Resume

VICTORIA LEONI
vleoni@gwu.edu
victorialeoniblog.wordpress.com

EDUCATION
The George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, University Honors Program, May 2018
Cumulative GPA: 4.0

SKILLS
Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
Writing, news gathering, reporting, interviewing, researching, editing, critical thinking, teamwork, organizational ability, camera and technical skills, drive and ambition
Language: Spanish (basic)

EXPERIENCE

GW-TV, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Director of Public Relations, May 2016 – present

  • Manage social media accounts; includes tracking metrics, posting original content, and arranging Facebook Lives
  • Work with executive producers of each show to develop detailed PR plans
  • Lead fundraising initiatives; cultivate and maintain relationships with organization alumni

ABC 7 News, San Francisco, CA
‘7 On Your Side’ Intern, May 2017 – August 2017

  • Work with consumer investigative unit to field viewer complaints, negotiate with companies and find resolution
  • Research consumer protection law, analyze company policy and select cases to be turned into television stories
  • Produce Facebook Live videos; assist producers on shoots; attend daily assignment meetings

Congressman Darrell Issa, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
Press Intern, January 2017 – present

  • Work with press team on newsletters, media advisories, press releases, and social media
  • Conduct legislative research and have opportunities to attend meetings, committee hearings, and special events
  • Perform administrative duties including receiving phone calls, entering data, and directing constituent mail

Advanced News Reporting Course, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Student Beat Reporter, August 2016 – December 2016

  • Covered the DC City Council and wrote stories on topics such as DC statehood and displacement issues in city
  • Conducted interviews of local government officials, issue advocates, and residents and developed sources

Special Collections Research Center, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Student Archival Researcher, September 2016 – December 2016

  • Conducted exploratory archival research on DC home rule and created a digital gallery of primary sources
  • Reviewed the secondary literature and wrote a research fellowship proposal

The Petaluma Argus-Courier, Petaluma, CA
Intern, January 2015 – June 2015

  • Worked with the managing editor to develop story ideas for a young audience
  • Wrote articles for sports, feature, and community sections involving interviews and research

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • George Washington University Outstanding Academic Achievement award, recognition for being in top 2% of university, spring 2016
  • George Washington University Honors Program Strasser Writing Prize runner-up, spring 2016
  • Press Democrat 2015 Community Youth Service Award nominee in Journalism and Media category
  • National Merit Commended Student, 2014