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Work experience

May 2006Present

Head Lifeguard

City of Dearborn

Five year seasonal progression from Lifeguard to Assistant Head Lifeguard to Head Lifeguard

• Negotiated, intermediated and resolved intercultural conflicts within a diverse population

• Certified as Lifeguard Instructor, First Aid, CPR & AED; Swim Team Coach and Swim Instructor

• Head Maintenance: last four years; Progression from regular cashier to head/sole cashier

• Managed two seasonal staffs with five direct reports

Dec 2010Sep 2011

Student Fellow

University of Michigan, G.I.E.U.

Led student interns & assisted lead assistant professor in an eight-month long project to humanize the "big science" of astronomy by connecting it to the actual people that make it work every day

*Mentored by Dr. A.T. Miller, GIEU founder & current associate vice provost for academic diversity initiatives at Cornell University

*Led student interns on-site alongside Dr. Christopher Miller, co-founder of the INternational Computational Astrostatistics (INCA) group

      • Pre-departure:

o    Earned nomination (over 200+ student interns) for 2011 GIEU Fellowship through competitive 2010 Vietnam site performance

o    1 of 9 nominees chosen through competitive interviewing performance

o    Participated in semester-long student fellow intercultural leadership seminar, led by Dr. A.T. Miller

      • Post-departure:

o    Assisted in administrative & logistical planning; budget-maintenance

o    Led team-planning and debriefing meetings focused on diversity and intercultural competence, project management, creating deadlines, realistic goal-setting and team brainstorming (pre-travel and on-site)

o    Facilitated individual leadership skill-building & fostered a sense of personal responsibility toward group project with each of the 15 student interns. Work resulted in: poster presentation, web-site production, data collection, potential grant acquisition for “Tololo” professional astronomical observatory

o    Compiled data on light pollution using light-meter readings

Dec 2009Sep 2010

Student Intern

University of Michigan, G.I.E.U.

Competitive participation involving an ten-month commitment, training and assessments in conjunction with 30 day cross-country voyage from North to South Vietnam • Explored dichotomy between tradition and modernity through service work in orphanages & numerous NGOs • Experienced cultural institutions, rural & city life, and gained insight about Vietnamese history, culture, politics, environment, economy and the educational system through structured discourse, seminars and informal debriefings • Acquired exposure to the consequences and lasting legacies of war by visiting military grounds and memorial sites as well as witnessing the ongoing effects of chemical warfare and remaining UXOs in the DMZ area



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Highly motivated psychology student with six years of leadership, management, and intercultural experience in diverse and unique work environments including Chile, Vietnam and Dearborn, Michigan. Cultivated critical thinking strategist with excellent communication skills who is passionately intent on gaining mastery in the Industrial/Organizational field of psychology.


Organizational Strategy, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Diversity, Interpersonal Communication/Learning, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, Team Cohesion Building, Positive Change Management

Travel/exploration, Public Speaking, Reading, Debate, Photography, Cinema, Music, Stand-up Comedy