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  • Advanced knowledge of performing complex research for academic and professional purposes
  • Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of computer software packages
  • Significant experience in teaching at the college level and within professional settings
  • Experienced coordinator within a well known not for profit organization
  • Active leader and communicator, working with many different groups and individuals, paying close attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and work under the pressures of time constraints and budget necessities
  • Working knowledge of reading, writing, and maintaining budgets
  • Experience with creating, editing, and propagating marketing and educational material

Work experience

Sep 2008May 2011

Graduate Assistant-Office of the President

Northern Arizona University
  • Provided support for the Commission on the Status of Women, the Commission on Ethnic Diversity, and the Commission on Disability, Access, and Design
  • Provided support for the Commission for Native Americans from 2008-2010
  • Advocated for and work towards the development of diversity-based programs that addressed current and future diversity concerns within the university community
  • Worked closely with faculty, staff, and students to insure that projects and duties were completed in a timely manner
  • Managed Commission websites and email lists
Jan 2011May 2011

Teaching Assistant

Northern Arizona University

  • Assisted instructor with the administration of her online course focused on the Federal and State Constitution
  • Made time to meet with students to discuss coursework, grades, and participation
  • Managed the discussion portion of the course
May 2009Aug 2009

Site Supervisor

City of Flagstaff

  • Provided seasonal leadership for the summer day camp program provided by the City of Flagstaff
  • Oversaw 3 staff and approximately 50 children each day
  • Met with parents and handled all disciplinary concerns that arose
  • Created, implemented, and evaluated new programming ideas
Feb 2008Aug 2008

Adjunct Government Instructor

Central Texas College-Fort Hood

  • Created and implemented curriculum for college level courses focused on state and federal government 
  • Participated in the educational process with all students
  • Led classes designed for members of the Armed Forces in the field of government
  • Created tests and projects that were designed to stimulate the learning process 
Jan 2006Jan 2008

Association Aquatics Coordinator

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

  • Built and implemented programs designed to make the pools of our YMCA safer and more efficient through weekly audits and constant attention
  • Oversaw the Aquatics Quality Team, which included all of our aquatics professionals within the Association, as well as actively participated and led internal policy analyses
  • Maintained required certifications for all aquatics staff, as well as many support staff members, by teaching and/or organizing regularly scheduled courses
  • Created an atmosphere of safety that allowed each of our branches, especially our low income facilities, to become more aware and better prepared to address any and all situations
  • Successfully created and implemented our first automated external defibrillator program at each of our full facility YMCA branches
  • Participated in the after school program administration at Memorial Elementary School in New Braunfels, Texas
  • Worked in all facets of the full wellness/fitness facility at the New Braunfels Family YMCA, including sports, wellness, aquatics, and facility maintenance
May 2005Jan 2006

Aquatics Coordinator

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

  • Created and maintained 2 separate aquatics programs (Westside Family YMCA and YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow), designed to meet the needs of each target population, operating under the guidelines of the YMCA
  • Successfully created a program of in-service for all lifeguards to maintain continuing education requirements as outlined by the YMCA of the USA, the State of Texas, and the Redwoods Group
  • Successfully wrote and maintained the operating budget for Westside Family YMCA
  • Actively participated in the Aquatics Quality Team
  • Achieved 100 percent scores on all lifeguard and paperwork audits during my tenure, a feat not accomplished at either location before


Aug 2008Present

Political Science

Northern Arizona University

Comprehensive Examinations-Successfully completed, Spring 2011

Fields of Study-Public Policy with a focus in Health Policy, American Politics 

Relevant Coursework-Policy Process, Policy Analysis, American Political Institutions, American Political Processes, Political Economy, Public Administration, Rule-making Process, U.S. Healthcare Policy, Rural Health Policy, Comparative Health Policy, Economic Globalization in Health Policy

Jan 2006Aug 2007

Master of Arts

Texas State University

Cognate-Public Administration 

Relevant Coursework-Problem in American Health Policy, Problems in American Politics-Congress, Research Methods for Political Science, Government Information Systems

Sep 1997May 2005

Bachelor of Arts

University of North Texas

Relevant Coursework-Constitutional Law, The Presidency, U.S. Supreme Court, Judicial Politics, Research Methods


Brian Grube

Brian Grube was my supervisor when I served as the Site Director for the summer day camp program.

Allison Hinton

I served under Allison Hinton as a seasonal employee with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio.  She was my mentor as a transitioned from seasonal to full-time employment.

Jackie Gordon

I served under Jackie Gordon during my time as the Association Aquatics Coordinator with the YMCA of Greater San Antonio.  

David Camacho

I worked under Dr. Camacho during my time as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of the President at Northern Arizona University.

William Tracy

Bill Tracy is my wife's Uncle and God Father.  He has provided me with a wealth of knowledge on how I can be successful as I transition out of academia and into the private or nonprofit sectors.