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Work experience

Jun 2007Present

Director of Program Development

AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.)

Directed the non-profit while heading the development and implementation of international youth empowerment and health education programs

  • Concurrently held Volunteer Development and Program Development positions
  • Developed and idrected internatinoal programs in 5 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Developed and implemented youth empowerment, grassroots outreach and health education strategy and curriculae
  • Maintained and developed relationships with international foundation partners
  • Created and managed program budgets totaling $175,000
  • Generated donations of over $500,000 over two years through grant-writing, volunteer fundraising, and individual donor development
  • Redesigned and managed database and financial reporting systems and website
  • Reported directly to the Board of Directors; supervised staff of 2 employees and 3 interns
Aug 2007May 2009

Bilingual Admissions Screener

Teach for America

Screened incoming corps members for bilingual classroom placement

  • Evaluated written writing sample submissions for fluency
  • Interviewed candidates through rigorous oral screening process
Jun 2007Aug 2008

Director of Volunteer Development

AYUDA (American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad, Inc.)

Ensured the successful recruitment, training, and action of volunteers in international programs

  • Toured college campuses across the US to present program, market to prospective volunteers and generate affiliations with heads of academic departments
  • Generated a pool of over 1,000 candidates and interviewed and selected over 100 highly qualified youth and professional volunteers
  • Developed and directed three international Volunteer Training Programs to lead volunteers through intensive medical, leadership, and multicultural training and preparation for their international service
  • Led volunteer teams through successful engagement and effectiveness in international programs
  • Marketed AYUDA to prospective donors volunteers and their families through communications, presentations and self-created marketing materials
Jun 2005Jun 2007

Teacher

Teach for America

Served as member of highly selective national service corps of recent college graduates who commit two years of teaching in severely under-resourced public schools

  • Taught all subject levels in rigorous dual language (English and Spanish) program
  • Advanced students to "significant gains" averaging 1.9 - 2.2 years of academic growth each year utilizing intensive assessment and tracking methods
  • Created and implemented rigorous bilingual literacy support curriculum for struggling readers
  • Coached other teachers as third grade Lead Writing Teacher and Model Classroom
  • Developed and implemented Saturday Academy for music education curriculum
  • Successfully pursued grants worth over $3,000 for academic materials
  • Nominated for the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching
Aug 2006May 2007

Content Specialist

Teach for America

Selected to serve as a citywide mentor to incoming Teach for America corps members within the third grade specialty area

  • Mentored 18 new corps members through their first year of teaching
  • Delivered monthly workshops in curriculum development, assessment and tracking, literacy interventions, cross-cultural communication and behavioral modification
  • Engaged in continuous individualized support, corps member assessment and classroom observations

Education

Sep 2005May 2007

MS

Pace University

Concurrently attained degree while working as a full-time teacher

Sep 2001May 2005

BA (double)

University of Delaware Honors College
  • Double Minors:  Latin American Studies & Religious Studies
  • Valedictorian of both Majors
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Teaching Assistant, Anthropology
  • Nominated as Rhodes Scholar contestant
  • Senior Resident Assistant
  • Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Skills

Proficient in MS Office Suite, PC and Mac, Google Suite
Effective multiasker; meticulous, efficient, organized.
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
Thrive in fast-paced, people-oriented environment
Skilled Diplomatic Communicator
Fluent in English & Spanish