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An internationally experienced professional with expertise in writing and editing, cross-cultural collaboration, government and NGO systems, data work, creative problem solving and artistic presentation. Passionate about social justice, environmental issues, the performing arts, creative synergy and the ways in which humans can uplift themselves and others. 

Work History

Department of Human Services Child Welfare

20172017

KEEP Program Analyst

Performs all DHS coordination aspects for the KEEP Program - a collaborative pilot with the Oregon Social Learning Center and Options Counseling. The program is a foster parent support group which is held in six locations across Multnomah and Washington Counties. Performs outreach, including building relationships with certification units, church groups, mental health professionals and others across the counties. Provides presentations to foster parents and professionals working in the field in order to build capacity for the program. Performs foster parent enrollment and coordination with partner organizations. Collects and analyzes foster care data, creates control group to measure program efficacy. Participates in foster provider retention and outreach work groups. Works within Juvenile Justice system as dependency desk backup worker. 

Department of Human Services  Child Welfare

20152017

LIFE Program Coordinator

Coordinated all aspects of the LIFE program, a collaborative research pilot program with Portland State University which provides additional consultation, services and support to high-needs child welfare cases. Participated in staffings, engaged in relative search and contact, coordinated meetings, performed extensive writing, editing and data tracking, and participated in cooperative efforts to diminish prolonged involvement in the foster care system. Worked with a range of supervisors, caseworkers, meeting facilitators, service providers, legal parties and the public. 

OneSpace

20142016

Senior Copywriter

Created custom documents for dozens of web clients. Wide range of writing projects from neighborhood profiles to intensive step-by-step instructions, articles and copy materials. 

Khon Kaen Education Initiative Khon Kaen, Thailand

20082008

Educational Consultant

Provided individually tailored educational sessions covering a variety of topics including: curriculum development, lesson planning techniques, methodology, and English language apprehension. Worked in three low-income schools on a rotating basis with over a dozen professional educators. Served as assistant and/or head teacher in conjunction with co-created lesson plans. Contributed to curriculum and methodology development and refinement for the creation of a new KKEI school. Collaborated with public officials, nonprofit workers, students, teachers and school administrators. 

Volunteer experience

Portland Community College

20092010

ESL Assistant

Assisted primary professor in small group and one-on-one work with students representing over fifteen countries.  Provided grammatical, verbal and practical feedback and assistance.

Education

Portland State University

20092013

BA: International Development

-Focus on Latin American culture and history

-Completed intensive grant writing capstone course

-3.9 GPA 

-Dean's List, President's List

Skills

Communication

Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities. Experience drafting documents explaining complex topics. Experience providing presentations, working with diverse individuals and groups from various fields of expertise. 

Office Technology

Data Analysis, Excel, Word, Photoshop, Data Entry, Database Maintenance, Admin Support 

Spanish Language

Intermediate Speaking, Listening and Writing Abilities