Professional

Sierra Club, Beyond Coal - Michigan

February - April 2014

 

Through my Writing for Non-profits class, I worked with the Beyond Coal - Michigan chapter of the Sierra Club to help build support against DTE Energy's use of coal fired power plants and toward a cleaner energy plan. I wrote blog posts for the website, talking points for press releases, and helped with community organizing. This experience helped me better understand the power of grass-roots community organizing. In less than a few months, we were able to build support for a call-in day, in which students around campus called DTE to encourage a cleaner energy future after thousands of petitions were also dropped off at their doorstep.

  

Click Read More to view the blog posts I wrote for the website. The site has not been updated after my posts.  

Ecology Center

September 2014 - Current

 

At the Ecology Center, I write blog posts, email blasts, press releases, media advisories and more, all of which center around environmental and public health with a focus on toxic chemicals. The Ecology Center has allowed me to develop my writing abilty for a specific audience and purpose, while incorporating a consistent tone and style. I highly value my experience at the Ecology Center and am very thankful to have a better idea about what working at a non-profit organization would be like.

 

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Consumers Energy

May 2014 - August 2014

 

During this summer internship, I worked with the Learning and Development branch at Consumers Energy to help develop written training materials and online resources for field workers and other employees. That included being  a lead writer and designer of a weekly e-newsletter that focused on skill building and personal well-being. I also helped create professional training materials using Powerpoint as well as educational flyers for Call Center Representatives. This experience helped me become more aware of the intricacies of energy development and distribution in a rapidly changing field.

 

Click the Read More button to see an examplesof the weekly e-newsletter I worked on.