Vanessa Dana Mendelson
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Location: New York City, NY, USA
School: New York University
Major: Master of Social Work

Vanessa Dana Mendelson

Vanessa Dana Mendelson
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New York University, New York, NY Sept. 2017-May 2019
Master of Social Work
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL June 2012-May 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Hospital Social Work Intern, NYU Langone Inpatient Surgical Unit, Brooklyn, NY Sept. 2018 – Apr. 2019
• Conducted biopsychosocial assessments and coordinated discharge plan of 10 clients presenting with mental health and physical illnesses
• Acted as patient advocate and liaison between the hospital and nursing or hospice services to organize rehabilitation services or nursing home needs
• Communicated with the Interdisciplinary Team and decided on care plans using Epic healthcare software and AllScripts
• Maintained confidentiality and appropriate written and computer documentation within Epic and AllScripts

High School Social Work Intern, Liberty Partnership Program, New York, NY Aug. 2017 – Apr. 2018
• Provided crisis counseling and mentored diverse at-risk high school students at Vanguard High School utilizing talk therapy techniques
• Maintained a caseload of 10 clients, providing one-on-one emotional and academic support, setting realistic academic goals and developed a plan on how to achieve them
• Advised adolescents on community resources and devised treatment plans to improve care and overall wellbeing
• Established rapport with students and staff to create an open, comfortable, safe, and trustworthy environment

Marketing Assistant (Internship), Florida Peninsula Insurance, Boca Raton, FL Sept. 2016 – Nov. 2016
• Provided administrative duties to the marketing team, including composing welcome emails and sending welcome packages
• Coordinated holiday events and fundraisers for the office
• Attended office meetings informing all employees of monthly goals and any updates

Gator Representative, UF Jewish Student Union, Gainesville, FL Jan. 2015 – May. 2016
• Acted as a liaison between JSU and Sigma Kappa Sorority to coordinate events and encourage student participation
• Invited students to Shabbat dinners, holiday dinners, and religious lectures at UF Chabad or UF Hillel
• Organized Bagel Brunch at fraternities on campus and Welcome Week Events for students

Elementary School Mentor, Mentor UF, Gainesville, Florida Oct. 2015 – Apr. 2016
• Provided emotional and academic support to a fourth grade student at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School
• Created a bond with a student in underserved population through therapeutic discussions during her lunch hour
• Tutored student in multiple subjects, including math, science, and English

Pediatrics Volunteer, UF Shands Children’s Hospital Pediatrics Departments, Gainesville, FL Jan. 2014 – Apr. 2016
• Used play therapy to create a supportive environment and foster resilience in children
• Supported the patients with basic needs, including feeding the infant patients
• Abetted the nurses in providing food, blankets, pillows, or other materials

Gator For A Day Ambassador, University of Florida Admissions, Gainesville, Florida Jan 2014-Apr. 2016
• Led tours of the University of Florida campus
• Educated the student about the different organizations and opportunities provided
• Created a positive environment and imparted an excitement and desire for success in the future

• Graduated cum laude from the University of Florida May. 2016
• Alumna of University of Florida Sigma Kappa Sorority Aug. 2014 – May. 2016
• NYU Study Abroad Tel Aviv, Israel-Treatment and Assessment of Children of Substance Misusing Parents Jan. 2019

Hebrew Microsoft Office Epic Healthcare Software AllScripts

MSW, tutor, child development, youth advocate, LGBTQ rights activist, JCC