An excellent event planner is organized, task oriented, and prepared. They are also able to stay calm and problem solve if things go awry. Below are an example of events I have both organized and successfully executed.
covid-19 programming: JRMF
In March 2020, the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival launched an online weekly webinar series. This series had over 200 students, teachers, and adults attending one of our four sessions daily - one in Hebrew, one in Spanish, one at 7 AM EDT (attended by our large international population) and one at 7 PM EDT. Breakout rooms allowed each attendee to be in a room surrounded by like minded and similar skill individuals. We trained top notch Facilitators to run these rooms. I ran security and creation of the breakout room, and we never once had a Zoom bombing.
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In Spring 2019, I was commissioned by the non-profit, Mathematics in Motion, to head their annual event Mathapalooza! Mathematics in Motion was looking to rebrand, so not only did I create a website and social media platform for them, I also took over all planning, marketing, and execution of event. The turnout: over 1,000 people over a five hour event which included presentations every hour, merchandise, and a team of 75 volunteers. Julia Robinson Mathematics Foundation, a sponsor of Mathematics in Motion, called it "wildly successful."
summer Class series
Noticing a lack of affordable classes in the Atlanta Dance Community, especially in the summertime, I organized a free class series in summer 2019 - reserving space, choosing instructors, and marketing. This series was twofold as it also filled the hole in the community as there were previously limited opportunities for younger artists to teach. The class was so popular, both in attendance and teaching, that it was extended into August. Additionally, two other venues offered free space for the following summer, hoping to sponsor the series so I can extend it further.
battery dance festival
I was the marketing, Event Planning, and PR intern for the 35th anniversary of the longest running, largest dance festival in New York City. I worked with Salesforce, Photoshop, Merchandise Designers, and Social Media. I was chosen to run the volunteer staff of the entire festival and organize the closing gala at the prestigious Schimmel Center for the Performing Arts. As an outdoor venue in collaboration with the city of New York, it taught crisis management and strategy as I dealt with weather issues, visas for the artists, and city logistics.
Other event planning experience includes my time as the southeast coordinator of honest tea, where i planned our presence at festivals from florida to nashville to dallas from 2017-2019, as president of gamma phi beta, and as president of the student run dance company, ahana dance, where i organized performances of over 200 students.