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Summary

Higher Education Masters student with expertise in: training/instruction, project management, university operations, creative problem-solving, coordinating special events, and computer proficient.

Work experience

Nov 2006Mar 2008

Administrative Associate

Stanford University

•    Provided executive-level support to the Associate Director for Housing Operations.

•    Planned appropriate use of the Associate Director's time coordinating multiple meetings, preparing presentations, handling email correspondence and generating reports. •    Streamlined department-wide accounting practices, with annual cost savings of $12k.•    Initiated and managed a historical refurbishment project and created additional meeting space.•    Interviewed and trained 2 new-hire Administrative Associates.•    Wrote 100-page resource manual on administrative duties and university policies. •    Event-planned lecture seminars, training, and recognition programs for small and department-wide staff (10-200 people).

Nov 2004Mar 2006

Education Committee Member

City of Bowie

•    Advised council members on education issues impacting the community.•    Event-planned pre-school and college preparation workshops for local families.•    Hosted student and teacher recognition ceremonies attended by city and county officials.•    Reviewed annual operating budget and allocated funds appropriately.

Jan 2002Jun 2004

7th Grade Language Arts Instructor

Mattawoman Middle School

•    Taught inclusion, at-risk and honors students from diverse economic/ethnic backgrounds.•    Educated students to enhance reading comprehension, composition and test-taking strategies.•    Presented cross-curricular theme units to 7th grade Math, Science and Social Studies department to further engage students to learning. •    Selected to chair on a steering committee to evaluate and redesign school-wide discipline policy.•    Mentored first-year teachers on innovative pedagogical and classroom management practices. •    Coached after-school improvisation team that placed top 3rd of schools in county competition.

Education

Sep 2008Present

Masters

University of Iowa
Sep 1998Dec 2001

Bachelor of Arts

Skills

Web-based Research
Produce high-quality research, extracting accurate data from reliable resources. Performed numerous in-depth analysis on wide scope of topics.
Event-Planning
Weddings reception banquets (120 guests), Fund raising dinners, Employee recognition programs, Public speaking engagements, local and national conferences, Web-seminars, Guest lectures, Training sessions.   Experience includes: Efficient time management for set-up, take down. Delegate tasks to appropriate resources. Handle travel arrangements and scheduling logistics within budget.
Access
Utilized software program to input grades. Retrieved data to analyze student achievement.
Excel
Documents include: Data tables, Graphic representions, directories, workflow reports
PowerPoint
Digital Photography & Editing
Specialize in landscape and special events in photo-journalistic style Work includes: photo collages, slide shows with audio Utilize various digital editing software
MS Word
Documents include: Meeting agendas/minutes, Business letters, Memorandum, Fax covers, Tables, Research reports Published: Training manuals, lesson plans, teaching articles, accounting forms