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Summary

Creative, resourceful, and bi-lingual non-profit generalist with non-profit experience in the performing arts, medical research (NIH funding) and international consulting (R&D). Focus on programs planning, publications, grant writing and support and fund-raising. Direct experience with NIH, IRS 501(c)(3) application process and maintaining non-profit organizational reports and financial records, and non-profit arts fund-raising. Particularly interested in grant writing, grant administration and fund-raising for either performing arts or medical research groups.

Work experience

Apr 2008Present

Grant Administrator, Grant Writer & Project Manager

The LEARN Group
Project Grant Administrator & Writer for clients all over the United States - primary specialization in Science & Medical research projects and education. Project Manager - serve as program or project manager for most funded projects during the initial 1-3 years - particularlly involved in multi-phased programs involving a longer term project development strategy.
Apr 2007Present

Writer/Director/Editor

Essence Films
~Write and edit the screenplay whose production rights were sold to the Production Company. ~Write and negotiate contracts and agreements with all state, county and city offices, Universal Entertainment - Music Group (Licensing), venders, property owners, actors, musicians and other talent. ~Create and strictly maintain a pre-production/production/post-production schedule for all talent and crew. ~Coordinate, daily, cast and crew of 20-30 people.
Jan 2007Present

Producer and Director

Little Fly Features
~Write and edit the screenplay whose production rights were sold to the Production Company. ~Write and negotiate contracts and agreements with all state, county and city offices, Universal Entertainment - Music Group (Licensing), venders, property owners, actors, musicians and other talent. ~Create and strictly maintain a pre-production/production/post-production schedule for all talent and crew. ~Coordinate, daily, cast and crew of 20-30 people.
Aug 2007Apr 2008

Consultant

ADEuropa, Junta de Castilla y León
~Advise project managers in the preparation of Research and Development projects (in English) for submission to other EEU member countries. ~Review of outgoing project proposals and correspondence to other EEU member countries for correctness of grammar and language, and accuracy of tone and vocabulary. ~Review incoming English documents from other EEU member countries for tone and character - typically for the purpose of generating appropriate responses. ~Provide weekly development classes in English to the Staff (2-3 days/week.)
Jun 2006Dec 2006

Grant Support

University of Illinois at Chicago
Contracted by the School of Dental Medicine/Medical School ~Provide support to faculty and personnel during the pre-award application period, and likewise provide support during the post-award management of the awards. ~Coordinate with the PI and other faculty the collection of data, writing and synthesis of all information and material required for an application (abstracts, updated CVs, budgets, supplemental text). ~Schedule and conduct periodic meetings with the PI and all faculty involved. ~Organize and format all application materials into a completed package and ensure the finished proposal (in its required form and number of copies) is delivered to NIH before the deadline. ~Complete or support completion of any appropriate reporting or correspondence for current awards and funded projects (tracking and analysis, projections, file maintenance). ~Gather data and progress information necessary for extension petitions of ongoing research programs.
Jul 2004Aug 2006

Treasurer/Board Member

Tri-M Foundation
~Coordinate the gathering of information and write all materials necessary for the completion of the IRS1023 application package for 501(c)(3) exempt status. ~Research and organize the various grant writing and fundraising efforts of the organization. ~Detailed budgeting of each project of the organization. ~Maintain accurate accounting of the foundations accounts and various project budgets. ~Create financial reports for the organization and maintain accurate files and records. ~Typically contracted as Producer or Artistic Director of various projects undertaken by the organization, outside of board duties.
Sep 2004Jun 2006

Director

Troup Texas
~Hire all staff and cast all talent for each production. ~Conceive, plan and oversee the execution of the production concept and the physical production. ~Schedule and maintain an efficient schedule within AEA union scheduling requirements. ~Allocate the budget among all departments and strictly maintain and spend within the budgeted limits.
Aug 2003May 2004

Director

Austin Community College
Department of Theatre and Dance ~Hire all staff and cast all talent for each production. ~Conceive, plan and oversee the execution of the production concept and the physical production. ~Schedule and maintain an efficient schedule within AEA union scheduling requirements. ~Allocate the budget among all departments and strictly maintain and spend within the budgeted limits.
Aug 1999May 2003

Production Advisor/Assistant to the Department Chair

Austin Community College
Department of Theatre and Dance ~Assist the Director in coordinating all production activities and staff meetings. ~Organization and coordination of cast and departments during pre-production and throughout rehearsals. ~Manage the daily activities of the office of the Department of Theatre (memos and other correspondence, scheduling, conduct production research, organize and maintain files and departmental data.)

Education

20062006

Spanish

Universitas Castellae
Intensive Spanish Language, Literature and Culture Course - Valladolid, Spain
20032006

BFA

20022006

BA

Philosophy minor