Summary

I am currently a senior at DePauw University. I am a Spanish major with concentrations in economics, political science and Latin American studies. After graduating from DePauw in May 2012, I will be serving in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia as a TEFL volunteer. I enjoy learning about different cultures and I am full of curiosity when it comes to education and learning about new and exciting aspects of life around the world. I am specifically interested in international development and education reform.

Education

Education
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Bachelor of Arts

DePauw University
  • Working knowledge of the Spanish language at an advanced level                                            
  • Old Gold Honors Merit Award

 Study Abroad

  • Chile, Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University, Chilean Universities Program, Santiago Fall 2010
  • Spain and Portugal, DePauw University Winter-Term Off-Campus Study Course 1/2010

Work History

Work History
Mar 2012 - Present

English as a Second Language Tutor

Indy Reads Program

  • Teach one-on-one lessons with a student to improve speaking, understanding, and writing in English
  • Design materials and focus learning activities around student’s personal needs 
Aug 2011 - Present

Student Assistant

Civic, Global and Professional Opportunities, DePauw University

  • Direct clients to staff members in our three program offices and other university offices as necessary, meet needs of clients in person, via email and phone in regard to program services
  • Manage activities and organize materials for events such as the annual Global Fair, International Education Week, and Job and Career Fair
  • Implement marketing efforts to increase client use of program services and social network profiles, critique resumes and work on other tasks as necessary to ensure program offices run smoothly
Aug 2011 - Feb 2012

Student Coordinator

Language Exchange Program, DePauw University

  • Organize and plan for the implementation of the new community language exchange program in conjunction with the Modern Languages Department, the Greencastle Department of Parks and Recreation and other program coordinators
  • Developed community survey in cooperation with the Department of Parks and Recreation to gauge the language needs there are in the local community 
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Program Intern

Institute for Study Abroad - Butler University, Santiago

  • Ran and organized a study abroad program alongside resident staff for a small group of students from the Texas A&M International College with the goal to teach them about reality in Chilean life through various presentations, tours and activities throughout the capital city
  • Reorganized social network platforms as well as the Santiago office program website and updated other program publications such as the orientation handbook in preparation for the upcoming semester
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Operations Team Member

National Youth Leadership Forum

  • Identified and solved any logistical problems that arose in a quick, professional manner by advancing and sweeping program venues
  • Monitored the safety, health and whereabouts of scholars at all times while adhering to program policy guidelines by seeking proper medical attention for scholars when necessary or referring them to program coordinators
  • Worked closely with all staff members to ensure every aspect of program was advanced in preparation for arrival of scholars, staff and invited guests as directed
  • Managed safe and efficient transportation of all scholars and staff members to all off-site event locations
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

English Teacher Assistant

English Opens Doors

  • Designed materials and implemented classroom activities in collaboration with Chilean English teachers
  • Managed classroom activities and prepared students for national examinations through individual and group work while maintaining an English-only environment 
May 2009 - Aug 2009

Staff Assistant

Office of Senator Bill Stouffer, MO-21
  • Greeted and directed visitors, monitored the media through daily observation of district newspapers, performed data entry of constituent information and assisted in monitoring interoffice correspondence
  • Performed issues-based correspondence in response to constituent questions and concerns in person, via phone and regular mail