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Crew Worker

Dunkin Donuts
  • Ensured efficiency, quality of service and food preparation 
  • Point of Sale system knowledge
  • Greet every guest as a regular 
  • Accurately filled out inventory, temperature and pull-thaw logs 
  • Worked early morning shifts starting at 4:15 a.m. 
May 2010Present

Shift Leader

Dairy Queen Grill and Chill
  • Ensured efficiency, quality of service and food preparation 
  • Point of Sale system knowledge
  • Worked as a cashier at front counter and drive thru
  • Cross trained in grill and chill areas of restaurant
  • Worked with four to eight co-workers on a regular basis 
May 2010Present

Aramark Caterer

PNC Park
  • Set up rooms, tables, chairs and buffet layout
  • Served food and drinks to guests 
  • Helped design and decorate for special events
Sep 2012Jan 2013

Quick Service Food and Beverage

The Walt Disney Company College Program
  • Partnered with management and the culinary team to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Creat magical moments with each guest interaction
  • Practice proper safety methods with other cast members and guests
  • Demonstrate examples of safety, courtesy, show and effiency to all guests and cast members 
May 2009Aug 2009

Produce worker

Joseph P. King Farm

  • Worked 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday- Friday 
  • Worked mornings planting and picking vegetables in the fields
  • Iced, packed and prepared foods for market
  • Sold vegetables at farmers markets five days a week in the surrounding Pittsburgh area 


Aug 2008Dec 2012

Bachelor of Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Completing my education in journalism and hospitality management.

Graduation December 2012

Cumulative GPA 3.43 


Cash handling
Worked as a cashier since the age of 16. 
School newspapers Class assignments Website articles Blogs
A.P. Style
Social Media
Myspace  Facebook Twitter WordPress 
Public Speaking
Single-lens relfex cameras
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Office
Word Excel PowerPoint 

Writing Samples

Layout & Design Projects


  • Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality and Tourism Management Honor Society  (ESD)

Fall 2011-Spring 2012-Invitation by request only 

- Minimum of a 3.0 GPA and top 10% of major required 

  • Association of Hospitality Management Students (AHMS)

Fall 2011-Spring 2012

-Help with spaghetti dinners

-Fundraise for the club as well as the hospitality department 

  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) 

Fall 2011- Spring 2012 

-Help with American Cancer Society Actitvies

-Attend public relations workshops 

  • IUP Women's Lacrosse Team-Defensive player 

Spring 2009 to Spring 2011 

-Practiced 25+ hours a week when in season

-Worked out, lifted and attended study hours with teammates 

  • St. Luke Lutheran Vacation Bible School

Summer 2004 to Present 

-Prepared lessons, snacks and fun game to help the kids understand the chapters

-Worked with preschool to second grade level kids 

-Took care of  and handled 20+ children from 9 a.m til Noon for one week 


I am a recent graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in journalism and hospitality management with concentrations in social media and food service/event planning. 

Strong passion for photography and an eye for design. 

Love to travel and have been to 27 states and my goal is to get the chance to experience all 50. 

Quality writing and communication skills. 

Strong ability to multi-task under pressure. 

Young adult and anxious to gain more experience! 

Hospitality Lunch Events

Awards, Honors and Achievements

Dean's List-Fall 2008 Spring 2010

Spring, 2011, Summer 2011 and Fall 2011

Most Improved Player-IUP Women's Lacrosse 

Spring 2009

Dairy Queen Gold Star Pin- awarded only by a corporate representative

 Summer 2009 and 2011 

William Gressley Memorial Scholarship Recipient 

Fall 2010 



Apr 2010Present

Food Safety Manager

The National Registry of Food Safety Professional
Sep 2011Sep 2013

Responsible Alcohol Management Program (R.A.M.P.)

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board