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EDUCATION

MONSICHA HOONSUWAN
www.LOKATAS.com monsicha@LOKATAS.com 3210 Wisconsin Ave., Apt. 301 Washington, DC 20016 515.770.4203

Drake University Des Moines, Iowa (GPA 3.89 • Magna Cum Laude: May 2011)
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, Magazines Bachelor of Arts, International Relations • Certificate of Language and Culture

Relevant coursework Web Page Design • Magazine Staff Writing • Print Media Editing •

Magazine Publishing • Arab-Israeli Conflict • Terrorism • Theories in International Relations

EXPERIENCE
Outreach & Web Production
Outreach and Production Specialist Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Washington, DC
(September 2011-present) • Build web content and provide creative summaries as well as headlines that adhere to SEO strategies. • Optimize Youtube videos’ titles and descriptions for search engines, resulting in 48% increase in total viewership, including 48% increase in views from Youtube search and 63% increase from related videos. • Research and contact media outlets, organizations and interest groups for outreach purposes.

Online Media

Intern Iowa Refugee Support Project Des Moines, Iowa (September-December, 2010)
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Researched and assembled extensive immigration and healthcare resources for refugees as well as volunteers working with refugees. Wrote monthly newsletters, built the organization’s website and restructured its content.

Editorial Intern Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia Bangkok, Thailand (December, 2009-February, 2010)
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Assisted Digital Media Manager on content production for travelandleisureasia.com, created each entry’s SEO and operated the website’s content management system. Monitored the magazine’s presence on social media and maintained regular updates on Twitter and Facebook to engage readers and disseminate various promotions. Generated discussions on and increased traffic to blog.travelandleisureasia.com.

Social Media Team Hubbell Realty Des Moines, Iowa (September 9-15, 2009)
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Maintained regular updates about 9 Homes in 9 Days project on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Operated multimedia equipments and developed feature videos and voice slideshows. Attracted 248 fans on Facebook, 68 followers on Twitter and more than 2,300 views on Youtube.

Print Media

Senior Editor Think Magazine Des Moines, Iowa (January-May, 2011)
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Motivated, coached and advised 6 writers on research, source-finding and story approach. Edited articles for content, style and tone to accord the magazine with its editorial philosophy. Coordinated editorial and design in consultation with the art director, designers and photographers.

Editorial Intern Lifestyle and Travel Bangkok, Thailand (June-July, 2009)
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Participated and succeeded in initiating a collaborative effort to revamp front-of-book identity for more service-oriented editorial content and design. Wrote more than 15 editorial pieces, developed story ideas, organized in-house photo shoots, prepared mock-up, meetings and workshop materials.

SKILLS

Technical: WordPress; Drupal; MailChimp; CSS; HTML; SEO; InDesign; Photoshop; Final Cut Pro Leadership: International Mentor (2011); Global Ambassador (2007-2011); Mortar Board National
Senior Honor Society (2010-2011); Adams Leadership Academy (2008-2009); Iowa International Fellow (2008-2009); Top First Yeart Student (2008); Emerging Leaders Model (2007); Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society (2007)

Language: Bilingual in Thai and English; intermediate Japanese; basic Mandarin Chinese