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I am a self-driven, research-oriented graduate with educational experience in analyzing, conducting, and writing research studies. I am flexible and adaptive to performance needs; utilizing multi-tasking to thrive in a fast-paced market. I am highly motivated to creatively solve problems in order to meet the needs of stakeholders. Additionally, I was recognized as an outstanding employee through the relentless activities performed as a sales associate in the retail atmosphere.


Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Research Assistant

Kendal Hunt Publishing

  • Created support materials for 2 communication studies text books in-press.
Jul 2005Aug 2009

General Sports Sales Leader

Dicks Sporting Goods

  • Awarded Employee of the month and Defender of the month by exceeding expectations.
  • Elected to assume additional responsibilities to accommodate for a $300 budget overage.
  • Directing a team of 8 associates to develop new standards to reduce theft and increase sales.
  • Training employees of all departments in an efficient manner thus increase sales associate productivity of store operations.
  • Developed a 5-S program that increased internal organizational efficiency.
  • Selling and maintaining store inventory to reduce internal and external theft. 
Mar 2005Jul 2005

Pool Maintenance Technician

Outdoors LTD

  • Sustained proper upkeep of 5 swimming pools to increase reputation and attract new clients.
  • Analyzed pool water purity of customers in order to recommend products to increase sales.
  • Maintained the cleanliness of the store on a daily basis to promote a warm atmosphere.
  • Developed an inventory system for up-to-date levels of back-stocked merchandise.
Jun 2003Aug 2003

Web Manager

Protea Biosciences

  • Compiled data for proteomics corporations to be analyzed in various research projects.
  • Maintained 15 faculty performance records defining credibility of the research staff.
  • Developed professional Web-pages to represent the company.


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Well versed in the SPSS data analysis program.


Jun 2008Present

CITI Training

West Virginia University