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Education

2007Present

Masters

The University of Iowa

Integrated Practice

GPA: 4.0/4.0

2008Present

Masters

The University of Iowa

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

GPA: 4.0/4.0

2004Present

Bachelors

Purdue University

Graduation with Distinction

Senior Honors in Psychology Award

Minors in Biology & Criminal Justice

Work experience

Sep 2008Present

Advisor

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 2008Sep 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 2006Jan 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 2006May 2007

Graduate Assistant

The University of Iowa Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Aug 2005May 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)
Aug 2005May 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
Jan 2005May 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 1998Aug 2003

Branch Assistant

Allen County Public Library
Jan 2003May 2003

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

Purdue University - Fort Wayne

Selected Multimedia Projects

Selected Photography

Writing Samples

Professional Presentations

Jackson, J.W., Martin, M., Rose, J., & Rehil, H. (2004, May). Cooperation in Social Dilemmas: Integrating Group Identification and Rational Calculation Models. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

Martin, M., Michael, E., & Wilson, J., & Jackson, J.W. (2003, November). The five factor model of personality, intergroup contact experiences, and intergroup attitudes: Exploring links and limitations. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Indiana University Undergraduate Research Conference.  IUPUI Campus.

Dillman, C., Greth, N., & Martin, M., & Vartanian L.R. (2003, April). Students’ perceptions of undergraduate teaching assistants as a function of time and interpersonal interaction. Presentation given at the Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium.

Skills

Digital photography, Photoshop, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), ArcGIS, SPSS, Happy (Housing Authority software), GiftWorks (Donation and Volunteer software), MS Publisher, Kurzweil (Alternative Media software), web editing