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Education

Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

University of Arizona
  • Major: Political Science
  • Minors: Chinese and French languages
  • 3.8 cumulative GPA
  • Deans List 2 semesters; Honorable Mention 3 semesters
  • Related Courses: Leadership Training, Comparative Politics, American Foreign Policy, Modern Political Theory, International Political Economy

  • Research paper on U.S. efforts to address human trafficking as a challenge to global security

Feb 2009Jun 2009

Nanjing Normal University
  • 10 credit hours in Chinese (Mandarin) language

  • 6 credit hours in East Asian foreign relations
  • Establish rapport with locals
  • Communicate effectively despite language barrier
  • Adapt to new environment
  • Refine nonverbal and verbal communication skills

Work experience

Oct 2009Present

Bartender/Manager

Bumsted's
Feb 2009Apr 2009

Demo class teacher

Birdleads International English
  • Teach demo English classes to children ages 5-12
  • Engage classroom with enthusiasm and accessibility
  • Recruit new enrollments for the school
Feb 2008Dec 2008

Server

Outback Steakhouse
  • Respond to guests' needs promptly and courteously
  • Promote and sell specific products
  • Work with other employees as a team member
  • Maintain a professional demeanor
  • Open and close establishment
Aug 2006Dec 2006

Academic Preceptor

University of Arizona
  • Act as a student leader

  • Facilitate communication between students and the professor
  • Encourage class participation
  • Organize and lead group study sessions
  • Apply skills learned through by mandatory leadership course
Aug 2005Aug 2006

Hostess/Takeout

Rigatony's Italian Restaurant
  • Greet and welcome guests 
  • Train new employees
  • Manage the seating rotation chart
  • Answer incoming telephone calls
  • Take orders for and package takeout orders
  • Manage monetary transaction between guests and the establishment
  • Handle the cash register

Skills

Organization and Leadership
Initiating new ideas Handling details Coordinating tasks Managing groups Delegating responsibility Teaching Promoting change Selling ideas or products Decision making with others Managing conflict
Human Relations
Developing rapport Providing support for others Motivating Sharing credit Cooperating Representing others Perceiving feelings, situations Asserting
Research and Planning
  Identifying problems Imagining alternatives Identifying resources Gathering information Extracting important information Solving problems Setting goals Analyzing data
Communication Skills
Speaking and writing effectively Listening attentively Facilitating discussion  Perceiving nonverbal messages Persuading 

Interest

  • Current affairs; politics; international relations
  • Foreign languages and cultures
  • Reading and writing fiction