The Violence Project

May 2020 – September 2021


I was originally hired as a virtual summer intern for The Violence Project and was tasked with helping the two co-founders regroup after the pandemic threw off their plans for the spring. Over that summer I created content for and managed their social media, added over 100 media mentions and news articles to their website, crafted literature reviews on gun violence topics, and assisted with the launch of the second version of their mass shooter database. Toward the end of the summer I took on more responsibility and provided feedback on the co-founders’ book.

In late August 2020, I was asked to continue my work with them part-time during the fall semester. Throughout the fall I continued posting on social media and updating the website. At the end of that term I was asked once again to continue my work with The Violence Project as their operations manager. I worked 30-hour weeks during my winter break developing The Off-Ramp Project website (details in my portfolio), coding a case in their database from March of 2020, adding variables about victims’ life expectancy and managing social media. This work continued into the spring of 2021 until the launch Off-Ramp in May 2021. In this time I also helped send out monthly newsletters and began automating The Violence Project’s contact management and transactional emails.

During the summer of 2021, I updated both websites for The Violence Project and The Off-Ramp Project. I also worked on optimizing both sites to increase traffic and through targeted advertising.

Post-September 2021, I remain well connected with The Violence Project. I am serving as their on-call technology, website, and marketing consultant for The Violence Project and The Off-Ramp Project.