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PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE ATLANTA – Doraville, Georgia 2011-Present
Event Planner and Project Manager~ Intercultural Services
• Provide English training to more than 2,000 students around the world.
• Coordinate language exchange sessions for 1,149 members of the Metro Atlanta commun… Read More
PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

LANGUAGE EXCHANGE ATLANTA – Doraville, Georgia 2011-Present
Event Planner and Project Manager~ Intercultural Services
• Provide English training to more than 2,000 students around the world.
• Coordinate language exchange sessions for 1,149 members of the Metro Atlanta community.
• Secure donations of 13,620 items to send to international organizations through the Project Mixing Bowl initiative.
• Facilitate dialogues about topics ranging from environmental justice to ethnic diversity and animal welfare.
• Organize itineraries for trips abroad and for visitors of the United States.
• Served as an ambassador for multicultural dinners.

INTERACTIVE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY – Morrow, Georgia Summer 2017
Admissions Associate~ English As A Second Language
• Build partnerships with external agencies to increase enrollment of ESL students
• Recruit new students from many different countries to take English courses.
• Offer assistance with paperwork for enrollment and financial aid.

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE – Washington, DC 2015-2017
Workforce Development Coordinator and Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps Fellow ~ Immigration Services
• Co-facilitated a feeding program with the Miami Dolphins and Nova Southeastern University to pack 1,000,000 meals.
• Instituted the new Grocery Guide program, in collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to provide grocery store tours to 1,200 senior citizens in Florida.
• Planned events such as the staffing agency recruitment fairs and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.
• Developed marketing materials to promote, language courses, and women’s business classes for the Latin American Association.
• Designed presentations about trends in hunger and employment in national conferences.
• Recruited volunteers and interns for fitness and nutrition programs at FLIPANY.
• Researched statistics on Hispanic populations of different counties, cities, and zipcodes.
• Created licensing guides for fields like teaching and plumbing for clients to view.

PEACE CORPS – Atlanta, GA 2013-2015
Ambassador ~ Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteer
• Greeted Peace Corps volunteers that returned to the United States.

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN – Atlanta, Georgia Spring 2013
Web Design Instructor~ Continuing Education
• Taught web design to international students.

BOOKS FOR AFRICA - Smyrna, GA 2011-2012
Volunteer Coordinator ~ Logistics
• Work with a warehouse team to manage the shipping of 1.9 million books to 21 countries.
• Give tours for volunteers and supervised book-sorting operations.
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY - Atlanta, GA 2007-2015
Activity Coordinator and Public Relations Specialist ~ Division of Student Affairs and College of Education
• Executed multicultural programs such as the Global Simulation Workshop and Evolving Experiences.
• Put together service projects for students of various departments.
• Spearheaded the production of a website, videos, public relations materials, and social media.
• Wrote articles about international topics in the Georgia State University Signal.
• Collaborated with leaders such as Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta Falcons athlete Justin Blalock to expand the number of students served by the After-School All-Stars program from 600 to more than 3000.

GEORGIA COMMISSION FOR SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM – Atlanta, GA 2004-2007 AmeriCorps Member and Team Leader ~ State and National Programs
Managed the operations of AmeriCorps programs at various sites in Atlanta. Placed 400 people in housing and other services.
• Mobilized a team of AmeriCorps members at nonprofit organizations in Georgia.
• Promoted AmeriCorps at recruitment fairs across the state.
• Coordinated Orientation Week, week-long retreats, and state learning projects.
• Responded to phone calls on the 24-hour hotline to provide placement services.
• Tutored refugees and homeless individuals that learned academic and professional skills.

EDUCATION

EMORY UNIVERSITY, Continuing Education, Project Management
GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, Continuing Education, Data Analytics
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Bachelor of Arts, Communications & Applied Linguistics
INTERNATIONAL COACHING SCIENCE RESEARCH FOUNDATION Continuing Education, Life Coaching

NEWS COVERAGE AND AWARDS






SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS
• Impacting Refugee and Immigrants: Women’s Empowerment Meeting at Lean In Atlanta June 21, 2017
• Population Mapping: Strategic Planning Meeting at The Latin American Association November 9, 2016
• Immigration and Poverty: Georgia Poverty Forum at St. Vincent de Paul September 21, 2016
• Food Stamps And Job Fairs: VISTA End of Year Conference at National 4-H Conference Center May 13, 2016
• Anti-Corruption And Diplomacy: International Anti-Corruption Meeting at March 10, 2015
Department of Civil Service Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
• Seeds of Sharing: Global Health & Humanitarian Summit at Emory University April 13, 2013
• Multicultural Engagement In College: Annual Freshman Convocation at Georgia State University August 19, 2007

BOARD EXPERIENCE

• Professional Networking Liaison at Council of Volunteer Administrators of Atlanta 2012-2013
• Women on Campus Liaison at Women In Technology 2011-2012
• Marketing Committee Member at Young Nonprofit Professionals Network 2011-2012
• Membership Chairperson at Golden Key International Honour Society 2009-2010
• Vice President of Finances at Public Relations Society of America 2004-2006
• Director of Service Initiatives at Circle K 2004-2005
• Campus Civitan District Chair, President, Educational Programs Chair, and PR Coordinator at Civitan 2000-2008

Favorite Quotes:

"Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead

"If the fabric doesn't work with you, don't work with it. Don't fight the fabric, change it.
Elle Woods from Legally Blonde 2

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world!"
Mahatma Gandhi

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"
Martin Luther King Jr.

"When you educate a girl, you empower a nation."
Oprah Winfrey

"The basis of all animal rights should be the Golden Rule: we should treat them as we would wish them to treat us
Christine Stevens,
founder of Animal Welfare Institute

"I agree that faith is essential to success in life ... but I do not accept your definition of faith, i.e. belief in life after death. In my view, all that is necessary for faith is the belief that by doing our best we shall co"e nearer to success and that success in our aims (the improvement of the lot of mankind, present and future) is worth attaining ... I maintain that faith in this world is perfectly possible without faith in another world."
-Rosalind Franklin-

"The usefulness of a cup is its emptiness."
"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns."
-Bruce Lee-

"Doctors and patients will work side by side, there will be no titles, people will travel all over the world to fulfill their dreams of helping other people, there will be a community where joy is a way of life, where love is the ultimate goal."
Patch Adams

"Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought!"
"Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle."
Helen Keller Read Less
  • Public Relations Specialist
    Georgia State University — Atlanta, GA, USA
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    Americorps — Atlanta, GA, USA
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