A 14-page primer I prepared for Judge Patricia Fresard for managing asbestos cases. I wanted the primer to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to Judge Fresard in the event she is called on to step on the bench in asbestos cases. I prepared this primer in partial collaboration with Chief Judge Robert J. Colombo, Jr. and asbestos defense attorney Mark Wisniewski.
This is a legal memo I wrote reviewing the Defendant's Summary Disposition Motion in a general civil case, arising out of a towing company's transfer of custody of a vehicle that was reported stolen. In this case, the Plaintiff alleged that the Defendant violated garage keeper laws when it did not notify her that the vehicle was being transferred.
In this memo, I reviewed an appeal of an administrative law case, in which the employee sought to restore his eligibility for unemployment benefits after being fired from his job as a grocery store clerk for repeated lateness and absence problems. The memo includes a review of the evidence and briefs submitted for the case.
My 9th grade students posted 3/4 years of growth in reading and 1 1/2 years of growth in language arts, as measured by the Scantron Performance Series standardized test assessments.
This is a lesson plan I created to cover Walter Dean Myers' short story "The Baddest Dog in Harlem." As the story deals with racial profiling by police, I wanted to engage my students and allow them to draw connections between the story and their own lives, as nearly all of my students were black. To do this, I asked them to reveal experiences where they felt they were mistreated because of their race, and to recount instances where they faced violence.
In order to help my students gain a better grasp of the material and give them a structure for them to practice reading skills, I created these guided reading sheets. I also highlighted key vocabulary words. This excerpt is from the O. Henry short story "The Gift of the Magi."
In this issue, we covered a recent concert by artists Jay Sean and Asher Roth, as well as the more serious topic of Denison reconsidering whether to renew its relationship with its food services provider, Sodexo.
I created a photo spread covering "Anchor Splash", an annual event featuring synchronized swimming and dance routines from Greek organizations across campus. I also wrote an article previewing a visit from former Secretary of State James A. Baker III.
At the end of my time with Lifeline, I designed a 1-million rupee ($20,000 USD) skill and business training program for Lifeline's borrowers. After completing extensive research in the field, where I interviewed Lifeline's trustees, borrowers, staff member, economists, and local development officials, I laid out two potential options to implement the program and gave a detailed breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks, timeline of implementation, and the costs. I also identified funding sources for potential expansion of the program.
This is the annual report for FY 2011-12 I completed for Lifeline. This turned out to be a daunting yet also thrilling challenge: within two weeks, I had to fill the gaps in Lifeline's data by going out to each of the branches and collecting data and information through interviewing trustees and volunteers and analyzing record books. I also created infographics to help convey all the information I had compiled in my research.
Nov 2014 - Present
Jun 2014 - Present
- Communicates with and interviews small businesses throughout metro Detroit area to identify social media marketing needs and areas for audience expansion.
- Advises small businesses on overall social media management, including strategy, content, search engine optimization (SEO), and analytics.
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Judicial Law Clerk
- Reviewed summary disposition motions and appeals, researched relevant statutes and case law, and gave briefings on the factual background of cases for Judge Patricia Fresard.
- Worked with Chief Judge Robert Columbo to create 14-page primer on presiding over asbestos cases, covering all relevant statues, judicial precedents, case and docket management orders, and common types of evidence.
Aug 2013 - Mar 2014
9th Grade English-Language Arts Teacher
- Selected from approximately 50,000 applicants nationwide to join national teacher corps of recent college graduates and professionals who commit to teach in urban schools.
- Led students to an average of 32 points of growth in reading and 67 points of growth in language arts (3rd among all teachers in the school for any subject) on the Scantron Performance Series standardized test assessments.
- Overhauled school discipline policies and procedures as member of Discipline Policy Planning Committee.
- Coached Girls’ Golf Team in fall 2013, helping 2 members get selected for All-Detroit High School team, up from 0 the previous year.
- Coordinated learning and behavior intervention strategies for 500 students as member of Real-Time Intervention Committee, resulting in school-wide gains of 51 points in reading scores and 39 points in math scores.
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
- Researched development issues and assisted in branch operations during a 4-week internship in June-July 2012 at The Lifeline Foundation, a non-profit microfinance bank that provides microcredit, health care, and education to members of India’s underserved communities.
- Designed 1 million rupee ($20,000 USD) skill and business training program for Lifeline’s borrowers.
- Gathered data and information from TLF's trustees and employees to compile 16-page annual report.
- Built strong relationships with superiors and co-workers, successfully bridging cultural gap.
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
- Led News section of Denison University’s campus newspaper, overseeing content, layout, and design for first 3 pages of the newspaper, including the front page.
- Expanded size of News section from 4 staff writers to 16 staff writers and 3 assistant editors.
- Interviewed leading business, political, and academic individuals, including Madeleine Albright in April 2011.
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Bachelor of Arts
Honors and Awards:
Cum laude graduate
Dean's List: Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
Mortar Board (national senior honor society), 2012; Pi Sigma Alpha (national political science honor society), 2012; Omicron Delta Epsilon (international economics honor society), 2013; Park National Bank Economics Scholarship, 2013; Political Science Departmental Fellowship, 2012
In my spare time, I love cooking, and every Sunday night, I always cook a new recipe and test it on my roommate. I also enjoy playing golf, where I am a 12 handicap (and lowering that, slowly). Finally, I play acoustic guitar.