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Baha’i gardens, with local workers and volunteers from over twenty-five countries. 

Design Assistant— Aided the International Advisory Board to the Ruhi Institute with formatting documents and graphics in widely distributed educational texts in multiple languages. 

Pilgrimage Host— Worked alongside long-term staff as a concierge to Baha’i pilgrims and visitors from around the world and ensured upkeep of facilities. 

BEAUTY AMBASSADOR, BARE MINERALS — SUMMER 2013

Worked with professional makeup artists to familiarize customers with the brand, sell products, and apply makeup to consumers for weddings, professional photos, and other events.

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER, THE SPOKE, CONESTOGA HIGH SCHOOL — MAY 2011-MAY 2013

Created and collaborated on graphics and layout for Conestoga High School’s national award-winning student newspaper.

 

SKILLS

Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop | Microsoft Excel, Word, & Powerpoint | Strong knowledge of design principles & image making | Strong leadership and interpersonal skills | Extensive knowledge of fashion and beauty trends | Diverse social media presence | Proficient Spanish, rudimentary Farsi | Python, HTML, & CSS programming | Fashion styling | Photoshoot concept and creative direction | Makeup application on all skin tones and types