Resume/Lebenslauf – English & Deutsch

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Professional Job Experience

Deutsche Welle: Multimedia freelancer

  • Audio reports for WorldLink and other weekly DW podcasts
  • Editor for DW Business; various marketing & social media duties
  • Multimedia stories for DW’s homepage in English and German

Washington University: New Media and Communications Specialist

Trailnet, Marketing & Communications Manager

Led social media, PR & marketing campaign, wrote press releases, created graphics; cultivated relationships with support organizations, constituents, supporters & donors

Xlr8.org, Media Marketing Master

Created and curated media content for XLR8.org; led social media & marketing campaign; sold social online matching platform to communities across the U.S.; assisted in business development

Excellence in Journalism 2014 News Reporter

Reported for EIJNews.org on a major journalism conference.

Techli.com, Video Journalist & Columnist

St. Louis, Missouri. Columnist, video journalist, & host of interview show. Using social media & marketing to promote stories as well as assisting in business development.

BathkeGlobal, Co-Founder

Building online customer base for e-commerce sector of companies including Dell, Apple, VISA & AT&T. Marketing, training and leading partners. Led 6 team members in creating marketing plan for 50+ companies as well as led workshops & training sessions and oversaw marketing efforts.

LUTV News, On-Air Talent

Anchored weekly newscasts, hosted talk shows and served as talent for NFL Draft Show. Assembled news packages presented during live newscasts.

LUTV News, Senior Producer

Shot, reported and managed personnel for newscasts. Wrote and edited news stories, graphics and teases, created rundowns and managed personnel.

Graduate Assistant, The Legacy & LindenLink

Researched and wrote news reports, opinion pieces and reviews for Lindenwood University’s student newspaper and its online version, respectively. Copy-edited and proof-read.

Graduate Assistant, LUTV

Edited, ran camera, directed and produced sporting events and in-studio productions; directed efforts of Work and Learn staff as shift supervisor.

KCLC 89.1 The Wood, Radio Play-by-Play and Color Commentary

Broadcaster for St. Louis area high school football. Experienced operating equipment used in studio, and on remotes. Commentated the Missouri Class 3 2012 State Championships Game.

Bavarian Broadcasting, Intern

Television station in Würzburg, Germany. Conducted research, sifted archive material, worked editorially & created own news reports.

Antenne Niedersachsen, Intern

Radio station in Hannover, Germany. Wrote news reports and on-location comments. Prepared and conducted interviews.

Skills and Familiarities

Experience with Design Thinking, Microsoft Office applications, Avid, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, html/css, podcasts, content management, WordPress, video production, camera operations, reporting, writing, copy-editing, anchoring, producing, directing, iNews, social media marketing, public speaking.


Fellowship in Global Journalism, University of Toronto: 9/2015-4/2016

M.A. in Communications, Lindenwood University: 1/2012-5/2014

University of Virginia – Semester At Sea program: 1/2013-4/2013

University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, United Kingdom: 9/2010-3/2011

B.A. in History and Specialist Journalism, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany: 10/2008-10/2011

Extra Qualifications / Volunteer Experience

Volunteer at London 2012 Olympic Games at media center in the Olympic Park. Key responsibility: customer service.

Global Ambassador for Semester At Sea: represented and promoted the program at Lindenwood University; spoke about Semester At Sea in classes, organized a SAS table and assisted future voyagers.

English teacher at Pholwitaya Bilingual School in Hat Yai, Thailand: assisted foreign and Thai teachers with teaching Thai school children (June & July 2014).


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Ralph Pfremmer

Executive Director, Trailnet

Rick Duree

Founder & CEO, XLR8.org

Victor Hernandez

RJI Fellow at Reynolds Journalism Institute

Edward Domain

CEO, Techli.com

Nadine Strossen

Lawyer, civil rights advocate and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union

George Kembel

Founder of Stanford’s d.school (Institute for Design at Stanford), CEO & investor

Daniel Epstein

Entrepreneur & founder of the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, Colorado

Jill Falk

LUTV News Director & Assistant Professor of Communication – Lindenwood University

Andrew Allen Smith

Assistant Professor of Communications – Lindenwood University

Mike Wall

Dean of the School of Communications – Lindenwood University

Edward Voss

LUTV Operations Director & Assistant Professor of Communication – Lindenwood University