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Work experience

Jan 2010Dec 2010

Resource Specialist

Des Moines Area Community College

·Recruited Des Moines high school drop-out, ages 16-20, through informational sessions and other venues.

·Branded new program through logo design, marketing, and other media.

·Advised 12 former high school drop-outs, majority first generation and low income, in their first semester of college.

·Created curriculum, and taught The College Experience (SDV108), 1-credit, and Study Strategies (SDV115), 2-credit.

·Maintained and updated Microsoft Access Student Database.

·Worked with students who had significant cognitive disabilities and had an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Jul 2009Dec 2010

Tables Games Dealer

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino

· Welcomed guests to Prairie Meadows and provided customer service to guests.

· Provided premier gaming entertainment experience.Dealt Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Crazy Four Poker, Mississippi Stud, Texas Shootout, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Single Deck Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, and Pai Gow Poker.

· Responsible for proper cash transactions, and over $50,000 in gaming chips.

Jul 2005Jun 2009

Residence Hall Director

Iowa State University Department of Residence

·Gave Residence Hall Tours to prospective students and several international student groups/students.

·Served as an academic resource/advisor and mentor for not only residents but for students on campus

·Taught Psychology 131, a 1-credit academic skills class.

·Hired, trained, supervised, mentored, assisted, and formally evaluated 12 Community Advisors.

·Served as Hall Director on Duty in yearly duty rotation coverage and crisis response for 13 residence halls (7,000 residents).

·Managed residence hall budget, which includes allocations for payroll, supplies, and programming.

·Assisted and supported professional selection processes for Hall Directors and Graduate Hall Directors.

·Mediated student/behavioral issues through direct confrontation, student judicial hearings, and educational sanctions.

·Directed Custodial and Maintenance staff to maintain building.

·Advised Friley Hall Senate and assisted with program planning and various other educational opportunities.

Feb 2003Jun 2005

Freshman Honors Program Coordinator - Program Assistant

Iowa State University Honors Program

·Served as an academic resource/advisor/mentor, and provided class scheduling resources as well 4 year plan guidance.

·Responsible for day-to-day management of Freshman Honors Program (FHP) (400 high-ability first year students).

·Taught Honors 322U (class), “Race, Ethnicity, and Community Relations.”

·Collaborated with faculty/staff on various academic initiates, including supporting the Freshman Mentor Program.

·Hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated student staff, including 3 Undergraduate Assistants, and 72 upper-class Leaders.

·Responsible for student recruitment through on-site meetings with prospective students and families.

·Provided support, guidance, and training for FHP Leaders, and planning and implementation of Honors 121 syllabus.

·Worked with full-time and student staff to plan, budget, execute, and assess the overnight FHP Retreat for 450 students.

·Maintained and created various Honors Program databases.

Jul 2001Dec 2002

Resource Counselor

Iowa State University Ronald E. McNair Program

·Worked with first generation and low income students to pursue a terminal degree.

·Met with students weekly to evaluate their college progress and success.

·Maintained participant database in Microsoft Access and submitted Annual Performance Report.


Aug 1991May 1998

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

Iowa State University of Science and Technology