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An internationally experienced professional with expertise in writing and editing, cross-cultural collaboration, creative problem solving and artistic presentation. I am passionate about social justice, the performing arts, creative synergy and the ways in which humans can uplift themselves and others. 

Work History

Department of Human Services  Child Welfare

Dec 2015Present

LIFE Program Coordinator

Coordinates 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. Participates in staffings, engages in relative search and contact, coordinates meetings, performs extensive writing, editing and data tracking, and participates in cooperative efforts to diminish prolonged involvement in the foster care system. Works with a range of supervisors, caseworkers, meeting facilitators, service providers, legal parties and the public. 


Nov 2014Present

Senior Copywriter

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

Khon Kaen Education Initiative Khon Kaen, Thailand

Mar 2008Sep 2008

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


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.


Portland State University


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


Office Technology

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

Spanish Language

Intermediate Speaking, Listening and Writing Abilities