ALIYA BORA RESUME

EDUCATION

Columbia University | May 2015
Graduate School of Journalism
M.S. Journalism

San Diego City College | May 2014
Certificate of Broadcast News, Video & Film
Certificate of Graphic Design

The University Of Texas At Austin | May 2007
B.S. Biology (Concentration: Neurobiology)
Business Foundations: Marketing, Management

SKILLS

  • Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
  • Web: HTML | CSS, WordPress
  • Multimedia: Final Cut 7, Adobe Premiere, After Effects
  • Photography: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom
  • Graphics: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
  • Copy Writing: Marketing Collateral, Online Content
  • Video Production: Shooting, Editing (Canon C100)
  • Graphic Design: Brand Identity, Layout, Logo Design
  • News Writing: Voice Overs, News Packages
  • Media Production: Producing, Reporting

WORK EXPERIENCE

Robbins Research Intl. |
San Diego, CA

Creative Content Producer | December 2016 – Present

  • support the creative team at Robbins Research International and help produce Tony Robbins live events like Business Mastery, Date With Destiny, and Unleash the Power Within

NBCUniversal | New York, NY

 

 

NBC News Fellow | CNBC: Squawk on the Street & Squawk Alley | June – August 2015

Columbia University | New York, NY

 

 

 

Marketing/Science Writer | School of Arts & Sciences | January – May 2015

  • Wrote copy and designed marketing materials for Columbia’s Science Initiative
  • Pitched and researched strategies for growing & engaging followers
  • Interviewed & developed content with world renown faculty in biology, psychology, physics, chemistry, astronomy & nanoscience

KSWB-TV FOX 5 | San Diego, CA

 

 

Freelance News Writer | May 2014 – Present

Morning Show Assistant | August 2013 – May 2014

News Intern | May – August 2013

  • Write news copy for AM & PM newscasts under tight deadlines, reaching 900,000 viewers each week
  • Source, fact check, and share stories using web, social media, FOX/CNN & Tribune News wires
  • Prep guests, field phone calls, run scripts, post on website, teleprompt PM shows
  • Organize and plan segments that are visually engaging & relevant to target market
  • Produced  Mommy Daddy Handbook segments on family topics
  • Wrote daily On This Day in History segment for #1 rated morning show in San Diego

ITV | San Diego, CA

NEWSCENE | Writer/Producer/Anchor/Reporter | 2011-2013

  • wrote and produced VO/SOTs, news packages, segments and line produced 30-minute weekly newscasts
  • filled in for technical director, floor director, camera operator, audio and director as needed

Aliya Bora Creative | San Diego, CA

Freelance Producer & Graphic Designer | August 2011 – Present

  • design brand identity, website layouts, and print design (stationery sets, collateral, etc.)
  • write, plan and produce short video segments and news packages
  • freelance reporter/segment producer for arts & culture focused lifestyle show San Diego Cityscene

The Walt Disney Company | Anaheim, CA

CAST TV |  2010 – 2011

  • Video production assistant for promotional shoots around the Disneyland Resort
  • On-camera talent for CAST-TV & Mid-Week Update, providing news to 20,000 Disneyland employees
  • Completed Harvard Business Series courses in project management & strategy through Disney University

Gerson Lehrman Group | Austin, TX

 

Healthcare Associate | 2007 – 2009

  • Led cross-functional market research projects with international teams in Europe and Asia for Fortune 500 companies, consulting firms, hedge fund & private equity clients
  • Managed healthcare industry user surveys, focus groups, and in-depth consulting engagements for client research needs
  • Recruited healthcare and bioscience industry experts (doctors, medical professionals, scientists, C-level executives) into GLG’s expert network

eBay | San Diego, CA

 

Power Seller | 2005 – Present

Part-time online clothing consignment business I started my junior year of college, and still do on the side

  • Responsible for all aspects of running a small business including: marketing, copy writing, photography, design,  customer service, shipping, research, pricing, bookkeeping, etc.
  • 100% Positive Feedback Rating, 4.5 out of 5 Stars for customer satisfaction

 

ACTIVITIES | AWARDS

  • American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) – Vice President 2013-2014, City College Chapter
  • Asian American Journalists Association – 2014 Mary Quon Moy Ing Scholarship Recipient
  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – 2013, 2014 Pacific Southwest Scholarship
  • Columbia Journalism School – 2015 C.V. Starr Scholarship Award