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Work experience

2006Present

Office Assistant (part-time)

Dr. Prudencio – ENT Office

  • Edit, scan, fax and attach files on computer integrated system
  • Schedule appointments, respond to calls and assist with patients
  • Create and organize office documents, signage, and paper filing system
2007Present

Camp Leader (full time, seasonal)

Girls Rock! Summer Day Camp

  • Plan, develop and facilitate activities for girls (ages 6-12) including cooking, dancing, music, crafts, drama, scrapbooking and games
  • Provide a comfortable and safe environment for the girls to develop confidence and a positive self image through exploration
  • Mentor, support and  motivate leaders-in-training
2001Present

Childcare Provider (part time)

Childcare by Laura

  • Provide activities and maintain routine for children, including overnight
  • Manage household tasks
  • Currently provide childcare for a family of 6 children weekly
20082009

Contractor

The Finance Group
  • Data entry in database
  • Examine quarterly and annual reports for investors
  • Reference International Financial Reporting Standards for top companies in the world
Nov 2007Feb 2008

Contractor

Prinova
  • Data entry
  • Formatting promotion materials
  • Editing documents
Jul 2006Dec 2006

Clubhouse Maintenance and Womens Locker Room Attendant

Westmount Private Golf and Country Club
  • Cleaning of washrooms, lobby, restaurant, lounge and ladies locker room
  • Washing doors and windows 
  • Shining brass plates
  • Sanitizing office materials
  • Laundry

Education

Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Eastwood Collegiate Institute
  • Graduated with Honours
  • Ontario Scholar
  • Mennonite Credit Union Community Scholarship recipient (community involvement)
Sep 2007Apr 2011

Honours Bachelor of Arts

University of Waterloo

Social Development Studies applies an interdisciplinary approach to address the human condition in relation to social issues in local, national, and global contexts. The courses are in human and social development, including psychology, sociology, and social work. The curriculum develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal relations, leadership, civic engagement, and global citizenship.

  • Principal’s Scholar of Excellence and achievement scholarship recipient
  • Yuen-Mei Cheung Chan Scholarshiprecipient (highest average entering 3rd year)
  • Dean’s Honours List recipient every term
  • Current Cumulative Average of 87%
  • Research Apprenticeship on Citizens of the World: Global Citizenship Education for $79,000 SSHRC Grant
  • Teaching Asssitant for Philosophy
  • Received over $20,000 in scholarships and awards for education and social work

Papers (with courses) include:

  • An Insightful View of Peace (Peace and Conflict Studies)
  • The Increased Risk of Homelessness for Women (Social Welfare Policy)
  • Quests for Growth: Human Nature as Changing (Human Nature)
  • School Counselling: Much Needed, Underappreciated (Education and Society)
  • A Personal Reflection on Addictions and Family Violence (Family Violence)
  • The Definition of Oppression (Gender Issues)
  • An Insightful View of Peace (Peace and Conflict Studies)
  • The Increased Risk of Homelessness for Women (Social Policy)
  • Case Study: Repeated Domestic Violence Against His Mother and the Legacy of Witnessing It (Child Maltreatment)
  • Feminism in a Web of Power (Women's Studies)
  • Conformity and Persuasion Tactics of Initiations (Social Psychology)
  • Violence against Women: Perpetuated through the development of a child (Life Processes)
  • A Psychobiography of Depression (Personality Theory of Psychology)
  • Differential Association Theory and Social Bonding Theory Applied (Criminology)

Othe Courses:

  • Speech Communications: Interpersonal Communication
  • Development Psychology
  • Psychology-Theories of Individual Counselling
  • Intro to Sexuality
  • Psychosexual Organization
  • Changing Concepts of Childhood
  • Parents, Children and Family Relations
  • Couples, Marriages, and Families
  • Adult Life Crises and Events
  • Social Research
  • Social Statistics
  • Social Deviance
  • Social Work with Individuals- Theory and Practice
  • Intro to Psych
  • Intro to Social Work
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Geography and Human Habitat
  • Human Science- Dialogues of Reason and Faith

  • Philosophy
  • Music
  • Italian Culture and Civilization
  • War and Society in Europe 1914-1945
  • Ancient Greek Society
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Religious Quests
20032006

Central Huron Secondary School
  • Attained first class honours and highest class average in grade 9 – 11
  • Angela Konarski Memorial Award recipient (best contribution to the school and community in involvement, attitude and academics)
  • 2 French Awards, a spanish award, a math award, a law award

Portfolio

Interests

Basketball

Singing and Piano

Theatre

Reading

Spirituality

Social Justice/Activism

Education

Objective

To continue to be a social change agent by providing opportunities to explore how we can create a safe, just and connected community.

Media Abilities

Microsoft Programs

(Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Document Imaging)

Windows Media Player

Windows Messenger

CIS

Adobe

Prezi

facebook

Blogs

Myspace

Skype

Paint

Interesting Experiences

  • Co-created and facilitated pilot drama project for SASC
  • Created and led Operation Cooperation for Boys Rock! Conference
  • Past member of Inshallah Global Choir
  • Past member of Arpillera Workshop through Neruda Productions
  • Attended National General Council of the United Church Meeting in Kelowna, BC
  • Created and Performed a play on abuse for Blyth Festival
  • Created and performed a non-speaking play for Sears Drama Festival, winning 3 awards

Volunteer Experience

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region2006-2011

  • Public Education Volunteer, including 40 hours of  training in feminist framework
  • Raise awareness of oppression and animate social change
  • Write, promote and facilitate innovative presentations/workshops/policy
  • Recruit, train and support other volunteers and staff
  • Work within concensus decision-making model and modified collective structure

United Church of Canada Youth Forum 2005-2010

  • Coordinator, planner, and home group leader of youth conferences
  • Use the web (Facebook, blogging, posting materials) to inspire questions, dialogue and exploration of spirituality 

Take Back the Night of Waterloo Region 2007-2011

  • Organize, promote with social media, and speak at annual event 
  • Write articles, speeches, and promotional materials 
  • Recruit and collaborate with committee members   

General Council of the United Church of Canada 2009-2012

  • National policy-making and communication of policies to church members
  • Collaborate with church members locally and nationally, with consensus model

Past Volunteer Work:

  • Tutoring students in elementary and high school levels
  • United Church (wrote services, organized youth group events, choirs, plays, nursery and sunday school) 
  • Cleaned and waited at community dinners
  • Worked at Community Ball Park (food booth, revenue control, cleaning and marking lines on diamond)

Recognition

  • National Millennium Excellence Award Laureate (involves ongoing education and activism)
  • Completed the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre Program and Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference. 
  • Most Sportsmanlike and Most Improved Player in sports throughout highschool

Skills

Public speaking and group facilitation

Writing and editing

Researching

Familiarity with Statistical Analysis

Organizing events 

Promotion through social media

Modified collective experience

Collaboration with diverse communities

Policy creation and analysis

Anti Oppression Training