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Strong research skills 
  • As a data collector for SACOMSS I designed surveys every two weeks to evaluate the quality of our support groups and analyzed the resulting data to suggest improvements
  • Wrote my own labs to teach students set chemistry skills and concepts, frequently analyzing data to check the effectiveness of my solutions (these labs are currently taught at NOVA - a community college in Virginia)
Trained in active listening, anti-oppression, and conflict resolution 
  • Completed 40 hours of training on active listening, conflict de-escalation, anti-oppression, and how to support sexual assault survivors in a group setting without compromising their privacy or safety 
  • Frequently active listen survivors who are joining SACOMSS' support groups
Strong workshop facilitation skills 
  • Monitored the feelings, reactions, and responses of 330 students over the course of the anti-oppression workshops I have facilitated 
  • Led five sexuality, consent, and gender workshops. Provided suggestions to improve the content's delivery, which were then incorporated into the workshop 
  • Led six 3 -hour workshops on racism, colonialism, and cultural appropriation to groups of college freshmen (approximately 30 students per group, 180 in total)

Education

20152019

B.A. Psychology (Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies Minor)

McGill University

McGill is a Canadian University in Montreal. It ranks 1st in Canada and 25th in the world. 

Experience

Sept 2017Present

SUPPORT GROUPS FACILITATOR

The Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS)
  • 40 hours of training, including anti-oppression, active listening, conflict management and group dynamics 
Sept 2017Present

INITIAL FACILITATOR

The Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS)
  • Coordinated and scheduled all of SACOMSS' support groups 
  • Updated support group facilitators every week on group days/times, as well as attending members' penitent information , which was encrypted to maintain confidentiality  
  • Managed emails and phone calls of potential members 
  • Ran initial meetings with potential members, discussing needs and how our groups work, as well as gathering penitent information for their safety and comfort - such as triggers and what they would like us to do if they have a flashback, as well as making sure that their intended group will not conflict with their or other members' needs (e.g. member will trigger them, other member will feel triggered if they are present) without breaking confidentiality or compromising services or service access 
Sept 2017Present

DATA COLLECTOR

The Sexual Assault Center of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS)
  • Wrote, designed, and implemented surveys every two weeks to improve our services for sexual assault survivors
  • Reported results to other SACOMSS members at general and centrewide meetings
  • Suggested improvements based on member feedback 
Sept 2016Oct 2017

CONSENT, SEXUALITY, AND GENDER WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Residence Project Coordinating Board
  • Successfully completed 12 hours of anti-oppression and facilitation training
  • Led five 3-hour workshops on consent, gender issues, sexism, and rape culture  to groups of college freshmen (approximately 30 students per group) 
Dec 2016present

ANTI-RACISM, COLONIALISM, AND CULTURAL APPROPRIATION WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Residence Project Coordinating Board
  • Successfully completed 9 hours of anti-oppression training
  • Led six 3 -hour workshops on racism, colonialism, and cultural appropriation to groups of college freshmen (approximately 30 students per group, 180 in total)
  • Equipped students to have conversations and discuss issues of racism, race, ethnicity, etc. and know how and when to participate
  • Encouraged students to feel a duty to both think about racial and ethnic dynamics, empathize with those who are oppressed by them, and work to build a community where racial and ethnic minorities and Indigenous people feel included and safe
May 2015June 2015

LAB ASSISTANT

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)
  • Came up with solutions to design errors in college-level chemistry labs (such as new lab set-ups) 
  • Wrote my own labs to teach students set chemistry skills and concepts (these labs are currently taught at NOVA)
  • Analyzed college-level chemistry labs for readability and comprehensiveness
  • Prevented future accidents by clarifying and re-wording labs with instructions that had a history of confusing students
  • Redesigned old data tables for clarity and ease of use
  • Created graphics to illustrate labs mechanisms
  • Received feedback from supervisor that I was "brilliant and a joy to work with" 

Accomplishments

  • High School Creative Engineer Award from The Society of Women Engineers (2014) Project: Food for Fuel: The Comparative Efficiency of Crop-based Biodiesels
  • Certificat d'honneur (70th percentile) in fluent category (4C) for Le Grand Concours, a National French exam of proficiency in French language (2013)
  • Selected to play violin in side by side concert with the Alexandria Symphony twice (2011 and 2012)