Curriculum Vitae

Skills

  • Experience living and working abroad
  • Program design and assessment
  • Training resources creation
  • Marketing and recruiting
  • Risk analysis
  • Foreign Languages:
    • Intermediate Mid French
    • Novice High German
    • Novice Mid Japanese
    • Intermediate Mid Mongolian

Education

  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey: MA, International Education Management Candidate, 2020
    Paul D. Coverdell Fellow
  • University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA: Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, May 2008
  • Rappahannock Community College Warsaw, VA: Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, May 2006

Projects & Training

Middlebury CV Starr School in Germany, Program Design and Assessment Spring, 2020
As part of a 3-person team, created report on how to improve student awareness of intercultural competence during the study abroad program cycle, including needs assessment, literature review, logic model, design and assessment plans

University of California, San Diego, Marketing and Recruiting Fall, 2019
As part of a 4-person team, created marketing and recruiting plans for the Globally Engaged Tritons program for the International and Out-of-State Student Outreach Office, including a lead flow plan, competitor analysis, and strategic initiatives

Peace Corps 2015 – 2017
Included the position of Resource Volunteer, training new English Teaching volunteers
Pre-Service Training (Nomgon, Mongolia) June 2015 – August 2015: Intensive 3-month field-based training consisting of over 200 hours of Mongolian language, 110 hours of technical training (ESL), and 68 hours of cross-cultural training, lived and interacted successfully with a Mongolian host family during community-based training

Education Sector Work Experience

The University of California, Santa Cruz, Remote July 2020 – Present
Study Abroad Intern

  • Contributing to various projects in support of the Study Abroad office, including
    • risk management,
    • faculty training,
    • marketing and recruiting, and
    • program design and assessment

Elite International School, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia August 2017 – June 2019
Secondary School Principal, English Teacher

  • Delivered professional development workshops
  • Motivated 29 teachers to improve their subject knowledge, methodology, and classroom management
  • Successfully overhauled discipline system of secondary school
  • Organized extracurricular events
  • Inspired and assisted graduating students to apply to universities with English-language curricula in foreign countries such as the U.S., Canada, China, Korea, and Japan
  • Received Director’s Honors award for commitment to student success and Certificate of Achievement for preparing students well for university entrance exams
  • Facilitated activities that developed students’ physical, emotional, and social growth

Peace Corps, Gobisumber, Mongolia May 2015 – August 2017
ESL Teacher Training Specialist

  • Delivered collaborative and creative instruction in English as a Foreign Language to 400 students, from ages 10 to 18
  • Introduced and improved student-centered and communicative teaching methodologies to 7 Mongolian teachers of English
  • Initiated and sustained student-centered extracurricular activities based in English language usage and American culture
  • Utilized various capacity building skills in order to promote sustainability with host country nationals
  • Reported and collected statistical information on all cultural, community, and work initiatives by submitting the Volunteer Reporting Form 3 times per year
  • Determined community needs with Mongolian counterparts by conducting quantitative and qualitative needs based assessments (surveys, community maps, interviews, focus groups, etc.)

The Handwork Studio, DC/MD/VA Area May 2013 – August 2014
Site Director

  • Taught needlecraft and machine sewing skills to students age 5 to 15
  • Supervised specialty counselors, junior counselors, counselors-in-training, and volunteers
  • Represented The Handwork Studio to potential clients at marketing events

Strayer University, Herndon, VA April 2011 – September 2012
VA Certifying Official & Records Assistant

  • Evaluated incoming student transcripts for transfer credit eligibility
  • Reported certified veteran student enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Provided excellent customer support for both internal and external clients at all levels
  • Responded to inquiries regarding evaluations, benefits, and records
  • Ensured all departments conformed to established policies and timeliness
  • Provided team and management with assistance in other projects and clerical work as needed

Miyakonojo Board of Education, Miyazaki, Japan August 2008 – August 2009
Assistant Language Teacher

  • Collaborated with Japanese Teachers of English to instruct Japanese students in English as a Foreign Language through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program
  • Created supplementary materials for teaching English
  • Participated in cultural exchange activities for students and city residents

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA August 2006 – August 2008
Resident Assistant, Student Painter

  • Resolved roommate conflicts and other residential student issues
  • Assured residence hall emergency preparedness through training and drills
  • Worked as a team member to repaint residence hall interiors

Service Sector Experience

Home Instead Senior Care, Reston, VA October 2012 – June 2014
Companion/Home Helper

  • Provided companionship and personal care assistance to senior clients
  • Engaged in and encouraged activities to stimulate the mind and body

Starbucks, Leesburg, VA October 2010 – May 2011
Barista

  • Provided excellent customer service, discovering and resolving customer needs in a timely manner
  • Accomplished goals under high-pressure, assisting other team members as needed in order to maximize store profit and customer satisfaction
  • Assisted with new employee training

Manpower Associates, Inc., Manassas, VA August 2009 – October 2010
Clerical Associate

  • Adhered to standard operating procedures to complete administrative duties
  • Performed data-entry duties with Microsoft Office applications
  • Maintained and organized files and records
  • Coordinated administrative activities with other administrative assistants

Professional Affiliations

  • NAFSA – Student Member
  • Alliance Française of the Monterey Peninsula – Student Member
  • Red Cross – International Services and Service to Armed Forces Volunteer
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