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Bachelor of Arts

Emory & Henry College (EHC)

Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Dec 2008Present

Master of Business Administration

East Tennessee State University (ETSU)

GPA 3.83

Work experience


Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

2007, 2004, 2003 (summers)

  • Trained at the Monterrey Tech in Mexico to open the first Virginia Community Learning Center for Latinos
  • American School /Mexico City Recruitment Fair Staff for Southwest VA Colleges
  • Researched strategies to promote Southwest Virginia tourism in international markets
  • Translated business websites and catalogs to Spanish
Aug 2009Present

Assistant Coordinator

Tennessee Tech University

  • Supervised 10 resident advisors and 1 hall director with management responsibility for 500+ students living in four small residence halls
  • Managed a budget for Hall Council and for programmatic efforts
  • Headed the Staff Orientation Committee; advised Hall Council; supervised volunteers for recycling program in the residential halls; handled emergency situations; counseled and referred residents
May 2009Jul 2009


Advance Auto Parts

  • Sold car parts and took care of customers
  • Received training on recruitment techniques
Mar 2009May 2009

Research Associate

Strongwell, Inc.

  • Researched the Argentinean market to evaluate the competitiveness of the pultrusion industry and develop relationships with potential customers
Jan 2007Dec 2008

Residence Hall Director

ETSU Housing and Residence Life
  • Supervised, mentored, and trained a team of 6 resident advisors in assigned facility with management responsibility for 200+ students
  • Oversaw and helped plan recreational/educational activities on a regular basis; advised Hall Council; enforced policy through procedures
  • Handled emergency situations involving troubled students; counseled and referred residents
  • Served as a liaison between the Housing Office and students living on campus
Aug 2005Jun 2006

Inside Sales Representative

AFG Industries
  • Helped expand and maintain our customer base
  • Directly attributed to outstanding sales for the months of 12/2005 through 05/2006
  • Played a key role in the development of quotes for storefront metal projects
  • Gained valuable experience in the professional world and now have thorough knowledge of the glass industry
Jan 2005May 2005

Marketing Intern

  • Conducted marketing research study regarding introduction of mining equipment in South American markets
May 2002Aug 2002


Hurberries Auto and Mining Supply, Inc.
  • Served as translator/program coordinator for visiting Chilean mechanics and engineers


Renee Couch

Lakie Hensley

Pamela Gourley

Leo Bell

Jill Smeltzer

Host mother (Rotary Exchange Program)

Mark Graham

Host father (Rotary Exchange Program)

George Hiller


  • Fluent in both Spanish and English
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Hard working and reliable; very solid team player
  • Ability to adapt to new settings


Vice-president, International Student Organization, ETSU, Johnson City, TN          08/2007-05/2008

  • Assumed the president's duties in his absence and presided over scheduled meetings
  • Facilitated communications between international students and the Administration
  • Encouraged the development of initiative and leadership among members
  • Volunteered during spring break

Bonner Scholar, Appalachian Center for Community Service,EHC, Emory, VA              2001-2005

  • Devoted 130 hours per semester and 280 hours during summer vacations to community service in exchange for tuition assistance
  • Volunteered with the Appalachian Center for Community Service, Red Cross Flood Relief, food pantries, soup kitchens, elementary schools and camps for the mentally challenged

Interpreter (volunteer), Migrant Health Network, Saltville, VA                                          2001-2003

  • Composed a thirty-page pamphlet in Spanish on AIDS education for migrant workers
  • Interpreted for migrant farm workers at local medical clinic
  • Tutored English as a Second Language (ESL) to migrant workers

Head Resident Advisor/Resident Advisor, Office of Student Life, EHC, Emory, VA    2002-2005

  • Directed team of 7 resident advisors with management responsibility for 150+ students
  • Guided and served as a role model for residents and RA fellows
  • Interned at the Student Life office the summer of 2003

Teacher's Assistant, Spanish Department, EHC, Emory, VA                                            2002-2003

  • Created lesson plans and assisted students with course work

Work Authorization

H1B work authorization good through January 9th, 2013 (non-profit sector)


Inducted in the National Residence Hall Honorary (April 2008)

Recipient of the EHC Outstanding Senior Award (class of 2005)

Academic Excellence Award in Economics and in International Studies and Business

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

EHC Soccer Team

Blue Key National Honor Society, Member

Phi Beta Lambda Business Society, Member

Paul Harris Fellow Recognition by The Rotary Foundation (May 2005)

Abingdon Rotary Club, Honorary Member (2002-present)

Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Abingdon, Virginia (1999-2000)


Soccer, racquetball, and travel