Work History

Work History
Feb 2010 - Present

Enrollment Services Officer I

UTSA Financial Aid and Enrollment Services
  • Edited and produced original content for a departmental website with about 4,000 original weekly views
  • Participated in public speaking including information fairs and presentations for current and prospective students
  • Developed and served as editor-in-chief of an inter-office monthly newsletter
  • Provided daily customer service in university financial aid, admissions, and registrar areas
Jan 2007 - Dec 2009

Student Assistant I

University of Texas at San Antonio - Office of Student Activities
  • Served as a work-study student office assistant in a fast-paced, student-oriented environment
  • Assisted with day-to-day office tasks including answering phones, filing, email correspondence and performing customer service
  • Helped to plan and implement on-campus events and programming
  • Gained customer service and event management skills
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Web Editor- Internship

UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Dean's Office
  • Edited and rewrote web content for College of Liberal and Fine Arts website
  • Created a strategic public relations plan for the college including appeals to prospective students
  • Interviewed students, faculty and staff for web profiles
  • Contributed entries to college's monthly newsletter
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

Student Mentor

UTSA Learning Communities Department
  • Mentored, tutored, and guidedf reshman students through a first-semester Freshman Seminar course
  • Held monthly one-on-one meetings to discuss student concerns, challenges, and improvements
  • Guided classroom discussions
  • Planned and coordinated monthly out-of-class activities
Jun 2008 - Sep 2008

Server

Friday's Restaurants
  • Interacted with and served customers on a daily basis
  • Responsible for food and cash handling
  • Contributed as a member of a restaurant team, sharing and supervising duties of coworkers
Sep 2006 - Jan 2007

Sales Associate

JCPenney
  • Participated as a member of a sales team
  • Received recognition for exceeding sales and credit goals
  • Responsible for handling cash drawers, up to $800

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - Present

Bachelor of Arts

University of Texas at San Antonio

Minor in Communication

Honors/Awards

  • President's Honor Roll 2006-2008
  • Dean's List 2008
  • President's List Spring 2009
  • Who's Who Among UTSA Student's - an annual award given to students of the university who exemplify the values of scholarship, leadership and UTSA pride (2008)
  • University Life Award- Nominated as Outstanding Student Leader- Sophomore and Junior (2008, 2009)

Leadership:

  • Sorority Chapter President (2009)
  • Sorority Chapter Vice President (2007-2009)
  • UTSA Leadership Summit Participant (2008)
  • UTSA Risk Management Symposium Participant (2009)

Volunteer Experiences:

  • Involvement in various philanthropy and civic engagement projects benefiting Campfire USA
  • Volunteer at San Antonio Children's Shelter
  •  Susan G.  Komen Foundation volunteer, San Antonio and El Paso chapters

Skills

Skills

Social Media

Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, blogging

Event Planning/Management

As a sorority member and student organization leader, I have learned how to create and execute plans for large events, including social events and philanthropies.  This skill set includes researching, budgeting, setting timelines, creating risk-management and contingency plans, etc.

Public Speaking, Presentation

Naturally outgoing, I find ease in presenting to small or large groups.  I began public speaking training as early as age eleven, when I was a member of a speech and debate team. I have also had experience in acting, performance arts, and speaking as a leader of several student organizations.

Research and Data Analysis

Includes quantitative and qualitative skills: interviews, surveys, database and journal research

Writing in Associated Press Style

I gained a familiarity with AP style and writing through advanced writing courses during my course of study and through writing assignments. I look forward to opportunities to advance in this area.

Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Publisher

Developed strong skills in these programs during performance of office duties in a university setting

Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

Interest

  • Reading- fiction and non-fiction
  • Writing poetry
  • Music- Alternative, Indie, Acoustic, Country, Hip-Hop
  • Travel
  • Dance & Fitness
  • Cooking
  • Theatre
  • Interior Design
  • Scrapbooking

About Me

Professional Writer seeking employment in San Antonio, TX.

I am a recent graduate and current employee of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, with an emphasis in Professional Writing and Communication.  My experience is in technical writing, editing and administrative work.  I am also interested in writing for public relations, marketing and non-profit organizations. 

I am a naturally outgoing person who enjoys working with people to meet common goals. I look forward to my experiences in the professional realm and to growing as a professional as well as an individual!