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Maria Isabel T. Paraan

Graduate from Longwood University


I have recently graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor's of Science in Anthropology and Psychology which has helped me learn to adapt my thinking to different situations, to be more flexible, and to think analytically in different situations.  Not only that, but my range of experience has helped to build my communication skills with various people and how to work in many different teams.   


Aug 2012May 2016

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Anthropology

Longwood University

Member of Psi Chi - National Honors Society for Psychology

Member of Lambda Alpha - National Honors Society for Anthropology

Dean's List - Spring Semester 2014

Work experience

Jun 2015Present

Team Member


At Teavana, I work with partners and potential partners to extend their knowledge of tea. This includes health benefits and facts about all of teas sold at Teavana.  As a tea expert, I make sure to recommend teas and tea products that cater to the partner's needs.  I also advise how to properly use our products so that our partners get the most out of their tea experience.

Aug 2015Mar 2016

Research Assistant

Longwood University

Research was done in relation to academic entitlement with a partner and textbook representation with a lab group.  I was also aided in helping other groups with their research by providing feedback on surveys, abstracts, and other writings.  

May 2013Aug 2015


Rebounderz Sterling

Rebounderz is an indoor trampoline arena.  At this job, I was trained in different areas.  One job was to be at the front and greet people who come in, make sure that they have safety waviers and to check the to make sure the waivers are valid before selling jump time.  Others jobs include giving the necessary gear for jumping and guiding the patrons through the safety instructions before escorting them to the jumper.

Jun 2014Aug 2015

Mission Specialist

Sudden Combat

Sudden Combat is an indoor laser tag and reball facility.  As a mission specialist, I operated the technology necessary to the run the games as smoothly as possible.  Before any game, I made sure to go over all safety procedures and how to properly operate the equipment.  During and in between games I would fix any problems with the equipment.  I made sure that everyone was having fun and that everyone was having the best experience that they could have at the facility.

May 2015Jun 2015

Field Archaeologist 

Longwood University

During a summer intersession, I participated in the RPA certified Dr. James W. Jordan Certified Field School.  Here I spent a month actively doing archaeology and contributing to the information of the Randy K. Wade site in Clover, VA.  During my time there, I carefully handled 1,000 year old artifacts and presented organic findings to the rest of the people participating in the field school.

Aug 2010Oct 2010

Sales Associate 

Music & Arts

The time of my employment was during instrument rental season for middle school band students.  I aided parents by giving them the appropriate instrument and accessories that were needed.  I walked the parents through the rental process step-by-step, making sure that they thoroughly understood the process.


A collection of essays and presentations.


Dr. Brian Bates

Professor at Longwood University

Number: 434-395-2875

Email: [email protected]

Association: Professor

Years known: 2

Dr. Sarai Blincoe

Professor at Longwood University 

Number: 434-395-2822

Email: [email protected]

Association: Professor

Years known: 3