BA Sociology and Social Psychology Lehigh University, January 2002
· Experienced with WordPress, Django, Google Analytics,
InCopy, Photoshop, MS Office, HTML and Dreamweaver
· Proficient in Spanish and basic Mandarin
Ringier China March 2011 to Current
Shanghai Family Online Editor, contributing writer and resident blogger
As the premier resource for expatriate families in Shanghai this position requires daily updating of the Shanghai Family site with new content from the print magazine as well as from sourced writers and writing of additional content online as appropriate; including blogs, events, listings, classifieds and forums. The position also requires photo editing and database management. I am in constant communication with City Weekend Managing Editor and the Shanghai Family Editor, marketing department, sales and digital marketing department to increase website users and page views. Additionally, I am responsible for being in touch with the expat community to introduce new businesses to a large and varied audience. We currently use two formats to manage our website; WordPress and Django. By using Google Analytics I have been able to track our traffic sources, better understand our users and increase our traffic by 50% since my arrival.
Frangipani Shanghai October 2010-January 2011
Website Copywriter and Website Wireframe designer
When Frangipani Shanghai, a local high end nail salon wanted to refresh their online image they came to me to create their new website. Short-term project based work included the creation of the new Frangipani Shanghai website including the development of an online store. I was responsible for the wireframe mock up of the new site as well as copy writing the new content for the web development team.
Holden School Inc. 2002-2006
Head of Science and Life Skills
Responsible for the development of both science and life skills curricula for children aged 12-21 as well as management of teaching aide staff and communication with counseling staff, school psychologist, probation officers, Director of Education, Principal. Daily responsibilities included teaching all students and adapting materials as needed and in line with IDEA 1990 to accommodate students with special needs and challenging backgrounds.