Before majoring in communications at ONU, I lived in Fremont, Ohio. I currently live in Washington, DC, and work as the Catering Coordinator for the Cosmos Club, a private social club in The District. I plan and execute weddings and special events for an array of DCists and their friends and colleagues. Most recently, I assisted in the execution of the wedding of Miss Virginia, Kristie Glakas. Kristie was 2nd runner up for Miss America in 2006. She is also a Triple Crown Winner. While in DC I also executed the wedding of Maeve Kennedy-Townsend, the granddaughter of Bobby Kennedy. This event was featured in the NYTimes Style Section. I get to meet interesting people and work with influential individuals who are integral parts of DC as well as the world. I credit much of my abilities to the skills I gained at ONU. I was very active in campus diversity events, in founding Unite For Awareness Week and also in the College Democrats. Those organizations helped me learn to work with people who are very different from me, and that allows me to be a better manager and businesswoman today. I am able to effectively communicate with my staff and co-workers, which makes me able to produce a better result for our clients. My time in the ONU Communications Department helped make me a very efficient worker, and that has made me very successful in my field.
Washington Dc Alumni
After graduating in 2007 with a degree in Professional Writing, I moved to Washington, D.C., where I landed a job as a staff writer for a publication focused on health care news. Five years later, I serve as an editor for that publication, where I manage writers and occasionally develop my own feature stories examining the effects of the landmark federal health reform law. Each day, I am privy to breaking news coverage on this pivotal topic and have a unique opportunity to shape it and share it with readers. I also contribute to an arts & entertainment blog and recently finished a screenplay for a short film that is scheduled to go into production in summer 2013 in New York City. I'm as uncertain about the next five years as I was about the previous five, but I'm sure that I'll have more to say to willing readers.