Sarah Siguenza

Sarah Siguenza

Communications Associate at InterAction

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Writing and Editing

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Sarah Siguenza's Overview

Current
  • Communications Associate at InterAction
  • Assistant Visual Editor at American Journalism Review
Past
  • Communications Consultant at InterAction
  • Executive in Residence Intern at Ashoka
  • Alternative Break Participant at University of Maryland Alternative Break Program
  • Multimedia Editor at The Diamondback
  • Communications Intern at InterAction
  • Alternative Break Participant at The University of Maryland Alternative Break Program
  • Multimedia intern at The Baltimore Sun
  • White House Correspondent Intern at CBN
Education
Connections

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Sarah Siguenza's Summary

I am a trained print and digital content producer and a skilled multi-platform communicator. I think like a journalist, in that I am committed to factual and prompt results, yet I am creative enough to design attractive media marketing campaigns. I learn quickly, find solutions and ask questions. I pride myself on my work ethic and ability to collaborate with a team. I have a deep passion for international humanitarian causes, and seek to use my media skills for advocacy.

You may contact me via email at sarah.siguenza@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @sarahsiguenza.

Sarah Siguenza's Experience

Communications Associate

InterAction

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Public Policy industry

September 2014Present (2 months) Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.

• Raise awareness of and support for the critical work of the humanitarian NGO community by researching and crafting communications content, planning member and media events, managing team logistics, and helping identify and implement best-in-class media strategies.
• Write, copyedit, format, and distribute press releases and media advisories
• Edit website pages, blog posts, and emails.
• Create multimedia projects to raise awareness for global causes.
• Create and monitor content for web and social media.
• Design attractive deliverables for active campaigns
• Support InterAction’s online engagement strategy on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media
platforms.

Assistant Visual Editor

American Journalism Review

January 2014Present (10 months) College Park, Maryland

• Promote and analyze AJR's social media presence, particularly on Facebook and Pinterest.
• Create original art and graphic designs for AJR articles
• Use knowledge of JavaScript, CSS and HTML to make interactive graphics and multimedia content for a more dynamic website

Communications Consultant

InterAction

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Public Policy industry

April 2014September 2014 (6 months) Dupont Circle, Washington D.C.

Returned to InterAction as a consultant to assist with the digital media production, promotion and preparation for InterAction's Forum 2014.

Executive in Residence Intern

Ashoka

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

August 2013April 2014 (9 months) Arlington, VA

Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program fosters high-impact collaborations between corporations and leading social entrepreneurs that have the potential to change the dynamics of traditional markets, enhance competitiveness, and create systemic social impact.

• Led the creation and implementation of the Executive in Residence website
• Created social awareness through blogging, social media and various writings for the Executive in Residence Program
• Digitally documented the pro-bono experiences of Ashoka Fellows and senior-level executives at Western Union and Boehringer Ingelheim

Alternative Break Participant

University of Maryland Alternative Break Program

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

March 2014March 2014 (1 month) Dominican Republic

• Selected to participate in a community development program in Cabarete
• Engage in bi-weekly discussions and activities to deepen understanding of the region's complexities
• Participate in local service work before and after the trip

Multimedia Editor

The Diamondback

Newspapers industry

May 2013January 2014 (9 months) College Park, Maryland

• Hired and managed Staff
• Reviewed, edited and uploaded all work done by multimedia reporters
• Update weekly budgets with prevalent story ideas for the staff
• Shot and edited video and audio as a reporter for one year

Communications Intern

InterAction

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Public Policy industry

May 2013August 2013 (4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

• Individually created a complete social media plan for Monthly Developments Magazine
• Wrote articles about news in the NGO community for InterAction.org
• Created and curated social media content for InterAction

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2013January 2013 (1 month) Haiti

• One of six students selected for the program
• Spent a week meeting with partners and organizations to better understand the needs of the people
• Collaborated as a team to write 12 lesson plans
• Taught English at a vocational school in the countryside of Desarmes

Multimedia intern

The Baltimore Sun

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Newspapers industry

August 2012December 2012 (5 months) Baltimore, Maryland Area

• Followed up on story ledes pertaining to interests in the Baltimore area
• Relayed breaking news via video, audio, print and photography.
• Created comprehensive news video packages to relay a story in a more interactive manner
• Kept the website engaging and updated with the most recent headlines

White House Correspondent Intern

CBN

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Human Resources industry

June 2011August 2011 (3 months) Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

• Produced a comprehensive news package that addressed collaborations between interfaith communities
• Assisted with and conducted interviews for developing stories
• Provided aid for the correspondents on Capitol Hill and in the White House
• Picked out a memorable and meaningful quote and/or sound bite from lengthy speeches

Sarah Siguenza's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Assistant

      UMD Catholic Student Center
      January 2013 present (1 year 10 months)
    • Communications and Marketing

      InterAction
      April 2014 present (7 months)

      Assist with the promotion and preparation for InterAction's FORUM 2014. http://www.interaction.org/forum

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Children
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Education
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • UNICEF
      • Ashoka
      • Grameen Foundation
      • InterAction
      • ChildFund International
      • CARE
      • Catholic Relief Services

Sarah Siguenza's Publications

  • Growing Crisis In Jonglei State Prompts NGOs To Demand Greater Access And Urgent Response

    • InterAction
    • July 2013
    Authors: Sarah Siguenza

    On the recent anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, humanitarian agencies demanded that the government and non-state armed actors allow them complete and unconditional access those affected by the violence across Jonglei State.

  • InterAction Members Pledge $750 Million For Nutrition

    • InterAction
    • June 9, 2013
    Authors: Sarah Siguenza

    At the international nutrition summit in London, Executive Vice President of InterAction Lindsay Coates announced that 30 InterAction members had pledged $750 million in private funds to programs working to improve nutrition.

  • Marriage Equality in Maryland

    • The Baltimore Sun
    • November 9, 2012
    Authors: Sarah Siguenza

    Maryland reacts to the passing of same-sex legislation after the 2012 elections.

  • Sarah Siguenza's Professional Website

    • March 2014
    Authors: Sarah Siguenza

    Get to know me and access my CV/professional work all in one place!

Sarah Siguenza's Honors and Awards

  • College Park Media, Self and Society Scholar

    College Park Scholars Program
    • December 2012

    Completed the Media, Self and Society Scholars 2-year Program.

Sarah Siguenza's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)

Sarah Siguenza's Projects

Sarah Siguenza's Skills & Expertise

  1. Editing
  2. Creative Writing
  3. Social Media
  4. Research
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Microsoft Word
  7. Blogging
  8. PowerPoint
  9. Public Speaking
  10. Photoshop
  11. Microsoft Excel
  12. Journalism
  13. Facebook
  14. English
  15. Copy Editing
  16. Social Networking
  17. Proofreading
  18. HTML
  19. Customer Service
  20. InDesign
  21. Marketing
  22. Public Relations
  23. Web Design
  24. Digital Media
  25. Social Media Marketing

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Sarah Siguenza's Education

University of Maryland College Park

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism, Government and Politics

20102014

Urbana High School

Urbana High School

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