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Professional Skills and Experience

Research Skills/Experience

  • Conducted research as the primary investigator under the tutelage of Dr Melanie Booth-Butterfield entitled, "Relationship Satisfaction and Resilience: Military Couples and Deployment"
  • Participated in the Ronald E McNair Scholar summer internship program
  • Composed literature reviews and a research proposal according to the standard of the IRB
  • Collaborated with 16 organizations to recruit volunteers for current research study
  • Presented preliminary research among 13 fellow McNair scholars and 7 faculty members

Leadership Skills/Experience

  • Assist church clergy by overseeing vocal musical arrangements for 2 church services a week
  • Mentor 8 choir members dealing with concerns, suggestions and changes
  • Trained 3 new employees at a local restaurant on the cooking line
  • Taught 15-20 adults weekly for life enrichment classes

Customer Service Skills/Experience

  • Create and organize various forms of paperwork
  • Acted as a liaison for correspondence between clients and management for WVU's Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
  • Coordinated managements' schedules for appointments and travel
  • Assisted over 100 customers daily via telephone, regarding account inquiries and concerns for Fortune 500 Company, Bank of America
  • Gained experience in utilizing Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Publisher

Achievements and Honors

  • Inducted as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar in the spring of 2011
  • Chosen to present my current research at the Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in January 2012.
  • Achieved Dean’s List honors consecutively since the spring semester of 2010
  • Completed and passed IRB’s CITI training
  • Ordained as a licensed minister in 2009

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Why Choose Me?


The following CV is geared towards my desire to obtain a master's degree and Ph.D. in the Communication/Communication Studies field.


Aug 2008Present

Bachelor of Arts Degree

West Virginia University
  • Minor in Child Development and Family Studies
  • GPA 3.36 Major GPA 3.5

Fields of Concentration:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Military Families
  • Relationship consultations, workshops and seminars

Work experience

May 2009Aug 2009

Line Cook

Sam & Betty's Restaurant

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