Education

Master of Science in Marketing

Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas

Graduation: December 2013

Overall GPR: 3.853

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications and Journalism

Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas

Graduation: December 2010

Overall GPR: 3.574

Study abroad, Paris, France, May 2011-July 2011

Relevant coursework: marketing leadership, marketing consulting, marketing engineering, marketing pricing and analytics, services marketing, marketing strategy, marketing research, branding, consumer behavior, product innovation, agricultural media writing I and II, theory and practice of agricultural public relations, electronic media production, agricultural photography I and II, advertising, editing for agricultural media, web authoring, TV production, visual communications research, media influence on agricultural communications


Experience



Leadership/Activities

  1. Thursday Kids, 2003–Present
    Program Founder
    • Instruct youth ages 3-18 on how to train, show and care for miniature horses
    • Supervise up to 15 youth at one time
  2. The American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA), 1992–Present
    Marketing committee member (2012)
  3. Southwestern Miniature Horse Club (SWMHC), 1991–Present
    Member
  4. Greater Houston Miniature Horse Club (GHMHC), 1996–Present
    Member
  5. Essilor Women's Network (EWN), 2015-Present
    Member
  6. Dallas A&M Club, 2014
    Member
  7. Masters Marketing Association (MMA), 2012-2013
    President (2013)
    • Coordinate executive team, delegate work, organize group agenda for school year
    • Initiated and oversaw planning of student business trip to Austin to network with marketing professionals
  8. Texas A&M Graduate Student Council, 2012-2013
    Delegate, member of marketing and communications committee
  9. Student Media Board, 2012-2013
    Graduate representative
  10. Agricutural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT), 2008–2011
    National first vice president (2010-2011)
    • Oversaw and coordinated National ACT Critique and Contest
    • Clarified contest rules, filmed videos to explain entries and reduce number of disqualified entries
    Texas A&M Chapter, President(2010–2011)
    • Established partnership with PRSSA to increase membership of both organizations
    • Reorganized group meeting structure to alternate between business- and speaker-oriented meetings
    • Initiated student business trip to network with communications and journalism professionals
  11. The Big Event, March 2008, 2011
    Group leader, participant
  12. American Agricultural Editors' Association (AAEA), 2011
    Member
  13. Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), 2008–2010
    Member
    • Organization for professional development in public relations
  14. Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) Aggie Rep, 2008–2010
    Chief Officer (2009–2010)
    • Recruit for and support department
    • Develop and facilitate leadership workshops for high school students
  15. Texas A&M Student Body Presidential Campaign, 2010
    Personnel Chair, Okeson campaign
  16. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Council ALEC department representative, 2008, 2010
    Representative Attend COALS council meetings for ALEC department
  17. American Horse Publications (AHP), 2010
    Member
  18. Women Helping Out Other People (WHOOP), community service organization, 2008–2009
    Children and Youth Committee member
  19. Fish Camp, Texas A&M University, freshman orientation program, 2008
    Counselor
    • Worked with co-counselor for six months to plan activities
    • Produced graphic design for camp theme used on camp banners
    • Mentor to small group of freshmen through summer and school year
  20. Vacation Bible School, Austin, Texas, 2007, 2008, 2009
    Shepherd
    • Oversaw 15 kindergarten and first-graders as they rotated through stations
  21. Memorial Student Center OPAS, performing arts hosts, 2007–2008
    Usher
    • Fundraising Committee member
  22. Aggie Scholars Promoting Incentives, Resources and Encouragement, 2007–2008
  23. The American Miniature Horse Youth Association, 2003–2007
    President, two terms

Honors

American Education Foundation of Houston Scholarship, 2013
Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Enrolled Scholarship, 2012
COALS Centennial Photography Contest, best of show, 2011
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Texas A&M University Cum Laude graduate, 2010
Alpha Zeta, agricultural honor society, 2008–2011
Distinguished Student for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 2010
Association of Former Students Scholarship, $1,000, 2010
COALS Smithwick Scholarship, 2010
ACT Critique and Contest, photography: photo series, first place, 2010
ACT Critique and Contest, design and layout: graphic design, second place, 2010
ACT Critique and Contest, publication: brochures and pamphlets, second place, 2010
ACT Critique and Contest, photography: other, third place, 2010
Dean's List, 2009
COALS Steidinger Scholarship, 2009
AMHA World Amateur Color Photo Contest, first place, 2008
AMHA World Amateur Black and White Photo Contest, second place, 2008
Texas A&M University Presidential Achievement Scholarship, $10,000, 2007

Skills

95 WPM, MS office, familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Bridge. Photography: black and white film developing and printing in darkroom and digital