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Work experience

Jul 2010Jul 2011

Family Advocacy / Outreach Caseworker (Volunteer)

Christian Appalachian Project
  • Provided emergency financial and material assistance to those in need
  • Managed cases of more than 200 low-income families
  • Conducted home visits to evaluate the material and emotinoal needs of participants
  • Coordinated seasonal programs with limited resources and with little formal training
  • Managed a small team of volunteers, communicated with other agencies, and verified information and statistics
  • Created monthly newsletters and implemented new data documentation

As the Rockcastle Community Business Coordinator

  • Liaised between the Volunteer Life Manager and the community (varying in size between eight to thirteen members)

  • Managed community budget and kept expenses consistently under-budget

Aug 2009May 2010

Student Ambassador

Brescia University Admissions Department
  • Represented the university by providing tours for prospective students, families, and groups
  • Wrote and maintained a blog on the university website, providing prospective students with insights of college life
  • Acted as an overnight hostess to prospective students
  • Led student panel during Open House and Preview Days
Aug 2008May 2010

Peer Tutor

Brescia University Student Support Services
  • Analyzed and evaluated student data regarding class performance
  • Instructed other college students in academic material of various subjects, primarily English and writing skills
  • Developed students' study skills and test-taking strategies
  • Addressed student concerns and questions regarding professors, exams, classes, and general college life


Jul 2011Aug 2011

Leaders in Transition Certification Program

University of Notre Dame

The Leaders In Transition Certificate Program in Career Management is presented by the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business Master of Nonprofit Administration Program in collaboration with the Center for Social Concerns, Alumni Association, and Career Center.

Aug 2006May 2010

Bachelor of Science

Brescia University

Extracurricular involvement included:

  • Student Government Assocation, Executive Officer (2008-2010)
  • Board of Trustees member (2008-2010)
  • National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (2006-2010)
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society and Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society (2008-2010)

Awards included:

  • Dean's List (2007-2010)
  • Alumni Association Student Award (2010)
  • SGA Senior Award (2010)
  • Owensboro Rotary Club Larry Hager Award (2010)