Professional Child Life Council (Member since 2011)
Memberships Florida Association of Child Life Professionals (Member since 2011)
Child Life Organization on Georgia Southern University Campus (Member since 2011-2012)
Child Life InternMay 2012 - Aug 2012 Miami Children's HospitalMiami, FL
Provided medical teachings for children of various ages and diagnoses both in an inpatient and outpatient setting Created and implemented therapeutic playroom and bedside activities for hospitalized children, their siblings and caregivers Worked with interdisciplinary team to provide a safe, therapeutic and family-directed care environment Created a 3-phase prep book for the neurology unit to prepare children for brain surgery.
Ogeechee Area HospiceStatesboro, GA
Assisted in teaching coping skills to children at Lilly Welle bereavement camp for children Facilitated music therapy at Camp Lilly Welle Supported families in their grief as they experienced terminal illness and bereavement Assisted the volunteer coordinator with monthly newsletters.
Child Life VolunteerMar 2011 - Apr 2012 The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical CenterSavannah, GA
Supervised children in the playroom Kept playrooms and teen room organized and sanitized Visited with patients in both general pediatrics and PICU to provide opportunities for socialization and play Assisted the Senior Child Life Specialist, Jennifer Guilliams CCLS, as needed.
The Children's Hospital at The Medical Center of Central GAMacon, GA
Shadowed a CCLS in PICU and PIMCU (Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit) Observed various interventions and medical teachings for both patients and their families Observed medical procedures like Intrathecal Chemotherapy, VCUG Voiding Cysto-Urethrogram), and NG (Nasal Gastric) tube insertion.
Deliver the DreamFort Lauderdale, FL
Filled the position of Lead Facilitator of activities for children under 6 Implemented planned program activities for families with at least one child affected by sickle cell disease, autism, or spina bifida Built rapport and provided support to an assigned family during weekend respite Interacted with children through team-building activities and discussions.
Lab StudentAug 2011 - May 2012 Georgia Southern University Child Development CenterStatesboro Kissimmee, GA FL
Planned and implemented developmentally appropriate activities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers Assisted lead teachers implement theme based curriculum Volunteer Ronald McDonald House Savannah, GA Experience Volunteer Nov.
2010 & Oct.
2011 Cooked dinner for families currently staying at the facility Organized groups of volunteers to provide & prepare the meal Give Kids the World (Alternative break with office of student leadership.
Airbrushed tattoos on children and did face painting and make-up Operated the train around the GKTW village Managed the operation of Amberville by checking equipment in and out like PS3 amp;Wii controllers, golf clubs and balls, and giving out prizes and tokens for games Operated breakfast hut by preparing food and ringing customers up.
Shipping ClerkJan 2007 - Apr 2008 Statesboro, GA
Shipped and received merchandise to keep store inventory balanced.
Provided excellent customer service to both internal and external.
customers in store and via telephone.
Enforced inventory control measures implemented by the cooperate office.
Bachelor of Science: Child and Family DevelopmentDec. 2012 Georgia Southern UniversityStatesboro, GA Child and Family Development