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ï‚§ Ability to quickly adapt to new environments, expectations, and diverse cultures; appreciation for diversity, truth, integrity, ethics, and justice.
ï‚§ Experience and training in community/economic development, neighborhood building, partnerships, and asset building.
ï‚§ Creative problem-solving skills and ability to develop fair and reasonable solutions; resourceful.
ï‚§ Understanding of group dynamics; easily recognizes strengths and weaknesses in individuals and situations.
ï‚§ Computer skills include ability to learn quickly and utilize new programs and strong analysis skills.
ï‚§ Excellent written and verbal communication skills including intermediate Spanish language skills; continuous learner.
ï‚§ Experience with fundraising, grant writing, and public relations; ability to work well under pressure and according to deadlines.
ï‚§ Strong administrative and management abilities; ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities. Experience teaching, tutoring, and mentoring, kindergarten and elementary aged children. Understanding of child development.
Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.934/4.0
Education Specialist, School Psychology-Anticipated Graduation: May 2012
Masterâ€™s in Education, Educational Psychology- Graduated: May 2010
ï‚§Bradley University, Peoria, IL (Chicago, IL)September 2005-December 2005- Certification, International Business
ï‚§Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Graduated: May 2004
Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences- Community Relations- Deanâ€™s List: Cumulative G.P.A.: 3.6458/4.0
â€¢ Michigan State University, United Kingdom- January 2002- April 2002
â€¢ Michigan State University, Peru-December 2003- January 2004
*Hope Institute Learning Academy; Chicago, Illinois- Behavior Specialist: September 2009- May 2010
ï‚§ Monitored and reported on student progress of intervention strategies in the classroom.
ï‚§ Implemented programs developed for students with special needs.
ï‚§ Supported teachers and other staff members with student behavioral and academic assistance.
*Kidâ€™s College (Daechi- Main Branch); Seoul, South Korea- English Teacher: March 2008-March 2009
ï‚§ Taught Korean kindergarten and first grade students various subjects in English.
ï‚§ Prepared lesson plans, class materials, report cards, progress reports, and workbooks.
ï‚§ Worked as part of a team to make sure students were learning and parents were satisfied with their childrenâ€™s private education.
*The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing/NORBIC; Chicago, Illinois
Director of Urban Initiatives- August 2007- February 2008
ï‚§ Managed city contracts; administration, reporting, deliverables. Informed staff and clients of new City of Chicago programs and assisted clients in completing relevant paperwork and meetings associated with accessing funding and assistance.
ï‚§ Worked on developing and fostering partnerships with other non-profits, trade associations, educational institutions, etc.
ï‚§ Worked directly with companies--Continued to be responsible for duties in past positions.
Business Development Associate- May 2007- July 2007
ï‚§ Represented Alliance and partners in working with individual manufacturers on a range of general business issues.
ï‚§ Developed initial relationships with new manufacturer clients, assessed their needs, and helped them identify and coordinate opportunities for business transformation and access financial and technical resources to achieve their business goals.
ï‚§ Continued many responsibilities listed in previous position.
Marketing Coordinator- January 2005- April 2007
ï‚§ Coordinated, planned, and managed direct marketing campaigns; communicated with clients via e-mail, web-mail, direct mail, phone calls, etc. for scheduling and coordinating appointments and events. Created and analyzed maps to assist with campaigns.
ï‚§ Handled administrative duties; completed tasks as assigned. Office manager, systems administrator for web based and database technologies.
ï‚§ Coordinated events: scheduled, set up, reserved, ordered, reported, registered, etc.; prepared and maintained marketing materials.
ï‚§ Managed, provided training to and delegated work to administrative support, interns, new employees on procedure, software, database system, etc.
ï‚§ Maintained the general database; troubleshot and corrected problems with office hardware, software, and office equipment.
ï‚§ Effectively worked as a team member to create viable business solutions for clients; effectively promoted programs and services to clients.
*AmeriCorps- Southwest Detroit Business Association; Detroit, Michigan-Intern: June 2004- December 2004
ï‚§ Assisted with the marketing of the Business Improvement District and the faÃ§ade improvement and â€˜Cool Citiesâ€™ programs.
ï‚§ Created and improved existing marketing materials including brochures, map, newsletters, and articles; coordinated and distributed.
ï‚§ Met and corresponded with architects, business/property owners, and city officials according to faÃ§ade improvement regulations.
ï‚§ Attended relevant meetings, ceremonies, etc.; assisted with meeting preparation and planning.
*Refugee Services, East Lansing, MI- Office Assistant: October 2002-July 2004
ï‚§ Helped with logistics of refugee housing placement and preparation; worked with diverse populations.
ï‚§ Assisted new refugees with social services filing; filed and helped with resource and service documentation.
ï‚§ Communicated, interacted, and translated Spanish for refugees to and from case managers and the public.
*America Reads program, Cumberland Elementary; Lansing, Michigan- Mentor: January 2004- June 2004
ï‚§ Assisted children with reading and math skills, acting as a positive influence by using positive reinforcement.
ï‚§ Worked to promote literacy in struggling schools; actively worked for improving studentsâ€™ skills and attitudes.
ï‚§ Ran and maintained a lunchtime reading club to encourage reading and learning.
*Community Relations Coalition, East Lansing, MI- Neighborhood Resource Coordinator: August 2003- May 2004
ï‚§ Investigated and interpreted university-community partnerships, citizen participation, and community involvement; created promotional and marketing materials and distributed them among the neighborhood.
ï‚§ Improved relations between permanent residents and student residents in the Bailey Community.
ï‚§ Organized events and programs to benefit the community; involved with fundraising and grant writing.
ï‚§ Worked to solve disputes and problems among members of the community.
Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint, Maptitude, ARCView, Internet Explorer, Goldmine, Stonefield Query, Softshare, Icentric-Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe PDF, Adobe In-Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe PageMaker, Dream Weaver, Mac Operating systems, Netscape Navigator, Olympus Camedia, Netscape Composer, Blackboard, database search engines, and electronic mail systems.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING / MEMBERSHIPS / COMMUNITY SERVICE / VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Graduate, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training; Chicago, IL; March 2010.
Volunteer, Chicago Lights; Chicago, IL; February 2010-present.
Member, Social Justice Research Team- Loyola University; September 2009-present.
Graduate, Online IRB Training Course for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Loyola University: November 21, 2009.
Volunteer, Book-a-mania, Chicago Public Library: November 21, 2009.
Member, National Association of School Psychologists; August 2009-present.
Volunteer, Kidâ€™s Food Basket/Grand Rapids Public Schools; Grand Rapids, MI- July 2009- present.
Editor/Writer, Dongdachon School District Science Program, S. Korea; September 2008-November 2008.
Traveler, Various travel in Asia (March-June 2009,) Europe, South America, North America.
Volunteer, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago; October 2006- February 2008.
Graduate, Maptitude Software Training- Caliper Corp; Boston, MA; October 4-6, 2006.
Participant, Champions for Excellence Seminar- The Lincoln Foundation; Naperville, IL; April 2006.
Participant, Adobe Dream Weaver training- Computer Resource Center; Chicago, IL; October, 2005.
Participant, Adobe In Design training- Computer Resource Center; Chicago, IL; April 28, 2005.
Participant, Time/Priority Management training- The Carroll Keller Group; Rosemont, IL; April 22, 2005.
Graduate, TIPS- Responsible Alcohol Service training; Ferndale, MI; September 2004.
Volunteer, AmeriCorps service project-Habitat for Humanity; Benton Harbor, MI; July 2004.
Volunteer, Refugee Services; Lansing, Michigan; October 2002-July 2004;
Recipient, Ryder Scholarship & Office of Study Abroad Scholarship; December 2003.
Founding Member, Networking Information Coalition (NIC); Michigan State University- August 2003
Graduate, LeaderShape Institute; Michigan State University; August 2003.
Participant, Lansing Area AIDS Network Walk; September 29, 2003.
Member, Phi Sigma Theta (National Honor Society.) Michigan State University; May 2001-Present.
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