To obtain an entry-level position with a progressive organization; one in which my skills are utilized and developed to their fullest potential.
Goal Setting and Implementation
Develop Learning Strategies
Research in behavioral and cognitive psychology
Implemented new work flow strategies which increased department productivity.
Facilitated and held contact with numerous academic departments in colleges and universities at local, statewide, and nationwide levels.
Guided and instructed several local school district dual credit coordinators in the administration of several higher education exam processes.
Instituted a review scale penned by self for local game and entertainment website 8bitfix.com.
Bolstered writing and editing process for said website by way of step-by-step detailed instruction.
Coordinated several video productions for website, including editing, providing commentary, mastering audio, up to eventual publication.
Initiated several entertainment centered podcasts, including editing and publication of that work.
Lead photographers and aspiring journalists in the development of several yearbooks and chronicle pieces.
Directed low brass at local high school as drill instructor and section leader, while simultaneously holding first chair for three consecutive years.
Regularly recruited ambitious writers and editors for said website and monitored each's daily contributions.
Regularly modified and proof-read subordinate's reviews and news pieces prior to becoming official published works as head editor.
Associate of Arts: PsychologyEl Paso Community College － El Paso, TX, United StatesAdvisors: Claudia Cochran, Celeste Favela, and Michael Silva.
Associate of Arts
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyNew Mexico State University － Las Cruces, NM, United StatesGraduate With Honors NMSU Crimson Scholar - denotes exceptional academic achievement Advisors: James Kroger
02/2010 to Current
El Paso Community College
Administer state, local and national examinations.
Prepare test data for upload/entry into the college database management system.
Process tests using computerized scanning/scoring equipment.
Maintain security of test materials to prevent loss or compromise.
Assist in the provision and administration of instructor exams to students outside classroom setting.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, make up exams, retests, placement exams, EPCC proficiency exams, and national credit by exam resources such as the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST).
Through this branch of testing services I have comprehended how much of an impact the department makes on the student and faculty body.
On numerous occasions, each semester, I impart crucial information concerning the entire testing services department towards students and faculty that would otherwise remain unknown to them.
This information spans basic responsibilities of each department to more broad and complex duties that play a significant role on an individual's educational career.
Over the years I have also been called upon by several other testing departments to provide my services.
Given that I have assisted the collective department of testing services in such times, I have come to possess an inherent understanding of examinations outside of my immediate department that includes the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), the now formerly chief college placement exam, Accuplacer, as well as dual credit testing, and experience with examinations no longer offered by the college, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
In situations such as the obsolete TOEFL and Accuplacer exams, I know how to provide accurate information and assist prospective students in seeking out alternative solutions to meet their educational necessities.
Aided IT department with creative design choices in the fashioning of a new web portal for students and faculty for ease of access with an emphasis in imaginativeness.
06/2008 to 10/2014
Head Review Coordinator and Editor8bitfix － El Paso, TX
Designed and implemented new game review format for all published works.
Identified archaic practices and eliminated them in favor of more streamlined and up-to-date methods of writing.
Established clientele with several PR representatives, developers, and publishers within the gaming industry.
Secured review copies of gaming software from many games publishers, including: Electronic Arts, Square Enix, Atlus, Disney Interactive, Sega, Nintendo, and many more.
Spearheaded advents into multimedia production for distribution to several social media outlets.
Regularly attended many gaming conventions and expos for insight into latest advances in technology and software development.
01/2008 to 01/2009
Cashier and Customer Service associate
Assisted customer's requests.
Educated customer's benefits and assisted with inquiries and solved problems.
Montwood High School － El Paso, TX
Dual Credit (12 hrs College credit earned at El Paso Community College).
Completed basic courses for Associate Degree Plan at EPCC.
Completed remaining courses corresponding to Degree Plan at NMSU.
Fellowships and Awards
Employee of the Month at EPCC, Spring 2015
Staff Appreciation, Fall 2015
During time with 8bitfix.com, applicant published several hundred articles in gaming news. Additionally provided website with nearly 200 reviews on the subject matter of gaming software and hardware.
Moreover, applicant has also initiated the aforementioned website's outing into video content on YouTube by way of writing scripts, gathering talent, recording, editing and eventually publishing said content.
Applicant also manages own blog. Its outreach extends not only to the technically inclined, but also science fiction, music, and film enthusiasts.
Green Zone, August 2016
Multiple Classroom Presentations
Establishing Revamped Review Format
In current capacity within student relations, applicant has spoken at a Green Zone presentation during fall 2016. Green Zone being a "safe zone" program, akin to an LGBT safe zone, in which one's immediate environment can be made more veteran-friendly, or more sensitive to the issues surrounding such students, in an effort to spur newfound success.
On several occasions during time with El Paso Community College, applicant has directed every classroom visit with the student body to convey how they could stimulate and foster personal growth through their collegiate career by way of applicant's testing department. This successfully lead to many student's hastening their coursework to graduate early as well as saved them thousands in tuition and other expenditures.
Furthemore, while at 8bitfix, applicant had revamped and instituted a new review format for all writers to adhere, following a time of reflection to boost the site's reception for new viewers and regular visitors alike. This called for multiple conferences between writers. The applicant's purpose was to take preemptive action; comparing and contrasting what worked, removing what would not, while promoting strategies that would result in the greatest outreach to our viewers.
New Mexico State University: Crimson Scholars Program
Communication - Balance between speaking and active listening. Capable of simplifying advanced or complex concepts to others.
Research - Perceptive to the change and tumultuous flow of current affairs while being naturally inquisitive about unexplored concepts or themes.
Writing - Mindful of composing engaging content by way of an excellent grasp of grammar. Maintain practice of such endeavors through a wide variety of content including, but not limited to, reviews, essays, opinion pieces, presentations, and briefings.
Creativity - Engagement does not rest solely on written work, but must also be married to the ability to identify new ways to promote businesses and attract potential new clients.
Time Sensitivity - Vigilant on the issue of time and its management. Competent to provide writing of quality under the pressure of time and/or the presence of an approaching embargo.
Software Use - Implementation of common tools of the trade, including an adaptive mindset to new and improving provisions. Such tools include Microsoft Word, Illustrator, and Photoshop.