Michelle Martin


2007 - Present


The University of Iowa

Integrated Practice

GPA: 4.0/4.0

2008 - Present


The University of Iowa

1) Human Services Planning, 2) Housing/Community Development

GPA: 4.0/4.0

2004 - Present


Purdue University

Graduation with Distinction

Senior Honors in Psychology Award

Minors in Biology & Criminal Justice

Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present


The University of Iowa Office of Student Disability Services
  • Advisor - facilitated academic accommodations for students with disabilities, counseled students on academic problems or concerns,  provided guidance to prospective students
  • Alternative Media Services (AMS) - assisted with program which transcribes printed course materials into alternative formats, oriented new student users to AMS technology, supervised 10 student employees working in AMS lab
  • Liaising - represented SDS on UI committees: Greek Award Committee, Iowa Edge Planning Committee, Student Services Assessment Team, Council on Disability Awareness
  • Marketing - created SDS office brochure, website editor, directed website renovation project, created intra- and inter-office forms, and developed informational flyers/posters for students
Jan 2008 - Sep 2008

Director of Volunteer Services

Johnson County Crisis Center
  • Recruited, trained, and supervised volunteer pool of over 300 individuals
  • Increased number of volunteers by over 33% within six months of hire date
  • Maintained Crisis Center website, social networking websites, and volunteer database
  • Planned and executed special events and fundraisers
  • Developed and conducted publicity campaigns/educational programs
  • Provided direct services through Crisis Line and Food Bank
Jun 2006 - Jan 2008

Public Housing Assistant

Iowa City Housing Authority
  • Conducted case management for over 80 households in Public Housing Program
  • Performed property management for Public Housing Program, Sunflower Property Management, and Peninsula Apartments
  • Assisted with planning and implementation of homebuyer education courses, poverty trainings for city employees, and other workshops
Aug 2006 - May 2007

Graduate Assistant

The University of Iowa Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Advanced Practicum

Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Iowa City Housing Authority
  • Coordinated and planned community events/workshops: Bridges out of Poverty, donation drive for Katrina victims, financial education class for teens in residential treatment facility, and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, among others
  • Represented ICHA on committees: Program Coordinating Committee for Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Johnson County Coalition against Domestic Violence, Local Homelessness Coordinating Board
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Teaching Assistant

The University of Iowa Department of Social Work
  • Social Welfare Policy and Practice (Fall 2005)
  • Introduction to Social Work Research (Spring 2006)
Jan 2005 - May 2005

Foundation Practicum

Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County
  • Developed and implemented “Welcome Wagon” for new neighborhood residents
  • Co-facilitated after-school program for youths ages 5-13
Sep 1998 - Aug 2003

Branch Assistant

Allen County Public Library
Jan 2003 - May 2003

Teaching Assistant - Child Psychology, IPFW (under Professor Vartanian)

Purdue University - Fort Wayne