Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - May 2015

Children's Book Author

Bernadette the Brave

A true story about a female cardinal missing her top beak, unable to eat, but overcoming all the odds with a little help from some friends. 

Nov 2010 - Feb 2012

Author

The Curvy Girl Guide

Online Author for a woman's magazine. Contributed two or more articles a month on topics ranging from marriage, parenting, pregnancy, body image, psychology and more. 

Jan 2011 - Mar 2011

Humor Columnist 

Houston Real Estate Observer

Featured Humor Columnist. Wrote about the more comical aspects of real estate and the ups and downs of home ownership. 

Jan 2005 - Jan 2008

Infant Community Assistant

The Post Oak School 

Assisted the lead teacher in running a class of 12 infants at a local Montessori School. Lead teacher turn around was high, so I ended up leading the class during transitions. 

Education

Education
Aug 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 

University of Texas at San Antonio

Bachelor’s degree emphasizing the empirical study of human behavior. 

 Social Media Campaign

Project: We See You

Founder of Project: We See You. A grassroots social media campaign to raise awareness on the homeless community and their needs. 

Goal: To encourage people to run towards those in their Homeless Community, rather than away from. 

Mission: To provide one bag, filled with essential items, to every Homeless person in our community.

Belief: No donation is too small. Whether it's one item, one bag, or one hour of your time, it makes no difference. Even the smallest of gestures can help make someone's day just a little easier. If everyone helps a little, we can help these forgotten people, a lot.

Raised over $6000 in monetary and in-kind donations from businesses and Twitter followers throughout the country. 

PWSY 2012: http://allisonzapata.com/project-we-see-you-full-circle-for-now/

PWSY 2013: http://projectweseeyou.com/2013/12/09/project-we-see-you-2013-homestretch/ 

References

References

Mark Martin

HREO

Heather Spohr

Award winning blogger and philanthropist. 

310.985.0749

John Long

Head of School at The Post Oak School

Skills

Skills

Photography

Primarily focused on nature and wildlife

Quick-witted. Ability to think under pressure. 

Communication

Outstanding written and oral communication skills. Self-assured and relate well to people from all walks of life. 

Social Media Influencer

  • Twitter Followers: 5,030
  • Instagram Followers: 1,342
  • Facebook: Friends (1,630)  Followers (163)
  • Bernadette The Brave: Fans: 2.069
  • Klout: 61

Manages social media campaigns. Engages with industry influencers. Enhances brand image through social presence .