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INDEGO AFRICA
January 2014—Present
New York Regional Board Chair
Indego Africa is an award-winning, design-driven social enterprise that lifts women-owned businesses in Rwanda toward sustainable economic independence through access to markets and education. IA partners with for-profit cooperatives of 400+ women artisans in Rwanda and exports, markets, and sells their jewelry, accessories, and home decor on its online store, to 80+ retail stores across the U.S. and Europe, and at major global brands like J.Crew and Nicole Miller.

  • Oversaw logistical aspects of annual Ibirori! fundraising event, including venue selection and negotiation, menu, music, etc; Event raised $10,000+
  • Oversaw logistical aspects of pop-up shop during New York Fashion Week; IA’s most successful pop-up to date
  • Started the new Ambassador program to better utilize volunteer skillsets and resources

August 2012—December 2013
New York Regional Board Member + Brand Ambassador

LEARNINGEXPRESS, LLC
August 2013—January 2015
CMS & Production Coordinator
LearningExpress is an award-winning educational technology company with the mission to help adult and student learners improve basic skills required for academic and career success. Though I was hired as an editorial assistant, I was quick to master a new CMS and created stronger communication channels with developers to meet content goals.

  • Continually master all versions of custom CMS and train team on best practices
  • Developed system for managing data migration to new CMS
  • Forged and enhanced relationships between Content/Production, QA, and IT departments, in the US and India, to ensure priorities and goals are met
  • Oversee online product management across affiliate, consumer, and institutional Web hubs

August 2012—July 2013
Editorial/Production Assistant
August 2011—July 2012
Freelance Editorial Assistant

—PAST—

JAPAN SOCIETY
May 2011—August 2011
Marketing + Media Assistant
Increased programming attendance through grassroots marketing initiatives. Did alarming number of press clips and acted as press liaison at Annual Dinner.
QUEENS HARVEST FOOD CO-OP
June 2010—August 2012
Events Co-ChairPlanned & produced events centered around community and food to promote brand’s development and mission. Co-chaired sold-out first fundraiser Queens Eats, a Time Out New York Critic’s Pick, raising +$10k. Managed and secured food/drinks, event location and insurance, decorations, and other supplies. Press releases and event advertising.
CENTER FOR MEDIATION, PEACE, AND RESOLUTION OF CONFLICT
Maymester 2008
Conflict Resolution InternCreated Environmental Conflict Resolution training materials for reducing environmental conflict in Latin America.
JAPANFEST, INC
June 2006—August 2006
Event Planning Intern
With cooperation of Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Japan-America Society of Georgia, and the Japanese Consulate, for the largest Japanese culture festival in the Southeast, planned and organized the Children’s Area and event volunteers to ensure a smooth, fun, educational event.
SJI, INC
August 2005—December 2005
College RepPromoted Cartoon Network’s [adult swim] brand to college demographic through guerrilla marketing techniques and creative events. During program’s implementation, brand awareness rose 70–90%.
WUOG 90.5FM
January 2005—May 2008
Promotions Staff + Specialty DJ
Promoted the non-commercial WUOG 90.5fm brand around the UGA campus and town. Hosted specialty music hour in prime-time spot, featured in campus newspaper.
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