Work History

Work History
Dec 2009 - Present

Volunteer

Madonna's Center

+ Assist in providing support to teens who are pregnant or have children up to the age of three.

+ Network with other community organizations to provide clients with services and donations.

+ Create easy-to-use resource guides for volunteers and teen parents.

+ Create and distribute flyers to community social service organizations.

Jun 2009 - Jun 2010

Research Assistant

University of Oregon Child and Family Center, Brain and Behavior Laboratory

+ Recruited families and undergraduate students for behavioral studies.

+ Coordinated with research director and other research assistants to determine target data.

+ Worked directly with participants to provide a comfortable research environment and obtain usable data.

+ Administered computerized tasks, questionnaires, and standardized reading tests to participants.

Dec 2009 - Dec 2009

Volunteer

P.A.C.E. Program

+ Helped provide a support system for teen parents and pregnant teens finishing their high school degrees.

+ Provided day care to infants and toddlers.

+ Mentored teen parents on parenting, academics, careers, and employment.

Jun 2004 - Aug 2009

Credit Assistant, Receptionist

Carson Oil Company

+ Provided courteous customer service by answering and directing calls and greeting walk-in customers.

+ Assisted the credit department with office organization, pricing, data input, and releasing refund checks in order to ensure timely and efficient customer service.

+ Worked closely with collegues in all departments to resolve customer complaints and concerns.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Lobby Clerk

Albertsons

+ Provided courteous customer service by answering questions, solving problems, selling items, renting out movies and assisting customers with photo finishing requests.

Education

Education
2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Science

University of Oregon

Skills

Skills

Psychology Research

Educated in EEG, EKG, SPSS, and standardized testing.

Formatting

Educated and proficient in AP, APA, and MLA formatting.

Microsoft Office

Long-term experience using Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Access.

Social Media

Daily use of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Wordpress.

Adobe

Proficient experience using InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat.

Summary

I am a news, feature and creative freelance writer with a passion for mental health care.

Interest

I have an extreme passion for writing and journalism in general.  I find myself constantly scanning news sites, Twitter, and blogs, just looking for new stories, videos, or photos that grab my attention – many of which I will share with you in this blog.  Though I am also considering a career in counseling psychology I know I will always continue to write, even if it is only for myself.

I am a strong believer in taking advantage of every opportunity that comes your way – I have made some of the best memories doing the most spontaneous of things. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to make multiple trips abroad and hope to return to Europe sometime this year. I am a dancer, soccer player (right forward), snowboarder, and lover of all sports, even the ones I suck at. I play music constantly and am always looking for new artists and songs to enjoy.

Now that I am done with school, I look forward to exploring new places, learning how to cook things that don’t come in a box, honing my photography skills, and reading anything that’s not a textbook.

Leadership Experience

Membership Chairman, Beta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma (Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2009)+ Planned and coordinated activities related to the mutual selection process called Membership Recruitment.+ Communicated with alumni, advisors, and recruitment staff while leading chapter through selection process to ensure that the chapter recruited and pledged high-quality women.+ Assured chapter achieved quota, pledged to Panhellenic total, and followed NPC Agreements and Guidelines.

Recording Secretary, Beta Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma (Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2008)+ Served as the chapter record keeper by taking minutes at Chapter and Chapter Council meetings.+ Coordinated the revisions of chapter Bylaws and Standing Rules.

Rho Gamma, Sorority Recruitment, University of Oregon (May 2008 - Oct. 2008)+ Served as an unbiased counselor to undergraduate women participating in Fall Formal Recruitment.

Captain/Team Leader, Rex Putnam Royal Crowns Dance Team (June 2004 - June 2006)

+ Led team to become State Champions in 2005 and 2006.