About Me

Videos. Graphics. Peace Education.
I am a 2018 mass communications magna cum laude graduate from Winthrop University with a passion for video production, graphics, digital marketing, and peace education. I currently work for Winthrop University as the Digital Content Specialist for the Office of the VP for Access and Enrollment Management, and am hoping to continue working in an innovative environment to better my skills and learn more about the industry. 

At Winthrop, I was the video production intern for The Office of the First-Year Experience and for the Athletic Department at Winthrop, where I created promotional marketing materials for social media. I am also a part of the CISV chapter in Jacksonville, Florida where I have produced promotional videos, as well as led two groups of kids abroad to Lyon, France and Lisbon, Portugal for peace education summer camps. This summer, I will be leading a group of teens to Indonesia for three weeks. 

When I’m not on the job , you can find me running, practicing yoga, planning a trip abroad, or cooking my way through Pinterest. I love to try new things – whether food or experiences – and am excited to see where my degree, work ethic and desire to explore can take me. 

If you would like to connect with me for any freelance needs, or if you think I would be a great fit for your company, please feel free to email me at jvancleave17@gmail.com.

Awards & Leadership Experiences

2018 Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award

Recipient of the 2018 Top Scholar Award where I had the top GPA of the senior Kappa Tau Alpha members - a Mass Communication and Journalism Honor Society

2017 Outstanding Leadership Award

Recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Leadership Award from Winthrop University's Mass Communications Department for extensive video work

2014 Brooks PR Invitational Student Reporter

Winner of the Brooks PR Invitational Student Reporter Contest where I won a trip to Seattle, WA to report on the Brooks Track Invitational

Peer Mentor 2016 - 2017

Peer Mentor for ACAD 101 where I co-taught a class of freshman, offering my advice, time and expertise

CISV Leader Since 2016

Director for an eight day camp of 20 teens from 12 different countries, leader of a group of eight 13-year-olds to Lyon, France for two weeks, a group of four 11-year-olds to Lisbon, Portugal for four weeks, and a group of four 15-year olds to Jakarta, Indonesia for peace education summer camps

2018 Outstanding Senior in Broadcast Award

Recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Senior in Broadcasting Award from Winthrop University's Mass Communications Department

Assistant Photographer in 2016

Assistant photographer for two home games for the Carolina Panthers where I got to experience the game through the lens of the camera on the sidelines of the NFL

2014-2017 Student Athlete

Scholarship Cross Country and Track Athlete for Winthrop University | Big South Honor Roll all 3 years

48 Hour Film Festival Participant

2015, 2016 and 2018 48-Hour Film Festival Participant in Jacksonville, Florida

2016-2017 STN College Intern

College Intern for the Student Television Network Convention in Atlanta, GA and Anaheim, CA

2015 Her Campus Winthrop Videographer

Head Videographer for the Winthrop Chapter of Her Campus - an online womens magazine