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Work experience

Jun 2014Aug 2014

Activity Director Internship (Roanoke, Va)

Brandon Oaks Retirement Community

Betty Jenkins [Activity Director Manager]

  • Assisted loading residents into vehicles for transportation, helped direct floor meetings and discussions, served beverages and snacks during events, assisted residents to the event area, conducted several activities with the residents, and guided residents to meals and daily scheduled activities
Jun 2013Aug 2013

Trading Post Staff (Hiwassee, Va)

Camp Ottari BSA

Mary Lou Schwarzer [Trading Post Manager]

  • Operated registers, assisted manager, prepared foods in snack bar, and independently worked as sales person and cashier in gift shop


Aug 2011May 2015

Bachelor of Science Candidate in Psychology

Longwood University (Farmville, Va)

Required course work in Longwood's Bachelor degree program includes cognitive functions, biopsychological processes, human behavior, history of psychology, research methods, Statistics with SPSS, opportunities for independent studies, internships related to specific concentration.

Major: Psychology

Minor: Art

GPA: 2.67

  • Episcopal Farmville Youth Group (2011 – 2013)  -Volunteered in FACES [Farmville Area Community Emergency Services], assisted in tight ropes course
  • Performed and participated in Longwood Belly Dancing Club (2012-2013) -Attended regular meetings, performed in various Longwood events, participated in the Longwood Recital
  • Longwood Wind Ensemble (2011-2013)- Attended regular practices, participated in various Longwood concerts,  traveled to perform at different high schools, performed at dinner events

Learning Behavior

The excel file demonstrates the different effects of an unconditioned stimulus in the virtual rat pro 3.0 Sniffy program. The graph represents the low, medium, and high intensity shocks presented to sniffy in three trials representing generalization and sensitization to the US.

Research Methods

Written assignment based on hypothetical research study to be conducted on Longwood students, includes APA style

Abnormal Psychology

Written essay that applies abnormal psychology to a significant character in the movie Sybil (1976)


Community Service
Woodlawn United Methodist Youth Group (2000-2005): Volunteered in local food shelters, missionary trips, maintained paint job in local zoo
Job’s Daughters International (2001 to present): Actively involved in leadership positions (Honored Queen 2003-2004 and 2009-2010), organized and attended community outreach programs, raised money for HIKE foundation, supported Shriner’s Circus, and a majority member


Apr 2014Present

Suicide Prevention

Program provides pamphlets, contact card, and booklet on suicide prevention and safety, allows demonstrations and active participation within course, teaches signs of suicidal behaviors and actions to prevent behaviors.


Christy Porterfield (Blacksburg, Va)

Virginia Tech Human Resources Manager (540) 231-9936

Robin Haas

VA Hospital Customer Service Patient Advocate (540) 982-2463, x. 3967

Mary Lou Schwarzer (Hiwassee, Va)

Reservation Trading Post Manager (540) 798-2554