Saturday, July 21, 2007

Marissa Muller's Resume

June 2008 - August 2008 Ausra, Palo Alto, CA - Communications Specialist
*Helped market, plan, and execute the opening of Ausra's first of its kind manufacturing and distribution center in Las Vegas. It produces reflector lines, absorber tubes, and other key components for the company's solar thermal power plants.
*Assisted in web updates, video editing, and upcoming conference planning.

May 2007- April 2008 CNN, Atlanta, GA - Political Assignment Editor
*Work with campaigns, CNN crews, and CNN's affiliates to attain footage of candidate's speeches and events across the country.
*Write wires for CNN's Political Ticker (hottest online destination for latest political news).

Aug.-Sept. 2007 Reuters TV, Berlin, Germany - (Arthur F. Burns Fellowship)
*One of 10 American journalists selected to work for a German media company for two months.
*Produced shoots, edited footage (via Avid Newscutter), and wrote scripts for Reuters TV World Feeds.
*Pitched stories and conducted German interviews.

Nov. 2005-May 2007 CNN, Atlanta, GA - Assignment Editor
*Searched for, pitched, and responded to breaking news in the Northeast region, which includes 125 affiliates and two CNN bureaus.
*Wrote wires, coordinated affiliate feeds, relayed story information to on air anchors.
*Produced interviews and reporter live shots.
*Freelanced on CNN’s International Desk.

Dec. 2004-Nov. 2005 CNN, New York - News Assistant
*Worked on assignment desk, wrote wires, set up stories, and handled crew requests.
*Interviewed people for stories, logged, edited sound bites, and pulled tape for packages and live shows.

Summer 2001 KTVU Channel 2, Oakland, CA - Intern
*Provided support to four daily newscasts. Assisted with research and writing of news stories.

Summer 2000 KRON Channel 4, San Francisco, CA - Intern
*Based on assignment desk, assisted producers in news-casts, screened calls for newsworthiness.

Summer 1999 NASA Quest, Mountain View, CA - Student Ambassador
*Produced live webcasts for the first female-led space shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral, FL.
*Conducted interviews with successful women (i.e. Condoleezza Rice) and wrote biographies on their achievements.


Jan ’04-June ’04 InStyle Magazine, Munich, Germany - Fashion Assistant
* Coordinated page layouts and researched current trends for an international German fashion monthly (circulation 400,000).
*Aided in translation of interviews from English to German.

Jan ’04-June ’04 Gucci, Munich, Germany - Sales
*Assisted with planning and execution of new product launches and sales promotions.
*Provided assistance to high profile clientele and purchased new season designer wear.

July ’03-Dec. ’04 TH. Braun, Hamburg, Germany - Distribution Assistant
*Responsible for merchandising, assembling, and shipping Spring/Summer fashion lines.


Aug. '08 - May '10 IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain

*Currently living the dream of getting my international MBA.

Aug. ’99-May ’03 University of California Berkeley
*Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications (with Honors)
*Member of the National Collegiate Scholars (1999-2002)
*NCAA Division I Water Polo Varsity Team (1999-2002)
*Awarded Highest GPA on Division 1 Water Polo Team (2001)

Summer 2004 San Francisco State University
*Newspaper beat reporting and writing class.


Dual Citizen (US and German), Languages (German, Spanish), Refugee support and awareness, Renewable Energy, Triathlons