A large portion of my professional life has been dedicated to child care. This has taken the form of babysitting jobs, nannying, infant care and preschool teaching. Another half has been geared towards non-profit management and skill development through grant writing, journalism, and hosting events for causes.
Experience in leading group therapy for daily living skills, Updating and recording notes in Anasazi for patient Medicaid coverage, creating guidelines for the Advocacy Committee at Cornerstone Montgomery, conducting one on one interviews with clients
Social Work skills include: Reflective and active listening, motivational interviewing, SBIRT training, suicide prevention training, objective observation.
Headed Client Advocacy Committee that facilitated guidelines for clients and helped establish a successful group environment.
Bachelor of Arts: Cultural AnthropologyIthaca College － Ithaca, NY, USA
Master of Science: Social WorkUniversity of Maryland Baltimore － Shady Grove, MD, USAMSW: Began in Fall 2016, end Spring 2018. First semester GPA 3.6
Areas of Concentration
Clinical Behavioral Health
09/2015 to 02/2016
Preschool Substitute TeacherJewish Day School － Washginton, D.C.
Watching and supervising children throughout the day. Kids aged 4-5 years old. Main responsibilities included inventing creative activities for children, supervising play, preparing meals, and reading books. I led groups outside, engaged in play, set up meal time, and would lead groups to church service for Jewish celebration and prayer. Other duties: Coordinating activities with lead teachers, advising lead teachers on daily activities, implementing safety rules for children.
02/2015 to 01/2016
Nanny/ DriverChevy Chase, MDGenerally supervised children, drove to and from practice, supervised play dates, drove to sports, made lunches, put to bed, helped with homework and went grocery shopping for the family.
09/2013 to 08/2014
07/2012 to 08/2012
InternU.S. Peace Boat (NGO) － New York, NY
I helped organized, set up, and manage an Art event for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster relief)
Gained experience in the UN through Youth NGO meetings and access to UN art exhibits. Able to participate with other youth NGO members on discussions of pertinent international and social projects
Gained invaluable non-profit experience, learned the databases, excel, word, and how to document all expenses and write applications for grants.
Organizing files, Co-creating events and fundraisers, working on Excel and Word docs, Writing grants, Writing for their Newsletter, Attending youth NGO meetings.
03/2012 to 06/2013
Assistant ManagerMulti Faceted Minerals － Ithaca, NYAssisted with daily operations, inventory tracking, and personnel management. Making sure clients questions were answered, providing friendly customer service, stocking new items, etc. Making sales, general operations of the store were handled such as locking up, answering phone, repairing damage. Crystals were often shipped in, and would design store appropriately to create healing atmosphere.
02/2011 to 04/2012
Food Runner/ ServerThe Greene Turtle － Olney, MDPrepping food for customers, serving, approaching tables to deliver food, interacting with customers, smiling and greeting, delivering satisfying customer experience
02/2009 to 10/2010
HostessThe Olney Ale House － Olney, MDHostess for guests; welcoming to restaurant, seating, busing, managing sections, and doing sidework
Fellowships and Awards
Flora Brown Award ($7,000 Annual Academic Scholarship)
Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Partial Scholarship
TEFL 160 hour completion Certificate (Teach English to Non-Native Speakers)
Recidivism for Inmates
Control of symptoms for mentally ill or substance abusive clients
Creative coping skills, alternative therapy
Focus on: Child abuse, Sexual Abuse, Trauma
Leading Group Therapy, Skills classes, Developing Relationships, Counseling, One on one interactions, Grant Writing, Active listening, Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Skills, Entering and writing Client Notes, Solution-Focused therapy, Mirroring, Joining, Taking Initiative, Enjoying Responsibility, Persistence in Challenging situations, Strengths- Based Approach
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Traveled to Nicaragua in 2009 with STAND chapter at James Madison University; built latrines, built a house, taught health education at local school in Leon, Nicaragua.
Served as juror at Montgomery County Circuit Courthouses for Teen Court; Dispensed sentences for juveniles after hearing their case, and discussing possible sentences with other jury members