Madison Petro


Creative, driven and social media savvy undergraduate student with a desire to work in a news writing environment. Enjoys multimedia storytelling and is interested in spreading original ideas to a larger audience.


East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania                                                           May 2018
Bachelor of Arts in English, Journalism Concentration
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Acting Concentration
Dean’s List, 4.0 GPA                                                                                            Fall 2014 to Present

University of Sunderland, Sunderland, England            September 2016 to January 2017
Study Abroad: Combined Subjects


Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED                                      May 2017 to May 2019
American Red Cross of Lackawanna County, Scranton, Pennsylvania

Related Experience

The Stroud Courier, East Stroudsburg University                            January 2015 to Present
Staff Writer

  • Write weekly news articles by using clean, tight copy with headlines to share original ideas
  • Meet deadlines by keeping a self-starter approach to publish the newspaper on time

Additional Work Experience

Kemp Library, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania                               August 2014 to Present
Circulation Desk Student Worker

  • Resolve issues with printers, computers, etc. by fixing them to ensure they work properly
  • Communicate with visitors professionally to collect and distribute books and other items correctly
  • Ensure books are properly arranged by organizing them so students can easily find them

McDonald’s, Moosic, Pennsylvania                                                December 2012 to Present
Crew Member

  • Communicate with other employees by speaking clearly to prevent misunderstandings
  • Prepare and distribute food accurately and efficiently to prevent problems with customers
  • Resolve problems with customers professionally to provide satisfaction

Volunteer and Leadership Experience

Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity                                                April 2017 to Present
East Stroudsburg University
Brother and Scholarship Chair

  • Plan and attend weekly scholarship activities by incorporating the skills and interests of the brothers in the chapter
  • Organize interesting skill-development activities that motivate fellow brothers and guests
  • Maintain a GPA above 3.0 and attend weekly chapter and chair meetings

Rotaract, East Stroudsburg University                                               January 2015 to Present

  • An international service organization of diverse young adults between the ages of 18 and 30
  • Participate in community service projects such as street cleanups, can drives and volunteering at animal shelters and soup kitchens

Head Start, Taylor and Moosic, Pennsylvania                                         July 2011 to Present

  • Set a professional example by maintaining a respectful attitude for the children to follow
  • Interacted with the children and resolved problems between them through discipline and reinforcement to teach them proper behavior


Rotary Ethics Essay Contest, Second Place
November 2015

  • Certificate awarding second place in Rotary Ethics Essay Contest and monetary award
  • Wrote an ethics research essay on restricting medical interventions for female genital mutilation
  • Invited to the United Nations and attended discussion sessions about topics such as human trafficking, disease prevention, and peace and conflict


  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Knowledge and use of Apple, PC and Android products
  • Experience using AP Style and WordPress