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Christina Silvestri

Christina Silvestri

Freelance Writer, Communications Specialist

New York, Other

Telling stories through words, photo, sound and video is my specialty. My work has appeared in the Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Star, KTAR.com Phoenix, Arizona Foothills Magazine and Women's Wear Daily. In my spare time, I love to sit down with an iced toddy and read long-form stories, take spontaneous road trips and...

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writing, magazine writing, feature writing, fashion writing, fashion, social media, digital communications, marketing, digital marketing

Media That Deelivers, Arizona Foothills Magazine

Contributor

Write on events, products and happenings of local and national interest for AFM's Valley Girl blog.

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Cronkite News Service

Reporter

Covering law enforcement and veterans' issues in Arizona. Pitch story ideas, report and write daily news, features, enterprise and investigative stories. Published in: The Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Star, Arizona Capitol Times, KTAR.com, Yuma Sun.

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New Media Innovation Lab

Producer

Wrote and designed the digital news game “Can You Get What You Need From the VA?” for News21, a Carnegie-Knight national and multi-university investigative reporting initiative.

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Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP), Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering at ASU

Communications Specialist

Within USAID’s Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program at the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Conducted interviews and wrote articles to generate relevant and informative copy for the department's website. Designed and wrote promotional material, including web features and newsletter, and collaborated with web developer to edit and maintain Drupal website interface.

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Women's Wear Daily, Condé Nast

Fashion Editorial Intern

Reported and wrote articles published online and in daily paper. Attended industry events and interviewed celebrities and personalities, including Kristen Bell, Joy Bryant and Ashlee Simpson.

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Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University

Digital Marketing & Communications Assistant

Assisted the marketing & communications manager at ASU's Department of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, where I conducted interviews and wrote articles featured on ASU News, and translated scientific jargon from research reports into laymen’s terms. I also managed and expanded the department's social media accounts through HootSuite.

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sports Photographer

Photographed the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training practices and games.

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Media That Deelivers, Arizona Foothills Magaizne

Communications Intern

Wrote for online and print publications. Facilitated and planned marketing campaign for annual Face of Foothills 2012 model search, narrowing selection from a pool of 500+ candidates. Helped organize and promote annual Best of Our Valley ’11 and Tucson’s Best ’11 competitions ranking local categories, including arts & entertainment, nightlife, restaurants, etc.

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KTAR FM

News Intern

Wrote daily news stories for website and edited its homepage with refreshed content, including articles and photo slideshows.

Phoenix Fashion Week

Writer

Interviewed local designers and boutique owners involved with Phoenix Fashion Week and wrote articles for blog, http://phxfw.wordpress.com/.

Xavier College Preparatory

High School Diploma

Arizona State University, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Master of Mass Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication

Arizona State University

BA, Journalism & Mass Communication, Art History