Education

Education
Aug 2011 - Present

Master of Arts

University of Connecticut
  • Graduate Assistant in the Department of Student Activities Programs Office
Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bachelor of Science

Bentley University

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a High Distinction in Management
  • Awarded Presidential Scholarship
  • Major GPA: 3.91; Cumulative GPA: 3.66

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Graduate Assistant, Department of Student Activities Programs Office

University of Connecticut

  • Responsible for coordinating UConn's Late Night program, which provides educational and social events for students on campus every Friday and Saturday night.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with outside venders, university departments, and other constituents.
  • Manage an annual budget of $300,000 and oversee all appropriate paperwork.
  • Co-supervise 10 student staff members ensuring they meet office standards and provide exceptional service at the various programs and events.
Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

Division Head

Camp Weequahic

  • Member of the camp program's residential leadership team.
  • Directly supervised, trained, and provided support to 13 college-aged staff members who lived and worked directly with the campers.
  • Organized age-appropriate programs and activities for the junior boys division, comprised of 45 campers entering third through fifth grade.
Jul 2009 - May 2011

Residential Experience Director

Franklin Pierce University - Department of Residential Life
  • Professional staff member responsible for two apartment complexes housing approximately 240 college students of primarily junior-level standing.
  • Directly supervised a staff of 5 Community Assistants who worked to build community, organize social and educational events and programs, enforce university policy, and act as a resource for their respective residents.
  • Organized and facilitated summer and winter leadership training sessions for paraprofessional student staff members.
  • Served as a judicial hearing officer, heard cases of alleged violations of university policy, and determined appropriatesanctions.
  • Participated in an active on-duty rotation for the entire university campus housing approximately 1,300 students with four other professional staff members to build community, ensure student safety, and address policy violations.
  • Worked to enhance the quality of life and enrich the overall college experience for the students who lived on campus through developing and implementing both social and educational events and programs.
  • Introduced and facilitated a Social Gathering Workshop that informed eligible students of the procedure to register a gathering in their residence that was approved by the Department of Residential Life.
  • Appointed to the University’s Strategic Planning Team charged with developing a university-wide strategic plan that was presented to the Board of Trustees in June 2011.
  • Member of the Student Affairs Division Strategic Planning Council charged with developing a strategic platform.
  • Interacted and collaborated regularly with other departments, including: Career Services, Facilities & EVS, Health Services, Outreach Education and Counseling, Sodexho (food service), Student Involvement.
  • Supported local police, fire, and medical personnel when situations arose requiring their assistance.
  • Advised the Residence Hall Association (RHA) with another professional staff member to provide opportunitiesfor students to organize events and programs on campus for their peers.
  • Advised the Relay for Life Committee, a student organized fundraiser that raised approximately $13,000 in March 2010 and $10,000 in March 2011 to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society.
Aug 2008 - May 2009

Head Resident Assistant

Bentley University - Office of Residence Life
  • Assisted a Residence Director supervise a staff of 8 Resident Assistants, ensuring they met departmental standards and provided quality service to the 250+ residents of the first year residence hall.
  • Collected and compiled deliverables from Resident Assistants (i.e. weekly reports, program evaluations, etc.).
  • Led and organized social and educational events for the Global Living Center, a living-learning community housing 56 first year students focused on promoting cultural awareness among domestic and international students.
  • Served on a weekly on-call rotation for the entire university campus, housing 3,300 students, responded to emergency calls, enforced university policies, and supported both University Police and Resident Assistants.
  • Advised the Hall Council and assisted them in developing social and educational programs.
  • Trained and facilitated diversity training with a staff of 86 Resident Assistants.
  • Member of the recruitment committee – recruited and interviewed for mid-year and full-year Resident Assistants through both group processes and individual interviews.
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

First Year Seminar Peer Facilitator

Bentley University - Office of Academic Services

  • Facilitated a one-credit freshmen seminar course alongside a professional staff member and faculty member.
  • Promoted active learning skills, assisted in implementing cooperative learning techniques, and facilitated class discussions.
  • Organized and implemented course lesson plans on a variety of topics, including: transitioning to college, embracing diversity, developing healthy study and time management skills, rape and sexual assault prevention, and drug and alcohol awareness.
Jan 2007 - May 2008

Resident Assistant

Bentley University - Office of Residence Life
  • Directly ensured the well-being of 30 college students by maintaining order and developing community.
  • Served on an on-duty rotation and enforced university policies in a residence hall housing 250+ first year students.
  • Developed and initiated programs focusing on educational awareness and social interaction to build community.
  • Co-advised the Hall Council and assisted in providing social and educational programs for the residents.

Internship Experience

  • National Grid – Human Resources Business Partners Intern, Waltham, MA, Dec. 2008 – June 2009
  • Commonwealth Financial Network – Training Administrator Intern, Waltham, MA, Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2008
  • Brown Brothers Harriman – Financial Controllers & Human Resources Intern, Dublin, Ireland, June 2008 – July 2008
  • National Grid – Marketing Intern, Waltham, MA, Oct. 2007 – May 2008

Awards and Conferences

  • Franklin Pierce University – SGA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Award Recipient (Dec. 2010)
  • ASCA Conference at Bentley University – Conference Attendee (Oct. 2010)
  • BACHA RA Conference at Stonehill College – Conference Committee Member & Presenter (Oct. 2010)
  • New Professionals Conference at Curry College – Conference Attendee (Aug. 2009, 2010)
  • RLAGS RA Conference at Plymouth State University – Conference Presenter (Nov. 2009)
  • Diversity Conference at UMASS Amherst – Conference Attendee (Nov. 2009)

Computer Skills

Windows XP; Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint; Jenzabar; Perseus Surveys; Blackboard