Naomi West

Naomi West

Summary

  • Extensive experience working in very diverse environments gained working both domestic and abroad
  • Detail oriented, able to work on several different projects simultaneously
  • Over four years experience working in travel planning, booking and logistics
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, as well as conversational in Japanese
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to relate, empathize and collaborate with others
  • Experienced coordinator with expertise in staff training and development
  • Solid background working with traditionally marginalized groups, including LGBT Safe Space training

Interest

  • Yoga
  • Healthy Living
  • Snow Skiing
  • Travel
  • Human Advocacy

Work History

Work History

Human Advocate

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Human advocacy for refugees, internally displaced and traditionally marginalized people
  • Chosen to report directly to the head of PR with daily updates for the UNHCR website
  • Coordinated tiered intercultural program for the refugees consisting of tolerance training
  • Maintained professional composure in adverse situations
2011 - Present

Activities Coordinator

Gonzaga University International Student Programs
  • Responsible for organizing and coordinating activities for Gonzaga University's international student body
  • 3 years program coordination experience
  • Worked to coordinate student travel as well as additional transportation
  • Adhered to implementation of Gonzaga University Mission, as well as supervised intercultural events
Jun 2011 - Present

Graduate Assistant

Gonzaga University
  • Analyzes verbal, nonverbal and statistical data to prepare reports and studies for professional
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with an astute attention to detail
  • Writes reports and present data in formats such as abstracts, bibliographies, graphs and maps
Nov 2011 - Present

International Travel Consultant

ROW Adventures

  • Responsible for providing individual guests and large groups with every detail of the travel experience including; reservation, confirmation of booking, packing lists, transportation logistics, etc. 

  • Directly responsible for Antarctica and Lodge-to-Lodge Galapagos land based tours

  • Maintains detailed records while working on several projects simultaneously 

  • Creates and disseminates itineraries 

  • Stays in constant communication with ground support abroad to ensure successful execution of logistics
Mar 2012 - Present

North American Sales Manager

Red Mangrove USA
  • Head of the Red Mangrove sales and development for North America
  • Work closely with multiple travel agents and outfitters to coordinate travel logistics for international travel  
  • Develops new business opportunities in North America and abroad 
  • Attended trade shows, conferences and meetings representing Red Mangrove product
Nov 2010 - Aug 2012

Writer

Drive Digital Media
  • Continuously demonstrating creativity by transcribing medical documents full of technical jargon into scripts for broadcasts.
  • Proven commitment to deadlines.
Mar 2011 - May 2011

Human Advocate

Generatie Tanara Romania
  • Worked as part of the marketing team in a leadership capacity to help the NGO communicate more effectively the signs of human trafficking
  • Worked closely with authorities to further understand the flow of human slave trade
2008 - 2010

Teacher, Program Advisor, Marketing

AEON Corporation
  • Integral part of the foreign teaching staff as well as responsible for mentoring new teachers
  • Cultivated a strong working knowledge of advising university students in their academic journey
  • Collaborated with staff, students and community members to create accessible community classes
  • Developed marketing campaigns and directly led to 30% increase in sales during the "Talk-Talk" Campaign
2002 - 2008

Actress

Professional Actress

Solid on camera experience in national ad campaigns including; Hershey’s, Ford, Warner Brothers, Hyundai, Dunkin Donuts, Coca-Cola,  etc. as well as many local; Cox Cable, Vanie Poyey Photography, Detch Styling Studio etc. In addition to representing several national products, I also developed a strong resume consisting of film and television.

2004 - 2007

Site Director, Marketing Representative and Teacher

Princeton Review
  • Demonstrated success in student test scores led to a promotion to site director
  • Developed customized strategies with students worked closely
  • Worked closely with my to more effectively deliver content
  • illustrated my ability to succeed in sales goals
  • Volunteered in outreach programs for at-risk youth, which led to improved scores within first generation college applicants

Education

Education

Bachelor's degree

Gonzaga University
Jan 2011 - Present

Masters Degree

Gonzaga University

Skills

Skills

Japanese