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Catherine Krikstan
Web Content Specialist

Chesapeake Bay Program

410 Severn Avenue
Suite 112
Annapolis, MD 21403


Phone: (410) 267-5756
Email: ckrikstan@chesapeakebay.net

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameCatherine Krikstan
Emailckrikstan@chesapeakebay.net

SKILLS & EXPERTISE:

  • Working with researchers, data managers and others to communicate scientific news and information
  • Writing and editing web content, developing content strategies and measuring content success
  • Basic HTML, ExpressionEngine, WordPress, Basecamp, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

 

EDUCATION:

The University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

  • Master of Journalism, concentrated in Public
  • Affairs Reporting, earned Dec. 2009

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, minor in Asian studies, earned May 2008
  • Graduated cum laude

Lingnan University (Tuen Mun, Hong Kong)

  • Semester abroad from Jan. to May 2007

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Confab Central: The Content Strategy Conference

  • Attended 2013 and 2014

The Chesapeake Watershed Forum

  • Attended 2011, 2013 and 2014

The Maryland Master Naturalist Program

  • Completed Nov. 2011

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

The Audubon Naturalist Society (Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2013)

  • Wrote articles for monthly newsletter

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

U.S.-Japan Journalism Fellow

  • Awarded by the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership Aug. 2009

St. Mary’s College Scholar and St. Mary’s College Asian Studies Award

  • Awarded by St. Mary’s College of Maryland May 2008

 

EXPERIENCE:

Web Writer and Social Media Specialist, Chesapeake Bay Program (Annapolis, Md., July 2012 to Present)

  • Write and edit press releases, news stories, original features and educational content for the Chesapeake Bay Program’s flagship website, spotlighting science and restoration across the watershed
  • Update and interpret data and documentation related to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s suite of scientific indicators, which track health and restoration success
  • Manage editorial calendars and lead content strategy, ensuring timely and relevant content positions the Chesapeake Bay Program as a leading source of news and information about the Chesapeake Bay
  • Promote web content through e-newsletters and social media, building organizational presence on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram

Stewardship Coordinator (former Chesapeake Conservation Corps Volunteer), Accokeek Foundation (Accokeek, Md., Nov. 2010 to July 2012)

    • Promoted environmental stewardship through interpretation and educational programs
    • Managed gardens and developed written interpretation surrounding garden and trails. Applied for and received grant funding to develop self-guided and interpreter-led tours of nature trail
    • Supported public outreach and marketing efforts
    • Supervised Registration Coordinator and volunteer groups
    • Served as Executive Assistant to President

Contributing Writer, Patch.com (Oct. 2010 to Jan. 2011)

  • Wrote articles and took photographs for an online news and information platform that provided comprehensive coverage of Colesville, Md.

Founder and Manager, The CSA at Dominic’s Farm (Queenstown, Md., Jan. to Oct. 2010)

  • Managed an 18-week summer-season Community Supported Agriculture program, planting, harvesting and packaging sustainably grown vegetables, fruits and herbs
  • Communicated with shareholders through weekly e-mails and blog posts
  • Worked with efficiency and attention to detail in directing volunteers, fulfilling customer needs and handling unexpected problems like pest infestations or crop failure

Reporter, Capital News Service (Annapolis, Md., Sept. to Dec. 2009)

  • Covered the Chesapeake Bay as part of a news wire serving more than 70 regional clients
  • Had stories published in The (Easton) Star Democrat, The (Annapolis) Capital, The Miami Herald and others, and photographs published in The (Easton) Star Democrat

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