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Brittany Chrispen-Howard works for the Department of Health as a Health Support Technician at C.A. Weis Elementary. She received her Associate of Arts Degree in General Education from Pensacola Junior College. She also obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Florida State University.

Long-term Goals

  • Complete Dietetic Internship
  • Become a Registered Dietitian
  • Provided nutritional education to underserved populations city-wide
  • Obtain Ph.D. in Nutrition


Obesity and Food Nutrition education for Women, Children, and Infants in underserved communities.

Initial (short-term) Goals

  • Complete courses needed for acceptance into the Food and Nutrition Graduate program
  • Obtain Master's Degree in Food and Nutrition

Additional items

Special awards and recognitions

National Honor Society, Spring 2009

Dean's List, Spring 2009

Organization memberships and activities

Total Health & Empowerment for Ladies of Color

Secretary (August 2008 - April 2009)

  • Provided members with monthly meeting minutes 
  • Organized and planned social events
  • Hosted four "Real Talk" Events

Health Occupations Students of America

(August 2007-April 2009)

Community Service

1.    Florida State University, Spring 2007

  • Relay for Life, Special Event, 12 hours
  • Relay for Life, Event Planning, 5 hours

2.    Florida State University, Spring 2009

  • Thagard Student Health Center, Special Event, 8 hours
  • Thagard Student Health Center, Notetaking, 10 hours
  • MEMS Seminar, Event Planning, 3 hours
  • Tallahassee Senior Center, Externship, 32 hours

3.    Florida Department of Education (DOE), Youth Panel, 2 hours

Total hours: 72 hours

Work Philosophy

  • Devoted to providing superior care to patients
  • Considerate to patient's needs
  • Professional manner dealing with patients

Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Health Support Technician

Escambia County Health Department

•  Assist a Registered Nurse in the school's health clinic

•  Maintain student's clinical records

•  Administer proper daily and weekly medications to students

•  Provide immediate First Aid to ill and injured students

•  Teach students and faculty regarding health education

Aug 2009Jan 2011

Intern/Medical Assistant

Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee

•Checked in patients

•Assisted with surgeries by prepping the patient with injections, applying and removing sutures

•Completed computer notes

•Scheduled appointments

•Cleaned and stocked rooms

•Prepared surgery instruments

May 2007May 2008

Student Assistant

Florida State University Women's Basketball

  • Assisted coaches with travel and game information
  • Served as a staff member at summer camps
  • Managed recruiting and players' personal documents
  • Greeted and assisted visitors, while routing phone calls
Feb 2005Jul 2005

Community Ambassador

Melrose Student Suites

•Assisted residents with housing needs

•Provided assistance to residents after office hours

•Adapted efficiently to overwhelming stress and traffic environments

•Organized and catalogued residents’ files


Vital Signs
I first learned how to take accurate vital signs such as, respiratory, heart rate and blood pressure in the course Exercise Testing and Prescription on faculty members and peers at Florida State University.
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Jan 2011Jan 2013

Standard First Aid

American Red Cross
Oct 2010Oct 2012

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & Basic Life Support

American Heart Association