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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

MBA candidate with 7 years of professional experience in education. Excellent communication and presentation skills in both large and small settings have helped me thrive in internationally and socioeconomically diverse school cultures. Highly creative, outside-the-box thinker when approaching difficult organizational situations. Enjoys collaborating and working in teams with a competitive spirit. Thrives in the energy of a startup atmosphere. Eager to implement business degree background and utilize strong network of educators both in the US and internationally to support companies with a passion for improving education.

 Education Work History

KS3 English/Social Studies Teacher

Rygaards International School
Jan 2011Jun 2014
  • Created an annual medieval times day to celebrate student work showing movie screenings of battle reenactments and castle projects as a solution to schools need for improvement regarding demonstration and praise of student achievements.
  • Taught unit on global population crisis and its effects on MEDC/LEDC's as well as several sustainability based units involving students gathering market data to present conclusions about local sustainability issues.
  • Implemented Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Prezi, and Microsoft Office, as well as developing own classroom website to interact with students and parents. 
  • Instructed students from grades 6-9 in a variety of subjects including social studies, English, Catholic religion, music, and gym. 

Elementary School ESL Teacher/Boarding Mentor/Sports Coach

Berlin brandenberg international school
Sep 2009Dec 2010
  • Instructed students from grades 1-6 in English who were non-native English speakers
  • Coordinated with classroom teachers and student support services to establish in-class integration program to allow students more inclusivity with in-class instruction
  • Established after school programs for group of 20 boarding students including homework support, weekend outings, and special one-off events like holiday parties
  • Coached varsity boys soccer, middle school boys basketball, and co-ed varsity track and field consistently placing teams in the top 3 in German International Schools Sports Tournament

Americorps Volunteer Teacher

Inner city teaching corps
Jun 2007Aug 2009
  • Served as 4th grade teacher at an inner city school in the Altgeld Gardens housing projects in Chicago, IL.
  • Lived in community with other teachers earning $5 a day to live in solidarity with the communities our program served.
  • Established after school soccer program for approximately 100 students, partnering with Eurosport’s Passback Program to provide equipment at no extra cost to the school or students.
  • Raised class average score on national ISAT test above initial score predictions in challenging urban environment

Education

MBA

Copenhagen Business School
Sep 2014Aug 2015

Estimated GPA: 9/12. Expected Graduation: August 22, 2015

Denmark uses a 7-step scale, using grades (12,10,7,4,2,0,-3).

Masters of Science in Education and Social Policy

Northwestern University
Jun 2007Aug 2009

GPA: 3.62/4

B.A. Political Science and Psychology

College of the Holy Cross
Aug 2003May 2007

GPA: 3.14/4. 

Business projects/experience

Inside Sales Project - Schneider Electric (March 2015 - Present)

  • Provided external consultancy regarding the feasibility of incorporating inside sales to develop stronger customer relations. 
  • Created and analyzed market surveys to investigate the potential effectiveness of inside sales
  • Examined business structure and practices using relevant theories from the MBA program

Founder of EarthFind (July 2015 - Present)

  • Created an EdTech startup that provides a virtual collaborative classroom competition, allowing students to collaborate across classrooms, solving clues to find a destination with the winning team of classrooms sponsored to meet at the final destination.
  • Plan to Beta test in the 2015-2016 school year

Sustainable Management Competition - HEC Montreal (March 2015)

  • Selected by the MBA program to attend a case competition involving the cooperation of Gáz Metro, the Quebec government, and various trucking companies in an attempt to reduce CO2 emissions by 2020. 

Advisory Board - Open Telehealth (October 2014 - February 2015)

  • Provided consultancy for a small Danish startup regarding how to develop global market coverage. Open Telehealth has since become heavily successful through implementing the advisory boards recommendation to partner with telecommunications firm Qualcomm and medical gas supplier Linde Group. 

Venture Capital Investment Competition - Copenhagen Business School (February 2015)

  • Developed understanding of finance by acting as venture capitalists negotiating deals with real startup companies. The competition provided an intense environment for practicing financial analysis, evaluating market potential, and developing relationships by networking with real entrepreneurs. 

Copenhagen Management Consulting Club (October 2014 - Present)

  • Selected to Management Consulting Club which accepts only 250 member from 4 universities in Copenhagen with a total student body of over 22,000 students. Students are chosen based on IQ and EQ testing as well as interview rounds. 

References

  • Judith Mitchell - Former assistant principal Our Lady of the Gardens. 
  • John Barker  - Former head of secondary school Rygaards International School.
  • Eric Guthey - Board of Directors, International Leadership Association.