My Resumes

EDUCATION

University of California, Irvine                                                                                                           Irvine, CA

Bachelor of Arts: Literary Journalism, Minor in English

GPA 3.339, Dean’s Honor List Recipient Winter and Spring 2013, Winter 2014

Class of 2015

University of California, Washington DC Participant                                                September 2014-December 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance Writer and Editor                                                                                    May 2016-present

  • Happening in DTLA: writer and editor for events, news, and culture in Downtown Los Angeles
  • Sprudge: writer for coffee news and culture in Los Angeles

Goldstar: Copywriter                                                                                                June 2016-present

  • write compelling event copy for thousands of live entertainment events
  • perform data entry for discounts and promotions

KUCI: Radio Host, Irvine, CA                                                                             January 2012-June 2015

  • Broadcasted and hosted weekly music radio show to Orange County
    • – Fall 2013: In addition to a music show, I also produced my own talk show revolving around campus interests
  • Organized and booked live interviews and performances for show
  • Assisted music director in selecting fitting music to add to studio; wrote music reviews for these adds to assist radio hosts in selecting music for their shows
  • Maintained blogs/social media for my shows to inform listeners and engage them with the station

The New University: Staff Writer, Irvine, CA                                                                January 2013-June 2015

  • Wrote and pitched articles weekly for university campus newspaper ranging in material from opinion to news to literary and music reviews
  • Conducted on-scene reporting and interviews
  • Worked with editors to edit my pieces before final publication

Under the Radar Magazine: Intern, Beverly Hills, CA                                                  January 2010-August 2011

  • Informed website viewers with music news releases
  • Copy-edited articles with the editors before print publication
  • Led administrative tasks including mailing and subscriptions to maintain reader loyalty to magazine
  • Created working knowledge of independent artists and record labels to sort through album submissions

SKILLS

  • Knowledgeable with most social media platforms i.e. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Drive utilities, Photoshop
  • Knowledge of aesthetic and basic DSLR photography skills
  • Working fluency in Spanish

ACTIVITIES

  • Asian American Journalists Association member
    • Fall 2013 AAJA Scholarship Recipient
  • radio, running, coffee, traveling, music, writing, reading, taiko

COFFEE RESUME:

WORK EXPERIENCE

Blue Bottle Coffee: Barista, Los Angeles, CA                                                              June 2015-March 2016

  • Helped open new Blue Bottle Echo Park location for L.A. expansion efforts 2015
  • Prepared, brewed, and served coffee in a high volume café setting
  • Shadowed lead barista/taught beginning espresso training sessions for the public
  • Dialed in espressos and pour-over recipes for service
  • Educated customers about brewing methods, menu selections, and specialty coffee culture

Cafecito Organico: Barista, Costa Mesa, CA                                                              January 2015-June 2015

  • Prepared and served espresso and coffee beverages for specialty coffee bar
  • Operated the shop alone regularly
  • Participated in and co-hosted coffee-related events like cuppings and latte art competitions
  • Educated guests about the coffee industry and brewing methods/coffee roasts

Coffeebar Byul : Barista, Irvine, CA                                                                            March 2014-August 2014

·       Trained new employees on manual espresso machines, latte art, and pour-overs

·       Operated register and POS system for purchases

·       Engaged with guests and tailored drink orders based on their drink preferences and menu options

·       Taught customers about coffee brewing methods, menu selections, and American coffee culture

Black Cow Café: Barista/Hostess                                                                                 January 2010-August 2011

  • Organized reservations and seated guests at high volume restaurant
  • Brewed and served LAMILL coffee drinks to guests
  • Operated coffee bar alone regularly
  • Used French press, tea presses, and traditional espresso machine to make drinks

SKILLS

  • Experience in many forms of manual brewing, traditional, & automatic espresso machines
  • Working fluency in Spanish
  • Extensive knowledge of the specialty coffee industry, equipment, practices, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and quick to learn computer applications

INTERESTS

  • public radio, running, coffee, traveling, music, reading, taiko

 

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