Summary

Prospective Allied Health professional striving to promote global health awareness and physical wellness with strengths in skill areas such as community engagement, time management, adaptability, leadership and overall work ethic.

Work History & Observation Experience

Work History

Barista

May 2014 - Aug 2015
Standard Market | Naperville, IL

Responsibilities Included: creating new drink recipes, increasing customer satisfaction, creating a welcoming atmosphere, developing good customer interaction skills, continuously refining knowledge about coffee and tea. 

Affirmed For: punctuality, customer service, desire to continue learning, responsibility, good energy and positive attitude 

Student Observer

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Athletico/Accelerated

Outpatient Physical Therapy with an emphasis in athletics and orthopedic care.

Observed: Gait/Running Analysis, Dry Needling, Alter-G Treadmill Training, STEM/Ultrasound, Astym Soft-Tissue Therapy

Student Observer

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Cadence Health with Northwestern Medicine

Outpatient Physical Therapy with an emphasis in orthopedic care. 

Observed: Soft-Tissue Therapy, Stabilization Techniques, Ultrasound

Student Observer

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
MarianJoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Outpatient Physical Therapy with an emphasis in stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. [One Day Observation Experience]

Observed: Vestibular Rehabilitation, Aquatic Therapy, Gait Analysis

International Nonprofit Volunteer

Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
Riv' Life International |  Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

{APU Study Abroad Service Experience} 

Responsibilities Included: working with children ages 1-15, planning activities, organizing presentations on health education and drug abuse, using medical knowledge during community home visits for the elderly, taking care of 32 children under the age of 7 for 6 hours/5 days a week. 

It was during this experience that my desire to pursue physical therapy emerged. During an intervention with a young child with third degree burns, I discovered my passion for helping others overcome their injuries and health conditions in order to achieve overall functionality and reduce chronic discomfort. 

Swim Coach & Head Director of Swim Lesson Program

2009 - 2012
Saybrook Sharks Swim Team

Responsibilities Included: creating/organizing events for team engagement, developing swim lesson plan in order to help children learn basic skills, helping swimmers with injuries and refining their techniques in order to reduce the risk for injury, building relationships and trust with parents and co-workers. 

Affirmed For: good energy and positive attitude, consistency, quality of swimmer outcomes, strong work ethic

Education

Education

B.A. in Allied Health/Minor in Psychology

2012 - 2016
Azusa Pacific University

Member of Women's Water Polo Team, Student Athlete Academic Committee Representative, Public Health Team Leader for Mexico Outreach Program, Study Abroad in South Africa, Student Orientation Leader

2014 Dean's List, 2012 Trustee Scholarship Finalist

High School Diploma

2008 - 2012
Naperville North High School

Member of National Honor Society, Captain of the Woman's Water Polo Team, AP student, 4 year Varsity Member of Swim and Water Polo Teams

Certifications

Certifications

Healthcare CPR/AED + First Aid

2015 - 2017
American Health Care Academy

CPR, AED, First Aid Knowledge

Certified Nursing Assistant 

2013 - 2015
Illinois Department of Public Health

EnVaNa class completion  with observation experience at local long-term care facility

Community outreach

Local Girls for Global Change: Co-founder of a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in developing countries through education and opportunity.

Mexico Outreach: APU Public Health Team Leader organizing clinics for administering general care and checking vital signs in Mexicali, Mexico. Also, conducted health education seminars at several primary and secondary schools. 

Riv' Life International: Community home visits for the elderly, conducted health education seminars discussing general health knowledge and drugs/STDs in primary and secondary schools throughout Kwazulu-Natal.

Skills

Skills

GALLUM STRENGTHS FINDER RESULTS

Empathy, Relator, Adaptability, Woo, Restorative

LANGUAGES:

English

Proficient in Spanish and Zulu

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Apple Products, PowerPoint

SKILLS:

leadership, time management, community outreach, teaching, blogging, social media, customer service, public speaking