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Welcome to my website! I am a twenty-one year old student from Marin County, California. As a Bay Area native, I'm passionate about good food, fancy coffee, and live music. After I graduate from UCSB in June, I am moving to Santa Monica, California to work as a Business Development Consultant at Oracle.

Elaina Walker
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Name : Elaina Walker
Email : eawalker10@gmail.com
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainawalker/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/elaina.walker

My Work

The writing minor has opened my eyes to the world of professional writing and multimedia design. Some of my latest projects include a resume, personal logo, mockups, event promotion, and infographic. The resume, logo, and mockups are pieces of my Brand Style Guide. I used a simple template on Canva to recreate my resume and designed my logo and mockups from scratch using Illustrator and Photoshop. Additionally, the promotion and infographic are projects from my Multimedia Writing course. Using Adobe InDesign, I created a flyer for the annual UCSB Kappa Alpha Theta Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser. I used a variety of colors and fonts to highlight the most important information on the flyer and grab the reader's attention. Second, I designed an infographic guide comparing and contrasting two cities in the U.S. to help college grads figure out where they want to live. Using a template I designed myself, I presented my findings in a colorful, visual way using charts, numbers, and icons.

Data Visualization Project

In my multimedia writing course, I created a data visualization using the Tableau Public software. The data viz explores the most popular male and female names in each state for each year from 1910-1960. Tableau Public offers an array of sample data for the public to access and use to create their own visualizations, ranging from lifestyle and sport statistics to public health and industry trends. I have always been interested in the history and trend of names, so I used the "America's Top Baby Names" data set to compare and contrast popular baby names over the last century. The application was difficult to use at first, but after watching several YouTube videos and reading online user blogs, I got the hand of it pretty quickly. One of the most difficult asepcts of the application was figuring out what category to put the information in (row, column, etc.) and what filters to use. To create the circle charts and maps, I plugged the "top name" data into the row section of the application. From there, I used different filters such as "year" and "gender" to generate more specific results. The original list included names up until year 2012, but because I was only interested in names used during the 1900's, I used the year filter to only include years 1910-1960 in my visualization. Additionally, I used the "gender" filter to separate the male data from the female data. I created a contrast between the two groups by presenting the female data in purple and the male data in blue. Mary was the top name for the females, while James was the most popular name for males. I included circles for the top 10 names for each gender. The size of their circles indicate the popularity of the names. Next, I wanted to find the popularity of Mary and James by state. I created a data visualization map of the 50 states with different circles in each state. The size of the circle indicates the number of people living in that state with that name. Viewers can interact with the map by zooming in and out. One thing I found very interesting was that these names were more popular in the South and east coast rather than the west coast. One reason this could be is because there was a higher population of people living in these areas during the Early 1900s. Overall, this project was unlike any other project I have worked on before. It was technical and tedious but I enjoyed the process and am excited to create more data visualizations in the future - possibly with data that I collect on my own!

Employment

Over the past four years, I have honed my writing and verbal communication skills, and gained experience cold-calling and creating presentations for Fortune 500 clients. Please feel free to take a look at my resume to explore my past internship experiences and skills.

  • Writing Tutor

    Campus Learning Assistance Services at UCSB

    September 2018 - Present


    • Assist students with developing a writing timeline and strategy for completing assignment
    • Explain basic grammar skills to ESL (English Second Language) students

  • Business Development & Strategic Sourcing Intern

    Enterprise Events Group, Inc.

    June 2018 - August 2018


    • Edited and formatted 17-page site inspection agenda for meeting with Fortune 500 client
    • Utilized communication skills to write content for EEG's website and pamphlet
    • Systematized data into Excel spreadsheet to create more efficient proposal database for managers to reference
    • Organized calling campaign to source venues for client

  • Student Fundraiser

    UCSB Annual Fund

    February 2018 - June 2018


    • Raised over $1,500 for student resources and scholarships at UCSB
    • Improved personal cold-calling strategy to maximize number of contacts

  • External Communications Intern

    JoaxGroup

    August 2017 - December 2017


    • Assisted owner with consulting project for Swedish auto part manufacturer
    • Created presentation about client's company and new product idea, which was later presented during investor meeting
    • Designed PowerPoint template for owner to use when creating future presentations

Skills

I have the skills to help your business grow and succeed.

Google Suite (Slides, Docs, Sheets)
Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
Professional Writing

Education

I am currently a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara, pursuing a major in Communication, minor in Multimedia Professional Writing, and a business certificate in Technology Management. With a passion for writing, design, and collaboration, I am eager to join the business development and sales worlds.

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

    B.A. Communication

    September 2015 - June 2019


    • Multimedia Professional Writing Minor
    • Business Certificate in Technology Management
    • Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity
    • American Marketing Association
    • Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honors Society

  • Lund University

    Communication and Media Studies

    August 2017 - December 2017


    • Fall semester abroad at Lund University in Sweden

Contact

I look forward to answering your email!