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Work experience

Sep 2009Present

Intern

Heart of Camden, Inc.
  • Coordinate volunteers, Thanksgiving Basket Drive, and distribution of donated outdoor lights.
  • Update website and design marketing material
Aug 2008Aug 2009

Sales Associate/Art Program Coordinator

Color Me Mine

Sales Associate

  • Open and close store and register
  • Run kid and adult ceramic parties
  • Assist and instruct patrons in ceramic techniques
  • Unload kilns and pack pieces for pickup
  • Taught after school ceramic class in Cherry Hill, NJ to 15-25 children (ages 5 - 12)

Coordinator of After School Art Program in Camden City

  • Established program and curriculum teaching up to 20 inner-city children (ages 5 - 12) weekly in a variety of arts media
  • Worked within a budget to purchase materials
Sep 2004May 2008

Light Board Operator, Spot Light Operator, Head Scenery Painter for Acting Without Boundaries

St. Joseph’s Dramatic Arts Society - Cap and Bells
  • Operate the light board during Cap and Bells Productions
  • Train new spot light operators
  • Build and paint the sets for productions and
  • Assist with set deconstruction after closing night of productions
May 2007Aug 2007

Grant Recipient for Ceramics

Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars Program
  • Full time studio work in ceramic sculpture and pottery, and firing of kilns
  • Developed a project relating functional and non-functional ceramics based on an original thesis which explored the relationship between imagination and reality through realistic and abstracted depictions of landscapes
  • Presented Project at Summer Scholars Program Dinner and Saint Joseph’s University’s Celebration of Student Achievement
  • Grant for $3000 and free housing for the duration of the program (three months)

Education

May 2009Present

Master of Arts in Urban Studies

Eastern University
Jul 2006Present

Summer Study Tour

University of Saint Thomas: Bernardi Campus
Aug 2004May 2008

Bachelor or Arts

Saint Joseph's University
  • Minor in Italian
  • Presidential Scholarship (Four Years: Fall 2004)
  • Cap & Bells Scholarship (Four Years: Fall 2004, yearly increases for dedication)
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Student Speaker at Saint Joseph’s University Accepted Students Day
  • Gamma Kappa Alpha: The Italian Honor Society
  • Saint Joseph’s University Summer Scholars Grant to study Ceramics
  • Summer Study Abroad in Italy
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Saint Joseph's University Honors Program

Skills

Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Office
Italian Language
Dreamweaver

Certifications

Jun 2008Jun 2013

Substitute Teacher

The State of New Jersey

Artwork

Art Presentations

Speaking Engagements:

  • Gloucester Township Rotary Luncheon: Presented Senior Project, Commissioned Art, and Philosophy of Art

Art Shows:

  • April 2008 Saint Joseph’s University Senior Show, Philadelphia, PA
  • October 2006 Hopkins House Fall Juried Art Show, Haddon Township, NJ
  • August 2005 The Treehouse Coffee Shop – Solo, Collingswood, NJ
  • October 2007 ArtsPlus Gallery, Collingswood, NJ

Art Skills

Acrylics

Clay and Ceramics

Pen and Ink

Calligraphy

Pencil

Charcoal

Mosaics

Scenery Painting

Watercolors

Pottery Wheel

Oil Pastels

Pastels

Photography

Oils