Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Community Leader

Parkour Austin

Parkour Austin, established in 2008, is dedicated to the promotion and safe practice of parkour in Austin and the surrounding regions.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of surrounding communities
  • Communication with local institutions
  • Coordination and instruction at weekly training sessions
  • Promotion of effective communication among members
  • Education about the discipline of parkour for Austin at large
  • Promotion of the discipline within the community
  • Exploration of community outreach opportunities
  • Mentorship of at-risk youth members

Achievements:

  • Negotiated allowable training practices with the University of Texas's Office of the Dean of Students
  • Expanded citywide membership from 15 regular attendees to about 100
  • Spearheaded five jams and workshops to develop surrounding communities, including College Station, Waco, Fredericksburg, and Dallas / Fort Worth
  • Organized five backpacking / nature training sessions attended by members of both Austin and surrounding communities
Aug 2008 - Present

Advisor

Chinese Youth Camp

The Houston Area Chinese Youth Camp is a week-long summer camp for youth ages 8–18 that teaches Chinese culture, including martial arts, history, calligraphy, art, dance, and traditional games.

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day stewardship of eighteen campers, age 14–16
  • Oversight, management, and mentorship of a team of four counselors, age 17–18
  • Managing up to camp coordinator
Oct 2008 - Present

Volunteer

Enlightenment Education Program

The Enlightenment Education Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a chance for education to those who would otherwise be without.  Since its establishment in 1982, it has constructed hundreds of schoolhouses in rural China and provided financial aid to tens of thousands of needy Chinese high school and college students.

Responsibilities:

  • Intake interview and assessment of potential financial aid clients
  • Distribution of financial aid to current clients
  • Photographic documentation of commissioned schoolhouse inspection
  • Needs assessment of potential client communities
  • Presentation on importance of education to college clients
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Volunteer

AIDS Services of Austin

The mission of AIDS Services of Austin is to respond to the HIV needs of the Austin area by providing services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and the community in the face of an evolving epidemic.

Responsibilities:

  • Receiving and filling food pantry client orders
  • Processing incoming shipments at the food pantry
  • Encoding open-ended questions of client satisfaction questionnaires
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Mentor and Job Coach

Ventana del Soul

Ventana del Soul is a nonprofit organization that fosters community and helps at-risk youth become active citizens.  It provides safe, positive and constructive after-school opportunities for youth ages 10–18 to fulfill court ordered community service.

Responsibilities:

  • Modeling positive behaviors for adolescent clients in the justice system
  • Encouraging clients to explore, set, and pursue education and career goals
  • Fostering a sense of sanctuary and nonjudgmental acceptance of clients
  • Teaching clients professional expectations and ethical behaviors in a workplace environment
Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

Multimedia Director

Texas Parkour

Responsibilities:

  • Creative oversight and implementation of all multimedia productions including video, graphic design, literature, and new media
  • Development of company image
  • Community building and member engagement with collaborative and interactive multimedia projects
Aug 2006 - Dec 2006

Kindergarten Science Instructor

UTeach Outreach

The UTeach Outreach program, started in 1995, recruits and trains undergraduate students from the University of Texas School of Natural Sciences as teachers in AISD schools.  Serving over 6,000 elementary students, participants are given hands-on experience in education.

Achievements:

  • Instructed two classes of kindergarten students weekly in subjects such as volume, colors, and insect anatomy
  • Created lesson plan on basic tastes implemented by UTeach Outreach cohort
2000 - 2002

Co-President

American Red Cross Association

The American Red Cross Association furthered the mission of the American Red Cross within the University of Texas community.  It has experienced considerable growth in the last decade and is now known as the American Red Cross Club at UT Austin.

Achievements:

  • Co-founded the organization in 2000
  • Established working relationship with the American Red Cross of Central Texas
  • Established committees to actualize proposed projects such as CPR mass training and water safety courses
1998 - 2000

Youth Advisory Committee Vice Chair

United Way Kids' Way

The United Way Kids' Way is designed to instill in youth a sense of responsibility for the welfare of others.  Its Youth Advisory Committee consists of local high school students.

Responsibilities:

  • Committee review of grant proposals for programs serving youth in the greater Houston area
  • Advise the Kids' Way on funding options to optimally further its vision
  • Conduct site visits for current and proposed funding recipients
  • Participate in implementation of Kids' Way projects
1997 - 2000

Co-President

Clements High School Red Cross Club

Founded in 1997, the Clements High School Chapter of the American Red Cross was the first of many high school-based Red Cross clubs in the greater Houston area.  It teaches service, initiative, and organizational skills to the students of Clements High School.

Responsibilities:

  • Development of service programs
  • Establishment and oversight of project committees
  • Researching volunteer opportunities from outside agencies
  • Logistical planning for all events
  • Recruitment of potential members
  • Reporting to staff sponsor

Achievements:

  • Co-founded the organization in 1997
  • Organized annual Christmas talent shows at local nursing home
  • Provided members with at least one volunteer opportunity per week during the school year
  • Published a weekly member newsletter
  • Recruited a membership of over 100 students

Education

Education

National Merit Scholar

Awarded 2000

Certifications

Certifications
May 2010 - Aug 2010

HealthStart Foundation

Austin, TX, USA
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Sunten Technology

Houston, TX, USA
May 2006 - Aug 2006

Tan Associates, Inc.

Houston, TX, USA