Elizabeth M. Butterfield

913 Catherine St
Richmond, VA 23220


Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Print Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2010 – Present)
Expected Graduation, 2014
GPA: 3.6

Dean’s List and Dean’s Scholarship recipient

Writing & Leadership Experience

» Assistant News Editor, Staff Writer, Commonwealth Times (2012 – present)
Continuing writer for the student newspaper since January. Articles published on campus and local activities:

» Virginia Capital Semester Intern, Sen. Richard Saslaw, Democratic Minority Leader (Spring 2013)
Selected to represent VCU as an intern for the Virginia General Assembly session of 2013

» Vice President, Triathlon Club at VCU (2012 – present)
Leader of workouts, scheduling and organizing races around Richmond

» Teaching Assistant, Focused Inquiry (2011)
Selected as assistant to the freshman required English course, Focused Inquiry, for two semesters. Aided in constructing class activities and lesson plans, editing and advising student papers and focusing class discussion.

» PFHS Legacy Yearbook, Editor-in-Chief (2009 – 2010)
Designed, organized, and approved spreads, copy and photos for high school yearbook. Student Life Section Editor, 2009 General Staffer, 2008

Work Experience

» Employee, Transition Triathlon (2012 – present)
Retail employee of a family-owned sporting goods business in Leesburg, VA, working 12 hrs/week

» Server, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of America, Inc. (2011 – 2012)
Server, worked 20+ hrs/week

» Office temp, Homework Solutions (2010)
Performed basic clerical work for a nanny tax company. Helped organize tax files and government documents for the end-of-year season. 30+ hrs/week

» Party Instructor and Cashier, Cookology (2009 – 2010)
In addition to retail duties, I instructed Saturday birthday parties, Mom and Tot cooking classes, summer kids camps and other children’s decorating classes at the recreation culinary school ‘Cookology.’ 8+ hrs/week

» EcoTeen Coordinator, Houston Museum of Natural Science (2009)
Selected as one of 7 coordinators to lead the EcoTeen program, a group of teen volunteers who help the Explorations Summer Camps tour exhibit halls and present exhibit touch carts. Selected after 4 years of prior volunteer service to the EcoTeen program. 30+ hrs/week

Professional Development

» Experience in designing, producing and editing in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition & Premiere Pro
» I have been writing and reporting for over five years, with strengths in interviewing and organization. My career objectives include political writing and reporting for multiple mediums, and to be able to expand my abilities in different beat areas.

Honors & Organizations

Dean’s list member and Dean’s Scholarship recipient, VCU (2010 – present)
Recipient of the Community Levee Scholarship (2010)
Recipient of an Air Force Retired Officers Community Falcons Landing Scholarship (2010) Recipient of the Eastern Loudoun Regional Library Advisory Board Scholarship (2010)

References Available on Request


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