Special Projects Editor, The Diplomat, September 2014 – Present
Editor responsible for planning, selecting, commissioning, and editing articles for the monthly digital magazine launched in November 2014.
Contribute blogs daily on Central Asia and Afghanistan, edit pieces from outside contributors.
Highlights: I launched a Magazine, what could be cooler?
Communications Consultant, World Bank, June 2014 – April 2015
Manage online community of practice for the governance & anticorruption in operations team. Produce monthly newsletters, provide editorial and research assistance.
Digital Communications Assistant, Atlantic Council, September 2013 – May 2014
Responsible for daily website updates, deeper maintenance & page creation, social media strategy, planning & execution, in support of all ten Council programs and associated initiatives.
Example of my skills in full life-cycle of social media & web support for a major event: Toward a Europe Whole & Free (April 2014).
Highlights: Helped break the all-time Council social media reach record, led team re-tagging & organizing over 35K pieces of content migrated from outdated Drupal site to new (launched August 2013) Joomla site, earned the nickname Batman from colleagues for my unflagging determination, reliability, and mental utility belt.
Program Assistant, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, June 2013 – September 2013
Provided programmatic support to the director and associate director, planned dozens of events from small roundtables to major report launches.
Highlights: Played key role in planning & executing the first Cyber 9/11 Student Challenge, drafted successful proposals for director to speak at several risk management and cybersecurity conferences.
Intern, Strategic Foresight Initiative, January 2013 – June 2013
Worked with SFI program assistant to manage SFI events as well as providing research assistance to initiative staff working on a variety of projects relating to global trends, technology, and security.
Highlights: Assisted in planning & execution of an event in partnership with the Center for Studies of Intelligence, introduced SFI team to the International Futures economic modeling program
Contributor, Atlantic Sentinel, 2012-2014
MA | International Security – December 2011
University of Kentucky, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, Lexington, Kentucky
Highlights: Awarded a high pass in the comprehensive exam, led North Korea team in the 2011 Crisis Simulation, led EU team in the 2011 Patterson School-US Army War College Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (Cyprus edition), participated in an extracurricular war & strategy game group, joined fencing club and fought a few duels.
BA | History – May 2010
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Highlights: Graduated Summa cum laude, twice drum major of 150-member marching band (SUMB), received scholarship to represent Shippensburg on the 2008 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Honors Program Study Abroad Trip to China, granted the Pam Burgess Memorial Award for Dedication, Leadership and Loyalty to the SUMB, essay “National (In)Security” won an editors choice award & was published in the university academic journal Write the Ship, attended several conferences to present honors thesis “The Muja-Who? Identifying the Afghan Mujahedin”