Resume

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EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communication (Media, Culture & Society)
University of Southern Mississippi | Hattiesburg, Mississippi
*currently pursuing

Master of Science, Public Relations
University of Southern Mississippi | Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications 
Jackson State University | Jackson, Mississippi

MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE

Founder (currently)
Simien Media Group, LLC | Jackson, Mississippi

Founder, Editor-in-Chief (currently)
JessicaSimien.com | Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Blogger (currently)
Hug My Hair | London, England

Community Relations Intern/Coordinator
Nissan North America, Inc. | Canton, Mississippi

Obituary Writer
The Clarion-Ledger | Jackson, Mississippi

Freelance Writer
Jackson Free Press | Jackson, Mississippi

Contributor
The Jasmine Brand | Washington, D.C.

Contributor
PS Love Charli | Washington, D.C.

Afternoon Show Host
WJSU 88.5 FM | Jackson, Mississippi

“Relationships & Bullsh*t” Podcast Guest
This Is Your Conscience| Toronto, Ontario

Official Blogger
2014 STRONG Conference | Atlanta, Georgia

Entertainment Reporter
The Rita B. Show w/ Mr. Adams | Jackson, Mississippi

Communications Specialist
Mississippi Faith Based Coalition | Jackson, Mississippi

Pre-Sale Event Host, Hustle-nomics Panelist
Ascension Spring Bazaar 2014 | Jackson, Mississippi

PR 101 Workshop Instructor
Simien Media Group | Jackson, Mississippi

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Meeting of the Minds College Summit (2014) | Jackson, Mississippi
  • USM Chapter of IDEAL Women (2013) | Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Murrah High School Senior Journalism Class (2013) | Jackson, Mississippi
  • JSU Mass Communications Day (2013) | Jackson, Mississippi
  • Walmart + Dark & Lovely Retailtainment Event Beauty Panelist (2014) | Jackson, Mississippi
  • University of Central Arkansas PRLS3305 Class (2014) | Google Hangout Session
  • Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Can I Kick It? Youth Media Camp (2014) | Jackson, Mississippi
  • Metro Jackson Natural’s Naturally Chic Brunch Panelist (2014) | Jackson, Mississippi
  • Jackson State University’s College of Business, Department of Entrepreneurship’s Global Entrepreneurship Week Conference – “Imagination + Creation = Innovation” Panelist (2014) | Jackson, Mississippi

ASSOCIATIONS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • NAACP | JSU Chapter
  • PRSSA | JSU Chapter
  • Southern Pines Animal Shelter Volunteer | Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi Mentor | Jackson, Mississippi
  • Stewpot Community Services | Jackson, Mississippi
  • Mississippi Cypher to benefit Parents for Public Schools of Jackson

AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS

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  • Celebrated as an “Innovator & Entrepreneur” for NC Beauty and Brains during their “Month of Great Thanks” in November 2014

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