Fouad Abou-Rizk


Appalachian State University

Bachelor of Science in Electronic Media within the Communications Department at Appalachian StateUniversity. Minors in Commercial Photography and German.

Work Experience

Marketing and Social Media Specialist at Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc.
February 2019 to August 2019

Managed the social media profiles and created designs, photos, and videos to promote and support the mission of Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, Inc. Gained 1000 new followers within five months, more than doubling their monthly social media follower growth.

Journalist at Jam The Hype
April 2014 to Present

Interviews music artists such as Andy Mineo and Derek Minor to write feature articles about their new music for media outlet Jam The Hype.

Social Media Manager at Chalice US
December 2017 through July 2018

Created and implemented a strategy to grow support for international nonprofit Chalice US onFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram by developing a unique brand voice and sharing stories of the organization's impact from international sites. Organically grew total following from 90 to 730+within 8 months.

Video Intern at Wine To Water
Spring 2016

Created an overview video for Wine To Water, an organization working to provide clean water to people in the developing world, showcasing their mission and featuring a strong call to action.

Staff Videographer at The Appalachian
Fall 2014 through Spring 2015

Worked for the student newspaper at Appalachian State University creating videos about events such as the Special Olympics Polar Plunge and local businesses such as Appalachia Cookie Company.


Number of artists interviewed for Jam The Hype.


New followers gained in under 6 months at Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina.


Increase in Instagram following in under 6 months at Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina. 


Average Facebook engagement rate over a nearly 6 month period at Goodwill industries of Central North Carolina.

Software Fluency

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Lightroom, Prelude, Premiere Pro, Rush, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Spark, Muse, Audition, Acrobat, Media Encoder.
  • Capture One 12
  • Social Media: Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Iconosquare, Twitter Counter, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest.
  • MailChimp
  • Web Design: WordPress, Squarespace, Format, Wix, Weebly.
  • Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Google: Analytics, MyBusiness, Ads

Equipment Familiarity

  • Nikon, Canon, and Sony DSLRs
  • Sound Devices 633Field Mixer
  • Zoom H6
  • Audio Technica AT 897
  • Sennheiser ew Wireless Lavalier System
  • Shure SM-58
  • Sony ECM-44B
  • DJI Ronin-M
  • Profoto Acute2 1200
  • Profoto Acute2-D4
  • Profoto Softboxes
  • Sekonic LiteMaster Pro L-478DR-U Light Meter
  • PocketWizard Plus III 


  • English (Native)
  • German (Advanced)
  • Arabic (Basic)

Selected Work

Dierdre's Story of Becoming Self-Reliant (Photojournalism)

Photography Portfolio

Artist Profile (Video Interviews)

"Sudden Impact" Foley and Automated Dialogue Replacement (Film)

Join Us at Wine To Water (Branding Video)

Get to Know J. Monty (Writing)

Volunteer Experience

ESL (English as a Second Language) Teaching Assistant at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina
Fall 2018

Volunteered at an ESL class for immigrants and refugees through the YMCA Literacy Program. Assisted teachers and works with students during classes twice a week.

Activities Volunteer at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
January 2017 to December 2017

Assisted with and lead activities at The Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge, a nursing and assisted living center, on weekends including exercise, games, and memory-based activities.

Campus Chapter Member of International Justice Mission
February 2016 to December 2017

Participated in the Campus Chapter of International Justice Mission at Appalachian State University, advocating and fundraising for the human rights organization at events on campus.

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