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Gamecocks on the Move

Heart Beat '12 Pedometer Program

Heart Beat '13 Pedometer Program

Summer Wellness Bingo Challenge

Choose to Lose Program

Official Resume

References Page

Presentations and Outreach

Work experience

Aug 2013Present

Wellness Coordinator

Clarke and Company Benefits

  • Wellness Programming and events for corporate clients with 25-250 employees
    • Health fairs, biometric screenings, flu shots, and presentation
  • Claims data analysis and reporting using Net Effects and Blue Data Connect programs
  • Meet with wellness committees on a monthly basis 
  • Offer physical activity presentations, organize blood pressure and body fat checks, and webinars
  • Help clients establish smoking cessation surcharges and choose reasonable alternative standards
Aug 2011May 2013

Graduate Assistant for Campus Wellness Faculty and Staff Office

University of South Carolina Student Health Services
  • Health Promotion and health education
  • Program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Presentations and outreach events 
  • Health coaching
  • One-on-one consultations about physical activity and glucose/cholesterol screening results
  • Basic health services, such as blood pressure and anthropometric measurements
Jul 2012May 2013

Practicum Student

Girls on the Run of Columbia
  • Research study planning and implementation
  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
  • Data entry
  • Head coach for 3rd-5th grade girls
Jul 2010Jul 2012

Personal Trainer

Pivotal Fitness

Specialty Areas:

  • 5K Race Training
  • Nutrition for Weight Loss/Gain
  • Kettlebells
  • Functional Strength Training
  • Weight Loss/Management
  • Healthy Lifestyle
Jan 2010Jun 2012

Student Intern/Part-Time Trainer

Verizon Wireless, Employee Health and Wellness Center
  • Individual and small group exercise consultations
  • Planning and implementation of fitness challenges and programs
  • Fitness assessments
  • Goal-setting and health coaching
May 2009Aug 2009

Fitness Consultant

Elmwood Fitness Center
  • Designing cardiovascular and strength training programs
  • Proper exercise techniques
  • Individual and group consultations and weight room orientations
  • Customer service skills

Education

Certifications

Apr 2013Present

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. - NCHEC
Jan 2013Present

Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist

American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM/National Physical Activity Society - NPAS
Jan 2012Present

Health Fitness Specialist (HFS)

American College of Sports Medicine - ACSM
Sep 2011Present

Adult CPR and AED Certification

American Heart Association
Aug 2008Present

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

National Academy of Sports Medicine - NASM

Next Career Steps

--Health Coaching Certification

--Cancer Exercise Trainer Certification

--Spinning and group exercise instructor certification

--Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) Instructor

Career Interests

  • Employee and student wellness in university, corporate, and after-school settings
  • Motivating and inspiring adults and children to develop healthier lifestyles
  • Physical activity, nutrition, and other health-related program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Promoting health and wellness events and programs through presentations and outreach events
  • Conducting health risk assessments and exercise consultations
  • Translating evidence-based research into practice
  • Disseminating program results to other wellness practitioners

Maintaining My Own Wellness

Fitness-related:

  • I love to RUN!
  • Strength Training
  • Riding my bike
  • Kettlebells
  • Volleyball

Personal:

  • Cooking and trying new foods
  • Traveling to new places
  • Being outdoors
  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Attending sporting events
  • Making photo books and projects

Campus Wellness Programs Created

  • Gamecocks on the Move (GOTM): Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
    • Planned, implemented, and evaluated 5K Training Program for USC faculty and staff
    • Fall 2012 -
      • Created resources for participants to use to help them train for 5K, such as 10-week training plan, information about stretching and injury prevention, calendar of local races, and directory of GOTM members
      • Signed up GOTM Team for 2 local races in October
      • Evaluated GOTM Pilot Program to make improvements for next semester
    • Spring 2013 - 5K Training Program for USC students, faculty, and staff who signed up for Changing Carolina 5k
      • Did not get implemented due to time and registration conflicts
      • Materials, such as training plans, calendars, and emails, were created for new graduate assistants to implement in the following semesters in organized and efficient manner
  • Heart Beat Pedometer Challenge: February 2012 and February 2013
    • Planned, implemented, and evaluated 4-week, team-based pedometer challenge for USC faculty and staff
      • 69-75% participation rate in both years
      • Sustainable program that can be successfully implemented in the following semesters by new graduate assistants
      • Presented 2012 results at Graduate Student Day Poster Competition in April 2013
  • Choose to Lose Weight Management Program - Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013
    • Conducted fitness assessments to determine eligibility of participants
    • Health Coach -  provided motivational emails and support to team as well as nutritional and physical activity advice
    • Developed workouts to keep program fun and exciting by using themes, such as upcoming holidays and monthly health awareness events
  • Summer Wellness Bingo Challenge - Summer 2012
    • Planned and implemented wellness challenge during slow summer months for USC faculty and staff
    • Created promotional flyer, rules, and bingo card
    • Bingo card was designed to increase awareness and participation in Campus Wellness Services as well as increase healthy eating choices and physical activity
  • Presentations Delivered and Outreach Events:
    • BLAST - presented to 15 different faculty and staff departments throughout 2 years
    • Heart Beat Poster Presentation - Graduate Student Day April 2013
    • Making Health Choices at USC and Beyond - presented to Phi Mu Sorority October 2012
    • Stress Management - delivered to USC School of Medicine staff November 2012
    • Breast Cancer Awareness Table Event - USC Farmers Market October 2012