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Marissa Burdett

Marissa Burdett

Founder, Writer, Editor

The Modern Austen

Certified to teach English grades 7-12, Marissa's professional experience in the classroom as well as a multitude of educational opportunities have prepared and equipped her for the dynamic classroom or workplace. Her leadership background and involvement in a wide variety of extracurricular activities adds to her ability to ...

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Marketing, social media, web design, graphic design, writing, editing, collaborating, and leadership

ANN INC.

Sales Associate

• Provide remarkable and efficient service to clients by listening and responding to changing needs
• Create emotional connections with clients by styling
• Authentically live out and promote the LOFT brand through personal appearance, personality, styling, and interactions with clients
• Meet and exceed sales goals for merchandise and credit cards
• Process orders and payments using electronic cash wrap desk
• Collaborate with sales management team

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The Modern Austen

Writer, Lifestyle Blogger

• Write/edit articles focusing on fashion, lifestyle, DIY, literature, education, recipes, etc. on the Wordpress platform
• Design and manage blog page design using the Thesis theme
• Receive a monthly average of 12,000+ page views from 5,000+ unique visitors
• Utilize social media channels to network, create, and market a personal brand
• Collaborate with companies and brands such as Sears, Office Depot, HP + Intel, eShakti, and Elizabeth Arden to promote products and services authentically
• Partner with blogging communities such as Social Fabric, Collective Bias, Clever Girls Collective, SITS Girls, and Influenster to gain exposure and collaborate with brands and blogs
• Affiliate with ShopStyle, Reward Style, Stella & Dot, and eShakti and continuing to grow

Career

Bellefonte Area School District

English Teacher

• Tailored content for a wide range of learners to meet individual needs by providing accommodations and using multiple intelligence strategies
• Facilitated research projects by leading workshops on research, writing, editing, and citation processes; 95% students passed on initial attempt
• Used Promethean Board, and Web 2.0 programs to display and manipulate content to engage all learners
• Had 100% attendance at all departmental/faculty meetings and created a unique ice-breaker activity for a school-wide in-service meeting
• Volunteered for several extra curricular activities including: co-directing and choreographing the middle school musical Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.; chaperoning the International Thespian Society conference, SnoBall ,and Prom; and attending at least five sporting/fine arts events

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Hampton Township Department of Community Services

Summer Playcamp Counselor

• Acted as a role model for children ages 6-12 and lead them in several activities such as sports, crafts, and swimming
• Helped to develop and carry out educational programming and games.

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Westminster College

Presenter, Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration

• Wrote and presented a 41-page senior capstone paper entitled "The Modern Austen: How Contemporary Audiences Still Connect with Jane Austen's Texts as Demonstrated Through Adaptation" at the annual conference as per the recommendation of Dr. Ross Wastvedt and Dr. Andrew Ade, professors of English at Westminster College
• Hosted a Q&A session, answering questions from collegiate peers and senior faculty members

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Susquehanna University

Presenter, Undergraduate Literature & Creative Writing Conference

• Submitted academic paper and proposal to the 2012 Call for Papers and was accepted by Susquehanna University's English department
• Wrote and presented a 41-page senior capstone paper entitled "The Modern Austen: How Contemporary Audiences Still Connect with Jane Austen's Texts as Demonstrated Through Adaptation" at the annual conference as per the recommendation of Dr. Ross Wastvedt and Dr. Andrew Ade, professors of English at Westminster College
• Hosted a Q&A session, answering questions from collegiate peers and senior faculty members

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Westminster College

Learning Center Head Teacher's Assistant

• Chosen to serve as the Head TA out of a group of talented student volunteers
• Was the first student leader selected to develop and deliver an All-Campus Writing Workshop and received 98% positive feedback; this has since become a biannual event

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Demand Media

Freelance Writer

• Wrote and published how-to articles for Demand Media, Inc. for websites such as eHow.com

Westminster College (PA)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), English

Hampton High School