Brittney Austin

  • Brittney Austin

  • Master's Candidate
  • Florida State University
  • Tallahassee, Florida 23 years young

Studies

  • Master's degree in Public Administration Florida State University August 2013 to 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Classical Studies) University of Florida August 2009 to 2013

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Work Experience

Director of Marketing & Operations

Study Edge Gainesville, Florida August 2011 / December 2012

As Director of Marketing, I created and implemented the overall marketing and public relations plans. I was responsible for developing strategic partnerships with student organizations and local businesses. I oversaw a team of marketing interns and assisted the Chief Operating Officer in business administration duties.

Associate General Chairman of Communications at Gator Growl
As the AGC of Communications for Homecoming at UF, I planned and executed all media efforts of the nine events comprising Homecoming. I oversaw a team of 10 Directors, 40 Assistant Directors and 65 Staff Members.
Work Experience

Associate General Chairman of Communications

at Gator Growl Gainesville, Florida February 2012 / October 2012
Work Experience

Associate General Chairman of Communications

Gator Growl Gainesville, Florida February 2012 / October 2012

As the AGC of Communications for Homecoming at UF, I planned and executed all media efforts of the nine events comprising Homecoming. I oversaw a team of 10 Directors, 40 Assistant Directors and 65 Staff Members.

Accomplishments

  • Florida Blue Key
  • Florida Academics Scholar Award
Work Experience

First Year Florida Peer Leader

University of Florida Gainesville, Florida January 2010 / May 2011

As a First Year Florida Peer Leader, I facilitated weekly class of approximately 25 students. I prepared lesson plans, coordinated with guest speakers, and taught in conjunction with UF faculty.

Internship

Policy Research Intern

Florida Senate Majority Office August 2013 / Present

As a policy research intern in the Florida Senate Majority Office, my main responsibility is researching policy and presenting my findings to the policy analysts. I attend committee meetings on topics such as Criminal Justice, Appropriations, Gaming, and Education and report notes and observations to senators, policy analysts, and other legislative... staff members. I prepare and distribute daily briefs consisting of schedules, news items, summaries, and other important information to all caucus members. I perform various administrative functions within the Senate Majority Office.

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Work Experience

Special Projects Coordinator

Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Gainesville, Florida December 2010 / August 2011

While working for the EJCBA, I was responsible for assisting in planning all of the events including the Charity Golf Tournament, the monthly luncheons, the board retreat, and the Annual Reception. I managed social media presence and aided the Bar Association president.

Work Experience

Vice-President of Administration

Alpha Omicron Pi Gainesville, Florida November 2010 / November 2011

As Vice-President of Administration I oversaw and reviewed the management of Alpha Omicron Pi. I supervised chapter officers, chapter meetings and committees. I was also responsible for managing the Cabinet consisting of 17 members.

Work Experience

Student Assistant

University Athletic Association Gainesville, Fl August 2012 / December 2012

Served as a mentor to student athletes and transfer students.

Work Experience

Dancer Relations Captain

Dance Marathon at the University of Florida Gainesville, Florida September 2010 / April 2011

Responsible for inputting spirit points into the database and being at the majority of events held before Dance Marathon to run the check ins. Attended the entire event and help to ensure that dancer check-in, visitor check-in, medical room, and the
study room are operating smoothly.

I speak

  • English

    Native
  • Latin

    Intermediate

Skills

  • Leadership

  • Organizational Skills

  • Event Management

  • Public Speaking

  • Microsoft Office

Where I have been

  • Hometown
  • Places Lived
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I am interested in

History

As a Political Science major, I am constantly learning about the history and background surrounding major political events. My favorite class at UF was American Civil Liberties which highlighted the politics surrounding civil liberties since the establishment of the United States.

I am interested in

Traveling

I have always had a passion for traveling and exploring new places. I love to immerse myself in other cultures and participate in their traditions. My favorite place would have to be London, because of the beautiful gardens and rich history. My goal is to travel to Machu Picchu next!

My Favorite

Books

  • Catch-22 Joseph Heller
  • Outliers Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follet
  • Game of Thrones Series George R. R. Martin
I am from

Panama City

I was born and raised in Panama City Florida. I attended Panama City Christian School from Kindergarten - 8th grade and Covenant Christian School for high school.