Education

Academy of Art College – San Francisco, California
Master of Fine Arts in Advertising Design – September 2000

  • GPA – 3.8
  • Focus on account planning and copywriting

 

University of Illinois – Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Advertising – August 1997

  • GPA – 3.6
  • Involved in American Advertising Federation – Communications, AIESEC, Illini literary journal and Daily Illini school newspaper

 

 

Marquette University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Advertising Program

  • GPA – 3.4
  • Involved in AIESEC (International Business club) in the PR department, Students Enchancing Education as a teachers’ assistant and Upward Bound as and English and philosopy tutor

 

 

College of DuPage – Glen Ellyn, Illinois
The Whatever-Will-Transfer-To-Your-More-Expensive-School Summer program
(Biology and Art)

  • GPA – 4.0

 

 

Willowbrook High School – Villa Park, Illinois
GPA – 3.6

Awards and Activities:

  • Dean’s List
  • Quill and Scroll Journalism Honor Society
  • Foreign Language Honor Society – Spanish
  • Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society
  • Independent directed study in creative writing
  • Speech Team (2 years at varsity and 1 year at junior varsity level, numerous awards)
  • Willowbrook Poetry Club (1 year as president, 1 year as vice president)
  • Parabola Literary Magazine
  • yearbook staff writer
  • Odyssey of the Mind (team took 2nd place in regional competition)
  • Students for a Better Environment
  • Orchestra – Second Bass (1 year at junior varsity level)
  • “The Rivals,” as the narrator
  • Stage crew

 

 

Jackson Junior High School – Villa Park, Illinois
Dean’s List

 

Albright Middle School – Villa Park, Illinois
Involved in Art Club and band (clarinet)

 

Wonderland Magnet School – Laurel Canyon, California
Involved in stage crew for “Cats” and band (clarinet)

 

Cheremoya Elementary School – Los Angeles, California
Involved in Gifted and Talented Education program for Shakespeare and biology sections, Brownie Girl Scouts

 

Peppertree Montessori (Now Beverly Hills Montessori) – West Hollywood, California
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