I can interpret documents, understand conversations and translate for Spanish speaking individuals
Knowledge and experience with SPSS Software, FEMA Benefit Cost Analysis Tool, National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS), FEMA eGRANTS, Concur Solutions, Electronic Grants Tracking System (eGOHS)
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Capable of retaining significant information in a short period of time and can confidently work in high stress environments
Research and analyze eligible funding sources with compatible hazard mitigation grant funding programs.
Maintains all grant and contract files, databases, ledgers and records for current and completed projects.
Act as a liaison between local jurisdictions and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
Ensures all counties within Georgia comply with federal rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security.
Responsible for preparing contracts, memorandums of understanding and certified agreements for all grant programs.
Maintains financial accountability and compliance for over $125 million in grant programs through comprehensive audits, financial records, review of expenditures and documented program outcomes.
Compiles information needed to generate summary reports, complete projects and support all technical assistance needs for all Georgia counties.
Conduct regional meetings and briefings on upcoming funding opportunities, changes in legislation, available technical assistance and other pertinent agency reports.
Act as Lead Action Officer in State Operations Center during all active natural and man-made disasters within Georgia.
Grant Manager09/2013 to 02/2016Governor's Office of Highway Safety
Planned, created and analyzed funding for all Occupant Protection, Hispanic Outreach, Safe Communities, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, Alcohol and Speed related federal and state grants throughout Georgia.
Managed over $3 million in state and federal funds annually.
Assisted in creating the agency's Highway Safety Plan, a detailed justification and program breakdown of $15 million in federal funds.
Coordinate with law enforcement agencies, state agencies and other organizations to ensure all laws and federal regulations are being met.
Responsible for preparing contracts and memorandums of understanding for all state agencies involved with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.
Ensure compliance daily with fiscal rules and regulations administered by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including hosting site visits with all partners.
Coordinate multiple week long safety events statewide, bringing together law enforcement, health departments, Hispanic partners and other non-profit organizations throughout the state.
Oversee the preparation and timely submission of grant applications, amendments and budget transfers.
Confidential Secretary03/2013 to 09/2013Governor's Office of Highway Safety
Responsible for all scheduling, travel and correspondence for Director and Deputy Director.
Assisted in creating the agency's Highway Safety Plan, a detailed justification and program breakdown of over $12 million in federal funds.
Planned Georgia's Highway Safety Conference for over 1,000 guests, speakers and exhibitors.
Responsible for creating agendas and scheduling for monthly staff meetings.
Delegating and overseeing daily tasks and responsibilities for office interns
Governor of Georgia's Fellowship Program.
Executive Counsel01/2012 to 05/2012Scheduling
Office Corresponded with State Legislators, Agency Heads, Diplomats and Company Heads in regards to confidential matters of the state.
Planned Georgia Governor's 2013 State of the State Address for over 500 attendees.
Planned 2013 Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Day Celebration for over 600 attendees.
Responsible for Governor's scheduling requests and responses.
Assisted in weekly creation of Governor's event briefings and talking points.
Responsible for scheduling and overseeing Governor's weekly photo-ops.
Responsible for daily calls regarding various questions, concerns and other matters of policy from citizens Assisted in scheduling for the Chief of Staff and Executive Counsel.
Corresponded with State Legislators, Agency Heads, Diplomats, Company CEOs and Presidents in regards to Governor and Chief of Staff.
Responsible for daily calls regarding various questions, concerns and other matters of policy from citizens.
Assisted in planning 2012 Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Day Celebration for over 600 attendees.
Assisted in planning Georgia Governor's 2012 State of the State Address for over 500 attendees.
Created 2012 Legislative Guide for both houses of Georgia General Assembly.
Responsible for archival of all First Lady of Georgia's correspondence.
Education and Training
College Preparatory CurriculumFirst Presbyterian Day SchoolMacon, GA
Bachelor of Arts: Political ScienceGeorgia Southern UniversityStatesboro, GAPolitical Science
Bachelor of Arts: Modern Languages SpanishModern Languages Spanish
Diploma2012Georgia State UniversityAtlanta, GAMember of Order of Omega Greek Leadership Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society
Masters of Public Administration: Management and FinanceMay 2018Management and Finance
photo, Agency, budget, preparing contracts, Cost Analysis, databases, financial, forth, funds, grant applications, Grants, law enforcement, Director, meetings, Excel, Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Management Information System, natural, profit, Research, Safety, scheduling, Spanish speaking, SPSS, technical assistance
College Preparatory Curriculum Diploma 2008 Bachelor of Arts : Political Science Bachelor of Arts : Modern Languages Spanish Diploma 2012 Masters of Public Administration : Management and Finance May 2018
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