Download PDF

Education

Mar 2010Present

Certificate

UCLA Extension

An online certificate program in College Counseling (33 academic units including 65 hours of practicum) for "those who work with students making the transition from high school to college are all too aware of the need for training and information that is up-to-date, comprehensive, and practical. [...] The only one of its kind in the country, is designed to be a preparation for counseling high school students effectively and helping them identify their postsecondary options."

Aug 2009Jun 2011

Master of Arts

Loyola Marymount University

"The Master of Arts in Counseling (48 credits) is designed to prepare aspiring counselors for K-12 public, private, and parochial schools; community mental health settings; and/or college and university settings."

Specialization in School Counseling with California Pupil Personnel Credential

"For students who desire to work in a K-12 school setting. Students will gain experiences that include individual counseling, group and educational counseling, career and college counseling, teacher consultation, and prevention programming. The completion of this specialization will also result in eligibility to receive a Pupil Personnel Services Credential for the State of California. This program is approved by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education."

Aug 2004Jun 2007

Associate of Arts

Santa Monica College

Sociology Major with coursework in Religious Studies and Counseling.

Dean's Honor List: Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006.

Graduated with Honors.

Jan 2007May 2007

Coursework

California State University-Northridge

Courses completed:

RS 100: Introduction to Religious Studies RS 301: Religious Ethics: History and Interpretation SOC 305: Culture and Personality SOC 345: Social Psychology

Work experience

Aug 2011Present

Substitute Clerk Typist

Culver City Unified School District
  • Hired on 6-month assignment assisting the Assistant Principal for Guidance & Curriculum at Culver City High School.
    • Coordinated testing logistics for CAHSEE, PSAT & ACT PLAN exams.
    • Organized the Spring 2011 application cycle for the school's chapter of the California Scholarship Federation.
    • Created Guidance Office Meeting minutes.
    • Maintained student records and files.
Jan 2011Jun 2011

Counselor Intern

Richard Henry Dana Middle School
  • Created curriculums and lead four small counseling groups focusing on social skills, maturation and anger management on a weekly basis.
  • Met with and track progress of eight students for weekly individual counseling sessions focusing on academics, future planning and personal issues.
  • Facilitated a series of four career guidance lessons for 7th and 8th grade students.
  • Analyzed and interpret data in regards to the academic impacts of a computer-based academic program.
  • Assisted in the planning and facilitation of Career Day 2011 and 5th grade orientation.
  • Served as a counseling intern for the Counseling and Guidance Department under the supervision of Alyssa Feely.
Jan 2011Jun 2011

Counselor Intern

Culver City High School
  • Attended weekly meetings with school administrators and counselors.

  • Advised individual students in regards to academics, staying on track to graduate, study skills for at-risk students, class registration, personal issues and the college admission process.

  • Maintained records of individual counseling sessions on the school counseling and scheduling system.

  • Served as a counseling intern for the Counseling and Guidance Department under the supervision of Tim Walker.

Aug 2009May 2011

Graduate Assistant to the Dean's Suite

Loyola Marymount University - School of Education
  • Assisted office staff and faculty housed in the School of Education, Office of the Dean.
  • Managed a multi-line phone system and assisted callers and visitors to the proper department
  • Assisted in the preparation and completion of ongoing programs and projects.
  • Spearheaded the streamlining of the SOE's mailing system for 1000+ contacts.
  • Assisted Admissions Coordinator with processing graduate student applications and provided basic one-to-one advising to prospective students regarding general program admission requirements.
Aug 2010Dec 2010

Teaching Assistant

Loyola Marymount University - School of Education
  • Assisted professor in grading student work and providing feedback to students.
  • Collaborated with professor in tailoring the syllabus to student needs and course requirements.
  • Added a practical component to core course assignment in order to gain perspective as a practitioner.
Jan 2008Dec 2008

Site Coordinator & Tutor

UCLA - Student Initiated Access Center
  • Tutored students at Santa Monica and Leuzinger high schools for the Xinachtli program in the Community Programs Office.
  • Planned and facilitated activities, including workshops and field trips, for students and parents.
  • Coordinated communication between school administration and the program. 
  • Offered site coordinator position after 3 months of working in the program for the following year.
Aug 2002Jul 2007

Receptionist

St. Joan of Arc Parish
  • Assisted parish office staff by attending phone calls, concluded the nature of calls and assisted callers and visitors to the proper department.
  • Maintained parish database.
  • Responsible for translating documents and creating memos, fliers and instructional aides.
Jan 2005Dec 2006

Peer Mentor

Santa Monica College - Counseling Department
  • Assisted professor in class and led class discussions.
  • Graded student projects and assignments. 
  • Tutored students and aided them finding their learning style to better understand the material and assignments. 
  • Guided students in the creation of a two-three year academic plan and in improving their time management skills.

Skills

Student Information & Management System
Aeries PowerSchool
Web 2.0 Tools
Blogs Instant messaging  Professional & social networks RSS feeds Text messaging Twitter Video libraries
Microsoft Office
Entourage Excel Outlook OneNote Powerpoint Publisher Word
Spanish
Native conversant verbal and written fluency.

Social Networking

Undergraduate Research

Graduate Professional Portfolio

Resume

References

Available upon request.

Summary

I have worked with diverse populations of students at the K-14 level in a variety of settings focusing on academic, career and personal-social development. As a Counselor, I hope to further build upon the professional and academic experience attained to better serve  communities and individuals in becoming engaged and empowered autonomous critical thinkers who are agents of social change within their own communities. My goals include becoming a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, and learning to write successful grants to benefit the population I serve.

Professional Affiliations

ASCA - American School Counseling Association

CASC - California Association of School Counselors

CALPCC - California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors

MALCS - Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social

WACAC - Western Association of College Admission Counseling

Objective

To obtain a position as a counselor or advisor in a school or community agency.

Other Education Related Experience

LMU Building Bridges for Others at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA

  • Volunteer - 6/3/2010
    • Informed small groups of students about career building resources as well as college.
    • Provided students with resumé building tips and feedback.
    • Led mock job interviews for small student groups and provided students with feedback.

Da Vinci College Day at Da Vinci School of Design in Hawthorne, CA

  • Volunteer - 11/12/2009
    • Assisted in the facilitation of activities.
    • Administered a pre-test and post-test of the day's lesson.
    • Led discussion and answered student questions regarding college.

LMU for Others at Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA

  • Mentor - September 2009 - June 2010
    • Mentored a sophomore student, one-on-one on a weekly basis throughout the school year.
    • Provided the student with academic, social, career and emotional support.

UCLA's Las Redes Fifth Dimension After School Program at Moffet Elementary School in Lennox, CA

  • UG, Undergraduate Student Researcher: September - December 2008
    • Conducted participant-based fieldwork research by interacting with children.
    • Utilized specific board and technology-based play to promote intellectual and social development
    • Met with students on a weekly basis.

Mark Twain Middle School in Venice, CA

  • UCLA Peer Mediator: March - June 2008
    • Worked with students in order to resolve amongst friends and classmates.
    • Built curriculum for students, as necessary, with fellow mediator.
    • Communicated students' progress to the Dean of Discipline.

Metro Calvary Chapel in Santa Monica, CA

  • Childcare Provider: October 2006 - February 2007
    • Cared for children between the ages of 2 and 11 during the Womens' Bible Study session.

St. Joan of Arc Parish's Religious Education Program in Los Angeles, CA

  • Teacher and Volunteer: October 2000 - May 2003
    • Assisted kindergarten teacher with lesson and activities.
    • Led class and created curriculum for third grade class in preparation towards first holy communion.

Clover Avenue Elementary in Los Angeles, CA

  • Volunteer: March 1998 - June 2001
    • Assisted kindergarten teacher with class activities.
    • Led small groups of English Language Learner students.
    • Assisted school librarian.

Interest

  • Live entertainment: theater, musical performances, sporting events
  • Independent Films and Public Media
  • Education: Pedagogy, Policy and Praxis
    • Achievement Motivation in Urban Youth
    • Bicultural Identity
    • Counseling Young and Adolescent Girls
    • Critical Spiritual Pedagogy
    • Ethnic Identity Development
    • Holistic Education
    • Motivation of English Language Learners
    • Multicultural Counseling Pedagogy
    • Parent Involvement
    • Resiliency of Urban Youth
  • Food: cooking, eating and entertaining
  • Art: appreciation and creation
  • Needlework
  • Traveling