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Full-time MBA

Career Summary

More than six years of higher education experience in admissions in the US, most recently at the University of Virginia. Responsible for creating annual marketing strategy for four academic programs. Managed day-to-day admissions operations and CRM systems (i.e. Salesforce, Marketing Cloud). Planned key events for prospective undergraduate and graduate students (i.e. Open Houses, Admitted Student Weekends, application workshop, information sessions). Supervised team of four paid student workers and over 40 volunteer ambassadors. Evaluated over 150 applications annually. Provided admissions counseling to over 200 students annually. Managed the transition of incoming students with other staff units.


Key Skills

Collaborative and customer-oriented problem solver. Excellent attention to detail and coordination, especially in event planning and management. Strong ability to connect with prospective customers through communication. Proven ability to manage and meet deadlines.


Future Objectives

Ideally hoping to combine love of storytelling with project management to enter the entertainment industry. Open to opportunities in the UK or the US.

Role Organisation Years
Assistant Director of Admissions
University of Virginia – Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
2020 – 2023
Admissions Coordinator
University of Virginia – Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
2018 – 2020

M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration

University of Virginia

2017 – 2018

BA in History and American Studies

Christopher Newport University

2012 – 2016