Heidi Dietrich's Resume

Heidi Dietrich

Journalism and Writing Work Experience:

August 2009 to present: Game content writer and temporary public relations manager for Discovery Bay

Games, Seattle, WA

Filled in for PR manager on maternity leave from August to November. Currently doing contract

writing for Saturday Night Live and MGM Studios games.

December 2002 to April 2009: Staff writer for Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle, WA

Beats included minority business, media and marketing, hospitality and tourism, beer and wine, higher education and biotech.

June 2002 to November 2002: Business reporting intern for Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle, WA

December 2000 to August 2001: Reporter for Pacific Publishing Company, Seattle, WA

Summer 2000: Reporting intern for Anacortes American, Anacortes, WA

1997 to 1999: Reporter for Collegian at Willamette University

Awards, Honors and Other Writing Work

2004 to 2009: Multiple Society of Professional Journalists awards, including seven first place awards

2005: Society of American Business Editors and Writers First Place in Special Projects category

2005: Hedgebrook Fellowship

Spent two weeks on Whidbey Island at a retreat for women writers, completing 200 pages of a novel on a man wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit

2002-2003: Articles published in Real Change, Quill, Alternet, Seattle Weekly and the International

Women’s Media Foundation web site

2001: Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Award – news category

2001-2002: Fellowship tuition for Stanford University

1998 to present: Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

1997-2000: University Honors, Willamette University


2001-2002: Master’s Degree in Journalism, Stanford University

Completed several major magazine-length writing projects and covered the local Hispanic community

1997-2000: Bachelor’s Degree in English with Spanish minor, Willamette University.

1993-1997: Shorewood High School, Shoreline, WA.

Public Service Experience:

1999: Assistant Project Director for Amigos de las Americas, Ecuador

Led 50 volunteers and seven staff members on public health program

1998: Field Supervisor for Amigos de las Americas, Costa Rica

As part of a staff, led volunteers in public health work

1997-2000: Mentor for Richmond Elementary School and Leslie Middle School in Salem, OR

1996 and 1997: Public health volunteer for Amigos de las Americas, Mexico and               Honduras

Extracurricular Activities

2004 to present: Marathon and ultra-marathon runner, including 50 mile races and the Boston Marathon

2002 to present: Green Lake Crew member

1999: Foreign study in Sevilla, Spain

1997 to 2000: Varsity tennis team and cross country team, Willamette University

Other Skills:

Fluent in Spanish