I am a passionate communications crafter and in order for you to understand how I can help you tell your story, here is mine.
You can also get a broader glimpse of my skills on LinkedIn.
7. FAQ (where you can find out which “Friends” character I am)
A curated list of some of my work experience
Translations Coordination Specialist
April 2017 – June 2021 | Paris, France (remote)
- Coordinate translations of blog posts, email blasts, websites and videos with teams and freelance translators for regional and global projects Achievements: I spearheaded the automation of our translations coordination system with the Product Team using Salesforce and Zapier
- Maintain 350.org’s multilingual websites, organizing materials and campaigning resources
- Edit and publish content across digital platforms such as WordPress, ActionKit, Facebook, Instagram and Animoto
- Recruitment of new translators for a dozen language pairs
Communications Consultant and Translator
January 2016 – present | Paris, France and remote
I have completed missions for startups, festivals and NGOs using my communications expertise, such as:
- Creating social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), newsletters and developing partnerships ideas for Image+Nation, an LGBT2SQ+ film festival in Montreal (and a sample newsletter, a sample Instagram post, and some sample stories) Achievements: 60+ likes on Instagram posts and 40+ likes on Facebook
- Manning the booth for French startup Bubble, a mobile application for comic book lovers, and pitching to attendees during the Angoulême International Comic Festival. Achievements: collected at least 30 emails per day and got over 300 people to download the app over the course of the festival and 150 to create accounts.
- A women’s rights campaign and petition in French and English for the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) involving writing, social media and press relations. Check out the campaign on the FIDH’s website.
- Translation for French and anglophone clients.
Job hacker for change.org
Chomunity- non-profit helping job seekers
December 2015 | Paris, France
- Analyzed change.org’s European communications strategy, mainly on Facebook and Twitter, and came up with 6 recommendations.
Achievements: tweets from 7 change.org employees (including the European Campaigns Director) thanking me for a job well done, with 2 requests to continue the conversation by PM, and a positive email exchange with the local change.org team in France.
COJOB – non-profit helping young graduates strategize their job-search
September – November 2015 | Paris, France
- Managed social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Achievements: 1000 likes reached on Facebook, +25% follower growth on Twitter and 5 new followers/day on LinkedIn.
American University of Paris (AUP)
September 2014 – September 2015 | Paris, France
- Created content on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) on Hootsuite. Achievements: twice as many clicks reached on Twitter and a third more likes per post on Facebook.
- Wrote, edited and published feature stories, news and events items. Users spent about 1 minute longer than average reading content I wrote.
- Restructured the web presence of administrative departments in coordination with their respective heads.
- Created web reporting on Google Analytics and put in place additional tools such as Inspectlet and Crazy Egg.
- Coordinated work with the Communications team, faculty, current students, alumni and staff to optimize AUP’s online presence.
- Web writing and copyediting ★★★★
- Community management (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tik Tok) ★★★★
- Translation (French>English and English>French) ★★★★
- Project management (Airtable, Asana, Salesforce, Slack) ★★★★
- Photoshop, Canva, Animoto ★★★★
- SEO and Google Analytics ★★★☆
- Hootsuite and Falcon ★★★★
- WordPress ★★★★
- CMS Drupal ★★★★
- MailChimp ★★★★
- HTML ★★☆☆
- CSS ★★☆☆
- Press relations ★★☆☆
- French – native speaker
- English – native speaker
- Spanish – limited working proficiency (7 years in middle school and high school)
Bachelor in Political Science
Swarthmore College – Pennsylvania, USA | 2008 – 2012
Swarthmore is ranked 3rd on US News’ “Best Liberal Arts Colleges 2022”
Founder and Host
Self-ish, a feminist open mic
2016 – 2021 | Paris, France and abroad
Self-ish has been featured on Libération, The New York Times, and Vice.com
French as a Foreign Language teacher
Centre Cerise, a parisian sociocultural center
January 2014- June 2014 | Paris, France
Social Club volunteer
Dublin Simon Community, an NGO helping the homeless
2012-2013 | Dublin, Ireland
Volunteer on organic farms
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms
Summer 2010 | Huntly, York and Oxford, United Kingdom
English teaching assistant
Primary school “Centro Educativo Cenit Manitas Traviesas”
Summer 2009 | Liberia, Costa Rica
What I like to do in my spare time
Cycling, singing at open mics, doing standup, drawing, reading long graphic novels, taking pictures with my film camera and drinking Earl Grey tea.
Because you might still have some questions.
1. How bilingual are you really?
On a scale of 1 to 10: 10. It might sound like I’m bragging but to paint a clearer picture in French I sound French and in English I sound American. It can lead to some interesting situations, for example when I complain about something typically French in English and get mistaken for an ungrateful tourist by my compatriots. True story.
2. In your cover letter you claim to be a dynamic, entrepreneurial self-starter with a can-do attitude, do you have any concrete examples?
Sure! First off here are a few examples of things that I’ve taught myself over the years: web writing, WordPress, CMS Drupal, HTML, CSS singing, community management, balloon modelling, guitar, ukulele and building webforms. My former supervisor at the American University of Paris (AUP) even dubbed me “the webform queen” and in my role at 350.org I became “the Airtable master.”
In 2015 while I was freelancing in between jobs I also did a little “job hacking” project where I analyzed online petition platform change.org’s social media practices and established 6 recommendations so they could improve, which I received some very positive feedback for from change.org employees.
3. What did you do right out of college/university?
I really wanted to take some time to live abroad and volunteer so I moved to Ireland for a year. I supported myself by waitressing and child-minding and volunteered at the Dublin Simon Community, a local NGO helping the homeless, in my spare time. During that time I got very good at carrying lots of plates, graciously losing at Scrabble, and speaking in an Irish accent.
When I came back to Paris I spent another 6 months volunteering as a French teacher for adults at a sociocultural center.
4. You spent a lot of time volunteering, what are some of your best memories of those times and what did you learn?
Volunteering hosting Self-ish and getting to meet talented and inspiring queer people from around the world, as well as seeing people go on stage for the first time in their life and being their most vulnerable selves. My most poignant memory is of an 18-year-old lesbian reading a moving slam poem about her coming out experience, to much applause.
Losing at Scrabble over and over again with the same two service users at the Dublin Simon Community and loving every bit of it? Also helping 6-year-old Costa Rican children pronounce days of the week in English, teaching adults from Turkey, Romania, Thailand and Syria (to name but a few) how to speak French without ever letting on that I spoke English and picking strawberries next to a small castle while WWOOFing in Scotland.
Some of the skills I acquired volunteering, in no particular order: clear communication skills with people from different backgrounds, boundary setting, and the importance of teamwork and compassion.
5. If you were a “Friends” character which one would you be?
I have to confess Monica, because I love to-do lists and I like to keep things organized (my favorite organizer app is Todoist!).