10 Things Study Abroad Will Teach You: Adventures in Taiwan

I’ve just returned from a two week study abroad in Taiwan through the University of St. Thomas where I am working on a masters degree in international studies. I have always dreamed of traveling to Asia but, to be perfectly honest, I had always imagined myself first visiting the majestic temples of Cambodia or the pristineContinue reading “10 Things Study Abroad Will Teach You: Adventures in Taiwan”

Annual Progress Report – Writing Sample

Part of what I do at the Houston Health Department is write (if you couldn’t guess). I collaborated with a group of 5 individuals within the Bureau of HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention to compose the Annual Progress Report. This report details Project PrIDE activities for the year. Once completed, the Annual Progress Report is submitted toContinue reading “Annual Progress Report – Writing Sample”

RFP for Marketing Services – Writing Sample

Recently, I completed writing a new Request for Proposal (RFP) for marketing services for the Houston Health Department. This RFP was crafted in support of the Project PrIDE grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read the intro below or view the complete document here:  RFP for Marketing Services. “The Houston Health Department (HHD)Continue reading “RFP for Marketing Services – Writing Sample”

Travel Piece Picked Up By MyAmericanTrips.com

Last week,  MyAmericanTrips shared my piece on what to do while roadtripping from Houston to Big Bend and West Texas. The article is called “Big Bend & West Texas: What To Do” – yeah, simple and to the point. Check it out when you have a sec:   Big Bend & West Texas: What To Do. Thanks MyAmericanTrips.com!! And don’tContinue reading “Travel Piece Picked Up By MyAmericanTrips.com”

ReBuild Houston Project Underway: E-Blast

The City of Houston maintains a database of email subscribers who request information on various topics such as emergency management, special events, Public Works & Engineering (PWE) department updates, and more. I was charged with composing PWE eBlasts which were sent out citywide via the CitizensNet application. Below is an eBlast I wrote for the ClintonContinue reading “ReBuild Houston Project Underway: E-Blast”

“Everyday I’m Hustling…” Picked Up By The Travel Money Finder Daily

Recently, I started a new blog called Cheap Girl Travel – obviously, it’s a travel and lifestyle blog. When I say recently, I mean to say, there are only 4 pieces up so far. However, the folks at Travel Money Finder Daily, picked up one of my pieces titled, “Everyday I’m Hustlin’: Saving Money For Travel.”Continue reading ““Everyday I’m Hustling…” Picked Up By The Travel Money Finder Daily”

Product Analysis – Apple Watch

I am an avid believer in constantly enhancing your professional skill set. I am forever looking into various certifications and classes. Truth be told, I simply love the learning process. In the spirit of learning, I decided to take a Marketing class at my local community college. One of our projects was to craft aContinue reading “Product Analysis – Apple Watch”

“Using the Map Viewer” – Technical Writing Sample

Identifying that there was a need for some sort of instructional piece for a mapping application used at the City’s Department of Public Works and Engineering, I decided to go ahead and create one.  This instructional was incorporated into the online application. This map viewer application allows individuals to interactively review the ReBuild Houston 10-YearContinue reading ““Using the Map Viewer” – Technical Writing Sample”

Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality 

Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality By Katherine Mestousis ReBuild Houston is the direct result of City of Houston voters approving Proposition One in November 2010. The proposition directed the City’s Charter to “be amended to provide for the enhancement, improvement and ongoing renewal of Houston’s drainage and streets by creating a Dedicated Pay‐As‐You‐Go (PAYGo) FundContinue reading “Making Better Streets, Better Drainage a Reality “