Kathleen Higgins

Kathleen Higgins

Objective

Obtain full-time employment at and agency that helps to combat human trafficking.  Provide counseling to victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution. 

Help to enact laws that prosecute perpetrators of human trafficking and forced prostitution. 

Educate young women and girls, both domestically and abroad of the dangers of human trafficking, and how they can prevent themselves from becoming victims. 

Summary

I am first year Master's of Social Work student at Boise State University with an interest in working with women and girls who are victims of human trafficking and forced prostitution. I currently am working for El-Ada Community Action Partnership in Boise, ID.  We focus on finding housing for veteran who are currently homeless, as well as emergency services for low-income individuals and families. Our facility also offers mobile HIV testing and prevention. 

I graduated from Washington State University in May, 2012 with a B.A. in Communications, with and emphasis in Public Relations and minors in Political Science and Women's Studies. 

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Sep 2011

Staff writer and Photographer

Quincy Valley Post-Register

I worked as a paid intern for three summers at a small-town newspaper. My duties included conducting interviews, writing articles, taking photographs, and delivering various news publications to local businesses.

Jun 2005 - Aug 2010

Swim Instructor and Lifeguard

City of Quincy

I worked for four years as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the City of Quincy at the Quincy Aquatic Center. Duties included monitoring the QAC, checking chemical levels, cleaning the facility, and providing necessary instruction to patrons.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2009

VIP Concierge, Backstage Hostess

Live Nation: Gorge Amphitheater

I worked as a backstage hostess and VIP Concierge at the Gorge Amphitheater in George/Quincy Washington. Duties included making sure the artists were comfortable and accomodated. Catering to the VIP box seat holders and cleaning after the concert ended.

Education

Education
Aug 2009 - Present

BA in Communication

Washington State University

I am in the process of completing my BA for public relations and political science. Expected graduation is May 2012.

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint

I am proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint.