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Work experience

President and Founder

EAB Consulting Associates

§Established a Sole Proprietorship specializing in consulting services for non-profit organizations; such as, strategic business planning, program management, marketing strategy, and research.

§Identified and acquired new business and developed a portfolio of clients.

§Independently managed finances, programs, and operations.

Highlights of client deliverables:

§Redesigned marketing, website presence, and community outreach materials.

§Developed and designed three international programs.

§Counseled participants in the personal financial management and self-employment training programs.

§Facilitated the adaptation of web-based instructional software.

§Developed curriculum for multiple sustainable entrepreneurial training classes.

§Advised on business viability and created financial systems for a start-up company.

Apr 2011Jul 2011

Devoted advocate and Customer Engagement Consultant

Prosperity Candle

- Expanded marketing, website presence, and customer outreach for the 2011 Mother’s Day Campaign.

-  Developed social media content by creating and editing videos of Prosperity Candle’s key stakeholders. 

Oct 2011May 2011

Project Management Consultant

Global Scripture Impact

-   Conducting an assessment and external impact evaluation regarding Compassion International’s strategies and relief response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

-   Providing recommendations and identifying gaps for future emergency interventions.

Apr 2010Jul 2010

Project Management Consultant

CEDESOL Foundation

§  Conducted a strategic analysis and audit of the organizational structure and operations.

§Designed a strategic plan in order to achieve CEDESOL’s projected growth plan for the next five years. 

Oct 2009Jan 2010

Project Management Consultant

ASHOKA International

-  Developed a strategic plan incorporating a dynamic business model to make home upgrading more affordable for lower-income families living in slums.

-  Conducted focus group discussions with people living in slums (eventual clients), staff members, and stakeholders on their needs and the feasibility specific to incremental housing.

Feb 2009Jun 2009

Graduate Consultant

Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group

§  Conducted a strategic analysis on the potential engagement of the Haitian Diaspora in Boston on business incubation initiatives in Haiti.

§Developed a common methodological framework and stakeholder analysis to enable strategic partnering and effective integration of any Diaspora community in AIDG’s future incubation initiatives. 

May 2008Aug 2008

Graduate Student

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

§  Conducted a strategic and feasibility analysis of economic development through green job growth.

§Interviewed experts in the field, and developed a survey for local green businesses to determine knowledge of green practices and the desire to implement green practices in Dorchester Massachusetts. 

20062007

Area Operations Manager, Latin America and Eurasia

Geneva Global

§  Provided operational management through planning, logistics, budgeting of global accounts.

§Assisted research analysts in maintaining performance, productivity, and management reports.

§Managed data systems by working across departments with regional research and account managers.

§Created training manuals and conducted global staff trainings for an advanced Data Management System. 

20052006

Vice President of Development

New Hope Liberia/Global Gospel Mission

§  Expanded marketing, website presence and community outreach, resulting in 70% increase of donor base.

§Prepared and monitored fundraising budget for the entire organization.

§Developed and implemented international and local missions programs including an orphan sponsorship program, international clothing shipments and construction project for a new school. 

Education

Aug 2007Aug 2009

Master of Arts, Sustainable International Development

Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy & Management

Objective

-  Over seven years of business and organizational consultancy, management experience, and small business development, in India, Bolivia, Belize, Liberia, and Haiti.

Educational training experience focusing on business planning, organizational restructuring, and strategic analysis for various organizations working primarily with low income women through income generation and empowerment initiatives.

A high level of exposure to multi-cultural and diverse environments by assisting a variety of vulnerable populations that span from refugees in Philadelphia to Liberian survivors of war.

An advanced understanding of the needs of communities with detailed attention to collaboration, resulting in superior community relationships. 

Interests and Skills

Highly skilled in adaptation of web-based instructional software and Data Management Systems;  

Expert in Microsoft Office, Intermediate written and spoken Spanish, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Summary

As a budding entrepreneur, I have been devoted to creating social and sustainable impact for women and low-income individuals though entrepreneurial business development.  I have seven years of experience working for international development organizations, social enterprises, and women-owned businesses in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the United States.  My personal mission is to bridge the existing social and economic divides by creating long-term social change for women through enterprise initiatives and innovative distribution channels. 

Professional Membership and Training

External Advisory Board, Agape Center for Service and Learning, Messiah College            2006-present

Net Impact                                                                                                                                                   2007-2009

Board of Directors, New Hope Liberia                                                                                               2006-2008 

ASODECAH, Intensive study of the Spanish language and ecological sustainability.            Costa Rica, 2004

International Business Institute, International business (14 countries) field seminar.    Europe, Russia, 2003 

Global Stewardship Study Program, Ecology/community development academic coursework.  Belize, 2002

National Service Learning Conference 08,  Presented “Building on Strengths: Asset Based Development”

References

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