Karen Rodriguez

74 Williams Street (3rd Floor) Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 karenrodriguez913@gmail.com

Education Emerson College -Boston, MA M.A. degree in Journalism Expected Graduation Hunter College –CUNY -New York, NY B.A. degree in Media Studies and Political Science Related Experience El Mundo Newspaper –Boston, MA • • 2009

Spring 2009 Spring 2004

Writing, reporting and researching community topics for weekly stories Covering news story events and press conferences

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc., Boston MA 2009 Communications Intern • Assist Office of Public Information and Head Start with media advisories and press releases, media liaison, press kits, cover stories for Head Start newsletters and assist in BNN production. Political Research Associates –Somerville, MA 2009 • Research various topics and website outlets for new stories • Edit and proofread articles for online and magazine content • Create blog posts from current events related to organization Third World Newsreel -New York, NY 2007 Distributing and Marketing Intern • Wrote and edited film descriptions. • Copy edited e-brochures and e-newsletters using Constant Contacts. • Online research of educational clients and filmmakers representing the organization. State Assembly District 39 Campaign –Queens, NY 2002 Campaign Media Intern • Organized marketing strategies to promote candidacy. • Interacted and provided information services to constituents. Work History KNF&T Staffing Resources -Boston, MA 2008 -Present Administrative Support at Northeastern University Online MBA • Process applications and student enrollment

Karen Rodriguez
74 Williams Street (3rd Floor) Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 • • karenrodriguez913@gmail.com

Respond to student emails and collaborate with student advisors Assistant to Director and perform general administrative duties 1998-2007

Elmhurst Hospital Center -Queens, NY

Assistant Coordinating Manager 2004-2007 • Managed staff of over 25 transporters on various shifts to ensure time sensitive transportation for patients to clinical and testing procedures. • Supported department as Acting Director (March –May 2006), including administrative support to Senior Associate Executive, hospital staff and external facilities. Clerical Associate IV 2001-2004 • Worked with Verizon, AT&T and Accounts Receivable on quotes, purchase orders and invoices. • Successfully reduced monthly payments by 40% through audit and consolidation process. Clerical Associate III 2000-2001 • Assisted Director with purchase orders, service contracts, appointments, schedules and calendars. Clerical Associate II 1998-2000 • Operated multi-console lines and paging system to respond to hospital-wide emergency calls, disasters, and message center. Activities Center for Diversity at Emerson College –Boston, MA Campus Conversations on Race: Group Participant Spring 2008

Skills • Soundslides, Audacity, Movie Maker, College Publisher 4.0, Avid, Constant Contacts Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) • Fluent in Spanish