An energetic, results-oriented professional with significant leadership, organizational and administrative strengths. Ability to think creatively, strategically and independently, excellent communication and interpersonal skills well suited to a demanding environment requiring leadership and multiple tasks.

Key Attributes:

Program Design, Peer Mentoring, Presentation Skills, B.A. Psychology, Time Management

Event Planning, Academic Counseling, Website Management, Administrative, Budgets

Public Relations, Proposal Writing, Social Media, HR, Leadership, Communications


  • Parent Assistant Coach, Grimsby Figuring Skating Club, 2012-13
  • Parent Volunteer, Stoney Creek Minor Hockey Association, 2010-12
  • Parent Volunteer, Saltfeet Figure Skating Club, 2011-12
  • Created Sassy Bookworms, Organizer, Burlington, ON, 158 members, July 2010
  • Volunteer, Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School, Parent Council Committee
  • Chair of the Christmas Fundraising Event, increased profits by 500% in 2006-2008.
  • Volunteer Counselor, London Woman Power, fundraising, resume critiques, administration.
  • Volunteer, London MS Society, Annual Bike Tour, First Aid Assistant, fundraising
  • Volunteer Counselor, Victim Witness Assistant Program, Crown Attorney's Office
  • Volunteer, Asthma Olympics, The London Lung Association, fundraising
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • National Lifeguard Service, Royal Life and Red Cross Swimming Instructor

Work History

Work History
Jun 2007 - Present

Program Coordinator

McMaster University
  • Responsible for program development, implementation and delivery of orientation and transition programs for First Year Students and First Generation Students (FGS). 
  • Created a new Summer Orientation program for July 2012, new program model and curriculum as a result of evaluations and research trends.
  • Coordinate all the logistics of program events including room bookings, materials,hospitality, AV etc.
  • Supervision of FGS Peer Mentors, developing a sense of community and establishing on-going support groups leading to increased integration within the McMaster Community.
  • Excellent Presentation skills, presenting workshops on essay writing, time management etc.
  • Outreach Program, working with Hamilton’s intercity high schools encouraging their futures.
  • Designing publications, e-cards, marketing plans, social media and maintaining the SSC website.
  • Evaluate, analyze & collect data; prepare written reports to guide the development of future programs.
  • Project lead for First Generation Program, writing annual proposals for funding and submitting quarterly financial reports to the Ministry.
  • Taking the lead on Academic skills and development, collaborating with Faculty members.
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Events and Marketing Coordinator

McMaster University
  • Marketing responsibilities include implementing marketing plan, increasing awareness among students by leveraging social media and e-cards, writing articles etc., creating new marketing materials, updating website, newsletters and promoting workshops.
  • Career Fairs and event planning, recruitment of employers and students, scheduling, logistics, hospitality, implementation and event management.
  • Evaluation and Metrics, writing final reports, student and recruitment assessments and satisfaction surveys, budget reconciliation, Google analytics.
  • Designing publications, e-cards and maintaining website and student blogs. Created and wrote NEW Social Media Strategy for the Student Success Centre.
  • Supervision of 3 student staff, scheduling work-flow, performance evaluations, skill building and development, determining requirements for each position.
Oct 2001 - Jun 2007

Senior Projects Advisor

McMaster University
  • Responsible for the management of competition and administration processes for major institutional research projects between the University, government and private sectors.
  • Ensure excellent competitive proposals are prepared by providing expert advice, guidance, problem solving and support to project leaders and senior administrators in support of major institutional strategic research initiatives. Includes: Concept review & refinement, Proposal writing, review and editing, Budget development, review and validation, drafting institutional elements of the proposals.
  • Advising and assisting researchers with the development of research proposals; which includes drafting, reviewing and effective interpretation of applicable policies.
  • Authorizing and preparing budgets and expenditures for new research accounts.
  • Preparing files, filing, photocopying, ongoing follow up calls and general administration.
May 2005 - May 2006

Program Manager (1 YR Career Growth)

McMaster University
  • Built a network of relationships and collaborating with groups, internal and external to McMaster.
  • Evaluate and manage all aspects of Executive Education Programs, including instructional quality, curriculum relevance, evolving needs, fiscal viability and compliance with McMaster policies.
  • Took the lead on marketing activities including target direct-mail campaigns (letters and flyers), direct sales, brochures, website content, newspaper and magazine advertisements and telemarketing.
  • Recruiting hiring and evaluating instructors for the executive development programs.
  • Planned and implement all program sessions which included recruitment, registrations, catering, program materials, invoicing and budgets. (10-20 participants)
  • Coordinated all registration& event details for the Disney Institute (320 participants) including administration, budget, student volunteer managementand program materials.
  • Build a network of relationships and collaborated with groups internal and external to McMaster.
  • Daily administration tasks which included weekly payroll, purchases & deposits.
Aug 1996 - Jan 2001

Program Manager

Richard Ivey School of Business (UWO)
  • Project Management: responsible for managing, organizing and implementing the administration requirements for numerous executive development programs. (35-75 participants) Reported directly to the Assistant Dean and Director of Executive Education, high level of professionalism which included preparing speeches, organizing dinners and other PR events.
  • Participated on the Admissions Committee evaluating applications for Executive Programs.
  • Administration duties included typing, editing and drafting program schedules for faculty and participant biographies, updating calendars and ongoing data contact management.
  • Marketing responsibilities: recruitment, marketing brochures, mailings, cold calling and  telemarketing campaigns.  Relationship building a key strength in this position.
  • Developed and implemented new executive development programs for senior managers looking for a program to help transition managers into higher level positions within their organization. Participant course evaluations rated the program as 'superior.' Responsible for all logistics and event management for each program.
  • Alumni Event Coordinator planned and designed Alumni Reunions in the UK & the Netherlands for the Scholarship students. (50-150 participants)   
  • Active Board member with the Canadian Embassy in the Netherlands & the UK responsible for Admissions by selecting and interviewing candidates for ATCO Scholarship Program.


Sep 1997 - Sep 1999

Fanshawe College
Sep 1990 - Jun 1994


The University of Western Ontario



Adobe Create Suites

Dreamweaver, HTML, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5

Microsoft Office Suites

Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook

Social Media

Communication Skills

Presidents Award