Keyotta Edwards

Objective

I am hard-working, with the drive and ambition to succeed. In addition to my academic knowledge, I am a great communicator with a team-oriented spirit. As a recently graduated Communication major, I have experience with marketing, media and many computer programs. In this role, I have had to stepped into a more professional atmosphere and learned some of its inner workings. My bachelor of arts has provided me with a thorough foundation in principles that affect businesses every day. I am confident that I can be a great addition to your company. I know I can flourish in any environment if given the opportunity to. I am ready to work and give a 100% and then some. And if given the chance to shine I guarantee that I will not disappoint.

Summary

EDUCATION University of Louisville, KY B.A. in Communication                                                                                                     2012

HONORS & AWARDS Educational Opportunities Scholarship, Cabbage Settlement House                                      2007-present Martin Luther King Scholarship, University of Louisville                                                               2007-2008

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEUniversity of Louisville, Louisville, KY

  • Production Team Member (Senior Practicum)- Ky Health                                               2012

The camera operator's primary responsibilities are to assemble camera equipment before and after a photo or film shoot. This camera equipment before and after a photo or film shoot. This involves many pieces of appendages such as tripods, monitors lighting gear and cables.

  • Research Team Coordinator/Member                                                                               2010 - 2011

Coordinate and manage data entry, data collection, data coding, scheduling tasks, research resources, and research presentations for a research of a team of 6 to 8 people. Also assists with developing and monitoring requirements for the institutional review board application as well as providing support for literature searches, data management, and research.

Noah's Nurturing Nook, Louisville, KY

  • Childcare Worker (summer position only)                                                                       2008 - 2009

Organizing and implementing activities for children ages 3-12.  Also was accountable for various paper work and transportation responsibilities.

Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY

  • Unit Secretary                                                                                                                         2006 - 2007

Data-entry, filing tasks, phone support, and various customer service tasks for the patients.

  • Certified Nursing Assistant                                                                                                 2006 - 2006

Assisting the Nursing and Doctorial Staff of the hospital in areas needed as well as collecting vital signs and assisting the patients in their needs.

The Mosley Family, Louisville, KY

  • Private Caregiver                                                                                                                   2003 - 2005

Provide assistance to two patients in completing their basic everyday tasks such as grooming, eating, dressing, personal hygiene etc.RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Projects

  • "The Impact of Attention and Practice on the Use of Causal Connections of Children Attending Head Start."                                                                                                        
  •     2010-present

(PI: Danielle D Brown, Ph.D.; Co-PI: Barbara M. Burns, Ph.D.) The project examines the relation of attention, practice, and the understanding of narrative causal connections in 3- to 5-year-old children attending Head Start. ·       Manage database by coordinating data and monitoring entry tasks ·       Code children's story narratives for use, type, and distance of causal connections ·       Code children's performance on computerized attention assessments ·       Train and coordinate coding training of research assistants "The Use of Causal Connections during Storytelling by Parents and Children attending Head Start."                                                                                                                     2010-present (PI: Danielle D Brown, Ph.D.; Co-PI: Barbara M. Burns, Ph.D.) The project examines how parents help children structure and comprehend narratives by using causal connections when telling stories to their child. ·       Manage database by coordinating and monitoring data entry tasks ·       Code children's and parent's story narratives for use, type, and distance of causal connections ·       Train and coordinate coding training of research assistants ·       Code parent-child narrative interactions for parent and children's behaviors "Training Residents in Environmental Ethics and Stewardship (T.R.E.E.S.). "   2010-present (PI: Tommy Parker, Ph.D.; Co-PI: Danielle Brown, Ph.D.) The goal of the project is to enhance the environmental knowledge and awareness of urban citizens, encourage proper decision making that advances environmental sustainability and stewardship, and provide an inclusive atmosphere where under-represented and underserved groups can have access to environmental professionals, stakeholders, and governing officials. ·       Develop and monitor requirements for the institutional review board for research with human subjects ·       Manage, coordinate, and monitor data collection, coding, and entry tasks ·       Provide support for literature searches, data management, and research manuscripts "Environmental Stewardship among College Students"                                                              2010-present (PI: Tommy Parker, Ph.D.; Co-PI: Danielle Brown, Ph.D.) The project describes and examines the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to environmental stewardship among college students; compares the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of biology and non-biology majors; and examines the relation of racial identity and environmental stewardship. ·       Develop and monitor requirements for the institutional review board for research with human subjects ·       Manage, coordinate, and monitor data collection, coding, and entry tasks ·       Provide support for literature searches, data management, and research manuscripts Research Presentations "The Impact of Attention and Practice on the Use of Causal Connections of Children Attending Head Start."                                                                                                                                           2010 Edwards, K. & Franklin, W. Presented research poster at the Kentucky Psychological Association Spring Academic Conference, Louisville, KY "The Use of Causal Connections during Storytelling by Parents and Children Attending Head Start."                                                                                                                                                                2010 Kniffley, F., McCollum, T., Edwards, K. & Franklin, W. Presented research poster at the Kentucky Psychological Association Spring Academic Conference, Louisville, KY "The Impact of Attention and Practice on the Use of Causal Connections of Children Attending Head Start."                                                                                                                                           2010 Edwards, K. & Franklin, W. Presented research poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY "The Use of Causal Connections during Storytelling by Parents and Children  Attending Head Start."                                                                                                                                                               2010 Kniffley, F., McCollum, T., Edwards, K. & Franklin, W. Presented research poster at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY Research Grants "The Use of Causal Connections during Storytelling by Parents and Children  Attending Head Start."                                                                                                                                                               2010 Kniffley, F., McCollum, T., Edwards, K. & Franklin, W. University of Louisville President's Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality Office of Research Diversity Grant for Undergraduate Students (funded, $1000)                                                                                                                       2010 Research Training Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)                                                                                            2010 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Training (HIPAA)                                         2010 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Training (IACUC)                                                                    2010 Pan African Studies Research Methods Course (University of Louisville)                                                2010 PROFFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Kentucky Psychological Association Society for Research in Child Development SERVICE Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Louisville, KY Education Program                                                                                                                                             2007- present Facilitate discussions with youth in high school about the course of actions for applying for college, the essential tasks once you get accepted, enrollment procedures and prioritizing their schedules. Special Events                                                                                                                                                           2007-present Provide a range of support tasks for various programs throughout the year. My tasks ranged from educational to cultural activities. I also assisted them where during occasions in which I was needed such as during holiday, back to school and any other events that took place. Dance Team Coach                                                                                                                                                    2007 - 2009 Coordinate a dance team for the youth at the recreation center free of charge to the members that educated them about standard procedures that are present with being part of a group.  Dance and step routines were also choreographed and taught in preparation for a competition with Metro Parks Dance Extravaganza, where they won 2nd Place in their division. The opportunity was also available for them to perform at various events affiliated with the Cabbage Patch Recreation Center. Valley High School, Louisville, KY Dance Team Coach                                                                                                                                                      2007 - 2009 Generate a school dance team with the intention to create more "school spirit". Provide an after school activity that wasn't available prior to 2007 by choreographing and teaching the members routines to perform at school functions and at various dance team competitions.

Education

Education