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Kirsten Ruth Eberhard Petersen

3223 St. Florence Terrace, Olney, MD 20832 ~ 301.300.0252 (C) kirspetersen@gmail.com ~ http://www.kirspetersen.com/

Rsum Publication / Journalism Experience


Freelance Writer, The Gazette, Maryland, Sept. 2012-present Reporting on community events and activities in Montgomery and Frederick counties for the weekly newspaper, The Gazette. Communications Intern, National Geographic Channel, Washington D.C., May-Aug. 2012 Composing press releases for upcoming National Geographic Channel programs "Dr. Pol" and "Abandoned," writing episode descriptions, creating weekly newsletter featuring primetime program premieres, planning and volunteering at premiere events. Editor, The TerraByte, College Park, Md., Dec. 2011-May 2012 Creating online news blog The TerraByte for Digital Cultures and Creativity honors program, editing articles written by student staff reporters, conducting staff meetings, posting original content online and composing social media promotions. General Assignment Reporter, The Diamondback, College Park, Md., July 2011-present Reporting on campus events, student achievements and university research for the independent daily student newspaper with a circulation of 47,000. Writer, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College Park, Md., Aug. 2010-present Writing articles for AGNR website about college activities and student achievements, designing AGNR Community Newsletter, editing AGNR Academic Programs website.

Education
University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, MD. Unweighted GPA: 3.965 (4.0 scale) Major in journalism, anticipated minor in French Honors College, Digital Cultures and Creativity Program B.A. anticipated May 2014.

Honors / Awards
Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association Scholarship, Summer 2012 Karen Montgomery Senatorial Scholarship, Summer 2012 Eric Luedtke, Craig Zucker Delegate Scholarships, Summer 2012 William Randolph Hearst Scholarship, Summer 2010 Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point; Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Audition, Soundbooth; Final Cut Express Software Knowledge of basic HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, social networks, and online applications Conversant in French. Participated in a two-week foreign exchange program in Besanon, France and three-week study abroad trip in London, England.

Skills