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Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Program Manager

American Hospital Association
Program Manager,-Chicago, IL Designs and implements work plans to meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ' goals of reducing harm by 40% and readmissions by 20% in 1, 500 hospitals Manages relationships with state hospital associations, subject matter experts, participatinghospitals, and contractors for the Health Research & Educational Trust Develops national educational programming and resources related to patient-and family- centered care and hospital-acquired infections Serves as the project manager for information technology solutions
2010Present

Junior Consultant, United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Development Programme
Junior Consultant,-New York, NY Analyzed national communications from non-Annex I, Francophone countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to develop a needs assessment
2010Present

Intern

Fish & Wildlife Service's Division of International
Intern, US Conservation-Arlington, VA Reviewed grants for 3 international programs and participated in proposal review committees Developed technical maps to inform funding decisions and educate congressional staff
2003Present

Youth Program Manager

AmeriCorps
Community Youth Program Manager,-Kalispell, MT Collaborated with the county probation office to administer an adjudicated youth program Partnered with non-profits and government agencies such as the Montana Department of Natural Resources to develop service projects and publicize the initiative
20112013

Senior Innovation

American Hospital Association
Senior Innovation Project Specialist, American Hospital Association-Chicago, IL Created and monitored an annual program budget of $700,000 Marketed and managed a performance improvement initiative for frontline nursing staff, nurse managers, and senior leaders with over 70 participating hospitals nationwide Established a data collection and reporting system for unit-level quality metrics and surveys Developed and launched a new program model, generating $100,000 in additional revenue
20082009

Research Specialist

University of Illinois-Chicago, IL
Research Specialist, School of Public Health at Designed and coordinated research by drafting research proposals and field documents, establishing field protocol, training staff, and managing subsequent data Managed a field staff of 50 people to recruit 11, 000 participants in an epidemiological study Collected water quality samples, risk communication, health survey, and water exposure data Performed outreach and partnered with local organizations to achieve the project goals
20052007

Agroforestry Extension Agent, Peace Corps

Peace Corps-Senegal
Agroforestry Extension Agent,, West Africa Fundraised $10,000 and designed small-scale irrigation projects to aid Senegalese farmers Improved food security in over 15 villages through fruit-tree grafting and sustainable agriculture practices, and thereby facilitated the production of over 10, 000 trees Compiled regional forestry production statistics to assess candidates' eligibility for food relief through the World Food Programme's Food-for-Work program

Education

Liu L
2014

Institute for Healthcare
20132013

M.Sc

2010

University of Michigan
2002

B.A

University of Illinois