Self-motivated, organized, and results-driven professional with extensive and progressive skills and background in working with at risk students, retention, academic advising, organizing and implementing different procedures and events related to academics and student activities. Possess exceptional qualifications in supporting special events, university policies and producers as well as assisting with preparation of statistics and reports. Innovative and creative communicator who is known for positive, can-do attitude and genuine compassion for others. Display background in utilizing outstanding organization, communication, and correspondence skills to build solid student relationships. Highly capable of multitasking in a competitive, fast-paced environment with dedication to superior service.
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL â–ª Master of Education in Higher Education, 2011
Washington State University, Settle, WA â–ª Bachelor’s in Psychology, 2007
University of Washington, Seattle, WA â–ª Bachelor’s in Anthropology, 2006
Olympic College, Bremerton, WA â–ª Associates of Arts in Science,President’s List | Dean’s List: Date Graduated
English as Second Language (ESL) Certification
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) Certification
Â· Increased volume of students at Pagoda Foreign Language Institution by 20% as a project manager.
Â· Authored various English workshops and maximized student retention rate by 18%.
Â· Improved student’s attendance by 30% during the SBA and Area Coordinator internships; while also increasing rate of students going to college at Riverton Student Center by 13% during tenure at AmeriCorps.
Â· Innovated five curriculums for local schools, consequently achieving 14% of school attendance; wrote five grants and received $10K.
Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
Academic Advisor | InstructorAug 2012-Present
Â· Efficiently guide at risk students with grade appeals through the appeal process, as well as aids returning students throughout the registration procedures. Advise students with regard to graduation details and tracks their academic and personal development, and employs intervention strategies as necessary.
Â· Record day-to-day interactions with students and submit monthly reports; exhibit outreach programming to students in classroom settings, and helps with placement testing.
Â· Guide prospective students regarding the review of transfer credits, creating academic schedules, and providing general information regarding academic issues, both in verbal and written formats.
Â· Organize and assist in pre-departure, on-site, and re-entry programming for summer, semester and academic year study abroad contributors.
Â· Promote and advise students on study abroad scholarship opportunities.
Â· Design curriculum for GST (Principles of Successful Learning) 110; which was designed to help adult students with developing college success strategies and life-long management skills, leading to academic success and personal growth. Make use of MOODLE software, which is designed for student’s assignment submission, discussion forum, and grading.
Pagoda Foreign Language Institution, Gwangju, South Korea Jul 2011-Jun 2012
Foreign Language Instructor
Â· Improved student learning through personal instruction for non-English speakers.
Â· Partnered non-English speaking students with advanced bilingual students to ensure comfortable learning experience while maximizing everybody’s participation in the learning process.
Â· Optimized reading levels by spending additional time on Reading and Language Arts within the classroom while improving lessons to accommodate lower reading and language levels; as well as by implementing the High Level Language (HLL) program.
Â· Rendered extra in-class and cooperative English as Second Language (ESL) support to English Language Learners (ELL) students to develop and implement diverse program, as well as to meet each of the student’s learning styles and abilities.
Â· Took charge of interpreting grant applications.
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA Jan 2011-May 2011
Area Coordinator Intern
Â· Encouraged the involvement of university students and staff with disabilities in sport clubs, intramural sports, outdoor recreation, aquatic activities, and other school program offerings.
Â· Oversaw the day-to-day administrative procedures as well as maintenance and custodial priorities.
Â· Fostered and upheld an environment that expressed values with respect for each individual and integrated a celebration of differences.
Â· Served as the temporary Regional Manager as needed even at a short notice.
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA May 2010-Jan 2011
Resident Life Intern
Â· Performed administrative procedures encompassing maintenance and custodial priorities on a daily basis.
Â· Developed yearly individual staff improvement plans and departmental goals and objectives for area staff in coordination with involved individuals.
Â· Supported school facilities such as hall and area along with community efforts to provide programs; worked with residents living outside the campus apartments.
Loyola University Chicago School of Business Administration, Chicago, IL, USA Jan 2010-May 2010
Student Business Center Internship
Â· Provided counseling for students on various issues related to career development and career planning, including decision-making skills, values clarification, career exploration, and personal counseling.
Â· Carried out mock interviews for students interested to practice their interview skills.
Â· Directed several workshops for students regarding interviewing skills, resume writing, and strategies for a successful job search; while holding responsibilities over grant opportunity research.
United States Peace Corps, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine Mar 2008-Jul 2008
Youth Development Worker
Â· Worked in an isolated environment to assist with the implementation of educational and cultural support programs.
Â· Taught individuals with ages 12 to 17 a curriculum focusing on civic duties, health, leadership skills, and technology.
Â· Trained 75 youths and adults in prevention and tolerance for individuals with HIV and AIDS, along with proper assistance from regional government social services.
Â· Aided PC and European Union volunteers with camps, trainings, and seminars within the region.
AmeriCorps/Vista, Portland, ME, USA Aug 2008-Aug 2009
Assistant to Resident Service Director
US Peace Corps, Ukraine Mar 2008-Jul 2008
Youth Development Worker
Housing of Sharing, Seoul, Korea Jun 2011-Jun 2012
American Red Cross
AWARDS AND HONORS
Pursuit of Academic Excellence
New Teacher Award
Most Improved English Class
Best English Article by a Foreigner
Proficiency Inventory in Ukrainian
High Honors in PeaceCorps
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
Ambassador, International Women Health Coalition (IWHC)
American Red Cross
Animal Shelter of Chicago
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