Loyola University Chicago (Psychology)
Loyola University Chicago School of Education (MEd)
I have a Master's degree with ten years of full-time experience, including seven years as a student affairs professional and over 2 additional years experience in marketing and contract negotiation. I also facilitate teams courses for youth groups, substitute teach K-8, and have been trained to work with developmentally challenged individuals.
I am experienced with educational research and managed assessment for various student affairs units and reported findings with recommendations to decision makers at multiple levels.
I have interpersonal communication experience includes presenting to large groups, serving as a first responder to students in crisis, conducting judicial violation meetings with students and negotiating with media clients.
As an artist, my work has been displayed in dozens of group shows and festivals. My participation with charitable events has raised over $24,000 for charitable causes. I am proficient with ink, acrylic paint, watercolor,
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I have a Master's degree with ten years of full-time experience, including seven years as a student affairs professional and over 2 additional years experience in marketing and contract negotiation. I also facilitate teams courses for youth groups, substitute teach K-8, and have been trained to work with
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I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult at the age of 25, while I was completing my master's degree. After graduate school, I served as an administrator at institutions of higher education. I have worked closely with dozens of students with ADHD/ADD in developing their talents, addressing behavior concerns, and assisting with their academic success.
I am an emerging artist who has worked in numerous mediums and styles, and who's work has appeared in dozens of group shows, festivals and charitable events. Sale of my work for charities has raised more than $24,000 to date.
My success and the positive reception o my artwork is demonstration of my adept skills pertaining to Art Theory. Examples of my work are available upon request.
I have dedicated thousands of hours to becoming experienced with using ink and colored pencil in several styles. These styles include pointillism, cubism, pop-cubism, and minimalism. Some of these works have taken over 300 hours to complete.
In my last position, I was responsible for management of the department email account, and some months we'd receive over 100 emails which I would need to respond to individually. I have used Outlook extensively for the past five years.
I have used Publisher extensively in the past to create training materials for staff training. These documents sometimes exceeded 150 pages.
I have hundreds of hours invested into developing my skills with acrylic and watercolor paints. I have used paint to create works in pointillism, cubism and minimalism styles, and my works have appeared in numerous group exhibits and have been auctioned for charitable events, one of my works was signed by the 2011 Chicago Blackhawks and sold for a $20,000 charitable donation to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Samples of my work are available upon request.
I possess several years of negotiation experience, crisis response, and experience working with students and their behavior concerns.
These experiences have honed my ability to speak publicly to varying sized groups of people and always maintain composure and deliver desired messages and learning outcomes in an effective and entertaining way.
I have given tours, presentations and speeches to audiences ranging from several individuals to several thousand attendees.
I have specialized training as a PATH facilitator (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) through the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives. This course would complete 20 hours of CEU/CPDU, and focused on incorporating drawing as a means to help developmentally disabled individuals visualize their futures.