Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy
Master of International Affairs, May 2018
Outstanding Leadership Award
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, May 2013
Graduated with Distinction in English
Study Abroad: Oxford University
3-week course in International Relations through the Oxford Study Abroad Programme
Executive Administrator, The Center for Law and JusticeAlbany, NY · Aug 2018-December 2019
Formalized and streamlined existing systems to build the center’s capacity and sustainability for future projects. Oversaw two part-time staff members, one intern, and five volunteers; wrote an office manual for introducing new staff; built an internship program that enriches student development and center programs; reestablished The South End Scene, an independent neighborhood newspaper, in collaboration with the Howe Branch and NAACP; established social media management protocols; created over 20 graphics for new advertising campaigns; switched the center’s business accounts to non-profit status to increase savings; organized the weekly action items for staff meeting; established an annual fundraiser via membership drive; co-developed new client services policies, did logistics for over 10 community events, and strengthened local organizational partnerships.
Graduate AssistantAlbany, NY · September 2016-June 2018
Worked with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy faculty in the ongoing development of the Master in International Affairs Program, including creating and fostering an MIA alumni network offering internship and career mentorship, developing the MIA Student Association as a formally recognized student organization, and helping market the program during its admissions campaign by filming, editing, and producing a total of 18 videos highlighting MIA faculty and student engagement.
Video Editor and Production AssistantAlbany, NY · January 2017-June 2017
Student assistant for Rockefeller College’s Master of Public Affairs program to edit and produce video lectures for their newly offered hybrid online courses. Working to blend recordings of traditional lectures with vector drawing animations and Camtasia desktop recordings to create visually interesting and informative videos for introductory statistics and economics courses. Currently producing content for three professors offering two hybrid online courses, videos are currently being used to instruct 33 students and will soon incorporate three more courses with an anticipated student participation upwards of 150 students.
Public Affairs Intern, US Consulate GuangzhouGuangzhou, China · July 3-Sept 8 2017
Planned and executed cultural affairs programming, including weekly presentations to the local Chinese audience such as Hispanic Heritage Month, which drew in a crowd of nearly 300 participants. Served as the principal speaker for 4 presentations with highest engagement at 75 attendees. Created original content for the IO’s team, including 25 short book recommendations and 5 travel articles essential to their social media campaign and was a part of the press team that covered Ambassador Terry Branstad’s first visit to Guangzhou. Also assisted with fingerprinting over 6,000 Nonimmigrant Visa applicants in support of the Consular section.
Freelance Writer and ContributorSan Mateo, CA · May 2015-March 2016
Produced a variety of articles for online magazines and websites, reaching an audience of 15,000 readers on (The) Absolute Magazine and 30 million daily visitors via Publisor Publishing Network through book recommendations, as well as list-style articles ranging from entertainment and health to everyday science and new food scenes. Three out of 79 book reviews on (The) Absolute Mag have been on the list of top ten most viewed articles for the month they were published and are archived via my author tag.
Featured Article: Fall Back in Love with Star Wars (Through Reading)
NASA Internship, AERO Institute (Ames Research Center)Mountain View, CA · Summer 2012
Managed ten specially selected research associates interested in aerospace, aeronautics, astronautics, engineering and physics with an emphasis on leadership as an operations and project manager for Ames Research Center’s first Aeronautics Academy. Scheduled meetings and events; oversaw the team’s research presentations that were debuted at NASA HQ in Washington DC and publishing their research posters; acted as a liaison between their mentors and lab supervisors; facilitated team building; coordinated budgets and payments; and organized travel to Virginia and a trip to aerospace companies in SoCal.
NASA Internship, AERO Institute (Dryden Flight Research Center)Palmdale, CA · Summer 2011 & 2010
Through NASA’s AERO Institute, I assisted educational outreach programs that fostered Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and interest through project development and execution, including attending public events that catered to a total of 1000 local students and their families and giving lecture series on the science behind NASA technology, such as rocketry and robotics, which reached students from all over California. I also supported office procedures and organization, such as telephone and front office reception; filing and data entry; drafting spreadsheets and reports; meeting and event planning; and records and database management.
2018 Outstanding Student Leadership Award
Fall 2017 The University at Albany General Scholarship
2017-2018, 2016-2017 Carson Carr Diversity Scholar
2012 SDSU Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship at New College, University of Oxford
2011 Star Dusters Lockheed Martin College Continuation Scholarship
Conference Coordination; Trafficking in Persons and the Crisis of Violent Extremism SUNY/CID, April 29, 2018
Basic Web Design, including HTML/CSS, WordPress, writing SEO language and social media promotion
Basic Graphic Design, Video Editing and Sound Mixing (Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, YouTube, Garageband)
Microsoft Office Suite and iLife (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
Copyediting, Publishing, and Editorial Board experience; ENGL576 Literature Editing and Publishing class, Fall 2012