To secure a position that will enable me to use my strong organization, research and writing skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people.
PC and Mac operating systems, MS Office, Powerpoint, Outlook, Peoplesoft Database, SalesForce Database, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop, as well as 2D Design.
Catalog SpecialistFeb 2011 to Aug 2011 Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing
Complete comprehensive review processes used to publish digital titles through unmanaged channels.
Seamlessly works with the Content Ingestion and Operations teams to address content related concerns.
Efficiently route publisher questions to the appropriate groups within Amazon.
Classify submitted titles into a hierarchical categorization.
Review and evaluate title classifications according to specific Amazon guidelines.
Ensure appropriate decisions are reached on each title request, as well as manage effective communication with the publisher.
Responsible for specific daily projects along with monitoring and maintaining quality control of existing data.
Work among various high level departments to communicate problems, solutions and implementation plans.
Drive daily production goals ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 titles submitted every 24-hour period.
Executive Graduate AssistantJan 2007 to Jan 2009 Office of College
Provided executive-level administrative support to the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR).
Aided two Associate Development Officers from Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Facilitated the accurate and timely writing, editing, and preparation of final copy from draft to distribution.
Worked cross-functionally to communicate with all impacted departments to ensure proper communications and reporting practices including the University President and College Dean's offices.
Assisted the Director of Communications and Development Officers with proofreading and complex alpha and numeric database entry.
Directed business relations and distribution of company literature to stimulate donor interest.
Facilitated donor relations from the University President and College Dean.
Organized and distributed materials among the Dean's Office and the President's Office.
Initiated, planned, and completed a complete catalog overhaul of the College Advancement Office and CFR filing system.
Organized 15,000 donor files.
Prepared and organized quarterly meetings among the Executive Directors in the Office of College Advancement and institute heads from various university departments.
Researched and investigated potential university donors including, but not limited to foundations and corporations.
Solicited donors for funding professorships, scholarships for students, and specific project funding.
Effectively communicated research results to Development Director.
Coordinated projects and events exercising ability to improvise, improve procedures and meet demanding deadlines, including assisting in the successful execution of Dr.
Stephen Hawking, Tom Brokaw and Dr.
Jane Goodall lectures and two commencement ceremonies at USC.
Organized the details of travel arrangements, corporate agendas and itineraries.
Performed administrative duties including travel scheduling and a multi-line phone system.
Tour AssistantJan 2006 to Jan 2010 Songwriter Teena Marie
Personal assistant throughout several performance tours: United States and Caribbean Islands.
Perform duties and discharge responsibilities as and when requested.
Receive various correspondences on behalf of Teena Marie.
Make travel, food and accommodation arrangements for business and/or personal tours.
Team ManagerJan 2003 to Jan 2006 Loyola Marymount University
Worked collaboratively with a team of 18 players and 4 coaches.
Gathered all necessary equipment and materials needed before and after practices and games.
Managed away games throughout the country and abroad.
Worked closely with visiting teams to ensure timely distribution of practice materials.
Effectively coordinated schedules and oversaw successful completion of visiting team practices and workouts.
Served as an administrative assistant on projects including database entry, recruiting information, and university site visits.
Served as videographer for the 2003-2004 season.
Master of Professional Writing, Nonfiction2010University of Southern California － Los Angeles, CAGPA: GPA: 3.64Nonfiction GPA: 3.64 Blades of Grass: Surviving the Rwandan Genocide
Bachelor of Administration, Communication Studies & Rhetorical Theory Studio Arts2010University of Southern California Loyola Marymount University － Los Angeles, CAGPA: GPA: 3.67Communication Studies & Rhetorical Theory GPA: 3.67 Studio Arts To Hip-Hop: The True Place of Hip-Hop in Mainstream America
2006Loyola Marymount University
Volunteer for Living Paradise Foundation in Venice Beach, CA. 2005 - 2006 Assisted in supporting low income community members through recycled, organic, and sustainable resources. Volunteer for Lifelong AIDS Alliance in Seattle, Washington. 2002 - 2003 Coordination and distribution of specific meal plans for HIV/AIDS patients. ASSOCIATIONS &AWARDS Member of Fight On For Darfur student chapter of STAND 2009 Raised awareness and tolerance levels of African genocide through fundraising and campus-wide activities. Fundraiser for LiveSTRONG Challenge 2007 - 2010 Raised $8,000 over a three-year period for cancer research.
VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Volunteer for Living Paradise Foundation in Venice Beach, CA. 2005 - 2006 Assisted in supporting low income community members through recycled, organic, and sustainable resources. Volunteer for Lifelong AIDS Alliance in Seattle, Washington. 2002 - 2003 Coordination and distribution of specific meal plans for HIV/AIDS patients. ASSOCIATIONS &AWARDS Member of Fight On For Darfur student chapter of STAND 2009 Raised awareness and tolerance levels of African genocide through fundraising and campus-wide activities. Fundraiser for LiveSTRONG Challenge 2007 - 2010 Raised $8,000 over a three-year period for cancer research.