This October has been a rough month for my family and I. We recently discovered that my partner, Robert Mills, has a form of leukemia called CML. Before October 1st, I had never stayed in a hospital with a family member. So it was quite a learning experience being there …
Underwater Ocelot Ninjas From Outerspace raise over $4k for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Our Light The Night Walk team raised $4,545.00 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Strategic communicator with over three years professional experience in the fields of community development and content marketing.
When someone asks me, "What do you do?" I hope to always reply,
"I make positive changes in my community...Bam!"
From the Blog
I recently completed an extreme website makeover for Northern Nevada Outreach Team, a nonprofit in Reno whose mission is to raise awareness and increase prevention against HIV/AIDS and STDs. Head on over to their site and check it out, maybe even take a step further and donate to their cause!
Collaborating with clients to build custom websites using the WordPress platform. Afterwards, lessons how to upload and alter content independently.
Philosophy: “Give a human a fish and they’ll eat for a day. Teach a human to fish and they’ll eat for a lifetime.”
Understanding wide and/or key demographics using both qualitative and quantitative research operations, like: focus groups, surveys, questionnaires, interviews, case studies, viral marketing research, concept testing, etc. Also, visually showing the importance of research discoveries using infographs, or articulating findings in white papers.
Philosophy: “Noble solutions stem from understanding real pains.”
Creating innovative public relations campaigns both online and offline, and identifying appropriate verticals for communication and engagement.
Philosophy: “Be undeniable. Be unforgettable.”
Innovating new products by strategically executing market research, prototyping and usability testing.
Philosophy: “Fail Fast. Fail often. Encourage wild ideas.”
Building community online using various social media platforms.
Philosophy: “Content is key! So be too legit to quit…or ignore.”
Building or rebuilding online visibility using organic SEO/SEM strategies, like: keyword strategy, link building, sitemap placement and purposeful blogging.
Philosophy: “Great content is worthless without discovery.”
Visual storytelling via story boarding, filming, editing and uploading creative videos to appropriate online platforms.
Philosophy: “Show us! Don’t tell us.”
In the past, Monica has described herself as “a pretty rad human.” This is, without a doubt, the truth.
Professionally, Monica is driven to make positive change in her community.
From volunteering in community health programs, to developing communication platforms for struggling urban agriculturalists, Monica has devoted both her time and expertise to an ideal end result. For her, that end result is simply, a better world filled with healthy, happy people.
Aside from professional communications projects, I’ve worked with Monica on healthy eating initiatives including a part-time cooking show, The Weekly Veg, of which she is the host.
I have no reservations recommending Monica for almost any position – especially one in which community development and citizen engagement is a paramount necessity.
Community Manager, OUYA
Monica is passionate about her work and it shows in the details, creativity and her great work ethic. I loved the video she did for our large medical event. We will be using it to show need in rural Nevada. I will hire her again.
Director, Healthy Communities Coalition
Monica takes action to get things done even if she encounters something new to her. She adapts and discovers what she needs to do or learn in order to fill the gap. Monica not only helps us Reno Collective to promote our events, our community and our accomplishments but she is also a very active participant in all those activities, like having placed as a finalist for best Social Application in the Hack4Reno Open Data Hackathon.
Co-Founder at CloudSnap
Founder, Community Manager at Reno Collective
Working with Monica, owner/operator of Interactive Panda, has been a pleasure! She is knowledgeable in her field and has great insight on a number of things surrounding your idea and helps you put them to work on your website and in the physical world. She has been instrumental to the look and feel of my business and I’m looking forward to continuing and strengthening our professional relationship!
She is a smart and organized writer with great curiosity for unearthing cutting-edge details as it pertains to her work. She is a natural! Monica brings solid research skills and an ability to quickly help gather and produce case studies and white papers. Most importantly, she is great at taking this information and writing narratives to engage your clients’ audiences. Her communication skills are solid, global and effective. She has a unique ability to take complex information and break it into clear, meaningful, information, so people across cultures can understand.
M. Todd Felts
Director, Graduate Studies