Sonali Menon
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Location: Austin, TX, USA
School: University of Texas at Austin
Field of study: Journalism

Sonali Menon

Sonali Menon
201 E 21st St #246, Austin, TX 78705

University of Texas at Austin — BA Journalism, 2024
Plano East Senior High School — HS Diploma, IB Diploma, 2020

Work Experience
Hostess, Cafe Intermezzo; Plano, TX — May 2019 - August 2019
Coordinated table scheduling for waiters and customers.
Responsible for scheduling and preparing reservations.
Collaborated with wait, kitchen, and bar staff to serve customers and explain items on the menu in detail.
Learned about every pastry and menu item available to conduct “cake tours” wherein I would present to a large group of people the various cakes we had on display that day, and then take their orders afterwards.
Responsible for cleaning and setting up the floor on opening shifts, as well as cleaning tables after customers left.

Leadership Experience
Online Editor, Panther Prints; Plano, TX — August 2019 - May 2020
Coordinated deadlines to reporters to create an efficient workflow so that various types of articles could be published on our site daily.
Collaborated to edit stories, create graphics, and take photographs to help further the publishing process.
Oversaw and designed the web site to publish all stories, both print and online, on a daily basis.
Drafted and pitched stories to feature on all our platforms, including graphics to use for social media advertising.

Soft skills: Customer service experience, able to function well under pressure, enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, ability to greet customers in a welcoming and professional manner, and good interpersonal communication skills
Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Canva, Adobe Illustrator, Lightroom, Premiere, Audacity, LMMS, iMovie, FL Studio
Languages: Professional proficiency in French
Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WordPress, TikTok, Pinterest, and YouTube