Organizations and Stakeholders



Contact information:

James Madison University, Virginia.

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For a complete and updated version of my resume, visit my website. Click here for pdf version.


Kristin is a well-organized, reliable worker with a strong desire to excel in a relational career. She is an upbeat team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills. She is a self-motivated employee committed to working hard to get a job done well and on time.


“I am certain you will find Kristin to be just the kind of young professional whose initiative, energy, and hard work will contribute significantly to your program. She has clearly demonstrated to those of us who know her that she has perseverance, a curious and searching intellect, and she maintains commendable integrity in all she does. Kristin has continuously shown herself to be bright, enthusiastic, and talented.

“Her accomplishments to date give every indication of her interest and ability to succeed and distinguish herself as a valued contributor to any organization lucky enough to benefit from her association.

“In addition to solid professional and academic strengths, Kristin has a delightful personality and refreshing sense of humor.”
~ Dr. Frank Kalupa, Public Relations Professor at JMU

“I had the pleasure of working closely with Kristin for 3 years at our church. As her Youth Minister, I observed Kristin’s compassion for others and passion for service both in her church and in her community. Kristin is a hard and dedicated worker who can be depended upon by her peers, family, and employer to meet deadlines and give 100% to any task she is given. Kristin has always been a diligent student, earning top grades while balancing extracurricular activities and other responsibilities. It is rare to come across a person as genuine, good-natured, dedicated, and hard working as Kristin and I would highly recommend her for any endeavor she pursues.”
~Ruthann Talbott, Youth Minister

“Kristin and I have gone through several key group projects in our major together. Without a doubt I must say that she has been the most dependable, reliable, and hardworking one of us all. She is eager about projects and is not afraid to take initiative. She is a leader. I would be proud to one day work with, or even under her.”
~Nataliya Ioffe, Fellow Corporate Communication Student


Bachelor of Artsjmu

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va. (anticipated graduation: Spring 2011)

Professional Experience

Intern Public Information Office
Frederick County Government Board of County Commissioners, Md., 2009

    • Updated County Web site, Government Channel, Twitter, and Facebook pages
    • Wrote media advisories and news releases
    • Trained in Civic Plus website software

Kristin uploaded content to the County's website.

Class Experience

Corporate Communication

  • Strategized for an Ad Campaign for local March of Dimes Chapter
  • Utilized new communication technologies to create professional blog and web site
  • Used collaboration tools to simulate working on a project in a remote location
  • Practiced writing news releases, compiling media kits, feature stories, speeches
  • Learned Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and DreamWeaver, WordPress
  • Edited captured video and audio using iMovie and Garage Band to create webcasts and podcasts

Building Relationships with Journalists

Public Relations

  • Studied PR practices and writing for internal and external public relations
  • Researched communication technologies used in long distance relationships

Work Experience

Peer Counselor
District of Columbia College Success Foundation, Washington D.C., Summer 2009

  • Led high school scholars of inner-city schools in college preparation activities

Guest Services
JoAnn Fabrics, Inc., Frederick, Md., Summer 2008-Christmas 2008

  • Assisted customers with finding products and solving problems


Sigma Alpha Iota, International Women’s Music Fraternity, Inc. 2008-2010
Vice President Membership, 2009-2010

  • Planned and executed Rush Events including a tea party, game night, musicale
  • Oversaw initiation of new members by leading weekly meetings
  • Served on service and social committees to plan and execute events

JMU Marching Royal Dukes, 2007-2010
Drum Major, 2010

  • Lead and conducted a 450 member marching band
  • Worked on a team of four drum majors and strategized how to be more effective leaders

Drill Instructor, 2009

  • Motivated and instructed 60 flute players in a 450 member marching band

Public Relations Student Society of America, 2010
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2008-2010


Dean’s List, Spring 2008 – Fall 2009
Marching Royal Dukes Scholarship recipient, 2009
Eagle of the Cross Award by Baltimore Catholic Archdiocese, 2007



SMAD brochure

Kristin made this SMAD brochure for a design class.

people magazine mock cover

Kristin designed a mock cover of People Magazine.

mock table of contents of People Magazine

Kristin designed a mock table of contents of People Magazine.

Sustainability flyer

Kristin made this flier for Frederick County's Sustainability Department.

Media Kit:

Fact Sheet, News Release, Flier, Brochure


How To, Feature Story


personal website

Kristin designed her personal website in her web design class.

Kristin redesigned a web site in her introductory web design class.



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