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Carly Shaia


Address: Richmond, Virginia


Professional info


People say, “Photography is easy.” In reality, photography is a dare to defy what it means to point and stare at something. I want my images to merit more than just a brief smile; they should carry meaning and beauty, not just one or the other. My passion should not get lost in translation when compared to other mediums. Being able to be a photojournalist, and not just a journalist, gives me a multimedia edge where I can produce multiple forms of content. 

Work experience


The Rotunda – Longwood University Campus Newspaper

Rotunda Studios Coordinator [2013-2014] (weekly news broadcasting)

  • After creating the news studio now known as Rotunda Studios, I was in charge of the weekly assignment and delegation with fellow members of the team as well as producing a weekly video package.

Opinions Editor [2014-2015]

  • Being the Opinions Editor I was in charge of the weekly production of a variety of editorial features, op-eds, and the management of columnists and contributors.

Assistant Photo Editor [2015-current]

  • As the assistant photo editor I am learning how to working under a deadline, and understand website production and management


Studio Two Three

Intern [Summer 2015]

  • Working at Studio Two Three allowed me to gain a new proficiency in social media outreach as well as developing programs for community members. As an intern I assisted with the graphic design process related to merchandise and packaging design to adapt it to the studio’s brand.


Longwood University Athletics Department

Digital Content Creator [2015-current]

  • With the Athletics Department, I create promotional video projects under tight deadlines to be shown to donors and important members of the Longwood University community.


WMLU 91.3 FM – Longwood University Campus Radio Station

Radio Show Host and Secretary [2013-2015]

  • As a radio show host I was in charge of a weekly live stream radio show including graphics, sound bites, and social media platforms.


Kappa Pi International Art Honors Fraternity

General Member [2015-current]

  • Kappa Pi gives me the opportunity to master the principles of design, networking with professional artists, and experience in gallery exhibitions.



The Rotunda

WMLU 91.3 FM

Kappa Pi: Zeta Sigma Chapter

Aura Spa and Salon




Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office

Google Applications

FCC/EAS Broadcasting

Kerstin Florian Products

Google Analytics

2010 - present

2010 - present



High School | GPA 3.4

Hermitage High School Richmond, VA (USA) [2009-2013]


Undergraduate | GPA 3.6

Longwood University Farmville, VA (USA) [2013-current]

  • Pursuing a BA in Communication Studies with a minor in Photography

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