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Amber Amaya

Selected Professional Experience


Biola Magazine Biola University Communications and Marketing La Mirada, CA Intern, Aug. 2012 - current - Edited and uploaded content to online site - Wrote features and university event briefs - Responsible for scheduling interviews and photo shoots with alumni, professors and university administrators Orange County Register - Santa Ana, CA Intern, Aug. 2012 - Jan. 2013

amber.ash.amaya@gmail.com | 760.777.0339 | @AmberAmaya

Key Skills
- SEO and Digital Analysis - Multimedia reporting - AP Style and editing - Research and fact checking - Bilingual (English and conversational Spanish) - Layout and design - Basic coding skills - HTML (developing skillset)

Technology Summary
- HootSuite Certified - Google Analytics, Adwords - Mac and Windows platforms - Microsoft Office - Django, Muse, Wordpress, Squarespace - Adobe Creative Suite - Video and audio editing (iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, GarageBand) - SLR and traditional camera - HD video camera - Digital voice recorder

- Managed the Latino Link Facebook account - Blogged and produced content for the Latino Link and www.ocregister.com - Covered issues in Santa Ana and Irvine, while contributing to the revamp of the Irvine World News The Chimes - La Mirada, CA Senior News Editor, 2012 Web Content Editor, 2011-2012 Reporter, 2010-2011 - Organized and assigned content for a daily web and weekly print publication - Managed social media accounts and Google Analytics - Aided in designing A1, A2 and A3 content for print Los Angeles Housing Authority - East Los Angeles, CA Intern and Mentor, 2012 - Worked with youth in an after school program - Collected stories and photographs for an upcoming book highlighting the youth in the Nueva Maravilla projects - Organized research on the history of the Nueva Maravilla community

Awards
- Whos Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges - fall 2013 This exclusive honor is conferred by more than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. - Associate College Press Best of Show 9th Place (Web & Print) Awarded by ACP for The Chimes 2011-2012 web and print content, during which time I served as the web content editor and then senior news editor. - Jackie Lee Houston Award 2010 Awarded by the Coachella Valley Alumnae Panhellenic for my role as a student leader in the field of journalism. - Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medal 2010

Volunteerism
Generation Her La Mirada, CA mentor Jan. 2012 - Jan. 2013

Awarded by the CSPA for the 2009-2010 edition of The Rajahan, during which time I was the editor-in-chief.

Education
Biola University - La Mirada, CA Torrey Honors Institute Bachelors degree in journalism and integrated media Expected graduation date, May 2014 Current GPA of 3.75 Indio High School - Indio, CA Graduated with honors in 2010

Its About Kids June 2008 Quito, Ecuador volunteer Indio Convalescent Home Indio, CA volunteer May 2000 - Aug. 2010