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Work experience

Jan 2011Present

Victim Advocate

Center of Protective Environment (COPE)

Assist victims of domestic violence by providing a full range of services, including assistance with crisis intervention, court support, community relations, and community referrals.

Key highlights 

  • Prevented a woman from losing her children through diligent research and communication. 
  • Presented compelling evidence in the cases of two clients resulting in pro bono legal representation for both.
  • Composed a client success story presented to civic leaders by the Director of COPE.

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Victim Advocate

Twelfth Judicial District, Lincoln County, NM

APPLIED SOCIOLOGY INTERNSHIP

Drives efficiency while providing dedicated support to the Deputy District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney, and Victim Advocate.

Key highlights 

  • Selected by the District Office Manager to conduct statistical review of crime rates and victim advocacy services in Lincoln County due to demonstrated knowledge and skill in quantitative research and applied data  analysis; this project supports the DA's intent to request additional victim advocacy funding when presenting the fiscal budget to the Legislative Finance Committee.
  • Given sole responsibility for duties of Victim Advocate due to her leave of absence.  With little training, I immediately stepped in to the position.  Received excellent feedback about my performance.

Education

Jan 2005Aug 2010

Texas State University - San Marcos

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED SOCIOLOGY, summa cum laude

Relevant coursework:  Juvenile Delinquency, Criminology, Applied Data Analysis, SPSS software, and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; achieved Dean’s List each semester.

MINOR: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

Relevant coursework:  Fundamentals of Criminal Law, Forensic Evidence, Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Crime Theory and Victimization.

Skills

Visual Basic programming language
Microsoft Office Suite, DOS, Windows, Macintosh
SPSS software
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) predictive analytics software used to evaluate data for research.
Research Methods
I have done a major research project for quantitative research methods class, one for qualitative research methods class, and several for other classes throughout my academic career.  Three of these papers can be found above in the "Research Methods" section.   I was able to apply my research skills during my recent internship with the District Attorney's office.  That project is entitled "Research for Internship" and can be found under the Research Methods category on the right.
Writing and Editing
Various examples can be found under the "Academic Writing" section on the right.  I received perfect scores on three of the projects and high A's on the others.

References

Reed Thompson

Internship supervisor

Robert T. Tally, Jr., Ph.D.

Nathan Pino, Ph.D.

Susan B. Day, Ph.D.

College advisor and mentor

Academic Writing

Summary

Enthusiastic self-starter with passion for victim advocacy and juvenile/adult justice. 

  • Communicates with precision and impact with an intuitive ability to rapidly process and absorb new information.
  • Blends expert attention to detail and research skills with an impressive academic career to effectively promote directives and key messages.
  • Recognized as a strong leader with impeccable integrity, inspiring confidence and trust.
  • Proficiency with researching, writing, and editing complement technological skills that include SPSS analytical software, DOS, Windows, Macintosh, Visual Basic, and MS Office Suite

Utilizes both formal training and well-honed instincts to accurately assess the big picture in terms of the case and individual components within.

"Ms. Lee is exactly what we want... interested in learning, determined to prove herself, and disciplined... provides a perfect role for other students... leads by example, persuasion, and challenge... a student in my Criminology course, she earned one of the nine A's in a class of 69... the only perfect score on the term paper... recommend her without reservation."

Susan Day, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Texas State University

Inherent flexibility and proven aptitude to adapt well to fast-paced and challenging environments.

"... taught her in my Juvenile Delinquency class... earned a well-deserved A... noticed her intellectual curiosity, keen mind, and impeccable writing skills... critical thinking... dedicated to intellectual pursuits... works well with others from diverse backgrounds... not exaggerating when I say that Linda is one of the best overall students I have ever taught."

Nathan Pino, Ph.D., Texas State University

Augments a long-term career objective with focus, determination, and drive to work and progress within the legal defense field.

"... Ms. Lee's intelligence, work ethic, and commitment... attention to detail... consistently strives to improve... remarkable ability to read critically... a sharp eye... final paper...among the best... truly outstanding." Robert Tally, Jr., Ph.D., Texas State University

See "Letters of Recommendation" section below for complete letters

Prior Career Progression

Prior Career Progression   

  • Medical Transcriptionist, Canyon Lake, TX
  • Marketing / Programmer / Customer Service, Baker SPD, San Antonio, TX
  • Executive Assistant to Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Milwhite, Inc., Houston, TX
  • Executive Secretary to Region Manager, Petrolite, Houston, TX
  • Executive Assistant to CEO, Career and Executive Options, Houston, TX
  • Administrative Secretary to Head, Department of Neurophysiology, The Methodist Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Texas Children's Hospital; Professor of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX

Objective

To establish a career in the area of victim advocacy and juvenile or adult justice .

Honors and Activities

HONORS

•Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society

•Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

•Golden Key International Honour Society

•AlphaChiNationalCollege Honor Society

•Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Sociology – Spring 2010

•Who’s Who at Texas State 2007-2008

•TexasState Brightest Star Award 2007-2008

•University Honors Program

•Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for Freshmen

•Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society for Freshmen

SCHOLARSHIPS • INVITATIONS •TexasState College of Liberal Arts Graduate Scholarship 2010-2011

•Geoff Wood Memorial Scholarship – Fall 2006 and Spring 2010

•CJ (Red) Davidson Scholarship 2008-2009

•The College of Liberal Arts Award for Academic Excellence 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009

•TexasState Alumni Association Scholarship 2006 through 2009

•Charlotte M. McCord Non-Traditional Student Scholarship – Spring 2006 and Fall 2008

•Graduate program, Department of Sociology, TexasStateUniversity – accepted

•Master of Arts in Literature program, Department of English, TexasStateUniversity (invited)

•Teach for America (invited)

•National Student Exchange (invited)

NOMINATIONS

•Outstanding Undergraduate Student – College of Liberal Arts 2010

•International Scholar Laureate Program

•Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization

•Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity

SERVICE TO OTHERS

•Interruptions:  Multicultural Anti-Racism Peer Educator Group

•Liberal Arts Undergraduate Student Advisory Council representative for Department of Sociology

•Texas State Alumni Association Student Chapter member

•C.L.A.S.S. (Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society) volunteer

•The Oaks Property Owners Association Board of Directors and Architecture Committee

•Bluebell Chapter No. 856 Order of Eastern Star