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Aug 2010May 2014

Bachelor of Arts: English

Florida Gulf Coast University

Extensive study of literature as early as biblical texts to works of modern fiction and nonfiction. I studied Poetry and many of its diverse forms and functions. Formed a comprehensive understanding of both British and North American literature primarily.

Not listed on my Diploma are my two minors : Earth Space science and Creative Writing. These additions to my major provide me with an intimate understanding of our planet and its complex systems. Tectonics, climatology, and astronomy are all subjects covered extensively in my research while attending FGCU. Creative writing as a minor enhances and supports my skills as an English major in that the complex ideas I can gather from a text are able to be discussed in my writing.

Work experience

Aug 2014Present


Fodys Great American Tavern

To provide a comfortable dining experience for guests. Beginning with a warm welcome at the door and seeing that the party was sat with the appropriate number of menus, complimentary bread and butter and water for convenience. primary duties are to input the guests culinary desires from our menu to the kitchen in a timely manner with all appropriate changes and accoutrements that guests requested.  Additional responsibilities included washing the napkins, cleaning cloths and kitchen aprons, polishing silverware and keeping the dining room clean and ready for guests.

Feb 2014Apr 2014

Food Runner/ expo line

House of Brewz Taps & Tapas

My duties were to read food order tickets as the service staff entered them, to the effect that the kitchen could  prepare the guests food. My job was to make sure the kitchen knew what to prepare and in what order, as to maximize efficiency and get food from the kitchen to the table quickly. other duties included knowing the proper presentation of each dish and ensuring temperature sensitive foods were appropriate for consumption, (ie. meat and fish freshness and cooked to safe standards)

Jan 2009Mar 2013

Front service clerk

Publix Supermarket

Charged with providing premier customer service to all store guests.  This entailed packaging purchases in an organized and efficient manner, as well as offering to aid in carrying bags and moving heavy carts to the gusts vehicle. other duties included keeping a clean and organized work area and general cleaning of public areas of the store.


LGBT Support, Education/ Event Coordination

My time at FGCU Provided the opportunity to become the Co-President of the Universities Gay Straight Alliance (student group).

This was a richly rewarding experience and upon graduation I, along with a team of students, had:

  • Organized two campus-wide, week long equality/ pride events
  • represented FGCU at 4 national LGBT conferences
  • collaborated with national and multi national human rights organizations (Human rights campaign, PFLAG, Equality Florida..)

Advocacy for and support of of LGBT youth became a passion of mine and remains so. I had the good fortune of meeting many students from all walks of life and learning the best way to educate students while providing a safe and welcoming environment on campus.