Results-driven social service professional and manager with experience in the domestic and international public and non-profit sectors. Highly personable with extraordinary attention to detail and talent for gaining trust.
09/2014 to 09/2015
Policy Advisor (Program Associate)Unispec Inc/ Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, US Department of Transportation － Washington D.C., DC
Briefed and advised the Administrator of the Office of Hazardous Materials on past, current, and future policy issues, and logistics and administrative matters.
Supervised executive assistants and other support staff.
Regular tasks included staying up-to-date on the daily affairs and broader policy issues, composition of briefing documents, and regular contact with key industry and government stakeholders.
07/2014 to 08/2014
Event Logistics Coordinator (Short-term Consultant)IREX － Washington D.C., DC
Assisted in the implementation of the Young African Leadership Initiative Summit, which was a week long seminar in Washington D.C.
Helped in the coordination of various stakeholders such as USAID, the White House, and the State Department.
10/2013 to 07/2014
Co-Founder and Student CoordinatorMaxwell Consulting Group － Syracuse, New York
Created a system to match expertise of graduate students to technical needs of international and domestic nonprofits.
Formulated a multi-year business model, as well as recruited students, partners and donors, and prospective clients.
03/2013 to 07/2013
Health Systems Program AssistantPan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) － Washington D.C., DC
Planned multi-lateral weekly meetings with high-level public health officials, coordinated more than 12 Latin American public health conferences, arranged international travel, and developed external personnel contract process.
07/2012 to 01/2012
Volunteer Food Security ConsultantUtz Samaj NGO, ICU, and Center for Nutritional Recuperation － Tecpan, Guatemala, Chimaltenango
Technical: (1) Coordinated Open House; (2) guest lectured in capacity-building seminars; (3) taught nutrition to women in rural indigenous communities; (4) designed and implemented recycling project in the communities; and (5) monitored health of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
Management: (1) Evaluated inefficient administrative functions; (2) researched potential financiers and negotiated partnerships; and (3) collaborated in grant writing efforts to receive support from public agencies and the World Bank for billion-dollar agriculture development projects.
01/2012 to 05/2012
Government Relations Research AssistantBread for the World － Washington D.C., DC
Managed donor relations using RaisersEdge and supported policy analysts through the synthesis of reports on key poverty issues.
08/2011 to 05/2012
Bilingual Research AssistantUniversity of Maryland － College Park, MD
Researched and analyzed the social and political patterns of Central American immigration in DC, as well as the policy implications of minority health disparities of Latinos in US.
Selected to present research in the University of Maryland Research Forum.
05/2011 to 05/2012
Community Health CoordinatorNutritional Research Extension, University of Maryland － College Park, MD
Translated public educational documents for federal programs such as SNAP and WIC, as well as served as Spanish interpreter.
01/2011 to 05/2011
Immigration Research AssistantThe Center for National Interest － Washington D.C., DC
Researched on national immigration policy issues: writing one-pagers and larger reports for the Director of the program, as well as facilitated the drafting of his book, Europe's Angry Muslims.
Coordinated conferences hosted by the Think Tank.
08/2010 to 05/2011
Latin American Immigration Research AssistantUniversity of Maryland － College Park, MD
Participated in a research team hired by the state to analyze the nutrition patterns of Latino immigrants.
Assisted in the transcription and translation of recorded interviews, which served as the data for the study.
08/2010 to 05/2011
Minorities at Risk (MAR) Research AssistantUniversity of Maryland － College Park, MD
Contributed to the MAR by producing an 80-page report on the relationship between residential location and violence among migrants.
Synthesized data sets and executed advanced coding methodologies before presenting the results to the Department Head.
International Development Policy: focus on immigration and microfinanceMaxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University － Syracuse, NYInternational Development Policy Capstone: Consultancy for Program Evaluation for Peruvian Municipalities Web Portal
Bachelor of Arts: Government and Politics, Concentration in International DevelopmentUniversity of Maryland － College Park, MD, USA
Minor in Spanish Language and Cultures
Study Abroad in Germany; Sprachdiplom I/II; Honors Dean's List; Pi Sigma
Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society; Minority Academic
Excellence Award; Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society; Maryland
Research Presenter & Awardee; CFR Certification
Language: Fluency in English and Spanish, and proficiency in German.
Technical: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; SPSS; Adobe Photoshop; and basic website design.