Communications and Social Media Manager


AUG 2016 – JUN 2017 | Cambridge, Houston, and the Internet

  • Helped administer and maintain the official HESA website (WordPress); boosted social media membership, and managed the official HESA Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts
  • Facilitated an open forum to promote meaningful conversations and networking by engaging fellow students in diplomatic and respectful dialogue
  • Drafted, edited, and published news articles and announcements; updated event calendars; obtained images or created original graphics to enhance and support disseminated information
  • Worked closely with school administrators, HESA directors and officers, club leaders, and volunteers to advance time-sensitive projects and to promote special events online, on campus, and in surrounding areas
  • Created and maintained the HESA Elections 2017 website (OpenScholar) under the direct guidance and oversight of the Dean of Students Office, Harvard Extension School
  • Initiated major project and planning to migrate the official HESA website from WordPress platform to OpenScholar, in close cooperation with the Dean of Students Office and the incoming Director of Web Technologies

About HESA

The Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA), is the officially recognized student government and umbrella organization for all student groups at the Extension School.
Established in 2001, HESA serves more than 16,000 students annually at Harvard Extension, one of the 12 degree-granting schools at Harvard University.
HESA's mission is to build and foster a strong sense of community among the Extension School's diverse student body, including our distance education students from around the world. Through a myriad of initiatives, HESA aims to enrich the Harvard Extension student experience by creating opportunities to develop lifelong friendships.


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