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Education

B.A. English // Texas A&M University, 2016

Minor in Psychology. Major coursework included extensive reading, research, and a wide variety of professional writing including scholarly papers, creative writing, journalism, business proposals, etc.

M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction // Texas A&M University, 2017

After completing undergraduate prerequisites for admission, I was accepted into a one-year masters program through the College of Education and Human Development. I took graduate classes in curriculum planning and instructional methods, studied abroad for two weeks in Costa Rica, and networked with previous graduates to find a full-time job at Cypress Ridge High School in Houston, TX. As part of this program, I earned my Texas Standard Teaching Certification (expired June 2022) and a teaching certification for English Language Arts grades 7-12.

Professional Experience

November 2022 - March 2023
Senior Administrative Coordinator at the Texas A&M University School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts

June 2022 - November 2022
Executive Assistant at the Texas A&M University Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

February 2022 - July 2022
Event Assistant at Downtown Bryan Events

November 2021 - October 2022
Volunteer Coordinator on the Planning Committee for the inaugural Texas Conference on Student Success

September 2018 - August 2020
Chair of the Liberal Arts Life Enhancement Committee for the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University

September 2017 - June 2022
Administrative Coordinator for the Undergraduate Program at the Texas A&M University Department of English

June 2016 - June 2017
English I Teacher at Cypress Ridge High School

September 2015 - June 2016
Program Aide at the Appelt Aggieland Visitor Center

December 2012 - August 2015
Personnel Coordinator, Orientation Leader Mentor, and Tour Guide with the Aggie Orientation Leader Program

(Full-time) Coordinated domestic travel and complex meeting itineraries for top faculty candidates. Managed busy calendars for 3 academic section leaders, planning meetings and special events at the request of their 35 faculty. Purchased supplies and processed expense reports through Concur. Conducted online research and wrote reports for Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to support 4 new degrees in development for proposal to Texas state legislature in fall 2024. Created a Hubspot CRM for the School to track industry and community engagement and collaborations. Updated faculty profiles and facilitated the annual evaluation process through Interfolio

(Full-time) Prepared extensive confidential paperwork for faculty immigration, recruitment and hiring initiatives, promotion and tenure reviews, and annual contracts. Managed 3 classroom buildings occupied by the department; tracked work orders and oversaw the proposal process for a six-figure lab renovation project. Managed communications and calendar for Department Head and 4 other faculty administrators. Hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated 2 student employees. Worked with a team to create teaching assignments for 60 faculty; data entry in 3 online systems to create a student registration schedule. 

(Part-time) Assisted event manager with day-of coordination for a variety of special events including weddings, concerts, parties, and fundraisers at the Ice House on Main and Grand Stafford Theatre in historic downtown Bryan, TX. Attended select event planning meetings with clients, led venue tours, worked with vendors, and set up/tore down floor layouts. 

(Volunteer) Applied and was selected to serve on planning committee for the inaugural statewide conference on student success, hosted at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. Worked with a team of 4 to identify volunteer roles, recruit, train, assign, and supervise a group of 50 over the 1.5 day conference. Learn more about TXCSS at https://txstudentsuccess.tamu.edu/. 

(Volunteer) Elected to serve as Chair of LALEC, leading a team of 15 staff from across the College of Liberal Arts to generate and execute 2 professional development events and the annual staff appreciation awards luncheon each year. Oversaw all aspects of event planning including marketing, registration, room reservations, scheduling speakers, and negotiating with vendors. Managed an annual budget of $8000 and wrote related reports. 

(Full-time) Managed undergraduate programs office and administrative support for 2 faculty directors and 2 academic advisors. Worked closely with Associate Department Head to create course schedules; created reports to solve complex problems regarding teaching preferences, curricular needs, classroom availability, and cross-listing classes with other departments. Trained a student intern to generate stories, copy edit, design, and distribute a monthly newsletter. Redesigned department website through Wordpress to augment the user experience and reduce redundancies. Created a webpage, assisted in marketing, recorded and transcribed 8 video sessions for the virtual symposium Teaching Writing Now. Organized 20 new student orientation sessions each summer; created flyers and presentations in Adobe Suite for student recruitment events. Hired, trained, supervised, and evaluated 5 student workers and 2 full-time office associates. Worked with graduate office and faculty to create, propose, and track new degree programs, courses, minors, and catalog entries; managed an extensive feedback workflow

(Full-time) Taught 125 freshman English students across 5 on-level and 2 pre-AP classes. Collaborated with a team of 7 teachers to implement state curriculum including literary analysis, scholarly research, and a variety of writing styles. Created a month-long interactive unit for pre-AP students about Lord of the Flies including team-building activities designed to put students in the mindset of the characters. 

(Part-time) Scheduled campus tours and information sessions for prospective students and their families via phone and email. Created high school group visit itineraries for an average of 1,500 visitors per week. Led campus tours and trained new interns in school history, customer service, and technical aspects of the visitor center. 

(Volunteer working at least 20 hours per week) I joined AOLP in 2012 as an orientation leader (OL), was selected to become a small group leader and mentor in 2013, and served as personnel coordinator on the executive committee beginning in 2014. Each summer, I attended approximately 30 3-day new student conferences leading tours, participating in student and parent informational panels, and talking to new students and their families about resources and experiences at Texas A&M. As a mentor, I worked with a partner to plan monthly small group activities and worked with a committee of 12 to plan and execute an overnight retreat for our new OLs. As personnel coordinator, I worked with a team of 12 to prepare the facilities, supplies, and schedules for every new student conference event throughout the summer. My particular responsibility was to oversee recruitment, selection, training, and assignments for approximately 100 orientation leaders. I revised the OL training manual; scheduled recruitment sessions; created educational presentations for weekly meetings; organized the application process, rubrics, and evaluation of all candidates; tracked OL service and recognized outstanding team members. 

Empathy 

I can easily sense the feelings of others and imagine myself in their lives and situations. 

Developer

I can identify the strengths of others and my passion is to help them develop their talents, be that personal or professional. 

Relator

I enjoy building relationships and creating things as a team, working together to achieve a common goal. 

Adaptability

I prefer to go with the flow and be surprised by life. In the workplace, that means I excel at taking on new challenges and creative problem solving. 

Deliberative

I take great care in making decisions, anticipating obstacles, and looking at a problem from tons of different angles. 

Coachable

I am a lifelong learner and pick up on new systems quickly. I enjoy mentoring relationships, open and honest feedback, and fostering an environment of professional development. 

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