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Work experience

Sep 2013Present

Direct Services Coordinator

Foothills Alliance

Sexual Trauma Center, Anderson, SC

Coordinating services to survivors of sexual assault in Anderson and Oconee Counties (which consists of emergency room accompaniment, crisis hotline phone calls, referrals, etc.). Maintaining the crisis hotline (24 hours a day/365 days a year) and ensuring that there are primary and secondary members on call to make certain that survivors are able to receive support and advocacy at all times. Assist in recruiting, maintaining and supervising a strong volunteer program for program support. Serving as a liaison between survivors and appropriate community services agencies (i.e. DSS, Mental Health, Law Enforcement, Solicitor's Office and hospital personnel).

Jan 2013Present

Intern and Guardian

Guardian Ad Litem

Pickens, SC

Intern and Guardian Advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Assist administrative staff with clerical work Maintain assigned cases, as well as generate assessment reports.

Oct 2012Aug 2013

Volunteer Advocate

Foothills Alliance

Sexual Trauma Center, Anderson, SC

Advocate for sexually abused victims, on-call several nights a week answering hot-line calls, and assist clients at local Emergency Room when needed.

Aug 2012Aug 2013

Mentor

Clemson University

Clemson SC

Tiger2Tiger Mentor-Assist students with identified disabilities in navigating the Clemson University campus.

Jun 2012Aug 2013

Research Specialist

Clemson University

Clemson SC

In charge of designing and running experiments using specific techniques(task analysis, focus groups, transcription) with a strong emphasis on human factors. Assure that Qualitative Coding is used in entering and analyzing data, oversee scheduling of phone calls to study participants, monitor packet preparation and content for mailers sent to participants,  and responsible for note taking during focus group sessions.

Jan 2012Jul 2012

Clemson Community Center

Clemson Community Center

Clemson SC

Distribute food and clothing to those in need.

Education

Aug 2009Dec 2012

B.S. in Psychology

Clemson University

Minor: Management

Cumulative GPA of 3.53; graduated Cum Laude

Scholarships received: Life Scholarship and Dick Smith Scholarship

Skills

Crisis Intervention
Qualitative Research
Community Outreach
Silograms
Observation
My ability to remember objects and their positions
Graphoria
Data entry

References

Marlina Willard, LCSW

"Meghan has been with our agency through some changes in staff, and has been a critical part of the re-organization process. She is always energetic and ready to help at a moment's notice. "

Training Certifications

Jan 2014Present

Authorized Facilitator Workshop

Darkness to Light
This training allows me to be a facilitator for Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children Training. This training educates the community about recognizing child sexual abuse and how to proceed if child sexual abuse has occurred.
Aug 2014Present

Certificate of Attendance and Successful Completion

Provide, Inc.
This training was about "reproductive coercion and difficult topics in reproductive health care referrals."
Sep 2014Present

Certificate of Participation

State Office of Victim Assistance
Successful completion of the SOVA Crime Victims' Compensation training.
Dec 2013Dec 2015

SCCADVASA's Victim Service Provider Core Certification Training

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Profile

  • Advocate: Advocate for sexually abused victims at the Foothills Alliance Sexual Trauma Center.
  • Guardian: Advocate for abused and neglected children in Pickens County judicial system.
  • Research Assistant: Design and run experiments with strong emphasis on human factors.
  • Volunteer: Package food and clothing at the Clemson Community Center.