Download Here

Promoting Creativity and Innovation 

The most important aspects of public service for me deal with technology, communication, and engagement. Understanding how to use new methods of communication - or how to improve on them - to increase engagement in the community is a passion for me. As someone who believes highly in servant leadership, bolstering community leadership and civic engagement using cross-channel communication adds a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment to my job. As a creative individual, trying to constantly innovate really drives me to exceed expectations and leave a lasting impression on whatever project I work on.

Currently, I work for the Village of Itasca as the Deputy Village Clerk and have the privilege of wearing many hats around this organization. I was delighted to join the team full-time last year when I transitioned from the Community Development Intern. For these last two years, I've had a wonderful opportunity learning the ins and outs of municipal life, working effectively in a team, creating a strong sense of self-direction, managing multiple complex projects simultaneously, and earning the respect of peers, elected officials, and the public through consistency and hard work.  

Education

  • Master of Public Administration
    • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
    • May 2014 to May 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement
    • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
    • August 2012 to May 2014

Skills

  • Agenda Preparation
  • Minutes Taking
  • CivicPlus
    • Content Manager
    • Site Tools
    • Live Edit
  • Contracts & Agreements Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Municipal Newsletter Design and Publication
  • Hootsuite Pro
  • GRM & Visual Vault
  • Records Management
  • Municipal Mobile Apps
  • FOIA Law 
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Suite
  • Google Apps Suite
  • Facebook Pages & Insights
  • Facebook & Twitter Ads
  • Squarespace & Wix
  • Canva
 

Professional Experience

  • Deputy Village Clerk
    • Village of Itasca, Itasca, IL
    • September 2016 to Present
  • Community Development Intern
    • Village of Itasca, Itasca, IL
    • January 2015 to September 2016
  • Mobile App Project Manager
    • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
    • January 2015 to Present
  • Event Coordinator
    • Center for Governmental Studies, DeKalb, IL
    • February 2015 to September 2016