Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
Energetic leader and integrative learner with progressive vision, determination and warm community building skills. Highly creative, encouraging and effective, adaptive to change and skilled in bringing organization to chaos. Knows conversational French, engaged with global cultures and committed to at risk youth and refugees. Skilled in written communication, math and the arts. Reliable for quality work delivered on time and learns new programs quickly. Prolific artist with humanitarian focus.
B.A. in Communications with International Emphasis
May, 2016, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY
Academic Honors: Summa Cum Laude
2016 Department Academic Excellence Award
Governor’s Scholars Scholarship
Relevant Courses: Paris Internship, Intercultural Communications, Narrative/Ideologies, Art Directed Study, Senior Seminar
Learns Computer Programs Quickly & Competently:
Magento (eCommerce Platform)
Photoline, Computer Applications, Google Drive, Word, Excel etc.
Reliable Quality Work Delivered on Time
Strategic & Fast Organization Skills
Strong Visual Design Skills
Integrative Thinker & Writer, Creative Leader & Tutor
VISUAL ART PROJECTS 2016-2019
Neighbors: Perspective in Crisis
Acrylic on wood, 4' x 4' 2", 2016
Narrative Painting in response to Paris
terrorist attacks & refugee crisis
Resides at Asbury University
Refugee Support Europe
Arabic wall patterns & two-sided mural
Painting, 3.28' x 9.48', 2017
Collaborative effort in two refugee camps
Filippiada & Kyllini, Greece
Portraits, Illustrations, & Digital Design
Rohingyan Picture Dictionary Project, 2018
Wedding & Funeral Portraits
Digital Mural Submission, 2019
Juvenile Detention Center Temporary Aide & Long Term Sub April 2019-present
Zebulon Pike Youth Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Proactively fill multiple roles in a stressful and ill-resourced environment geared towards educating incarcerated male youth.
Quickly learn new programs and responsibilities when a position becomes suddenly vacant due to high turnover rate. Positions filled to date include Program Assistant/Registrar, English Teacher, and Librarian. Also aide in Math, Music, and Art.
Regularly teach and redirect dysregulated and sometimes aggressive youth in an environment where security is the greatest concern.
Math, ESL, and Piano Tutor/Teacher August 2009-2015; present
Self-Employed, Lexington, KY; Colorado Springs, Colorado
Creatively tutor youth in a wide variety of subjects (mainly math), children in piano, and resettled refugees in English.
Proactively communicate with parent and child or refugee to collaboratively facilitate the best possible learning outcome.
Exercise good intuition, listening skills, imagination, and encouragement to best foster care, growth, and confidence. Research and proactively implement cultural and/or learning style sensitivities.
Call Center Specialist October 2016-March 2017; November 2017-March 2019
Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Actively learned and coordinated complex computer applications to help maintain appropriate data and communication efficiently.
Maintained a strict schedule amidst providing efficient customer service or sensitive discernment for highly emotional calls.
Researched and problem solved system issues through a holistic, detailed focus and collaboration.
Refugee Support Volunteer April-June 2017
Refugee Support Europe, Filippiada and Kyllini, Greece
Helped maintain and innovate delicate food and clothes distribution systems in two refugee camps in a dignified way. Partnered with local Greek farmers to bring fresh produce to a “market” as well as create “clothes shops” on sites.
Implemented Refugee Support’s “Code of Conduct” to best provide consistency and fairness to all in a highly sensitive environment.
Designed and lead the collaborative completion of culturally sensitive wall patterns and an elaborate poster painting that had practical application and brought life to both camps. See Relevant Projects.
Art Resource Room Assistant August 2013-2015
Asbury University Art Department, Wilmore, KY
Transformed design and resource capacities of room in order to provide updated student-centered resources, including the introduction of a computer and continued development of a digital database system.
Proactively envisioned to best brand the resource room and consistently organized and digitized art resources.to effectively equip students.
Warmly assisted students and provided effective tours of the room to help grow awareness and connect students with resources.
International Communications Internship August-December 2015
Le Pavé D’Orsay, Paris, France
Proactively maintained needs of intercultural events in a small creative space, including art exhibitions, music concerts, or theater readings.
Creatively integrated conversational French, intercultural interpersonal and customer service skills, and a high level of adaptability.