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Innovative, dynamic and results-oriented professional with a commitment to learning and continual growth. Maintains a proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals, demonstrating initiative and leadership, and strategically managing outcomes in fast-paced, changing environments. Influential communicator, able to present complex information with clarity and credibility. Outstanding relationship building, organizational, problem solving, and collaboration skills. 

Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a GPA of 3.85 in major. 

Professional Experience

Sep 2014April 2016

Associate, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships 

Teach for America-National

Drive planning, coordination, and execution of diversity and inclusion recruitment, partnership, and programming focused initiatives (representing LGBTQ, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native, Military Veteran, and Interfaith communities).  Cultivate and manage internal and external relationships. Amplify engagement through digital marketing and communications. Contribute to setting strategic direction and  goal-aligned measures of success, develop and implement targeted diversity programming and recruitment strategies,  and manage data tracking and reporting systems. Partner with internal teams and external organizations to achieve significant gains in talent acquisition, stakeholder engagement, and fundraising.  Design and implement programming to increase awareness and competency around diversity and inclusiveness.

  • Through strategic diversity recruitment efforts, increased pipeline of   qualified candidates in target groups representing a multitude of racial and cultural backgrounds by 25% one year.
  • Consulted and collaborated with regional teams to cultivate partnerships and develop strategic solutions
  • Planned, designed, and facilitated diversity and inclusion recruitment and professional development programming 
  • Served as primary project manager for four national conferences; managed large event budgets; developed data collection and evaluation systems
Nov 2013Sep 2014

Executive Assistant

Teach for America-Metro Atlanta

Provided scheduling and administrative support to Vice President and External Affairs team. Strategically nurtured a positive and collaborative team culture. Maintained compliance with organizational policies and procedures. Created systems and protocols to improve effectiveness and goal attainment. Developed, managed and supported medium and large scale projects and events. Planned and facilitated meetings. Managed communication/outreach campaigns both internally and externally.

  • Recruited and managed 5 interns for first Federal Work Study internship in TFA Metro-Atlanta; Managed employee training curriculum and professional development programming
  • Served as project developer and manager for large scale development events; achieved 100% participation and 95% satisfaction
  • Developed communication and information systems that markedly increased team productivity 
Jun 2011Aug 2013

Elementary Educator-5th Grade General Studies/ELL

Gwinnett County Public Schools/ Teach For America

Responsible for managing a fifth-grade class of fifty-two students. Developed curriculum and aligned courses of study. Successfully planned and executed innovative and impactful lesson plans to build core proficiency in all subject areas. Created reliable assessments and evaluation tools to measure outcomes and develop remediation strategies. Built mutually supportive relationships with all stakeholders to promote meaningful collaboration.

  • Achieved over 90% student passing rate as measured by standardized testing
  • Increased student reading level by 1.8 years in nine months as measured by standardized testing
  • Ranked above school average on benchmark test results
  • Selected as Diversity Leader for Teach for America-Metro Atlanta to develop and promote diversity initiatives
Aug 2009Jan 2011

Legal Assistant

Lackland and Associates Law Firm
Established effective administrative systems to improve organizational efficiency. Composed compelling and relevant internal and external communications .  Strategically developed sustainable organization system that significantly reduced loss/damages and increased efficiency Increased client satisfaction and client retention rates. Completed observational, practical, and theoretical study and applications of civil law.
Aug 2008May 2009

User Support Technician

Georgia Institute of Technology

Provided technical support and solutions to customers. Built trusting relationships with colleagues and customers. Managed information database. Identified and resolved technical and account related issues. Increased efficiency and reduced workflow.


Crystal Rountree

Senior Vice President, Teach For America

Sharon Martland

Manager, Teach For America



Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology, and Culture Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Summa Cum Laude – GPA 3.56  (3.85 in Major)

  • HOPE Scholarship Recipient (2007-2011)
  • President’s Undergraduate Research Award Recipient (2010)
  • Ivan Allen Student Advisory Board (2009-2011)
  • Deans List ( 2008-2011)


  • Keynote Panelist at Out On The Hill Conference (2015)
  • Facilitator, School Leaders of Color Conference (2015)
  • TFA-Metro  Atlanta Diversity Council Member (2011-2015)
  • Sue Lehman regional finalist (2012-2013)

Community InVolvement

  • Member, Urban League Young Professionals 
  • Sponsor, Jr. Beta Club Hopkins Elementary School
  • Volunteer, My Sister's House (Women's and Family shelter)