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ARTS ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE Geek Film Festival – Miami, FL Festival Director and Head of Programming April 2010 – Present Directed festival from inception through inaugural festival in July 2011. Conducted call for entries and film submissions process and guided programming with a small team. Managed and maintained social media. Administered communications with filmmakers and attendees. Supervised and scheduled volunteers. Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival/Cinema Paradiso – Fort Lauderdale, FL Festival Box Office Operator October – November 2011 Perform box office duties including on-site ticket sales, will call, and special event ticketing. Festival Box Office Co-Manager/Theater Assistant September 2007 - August 2008 Facilitated box office management duties including will call, venue ticket sales, and handling cash drawers for year-round independent/art-house film and event programming. As festival box office manager, implemented and directed concurrent box office administration. AFI Dallas International Film Festival – Dallas, TX Box Office Operator March - April 2007 Staffed the home box office pre-festival and satellite venue locations during the festival. Prepared satellite venue locations in coordination with operations staff, staffed venue ticket sales, managed will call and customer service. Jan Mitchell and Associates Publicity Firm – Fort Lauderdale, FL Account Coordinator October 2007 – September 2008 Publicized, promoted and staffed over thirty independent film promotions. Contracted with and promoted product of independent film distributors, film festivals, and events, including press days and press and promotional screenings. Coordinated release of screeners and assembled press kits, drafted press releases and worked with publicity partners to achieve successful tie-in promotions. RECENT EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE Florida Supercon - Miami, FL Director of Communications December 2007 – Present Formulate and implement press and publicity plan for annual geek pop culture convention, duties include managing and maintaining press contacts, authoring and distributing press releases and calendar entries, formulating entries on social media sites and organizing press passes and interviews. Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine – Boston, MA Admissions and Student Services Assistant September 2008 – September 2010 Assisted program directors and administrators in actualizing various projects. Completed administrative duties including filing, data entry, reception, and student services. Implemented changes in student service programs. Assisted admissions staff for admissions interviews as well as orientation for various programs within the school. EDUCATION Boston University - Boston, MA. Awarded Fall 2010 Master of Science – Arts Administration with Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management London Study Abroad – Comparative Cultural Policy and Administration, Summer 2010 Graduate Assistant; Editor of Arts Administration Student/Alumni Newsletter, Fall 2010 – Summer 2011 Florida International University - Miami, FL. Awarded May 2005 Bachelor of Arts – English Literature with Certificate in Film Studies Czech Study Abroad – Film Studies Program, Summer 2005; Dean’s List, 4 semesters

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