Tin Drum, Pittsburgh, PA — Present — Director of Brand                                                                                    

  • Coordinating development and management of company website 

  • Assisting communications strategy for launch of Marina Abramovic product

  • Managing company social media on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Kelly Eckert, Pittsburgh, PA -- 2010 – 2018 — Personal and Professional Mentor/Coach and Author

Artist, 1999 - 2005 and 2017 - Present

  • Creating works in short film, installation pieces, oil, acrylic, and self-portraits

  • Five solo exhibitions as of September 2018

  • Collaborated with Attack Theatre and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 2005

  • Short film “dotted lines” was shown in the inaugural juried Three Rivers Film Festival in 2003

Truly Accomplished, Pittsburgh, PA -- 2013 – 2016 — Coach/Facilitator

  • Coached private and corporate client using propriety Truly Accomplished software (Trueprint™ and Success Meter™) to achieve personal and professional goals

Navta Associates, Pittsburgh, PA -- 2005 - 2006 — Copyeditor

  • Proofed and edited pre-press mass-media books and textbooks

  • Created PowerPoint presentations and PDF marketing materials

Kelly Eckert, Houston, TX, and Pittsburgh, PA -- 1999 - 2005 — Marketing Consultant

  • Performed brand audits and created marketing plans for Identigene, IEC/Edgar Filing, Advanced Distribution Technologies, and solo entrepreneurs

  • Created logos for solo entrepreneurs

  • Performed copywriting and copyediting for solo entrepreneurs


Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Baltimore, MD -- 2019 (anticipated) — Master of Arts, Focus Area: Communication

Rice University Jones Graduate of Business, Houston, TX -- 1999 — Master of Business Administration (incomplete)

  • Jones School Merit Scholarship

Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Science, Medford, MA -- 1994 — Master of Science, Focus Area: Biology

Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA -- 1992 — Teacher Certification, Focus Area: High School Biology

Harvard University — Harvard/Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA -- 1992 — Bachelor of Arts, Focus Area: Biological Anthropology 

  • Graduated cum laude

  • Harvard College Scholarship

  • Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Certificate of Merit


The Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA -- 2004 – 2018 — Parent Volunteer, Spring Fling Chair, President of the Parents Association, Gala Co-Chair

  • Secured sponsors and donors for the annual spring festival (2014) and fundraiser gala (2010)

  • Recruited volunteers for room parents and other leadership roles

  • Contributed to marketing efforts of Parents Association

  • Volunteered for basic and other leadership roles in the Parents Association

Harvard University/Harvard College, Cambridge, MA -- 2003 - present — Alumna Interviewer

  • Interviewing Western Pennsylvania high school seniors applying to Harvard College

  • Writing recommendations for use by Harvard admissions office

  • Acting as liaison between applicant and Harvard admissions office


  • Certified Hootsuite Professional

  • Working written and speaking knowledge of French and Spanish

  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Adept in Wordpress, Squarespce, MailChimp, ONTRAPORT, Constant Contact, blogging platforms, podcasting, and social media

  • Co-host of Geek Girl Soup podcast

  • Author of three books and co-author of one book (see below)

  • Published several online articles (see below)

  • Experience public speaker, including presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses (see below)


ICF GLOBAL CONFERENCE 2014 LATAM, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Breakout session, November 2014. “Unleash the Animal Within: A Shamanic Application for Coaching Groups and High-Performing Teams”

ICF 2014 GLOBAL MIDWEST CONFERENCE, Cleveland, OH. Breakout session, June 2014. “Unleash the Animal Within: A Radical Perspective of Metaview, Awareness and Powerful Questions through the Power of Animal Archetypes”

JO-ANN FABRIC AND CRAFT STORES, Cleveland, OH. Workshop for Women’s Leadership Series, May 2014. “Get the Fear Out of Here: How Sabotaging Fears Stop You from Being the Leader You were Meant to Be”

ALLEGHENY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, Pittsburgh, PA. Speaker, December 2012, May 2014, May 2015, May 2016, May 2017

KEYS TO LIVING EXPO, Pittsburgh, PA. Breakout session, April 2014

PITTSBURGH PROFESSIONAL WOMEN, Pittsburgh, PA. Workshop, November 2013. Presentation, June 2012

INSPIRED WOMEN CONFERENCE, Wexford, PA. Breakout session, June 2013. Round table coaching sessions, June 2012

PITTSBURGH COACHES ASSOCIATION “COACHING WORKS,” Pittsburgh, PA. Coaching demonstration, November 2012

STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, Pittsburgh, PA. Breakout session, April 2012. Keynote speaker, April 2011

GIRLS IN SCIENCE INITIATIVE, McKeesport, PA. Workshop, April 2011

PA CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN, Pittsburgh, PA. Coach/Mentor, October 2010