University of Arizona, Bachelor’s of Arts in History; Linguistics
Tucson High Magnet School, diploma
Service Employee’s International Union – Organizer In Training
145 Tremont Street Boston, Massachusetts
March 2013 – present
The organizer’s main role is to communicate the union idea to workers. Working on the Adjunct Action campaign means I have to effectively that idea to a group of people who are generally older and more educated than I am and who often don’t see themselves as the blue collar workers that typically form unions. These conversations are just the beginning. As an organizer, I work with workers to overcome their fears, fight for what they deserve and build their union.
UMass Boston – Urban Scholars After School Instructor
100 Morrissey Boulevard Boston, Massacusetts
September 2012 – December 2012
As a writing teacher, I worked with a group of high school students to improve their writing and prepare them for college. The course I taught, “Writing in Real Life” emphasized writing as a way to tell a story, express emotion and even as an enjoyable pastime rather than a formulaic five paragraph essay. This approach utilized the fact that when students get to write about what they care about, they are more likely to put effort into each assignment while as a teacher, I knew that the more my students wrote, the stronger their writing would become. I created the lesson plans for the whole semester and worked with a dozen students, half of whom were ESL students, to create a blog where students work was published and shared.
MASSCreative – Programs Intern
249 A Street Boston, Massachusetts
August 2012 – December 2012
MASSCreative is working to bring more resources and attention to the creative community and arts education across the Commonwealth. As the Program Intern, I filled any gaps that presented themselves from intern mainstays such as data entry and coffee runs to more exciting activities such as writing blog posts for the website and research that influences the direction the organization goes in. I did everything and anything that needed doing. The real job was doing it all; on time; correctly; with grace.
AmeriCorps – Youth Volunteer Corps Team Leader
3130 North Dodge Boulevard Tucson, Arizona
January 2012 – August 2012
As an AmeriCorps member my goal was to serve the need. At VSA, I worked with a team to create and facilitate weekly volunteer opportunities for youth 11 to 18 that filled a community need. I coordinated weekend episodic projects as well as week-long summer projects that were service-learning based and go deeper than filling a community need by volunteering. I also planned events for national service days and participated in AmeriCorps days of service.
Target – Team Member
4040 North Oracle Road Tucson, Arizona
August 2009 – August 2012
At Target my first role was to provide excellent guest service. I spent much of my time maintaining a brand standard sales floor through organizing, zoning, and stocking. I also cashiered and performed other duties to keep the team functioning smoothly. As a long-time team member, I was not only a role model and trainer to new employees, but a valuable asset to upper management and to the team as a whole.
Arizona WildWear – Store Manager
905 East University Boulevard Tucson, Arizona
November 2007 – January 2009
As manager my main role was to collaborate with store owners to run and promote the store, but also was responsible for hiring and training new employees, creating work schedules for all employees, while tending to the store, solving and arising problems, and generally preventing crises.
Orange Grove Animal Hospital – Kennel Attendant
3091 West Orange Grove Road Tucson, Arizona
May 2006 – January 2007
I worked while the veterinary hospital was closed, making it important that I maintain animal happiness and take care of sick animals while veterinarians are not present. As a part of this, I medicated, cleaned, fed, and played with a variety species including but not limited to dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots, and tortoises.
Academia Freedom Tutoring – January 2012 – April 2012
Student Experts: Content Writer – December 2011 – March 2012
Tucson Botanical Gardens Gift Shop – May 2011 – August 2011
IQ Fresh – August 2009 – November 2009
Gabrielle Giffords for Congress: Canvasser – April 2008 – June 2008
Iskashitaa Neighborhood Mapping Program – February 2004 – May 2004
Other Experience and Skills
- Conversational in Spanish and American Sign Language
- Knowledgeable of the Microsoft Suite
- Adept with both Macs and PCs
- Versed in social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
- CPR/First Aid/AED certified