Professional Philosophy

Creative strategies for social change provides empowerment--empowerment to do good, to do well, and to be successful. Cultivating strong relationships with your community is just one facet of creating visibility for your organization. Demonstrating that your organization provides a higher purpose for the greater good shows solidarity within your community. Positive feedback from your audience is vital to your organization's success.

(Strong Relationships + Higher Purpose + Positive Feedback) + (Visibility + Solidarity) = Success

Education

Education
Aug 2010 - Apr 2013

B.A.

National University

Having graduated with my B.A. in Strategic Communications from National University, I am prepared to conduct strategic thinking and planning, engage in project management, and apply my message creation expertise in communication-related fields such as corporate communication, advertising, and public relations management.

Jan 2002 - May 2004

A.A.

Sacramento City College

I graduated from Sacramento City College with highest honors. I believe it is important to have a thorough understanding of how gender roles play an integral role in the communication process. Understanding and being sensitive to all religions, races, and socio-economic statuses are equally important to effective communication.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2013 - Present

Admissions Advisor

National University

Providing quality academic advisement to current and prospective students seeking to continue their education and further their careers.

Guiding students through the admissions process, eligibility verification, and enrollment.

Maintaining student and community relations through outreach and social media by adhering to National University's core values: quality, access, relevance, affordability, accelerated pace, and community. 

Assisting our students and providing them with the resources they need to help them achieve their educational goals. 

NONPROFIT | WASC ACCREDITED | ACCELERATED PACE

2006 - 2010

Advocate

WEAVE, Inc.
  • Provided in-person crisis support to clients. 
  • Partnered with law enforcement and medical staff to provide advocacy through intervention, resources and referrals, food and clothing, and crisis counseling. 
2007 - 2008

Program Associate

WEAVE, Inc.

  • Executive Assistant to Associate Director. 
  • Created, updated, proofread, and revised manuals for various agency programs. 
  • Attained and updated MOUs of service for agency’s community partners. 
  • Provided crisis support to clients and intake interviews and analysis for The Safe At Home Program. 
  • Assessed potential candidates for reconstructive surgery.
2006 - 2007

Development Assistant

WEAVE, Inc.

  • Responsible for daily department administrative tasks--mail distribution, filing, and data entry. 
  • Collected and processed daily donations. Completed monthly and quarterly reconciliation of donations. 
  • Created spreadsheets, developed graphs, and generated donor/donation reports. 
  • Addressed questions from public regarding donations.

Advertising & PR Strategies

Skills

Skills

Social Media

Community Relations & Outreach

Academic Advising

Professional Presentations

Integrated Social Media PR & Marketing

Developing PR Strategies & Campaigns

Developing Advertising Strategies & Campaigns

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2006 - Present

Certified Peer Crisis Counselor

State of CA