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For-Profit & Non-Profit Leader

Passionate, results-driven, and analytical professional offering 5 years of corporate management, consulting, and research experience having worked both internationally and domestically. Recognized for many successful projects including a multi-million dollar hotel re-position, non-profit grants, contract executions, research studies, and awareness campaigns. Proven cultural sensitivity and leadership skills that allow for fruitful collaboration among various stakeholders in different industries and sectors.

Financial Management Health Science Hospitality & Tourism    International/Global Development Research Design & Analysis

Work History

Aug 2014Present

General Manager

Rahi Corporation dba Rodeway Inn & Suites, Enterprise, AL

Monitored changes in business health, developed strategy to re-brand the hotel, and overhauled the aging property to maximize guest appeal and profit:

      • Attained higher guest satisfaction by upgrading room condition with FF&E improvements (furniture, fixtures, & equipment) grossing over US$50,000;
      • Ensured the execution of a multi-year franchise agreement valued over US$40,000;
      • Improved telecommunication capability for guests and staff members with the installation of 80+ extension PBX system valued over US$15,000;
      • Increased WiFi performance with a fiber circuit network upgrade including a gateway & smart switch installation and 5 AP re-configurations.
  • Engaged “huddle groups” and change management strategies to accelerate new brand standards with Housekeeping, Guest Services, and Engineering Departments.
Jan 2014Aug 2014


International Livestock Research Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Enhanced dairy and livestock sectors based off of field research on: maternal & child nutrition, economic livelihoods, gender & development, and land policy.

  1. Secured a US$12,000 travel grant and IRB approval on a qualitative research study.
  2. Drafted field research budgets (from US$2,000 to US$12,000) and work plans to cover training sessions, pilot studies, travel and housing, data collection, and analysis.
  3. Coached research assistants as enumerators, facilitators, and translators to perform highly quality data collection and transcription.
  4. Presented findings after completion of MaxQDA analysis to an international audience composed of researchers, development workers, and consultants. 
May 2013Jul 2013


Maiti Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Delivered expertise to strengthen capacity building, resource mobilization, and communication services to combat human trafficking in South Asia.

  • Initiated gender sensitive budgets for Child Protection Centre/Bal Basera programs to identify more accurate gaps/needs and impacts.
  • Won a grant (AUS$23,103.45) from the "Australian Embassy Direct Aid Programme" to launch awareness and advocacy campaigns.
  • Authored/edited case studies, M&E, internal reports, budgets, grant proposals, press releases, and a concept note to launch the "Asian Coalition Against Trafficking of Women."

Volunteer Service

Aug 2013Dec 2013

Printmaking Designer

Trees Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Urban environmental preservation non - profit organization.

  • Launched a social engagement project with Emory University and Southwest Airlines around environmental awareness in metro-Atlanta. 
Sep 2012May 2013

Graduate Research Intern

Sagal Radio Services, Clarkston, GA

Community based radio station serving immigrants and refugees in greater Atlanta.

  • Developed a regional expansion strategy based off of findings from a piloted qualitative research study.
  • Increased awareness of Sagal Radio in metro-Atlanta through public marketing and inter-organizational meetings.
  • Initiated improvements in resource management for the Director of Radio Services.
Sep 2007Dec 2012


Cha Gam Patidar Samaj, Lawrenceville, GA

Local awareness raising organization involved in arts, culture, and history.

  • Facilitated public events and live arts performances.
  • Managed financial & demographic information of over 100 families using Access database. 
Aug 2010May 2011

Organic Chemistry I & II Tutor

Emory University, Chemistry Department, Atlanta, GA
  • Tutored undergraduate students in organic chemistry.
Jun 2010Aug 2010

Economics Review Session Leader

Emory University, Economics Department, Atlanta, GA
  • Facilitated student group discussions of intermediate micro-economic theories. 



Budgeting & financial management, monitoring & evaluation (e.g. theory of change, results framework, and Logframes), strategic planning (e.g. SWOT analysis, scenario mapping, core competency mapping, and strategic canvassing), grant-writing, facilitation & partnership building (e.g. organizational network analysis), and gender analysis & mainstreaming.


Qualitative/quantitative research design and analysis (e.g. differential/inferential analysis using regression, t-test, (M)ANOVA, chi-square, etc.) using SPSS, MaxQDA, STATA, Excel, Epi Info 7.0, GIS, and Matlab.


Nuclear magnetic resonance, thin layer chromatography, electrophoresis, IR Spectroscopy, polymerase chain reaction/DNA thermal cycler, Genesis, Neuron, ChemBioDraw, and XPP.


Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.


Photography editing, developing, and printing (i.e. B&W film and digital). 


French (Elementary Competency), Hindi (Moderate Competency), and Gujarati (Moderate Competency). 

Qualifications, Certifications, & Professional Development

  • Master of Development Practice, Emory University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences, 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Emory University, College of Arts and Sciences, 2012
  • Study Abroad Program in Neuroscience, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France, 2012
  • Revenue Management Certificate issued from Choice Hotels International, (Dec 2015)
  • Hospitality Operations Success Training (HOST) Certificate issued from Choice Hotels International, (June 2014-Present)

  • Unique Leadership training provided Ms. Nannette Cantrell, founder of NLC Consultants LLC, (Jan - Feb 2014)

  • Development Leadership Institute Certificate issued from Development Project Management Institute, Monterey Institute of International Studies, (Aug 2013-Present)

  • Managing Development: Tapping into your Intercultural Leadership training provided by Ms. Claudia Chang, Global Social Development Consulting, (Apr 2013)

  • Field Practicum Preparation Workshop training provided by Mr. Victor Robinson and Ms. Andrea Rodericks, Emory University, (Apr 2013)