~ Education ~

Hope College, Holland, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in English
Minors in communication & music
Distinguished as a Mellon Scholar
GPA: 3.98/4.0

~ Experience ~


Co-Editor-In-Chief, August 2015-Present

  • Facilitated weekly meetings & production nights
  • Ensured AP guidelines were followed
  • Marketed The Anchor to Hope College alumni
  • Communicated with & advertised to subscribers

Copy Editor, August 2014-May 2015

  • Used AP style guidelines to edit & proofread The Anchor


Web Developer, Great Lakes College Association Assistantship, August 2015-Present

  • Updated the Boston Summer Seminar website
  • Copy edited pages for publication
  • Managed Social Media, including the Boston Summer Seminar Twitter 


Research Fellowship, May 2015

  • Redesigned & migrated the site from Google Sites to WordPress
  • Learned to use CSS & HTML to customize a WordPress template
  • Consulted with students & faculty regarding the rebranding of Digital Holland

Senior Editor, January 2013-May 2015

  • Developed the Digital Holland Style Guide to maintain consistent design across the website
  • Collaborated on site redesign with the Digital Holland Committee

Pekin Insurance

Marketing Intern, Summer 2013

  • Proofread advertisements & other company documents
  • Created spreadsheets, organized data, updated agents’ licenses, & answered phone calls

Commercial Lines Underwriting Intern, Summer 2011 & 2012

  • Performed data entry, routine clerical tasks such as typing dictations, & proofread company documents

Paradigm Flip by Ben Lichtenwalner

Editor, Summer 2013

  • Edited the book Paradigm Flip with a team of editors
  • Offered input & suggestions for title, cover design, layout, & content

~ College Leadership ~

Hope CollegE Residential Life

Neighborhood Coordinator, Downtown Apartments, August 2015-Present

  • Supervised a staff of 7 Resident Assistants & coordinated bi-weekly staff meetings
  • Acted as a Resident Assistant in my own community of 18 residents
  • Cultivated & maintained a healthy living environment for all Hope College residents in my neighborhood

Resident Assistant, August 2013-May 2015

  • Planned & hosted multiple events for the community throughout the semester
  • Enforced & upheld Hope College policy
  • Encouraged student growth & development
  • Mediated disagreements between roommates &/or the community

Hope College Chapel Choir

Vice President, August 2015-Present

  • Organized & planned Chapel Choir get-togethers
  • Created pamphlets for Chapel Choir tour
  • Designed Chapel Choir shirts

~ Research Presentations ~

From Satire to Struggle

  • Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Hope College, April 2015
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, April 2015

Voices of the Exhibition

  • Summer Research Showcase, Hope College, August 2014

The Centennial Exposed

  • Celebration of Undergraduate Research, Hope College, April 2014
  • National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Kentucky, April 2014
  • Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Oakland University, February 2014
  • Arts & Humanities Colloquium, Hope College, January 2014

~ Grants ~

May 2014

Awarded grant to research in Boston at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Historical Society, & the Boston Public library.

May 2015

Awarded grant to redesign the Digital Holland website & develop plans to make it a sustainable site.

~ Awards ~

Erika Brubaker Award for Promising Achievements in the Study of Literature 2014, Hope College English Department

Sophomore Achievement Award 2014, Hope College Mellon Scholars

Junior Achievement Award 2015, Hope College Mellon Scholars

~ Skills ~


AP Style
MLA Style
Chicago Manual of Style
APA Style



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