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Sommer Hill

5124 North Capital Street NW Washington, D.C. 20011¨ 314-952-7188


SommerHill97@gmail.com ¨ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sommer-hill-512118125/
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EDUCATION
B.A. in Media, Journalism and Film Communications, Minor in Spanish May 2019
Howard University (HU) Washington, D.C.
• GPA: 3.5
• Relevant Coursework: Media Production, Public Affairs Reporting, Audio Production, Interactive Editing
• Honors: Dean’s List 2015, 2016, 2017
• Special Projects:
o News Packages (Public Affairs Reporting and Media Production): Gained practical experience through observation
in the field, interviewed people, found sources, wrote a script, and edited a package together
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Jan. 2017- April 2017
• GPA: 3.7 Barcelona, Spain
• Relevant Coursework: Entrepreneurship, Spanish Civilization and Culture, The Image of Barcelona in Literature

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Impact Strategies, Social Media Intern Oct. 2017 – Present
• Researched weekly broadcasts that affect minority demographics to inform 500K Instagram followers Washington, D.C.
• Drove user engagement by creating dialogue on inequalities to be divested from CNN Commentator Angela Rye
The Crisis Magazine, Reporter March 2018
• Conducted interviews with members of the NAACP Washington, D.C.
• Documented events for historical purposes, such as March For Our Lives by taking over social media
platforms leading to viral sharing and exposure
WUSA, Howard University Correspondent Jan. 2018
• Provided insight on controversial topics of Howard University Washington, D.C.
• Added the Millennial’s perspective to live news panels for MLK Day, Women’s Day, and Howard’s
Buildings Situations
EPOCH/Get Around, Lead Brand Ambassador Nov. 2016 – Oct. 2017
• Spearheaded campaign projects to promote new technology and create a demographic of D.C. customers
• Analyzed weekly prospect numbers, charts, and data to plan events to maximize participation
Conversations Live with Iyanla Vazant, Production Assistant July 2017
• Assisted ~3,000 women to an enjoyable production by accommodating guests’ needs Las Vegas, Nevada
• Liaison between the producers, assistants, and talent to provide successful production transitions
FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Unit Leader June 2016 – Aug. 2016
• Implemented new ideas for department efficiency and effectiveness by timing stops to eliminate Greater Detroit Area
stops in line, identifying factors leading to potential accidents, and meeting the daily target
• Input daily information into Excel charts elaborating each issue, resolution, and total cost analysis

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Howard University Ladies of the Quad
• Collaborated in the development of 13 programs and mentored 50 students to foster a smooth transition for freshmen
The Ujima Movement
• Founding President of a network organization seeking to uplift, unify, and heal the black community while demanding justice
in all of its forms
HUSA-Student Advocate
• Created solutions for harassment on campus, designed a grievance day for students and faculty, fixed security lights
Brunch Brigade
• Presented PowerPoints for a group of 30 people and led dialogue for prospective study abroad students
VOLUNTEER SERVICE
• Productions Assistant- Congressional Black Caucus 2017 National Convention Weekend: Made Man Event
• Productions Assistant- Congressional Black Caucus 2017 National Convention Weekend: I Love My Black Event
• Aftercare Assistant- Creative Minds International Public School