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[email protected] | http://melissaagarrett.com/ | 712-899-4750 EDUCATION Master of Science ‘17 M.S. in Journalism & Mass Communication | Cum Laude Honors Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication *Teaching Excellence Award recipient | English minor Bachelor of Arts ’15 English and Journalism & Mass Communications | Cum Laude Honors Iowa State University of Science and Technology 12 Jan 20 June 2013 Iowa State University Student Exchange | University of Exeter | Devon, England *Studies in Shakespeare | Modernism & Modernity 19001960 MEDIARELATED SKILLS AND EXPERTISE *Experience teaching at the university and community college level | Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel | Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn | Adobe Creative: Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator skills | Experience working with international students and media professionals | International travel and networking experience | Knowledge of Google applications (Gmail, Sheets, Docs) TEACHING, MENTORING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Jan. 2018present Adjunct Journalism and Digital Mass Communications Professor Iowa Central Community College | Fort Dodge, IA (Main Campus) *Courses taught: COM148: Diversity in the Media (issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, etc.), JOU210: Media Law and Ethics, COM150: Mass Communication & Society, ENG101: Elements of Writing (worked with developmental learners and writers) Aug. 2018present PartTime Academic Assistant for the Reading and Writing Center (Academic Resource Center) Iowa Central Community College | Fort Dodge, IA (Main Campus) *assisted students with various types of academic papers and careerrelated documents Aug. 2015May 2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant | JLMC 462 Media Ethics, Freedom & Responsibility Dr. Michael Bugeja | ISU Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication *held office hours and portfolio workshops to aid students in completing online professional portfolios; graded all materials; advised students in a professional environment Aug. 2016May 2017 Graduate Research Assistant Dr. Michael Dahlstrom | Women, Food & Agriculture (WFAN) Grant | Iowa State University *conducted research on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP); interviewed women landowners; photography; wrote text for a 20page CRP Communication booklet targeting women landowners across the United States; gave input on overall booklet design and content Aug. 2015May 2017 Graduate Research Assistant Dr. Michael Bugeja | ISU Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication *conducted research about technology and its effect on people’s personal and professional lives *acknowledged in Dr. Bugeja’s upcoming second edition of Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in the Age of the Machine, 2 nd Edition *additionally contributed research for Living Ethics, Vol. 2, and HowTo News Writer Aug. 2016May 2017 Graduate Peer Mentor | ISU Graduate College Mentoring Program for First Year Students of Color Aug. 2016May 2017 President of the Graduate Student Association | ISU Greenlee School of Journalism & Communication JulyDec. 2013 Iowa State International Student Orientation Leader *served as mentor to international and exchange students at Iowa State University JOURNALISM/MEDIA EXPERIENCES AND INTERNSHIPS Aug. 2015May 2016 Editor of Ames 24/7 (Arts & Entertainment) section | Iowa State Daily Aug. 2014May 2015 Reporter, Writer and Reviewer for Ames 24/7 Theater beat | Iowa State Daily Sept.Dec. 2012 Copy Editor for Sports Column | Iowa State Daily

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  • [email protected] | http://melissaagarrett.com/ | 712-899-4750 EDUCATION  Master  of  Science  ‘17   M.S.  in  Journalism  &  Mass  Communication  |  Cum  Laude  Honors         Iowa  State  University  Greenlee  School  of  Journalism  &  Communication         *Teaching  Excellence  Award  recipient  |  English  minor    Bachelor  of  Arts  ’15                      English  and  Journalism  &  Mass  Communications  |  Cum  Laude  Honors  

    Iowa  State  University  of  Science  and  Technology    

    12  Jan  -‐‑20  June  2013   Iowa  State  University  Student  Exchange  |  University  of  Exeter  |  Devon,  England  *Studies  in  Shakespeare  |  Modernism  &  Modernity  1900-‐‑1960    

    MEDIA-‐‑RELATED  SKILLS  AND  EXPERTISE  *Experience  teaching  at  the  university  and  community  college  level  |  Proficient  in  Microsoft  Word,  PowerPoint  &  Excel  |  Social  Media:  Facebook,  Twitter,  Instagram,  LinkedIn  |  Adobe  Creative:  Photoshop,  InDesign  &  Illustrator  skills  |  Experience  working  with  international  students  and  media  professionals  |  International  travel  and  networking  experience  |  Knowledge  of  Google  applications  (Gmail,  Sheets,  Docs)    TEACHING,  MENTORING  AND  RESEARCH  EXPERIENCE  Jan.  2018-‐‑present   Adjunct  Journalism  and  Digital  Mass  Communications  Professor         Iowa  Central  Community  College  |  Fort  Dodge,  IA  (Main  Campus)         *Courses  taught:  COM-‐‑148:  Diversity  in  the  Media  (issues  of  race/ethnicity,  gender,  sexuality,  etc.),         JOU-‐‑210:  Media  Law  and  Ethics,  COM-‐‑150:  Mass  Communication  &  Society,  ENG-‐‑101:  Elements  of         Writing  (worked  with  developmental  learners  and  writers)    Aug.  2018-‐‑present   Part-‐‑Time  Academic  Assistant  for  the  Reading  and  Writing  Center  (Academic  Resource  Center)         Iowa  Central  Community  College  |  Fort  Dodge,  IA  (Main  Campus)         *assisted  students  with  various  types  of  academic  papers  and  career-‐‑related  documents    Aug.  2015-‐‑May  2017   Graduate  Teaching  Assistant  |  JLMC  462  Media  Ethics,  Freedom  &  Responsibility         Dr.  Michael  Bugeja  |  ISU  Greenlee  School  of  Journalism  &  Communication           *held  office  hours  and  portfolio  workshops  to  aid  students  in  completing  online  professional           portfolios;  graded  all  materials;  advised  students  in  a  professional  environment    Aug.  2016-‐‑May  2017   Graduate  Research  Assistant           Dr.  Michael  Dahlstrom  |  Women,  Food  &  Agriculture  (WFAN)  Grant  |  Iowa  State  University         *conducted  research  on  Conservation  Reserve  Program  (CRP);  interviewed  women         landowners;  photography;  wrote  text  for  a  20-‐‑page  CRP  Communication  booklet  targeting  women           landowners  across  the  United  States;  gave  input  on  overall  booklet  design  and  content    Aug.  2015-‐‑May  2017   Graduate  Research  Assistant           Dr.  Michael  Bugeja  |  ISU  Greenlee  School  of  Journalism  &  Communication           *conducted  research  about  technology  and  its  effect  on  people’s  personal  and  professional  lives           *acknowledged  in  Dr.  Bugeja’s  upcoming  second  edition  of  Interpersonal  Divide:  The  Search  for  Community         in  the  Age  of  the  Machine,  2nd  Edition         *additionally  contributed  research  for  Living  Ethics,  Vol.  2,  and  How-‐‑To  News  Writer    Aug.  2016-‐‑May  2017   Graduate  Peer  Mentor  |  ISU  Graduate  College  Mentoring  Program  for  First  Year  Students  of  Color        Aug.  2016-‐‑May  2017   President  of  the  Graduate  Student  Association  |  ISU  Greenlee  School  of  Journalism  &  Communication    

     July-‐‑Dec.  2013     Iowa  State  International  Student  Orientation  Leader           *served  as  mentor  to  international  and  exchange  students  at  Iowa  State  University    JOURNALISM/MEDIA  EXPERIENCES  AND  INTERNSHIPS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aug.  2015-‐‑May  2016   Editor  of  Ames  24/7  (Arts  &  Entertainment)  section  |  Iowa  State  Daily    Aug.  2014-‐‑May  2015     Reporter,  Writer  and  Reviewer  for  Ames  24/7  Theater  beat  |  Iowa  State  Daily    Sept.-‐‑Dec.  2012     Copy  Editor  for  Sports  Column  |  Iowa  State  Daily  

  •  JOURNALISM/MEDIA  EXPERIENCES  AND  INTERNSHIPS  (CONT.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        May-‐‑July  2015     Media  Intern  |  Maximum  Ames  |  Iowa  Music  Store  |  Ames,  IA         *PR,  social  media,  store  management,  photography,  online  journalism/blog  writing    Jan.-‐‑May  2014     Member  of  ISU  Advertising  Club  |  Iowa  State  University         *networked  with  advertising  and  other  media  professionals  in  the  Midwest  region    May  2013   Intern  for  Festival  Internacional  del  Cine  en  Morelia|  Festival  de  Cannes  |  Cannes,  France  

    *Attended  screenings  and  awards  ceremonies;  select  photography  for  the  Cannes  Film  Festival    LEADERSHIP  ACTIVITIES  AND  AWARDS    May  2017     Teaching  Excellence  Award  |  Iowa  State  University  of  Science  and  Technology  

    *Award  honoring  the  top  10%  of  graduate  students  at  ISU  for  outstanding  teaching  accomplishments  in  the  graduate  program,  as  evaluated  by  their  academic  departments  

                             Feb.  2016     American  Advertising  Award-‐‑Des  Moines  Chapter  Gold  prize    

    *prize  for  “Near  Field  Communication”  (NFC  Technology)  interactive  poster  designed  for  Iowa  State  University  College  of  Liberal  Arts  and  Sciences  

     Nov.  2012-‐‑May  2017   Inducted  member  of  the  National  Society  of  Leadership  and  Success  |  ISU  Chapter      Aug.  2012-‐‑May  2017   Iowa  State  University  Dean’s  List  Award  Recipient    

    *Awarded  in  Fall  ’12,  Spring  ’12,  Fall  ’13,  Spring  ’14,  Fall  ’15,  Spring  ’15,  Fall  ’16,  Spring  ‘16      Aug  2010-‐‑May  2017   ISU  Academic  Recognition  Award  recipient      ADDITIONAL  JOB  AND  LEADERSHIP  EXPERIENCE  Nov.  2017-‐‑present   Server  |  Red  Lobster  |  Ames,  IA    Jan.  2014-‐‑May  2017   ISU  Dining  Student  Supervisor           Hawthorn  |  Union  Drive,  Seasons,  Conversations  Dining  |  Knoll  Catering  for  ISU  President      Sept.  2012-‐‑Dec.  2013   Lead  Worker  |  Hawthorn  Café  |  ISU  Dining    May-‐‑Aug  2012     Assistant  Manager  |  Akron  Swimming  Pool  |  Akron,  IA    

    *taught  swimming  lessons,  delegated  tasks  to  employees,  assisted  with  lifeguard  training  and  water  safety  instruction,  opened  and  closed  the  facility,  answered  patron  questions  

     Aug.  2011-‐‑May  2014   Club  Treasurer  |  ISU  Lyrica  Women’s  Choir  |  Iowa  State  University    Aug.  2010-‐‑May  2011   Residence  Hall  Treasurer  |  Willow  Platt  Hall  |  Iowa  State  University    Summer  2008-‐‑2011   Lifeguard  |  Akron  Swimming  Pool  |  Akron,  IA    FURTHER  INVOLVEMENTS  Member  of  the  ISU  Alumni  Association  (May  2017-‐‑present)  VEISHEA  Corps  volunteer  (April  2014/2011)—volunteered  at  events  during  VEISHEA  week  |  Iowa  State  University  Member  of  the  Erasmus  Society  for  International  Students  (Jan.-‐‑June  2013)  |  University  of  Exeter  |  England,  U.K.  Member  of  the  Exeter  University  Soul  Choir  (Jan.-‐‑June  2013)  |  University  of  Exeter  |  Exeter,  England  Member  of  Lyrica  Women’s  Choir  (Aug.  2010-‐‑May  2015);  Cantamus  Women’s  Choir  (Aug.-‐‑May  2012)  |  Iowa  State  University    PROFESSIONAL  REFERENCES  Dr. Michael Bugeja | Former Director; Professor | ISU Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

    Email: [email protected] | Phone: 515-233-5166 Dr. Daniela Dimitrova | Professor and Director of Graduate Education | ISU Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

    Email: [email protected] | Phone: 515-294-4010 Dr. Tracy Lucht | Assistant Professor | ISU Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

    Email: [email protected] | Phone: 515-294-5235 Mark Witherspoon | Editorial Adviser of the Iowa State Daily

    Email: [email protected] | Phone: 515-231-8150