Holly M. Bender
Biology
Location: Largo, FL, United States
University: St. Petersburg College
Major: Biology

Holly M. Bender

Holly M. Bender

Education
DIXIE HOLLINS HIGH SCHOOL {GRADUATED 2012]
· GPA – 3.8
· Graduated with Honors

SAINT PETERSBURG COLLEGE [2013-PRESENT]
· Major: Biological Sciences
· Minor: Elementary Education

Extracurricular Activities and Achievements
• PHI-THETA-KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY MEMBER, ST PETERSBURG COLLEGE
• BOB BOHAN SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT, ST PETERSBURG COLLEGE
• PERSONAL WORKS DISPLAYED IN DALI MUSEUM STUDENT EXHIBIT

Volunteering
• R’CLUB, KENNETH CITY, FLORIDA (2011-2012)
• SPCA TAMPA BAY (2014-2015)
• GREAT EXPLORATIONS CHILDRENS MUSEUM (2016-CURRENT)

Personal Background
Born outside of Buffalo, New York, I moved to Florida in 2011 to complete my high school career on the Dean’s list with honors from Dixie Hollins in 2012. I then sought to further my academic career through St. Petersburg College in Biological Sciences. I have participated in several academic and social programs throughout high school and now in college. As both an academic and a creator, my most prideful accomplishment of high school came in 2012 when a photograph of mine was selected to be displayed in a showing at the Dali Museum. Later in college. I would go on to be awarded the Bob Bohan Speech Scholarship for my accomplishments in public speaking. I am familiar with Microsoft office, but not as well-versed as I wish to be. However, I have solid typography skills and am quite savvy with learning new technologies and programs.
Work History
PIER 1 IMPORTS [2012-PRESENT]
· I was brought on as a Sales Associate initially, and after a brief nine months of demonstrating my proficiency in my responsibilities, as well as showing enthusiasm to grow within the company, I was promoted to a Sales Leader. I gained the additional tasks of managing my sales team to rapidly increase our quarterly numbers, while maintaining a fun and competitive working environment and prioritizing customer satisfaction. During this time, I have achieved many milestones within the company, with the pinnacle of my success coming when I was granted the Top Regional Sales Leader award for two consecutive quarters in 2015. Some other responsibilities and special tasks I have taken on include floorplan design and execution, overseeing store transitions, and the architecture of our shipping and inventory logistics.
ICING JEWELRY [2011-2012]
· I worked briefly in a seasonal position at Icing performing basic customer service and register tasks and to familiarize myself with retail employment. My duties there gave me a great understanding of a retail environment and customer satisfaction, as well as maintaining an organized work-space and a cheerful demeanor.
SELF EMPLOYMENT (NANNY) [2010]
· I began working for a family friend at the age of 16 to babysit and tutor her 6-year-old daughter. My time was mostly spent cooking for the family, cleaning the home, and teaching my ward basic English and math skills. I parted with the family on very good terms after a little over a year to move to Florida to be with family.




References
Tiffany Hughes [xxx-xxx-xxxx]
-General Manager of Pier 1 Imports, my personal supervisor and a close friend.
Summer Creech [xxx-xxx-xxxx]
-Manager at Icing Jewelry, my former sales supervisor

Kim Archibald [xxx-xxx-xxxx]
-A very close family friend and one of my personal idols for his professional determination and achievements

Gavin DiAngelus [xxx-xxx-xxxx]
-A local entrepreneur and public speaker. He has been my personal mentor in sales and team management skills.

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