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Kristi Eaton

kristi.eaton@gmail.com
KristiEaton.com
Twitter & Instagram: @kristieaton (verified Twitter account)
Skype: KristiEaton
918.219.2384

EXPERIENCE
Communications Consultant
Tulsa, Oklahoma | 2015 to present
 I create content strategy, blog posts, press releases, interviews, stories, social media posts and more
 Past and current clients include Netcentric Campaigns, an online advocacy organization; Hiptipico, a clothing
start-up empowering Mayan women in Guatemala; 1000 Fountains, a nonprofit that aims to install 1000
drinking fountains in San Francisco; and Barefoot College, which transforms the lives of the rural poor
around the world
 I have earned media placement in The Associated Press, Thomson Reuters Foundation and USA Today for
clients
 I am an editor at Alive & Thrive, an initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation to promote positive
nutrition practices in West Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia

Freelance Journalist
Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Zambia, USA | 2014 to present
 I focus on travel, health, women’s issues and breaking news
 I pitch, report and write stories for clients including The Associated Press, the Washington Post, NBC News, Al
Jazeera America, Ms. Magazine, Travel Weekly and other international and national media outlets
 I am currently a Tulsa Artist Fellow examining women in the criminal justice system in Oklahoma
 I have reported from Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Zambia

Senior Account Executive | Saxum


Tulsa, Oklahoma | 2018
 I handled media relations (national outreach), writing, copywriting, crisis communications and issues
development and digital content strategy for social good and issues team at Oklahoma’s largest strategic
communications firm
 The main client served was the George Kaiser Family Foundation, a supporting organization of the Tulsa
Community Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the U.S.
 I handled media relations for the opening of new $465 million riverfront Gathering Place park in Tulsa, the
largest private donation to a public park in U.S. history and USA Today’s Best New Attraction

Communications Officer/United Nations Volunteer | UNICEF Indonesia


Jakarta, Indonesia | 2016
 I planned, developed, created and edited content for annual report
 I interviewed, researched and created human-interest stories about UNICEF programs
 I planned, developed, created and edited content for monthly newsletters using MailChimp
Author & Blogger | The History Press
Oklahoma, USA | 2013 to 2015
 I pitched, reported, wrote and took pictures for book about the people, places and events that shaped
Oklahoma’s Main Streets. The History Press released “The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from
Every County” in fall 2014.
 I photographed and documented Main Streets throughout the United States at
mainstreetamericaphotos.tumblr.com

Reporter, Photographer & Breaking News Supervisor | The Associated Press


Oklahoma City & Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA | 2011 to 2014
 I covered Native America, rural America, breaking news, politics and anything quirky and offbeat
 My images were published in media outlets around the world, including BuzzFeed, Australian Associated Press
and the Los Angeles Times
 I edited copy from reporters and posted to AP wire
 I educated and engaged through regular posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

AWARDS, HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS


 Writing fellowship with the Fistula Foundation in Zambia in 2018
 Recipient of 2018-2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship examining women in the criminal justice system in Oklahoma
 Recipient of 2017 International Reporting Project fellowship grant to report on women’s rights issues from India
 Associated Press: Best of States, Beat of the Week honorable mentions, Breaking News Staffer of the Month
 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, multiple awards in magazine and newspaper writing
 Great Plains Journalism Awards, multiple awards in magazine writing
 Parenting Publications of America, Gold award in feature writing for my first-person account of childhood battle
with anorexia
 Arizona State University: Dean’s List, Charles Stauffer Memorial Scholarship, Sun Devil Academic Scholarship,
Arizona Press Club Scholarship

SKILLS
 AP style; copy editing; editing audio; LexisNexis; social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr,
WordPress); Photoshop and InDesign; Microsoft Office and Outlook; MailChimp; Zoom; Slack

EDUCATION
 Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass
Communication at Arizona State University, May 2008
 Photography and Italian language courses, American Institute for Foreign Study in Rome, Italy, Spring 2008

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
 Writing fellowship with the Fistula Foundation in Zambia, 2018
 Month-long reporting project in India through the International Reporting Project, 2017
 UNICEF Communication Officer/United Nations Volunteer in Indonesia, 2016
 Spanish study in Guatemala, 2015
 Volunteer communications & fundraising officer at the Cambodian Women’s Development Agency in
Cambodia, 2015
 Freelance travel and news writing in Thailand, Myanmar, Guatemala, Portugal, Greece, Antigua, 2009 to
present
 Living and working on Saipan with frequent travel to Asia and throughout the Pacific Rim, 2008 to 2009
 Study abroad in Italy and travel throughout Western Europe, 2008
 Semester reporting class with frequent trips to Mexico, 2007