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Experience

Boston University College of Engineering

Assistant Director of Communications

10/2016–Present | Boston, MA

  • Directs college-wide digital strategy, encompassing all web and social media properties.
    Supervises high value projects, including student recruitment pieces, video production, and research materials.
  • Directs digital recruitment efforts, works with vendors to manage SEO campaigns for graduate programs.
  • Develops print and email reputation campaigns targeted at peer institutions and influencers, including chairs, deans, and university presidents.
  • Contributes material to ENGineer, the biannual magazine of the College of Engineering.

Boston University College of Fine Arts, Department of Communications

Digital Media Specialist/Web Producer

8/2012–Present | Boston, MA

  • Establishes strategy and benchmarks College of Fine Arts website and all online properties.
  • Heads College of Fine Arts Web Team, an interdepartmental content strategy group focused on collaboration and skill-sharing.
  • Devised #myCFA campaign. Formulates social media strategy and digital marketing initiatives around increasing prospective student/donor engagement for College of Fine Arts. Maximizes online relationships with social influencers, particularly notable alumni including Uzo Aduba, Jason Alexander, Michael Chiklis, Sara Chase, and Julianne Moore.
  • Conceptualizes and directs digital audio and video content creation.
  • Works with College of Fine Arts leadership to envision a brand strategy that is responsive and innovative.
  • Contracts with outside SEO vendors to maximize visibility of the college.
Increased website traffic 40% YOY Supervised total site redesign

Boston University College of Fine Arts, Visual Arts Resource Library

2008–2011 | Boston, MA

Visual Resource Librarian

  • Lead day-to-day operations of the Visual Arts Resource Library, mentored and supervised direct reports, including graduate and student assistants.
  • Taught seminars in resume writing, professional presentation, and photography. Offered individual coaching sessions for career-focused artists.
  • Developed and maintained School of Visual Arts website, established social media presence for the school.
  • Managed and programmed the Artist Development Series, an event-driven initiative focused on supporting emerging artists through workshops and talks.
  • Oversaw email communications program promoting exhibitions and special events to targeted groups, including young alumni and prospective donors.
Hosted first ever University-wide Arts Internship Fair

Internet Archive

2007-2008 | Boston, MA

Archival Scanner

  • Digitized rare books from the Boston Library Consortium for the Internet Archive, including the personal collection of John Adams.
  • Taught new scanners methods of handling rare materials, and best practices for producing high resolution scans.
  • Worked with software engineers to improve scanning software and image quality.

Art.com

2006-2007 | Lockbourne, OH

Production Artist/Photographer

  • Directed the traffic flow of high resolution scans for one of the world’s largest online image repositories.
  • Lead photographer for specialty items, original artworks and serigraphs.
  • Monitored and evaluated image production team. Established benchmarks for image presentation.

2005-2007

KMK Consulting (For Ohio Historic Preservation Office)

Columbus, OH

Lead Researcher

  • Led research team for the East Side Architectural Survey in Delaware, Ohio.
  • Generated site reports for Ohio Historic Preservation database, including high-resolution digital copies of archival photographs and documents.
  • Worked with client to define timetable and performance metrics for project.

National Museums Liverpool

2004-2005 | Liverpool, UK

Curatorial Assistant-Decorative Arts Department

  • Member of curatorial team for Age of Jazz: British Art Deco Ceramics, a large-scale decorative arts exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery.
  • Wrote museum labels and catalogue entries for exhibition, as well as temporary exhibitions and new acquisitions. Documented and organized historically significant collections, digitized records.
  • Worked with education department to develop programming relevant to local history collections.

Education

University of Manchester

Manchester, UK

Master of Arts, Art Gallery and Museum Studies

Thesis: Staging Art to Imitate Life: The Use and Implications of Dramatic Narrative in Decorative Arts Display
Thesis Received with Distinction

Alfred University

Alfred, NY

Bachelor of Arts, English and Creative Writing

Cum Laude