I am story teller. For as long as I can remember I've loved telling stories, whether they were about real events or figments of my imagination. Stories can be told in all sorts of ways: fictional heroes and fantastical plots find their voices in novels and television and films, and the stories that inspire those works are told and spread through copy in media releases, advertising campaigns, social media, and more.
As I grew up, I discovered that I wanted to tell stories no matter what they might be. I want to make people smile with my writing, whether it's a more serious piece of journalism regarding the misunderstanding of the special needs community or a fluff piece about the best doggos in the neighborhood. I want to bring people together through my stories, creating a connection through words that--even if it only lasts a moment--means something to those reading them.
I graduated from Florida State University in May 2018 as a Media/Communication Studies Major with two minors in English and Film Studies respectively. Since graduating, my employment positions have led me into managerial roles; my first job out of school was an Account Coordinator position at a local marketing agency where I ran eight client accounts and managed all of their client facing marketing materials. Since 2019, I have been a Project Manager in the construction industry for, working in the family business with my father and overseeing as many as twenty projects at one time. It has taught me so much about teamwork, sticking to deadlines, and solving problems that seem unsolvable. But, now, I am ready to get back into a career that inspires my creativity and aligns more with my interests in communications and writing.
APRIL 2019 - PRESENT
Senior Project Manager
As the Senior Project Manager for Borgzinner Inc., a small custom millwork company owned by my father, Ken Stevens, I am in charge of all phases of up to twenty projects at a time. This includes sampling and purchasing materials, managing project deadlines, and acting as the liaison between our production line and the client.
JAN 2018 - APRIL 2019
JVS Marketing/Blue Gorilla Digital
As an Account Coordinator at JVS marketing and its sister company, Blue Gorilla Digital, I was in charge of eight client accounts, overseeing all creative projects and communications. I also provided aid on several other accounts when needed; proofed and edited all creative relevant to my clients, giving feedback to artists when necessary; created, wrote, edited, and published blogs for the Blue Gorilla Digital blog via WordPress; and worked seamlessly with the both the Account Services and Art teams to create an efficient workflow.
JAN 2018 - APRIL 2018
Digital Marketing Intern
At Current Agency, I got to work alongside CEO, Chirag Shah, and his team creating shareable online content, as well as monitored social media communities, analyzed data, researched and developed social/digital advertising campaigns, and researched potential consumers for specific target markets.
AUG 2017 - DEC 2017
Public Relations Intern
Treat Public Relations
At Treat Public Relations, I learned the tools of the public relations trade under the tutelage of Meg Treat, created press materials for various clients, engaged with projects that were seen by clients and used in campaigns, and successfully pitched a radio interview for a client to a member of the Tallahassee media.
MAY 2017- AUG 2017
At Borgzinnner Inc., I was solely responsible for renovating the company's website and print marketing materials. I focused on the new doors and windows sector, including a catalog and a new section of the website. I traveled to job sites to photograph finished products for the website, and also developed office forms to aid in organization and efficiency in the workplace.
SEPT 2016 - JAN 2017
At The Tab, I moved up from volunteer writer (March 2016) to
summer fellow for The Tab's national women's column, Babe (June 2016 - Sept 2016), to intern. I was responsible for writing and formatting over twenty web based public interest pieces and editorial articles, spanning the spectrum from personal to political to pop culture. I also interviewed subjects for human-interest pieces, collaborated with other writers and editors to produce the best articles possible, and advertised and promoted all of my own articles via social media. I amassed over 12,000 views and over 4,000 shares.
2018 / MAY
Florida State University
Bachelor of Science in Media/Communication Studies Degree
English & Film Studies Minors
2014 / MAY
A.W. Dreyfoos High School of the Arts
Focuses in Creative Writing and Film
Gold Key Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winner for Creative Writing