Experience

  • Head, Media Relations & Communications

    at Consulate General of Canada

    May 2015 - at Present

    New York

    Responsible for the strategic communications plans and execution for the Canadian Consulate in New York and its portfolio of advocacy, diplomatic, technology, energy, trade and foreign relations work. Managing a team of officers and assistants to place the Consul General, Canadian Ministers and Dignitaries in the top print, broadcast and online publications in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Director of Communications

    at The MirRam Group

    February 2014 - May 2015

    New York

    Responsible for the strategic communications plans and execution for The MirRam Group and a portfolio of political, corporate, and non-profit clients. Managed a team of Associates, successfully placing clients in the top print, broadcast and online publications in New York. Notable clients and projects include: Adriano Espaillat for Congress, Senator Jeff Klein, the Wildlife Conservation Society Annual Gala 2014 honoring former Secretary Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, AARP, Aetna, Comunilife, Transport Workers Union Local 100, UFCW 2013 and Stabilis Capital among others.

  • Director of Communications

    at The Advance Group

    February 2013 - February 2014

    New York

    Responsible for the strategic communications plans and execution for The Advance Group and a portfolio of 33 political, corporate, and non-profit clients. Managed a team of four Associates, successfully placing clients in the top print, broadcast and online publications in New York. Notable clients included: Bertha Lewis President of The Black Institute, NYC is Not For Sale’s Anybody But Quinn Campaign, NYCLASS, 12 City Council Candidates, several State Assemblymen and Senators, NYCLASS, Dr. Eric Braverman and Pledge 2 Protect.

  • Political Producer & Researcher for Tom Brokaw

    at NBC News Decision 2012 - Tom Brokaw Reports

    October 2012 - February 2013

    New York

    Key responsibilities included pitching, researching and producing stories, coordinating on-air appearances with NBC News, MSNBC, NBC News Special Reports and NBC affiliates on all election-related coverage, rapid response on election night and more.

  • Deputy Press Secretary

    at Kathleen Rice for Attorney General

    June 2010 - October 2010

    New York

    Key responsibilities included pitching stories and communicating the campaign’s message to the New York City and State-wide print, television, radio and blog reporters, press release drafting and editing, press conference and event organization, editorial board preparation research and materials, traveling press staffer, morning news clips, media calls and more.

  • Press Officer

    at Manhattan District Attorney’s Office & Cy Vance for Manhattan DA

    June 2009 - June 2010

    New York

    Key responsibilities on the campaign included press release drafting and editing, press conference and event organization, editorial board preparation research and materials, community paper coordination, traveling press staffer, morning news clips, media calls and later assisting with these duties in the Public Information Office of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

  • Associate Producer, Researcher

    at NBC News: Tom Brokaw Reports

    May 2007 - January 2009

    New York

    Key responsibilities included research for interviews and speaking engagements including the 2008 Olympic Games, the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the Presidential Debates, scheduling and more. • NBC News Decision 2008 - Presidential Election, 2008. Key responsibilities included: • Election Night 2008 - NBC Network - MSNBC Control Room Coordinator (Exit Polls) • ***Emmy Award Winning Broadcast*** • Republican National Convention - Assistant Producer (Tom Brokaw) • 2008 Primaries - Production Assistant (Exit Polls) • Super Tuesday - Production Assistant (Ann Curry)

  • Production Stage Management Assistant

    at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (AAADT)

    June 2005 - January 2007

    New York

    • City Center Winter Season – Member of the 4-person Stage Management Department which oversaw the Winter Season at New York City Center (December 2005 & 2006). Key responsibilities included organizing daily rehearsals, rehearsal and performance reports, and calling performances of Revelations and more. • AAADT Internships – Production Intern (Summer 2005), Stage Management Intern (Summer 2006). • Ailey Dancers Resource Fund, Fundraiser (August 2005 & 2006) - Run Crew.

Education

  • Masters of Arts

    at Fordham University

    2010 - 2012 (2 years) New York

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts

    at New York University

    2006 - 2010 (4 years) New York

Languages

  • English Native

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