University of Georgia, Masters of Social Work (anticipated completion) May 2018
University of Connecticut, B.A., Human Development and Family Studies May 2016
Training and Certifications
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training, January 2017
Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Training Program, August 2016
Intern – Newton Division of Families and Children Services January 2017 – Present
• Employs policies set forth by the State of Georgia to assist in working to create and foster the safest environments possible for children referred to the agency alongside their families.
• Assists supervisors and case-managers in the Investigations department in activities necessary for achieving the goals of the agency, such as maintaining private and protected records, attending home visits, conducting collateral calls, and synthesizing case notes.
• Attends trainings, home visits, and court proceedings alongside staff in effort to gain nuanced understanding of DFCS policies and proceedings.
After School Instructor – Challenge Island September 2016 – Present
• Leads class instruction of preschool aged students, engaging students in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) material dictated by the Challenge Island adventure themed curriculum.
• Facilitates early exposure to STEAM material and the scientific process, while bolstering the experience of cognitive and behavioral development initiated in and outside of the classroom.
• Maintains open lines of connection with parents regarding students and their progress, while maintaining also the confidentiality of student and family information.
Intern – Youth Services Bureau of Mansfield, CT August 2015 – May 2016
• Engaged with students one on one and in group settings, facilitated though agency programs.
• Co-piloted the design and implementation of Youth Services programs (Kids’ Night Out; Girls’ Group/Night Out).
• Assisted in grant-writing processes, along with maintenance and upkeep of existing youth development programs.
Office Assistant – Sponsored Program Services June 2015 – May 2016
• Handled administrative duties including but not limited to filing and mail collection for the office.
• Knowledgeable in office specific programming such as WebFocus, InfoEd, and KFS used for tasks related to the fiscal needs of research practices.
Assistant Student Manager - UCONN Dining Services August 2015 – May 2016
• Partnered with full-time management and Student Manager to oversee operation of student program in unit.
• Successfully coordinated and implemented student incentive programs to boost employee morale.
• Oversaw inventory needs of uniforms for student program and other office supplies.
• Led shifts, monitored customers visiting unit: checking IDs, recording orders, and guest checks, etc.
• Oversaw clean up and maintenance of unit: dishes, service stations, and various equipment, etc.
Teacher’s Assistant - Morning Glory ELC August 2011 – August 2014
• Assisted staff with both long and short-term range activities in accordance with curriculum objectives, developmentally appropriate practice and program philosophy.
• Arranged a classroom environment in accordance to program goals and philosophy while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for students.
• Maintained daily open communication with parents, as well as confidentiality of student and family information.
Data Collector – Athens Well-Being Project August 2016 – October 2016
• Engaged in a macro-level study of Athens, GA in effort to gain a sense of the community and their understanding of their access to resources.
• Collected in person interviews, as well as coordinated online interviews for the purpose of data collection, further allowing project coordinators to assess and address community need.
• Conducted community assessments at the neighborhood level, recording and submitting findings to the department.
Volunteer/“Big Friend” – COPE August 2015 – May 2016
Engaged with students one on one in a skill building program which fostered a supportive environment where students could
Social Work, Childcare, Clerical Work