Resume. - Katya Creates

9 Elm Street, #3
Somerville, MA 02143
[email protected]
Versatile writer and strategic storyteller with seven years of interdisciplinary experience, ranging from
nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Demonstrated ability to create targeted and galvanizing multimedia
content and research-driven insights.
TECHNICAL: MS Office Suite, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Audacity, WordPress, Tumblr, Mail Chimp,
Constant Contact, Social Media, Google Analytics, basic HTML
LANGUAGES: Conversational Russian; Spanish reading comprehension
Writer / Editor / Messaging Strategist, Consultant, Cambridge, MA (Feb 2012 – Current)
 Write and edit original content, ranging from blog posts to web copy, taglines, and newsletters
 Research client issue-areas, analyze challenges, and advise strategic solutions
 Manage client websites and digital media
Founder / Writer / Chief Editor, Grip Media, Cambridge, MA (Aug 2014 - Current)
 Developed branding, messaging, tone, style, and website for online journal:
 Produce and edit original content (articles, podcasts); monitor and feature news from various sources
Writer / Editor / Communications Manager, The Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, MA
(Nov 2012 – May 2015)
 Write and edit original content (Long- and short-form, scientific, and marketing)
 Initiated and manage weekly content strategy for consumer health campaign, growing membership by
3-fold and social media following by 5-fold in less than 12 months
 Initiated and manage 14 social media accounts and content calendars; ensure brand consistency
 Produced insights report to inform program launch at World Economic Forum Davos (WEF) 2014
 Ghostwrote blog for musician/activist Peter Gabriel about WEF Davos 2014 program launch
 Collaborate with designers and web team to visualize content and optimize user experience
Contributing Writer, Greatist, New York, New York (July 2012 – Jan 2013)
 Synthesized primary research, distilled complex information, and wrote engaging and informative
science/health articles that inform readers and motivate healthy behavior change
Public Relations Intern, Waggener Edstrom/Microsoft, Lake Oswego, OR (June – Sept 2011)
 Synthesized research and produced insight reports and case studies on client issue-areas
 Co-developed agency's first report to the United Nations Global Compact
 Researched industry influencers, built media lists, and identified strategic partnerships
Strategic Communications Consultant, Multiple Clients, Portland, OR (July 2008 – June 2011)
 TigerLogic (Postano account)
o Co-developed new brand and launch strategy; recognized by Mashable and VentureBeat
o Co-drafted web copy, briefs, talking points, and messaging
o Provided insight on trends, innovations, and competitive landscape to inform marketing and
product development
Schiedermayer & Associates (Alaska Seafoods account)
o Wrote original content for client websites, brochures, and newsletters
o Proofread copy and ensured consistency in brand messaging
o Implemented new marketing programs that increased web traffic by 35% within six months
o Researched and outreached to various constituencies; cultivated strategic relationships across
public, private and nonprofit sectors
Multimedia Storyteller, The Venture Cafe, Cambridge, MA (Feb 2015 – Current)
 Create podcasts: outreach to entrepreneurs, conduct interviews, edit audio podcasts
Contributor, Cyber Doctrine Conference, Battelle, Virginia Beach, Virginia (June 2012)
 Worked directly with former U.S. Under Secretary of Homeland Security (2005-2007), as well as other
experts in government, national security, and technology, to execute four-day conference
 Transcribed panel discussions, co-produced conference report, which was published into the book No
Borders – No Boundaries: National Doctrine of the Cyber Era, and provided fodder for book
Write to Change the World Seminar, The OpEd Project, Boston, MA (Feb 2012)
 Training in thought leadership, development of evidence-based argument, and writing op-ed articles
Media Fellow, The Media Institute for Social Change, Portland, OR (July – Sept 2007)
 Produced multimedia content, including podcasts and articles, for civic engagement website
 Featured on local NPR station, beginning at 3:45 of this clip
 Independently developed and implemented research strategy for investigative journalism project
 Interviewed policymakers, nonprofit executives and community leaders; synthesized data
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR (May 2008)
Bachelors of Arts: International Relations
Universitat Pompeau Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (Jan – May 2007)
Global Student Exchange Study Abroad Program: Spanish Language, Media and Politics
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (2004 – 2005)