Digital Resume

Field Experience


08/2018 – 06/2019 Leuzinger High School & Prairie Vista Middle School

USC School Social Work Intern 

Key Responsibilities

  • Work under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to provide ongoing, culturally appropriate mental health services to students (grades 6-12) and their families
  • Respond to referrals to address the socioemotional needs of students and provide referrals as needed
  • Lead psychoeducation groups: Building Champions (an all-boys group) and Healing Group (processing)
  • Collaborate with administrators, RTI, School Psychologist, PMRT and DCFS on crises

Key Achievements/Projects

  • Parent workshops on Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Abuse
  • Grant Writing & WASC Representation
  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing, Problem Solving Therapy, Clay Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy
  • Coordination of Mental Health Awareness Week throughout Centinela Valley Union High School District

06/2017 – 12/2018 Pathways Community School, South Central, Los Angeles

College Counselor

Key Responsibilities

  • Support college awareness, exploration, and preparation by educating students and parents about graduation/A-G Requirements, colleges, the college admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, etc.
  • Work with undocumented students to understand college admissions, especially aspects unique to them and their family/individual status (DACA/AB540/CA Dream Act)
  • Complete the School Profile and mid-year report forms via Student Information Management Systems (such as Illuminate, WebGrants, Naviance) utilized by colleges
  • Develop an annual College Handbook, and keep students, teachers, and parents informed through a newsletter addressing test dates, local college events, and financial aid and scholarship opportunities 
  • Share information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL, administer AP and PSAT/NMQST exams, serve as AP Coordinator, and work with the Special Education Coordinator to arrange for accommodations as identified in student IEPs/504 plans 

Key Achievements/Projects

 

  • The College Talk – a series of college knowledge events available to students and their families inspired by the format of TED Talk
  • FAFSA Day – a class-wide workshop for all 110 Seniors of Pathways to begin and successfully submit their FAFSA/CA Dream Act forms; 91% completion rate
  • Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships – established professional relationships with El Camino Community College, Los Angeles Trade Technical College, East Los Angeles College, and Cerritos College 
  • Access to College Success Program Development – the Class of 2018 is the first graduating class at Pathways Community School, and as such, most, if not all, the curriculum planning and college-success program has been created from scratch and curated specifically for the student population by the college counselor

 

07/2016 – 06/2017 Pathways Community School, South Central, Los Angeles  

ELD Program Lead

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with ELD teacher to support and assist students identified as English Learners
  • Instruct Learning Lab in accordance with core content curriculum and the needs of the English Learners
  • Facilitate parent/family meetings and interventions

Key Achievements/Projects

 

  • Reclassified 20% of English Learners in 2016-2017 (compared to the 12% of LAUSD)
  • Facilitate numerous school-wide Know Your Rights workshops for students and staff
  • Develop partnerships with El Centro @ USC, UCLA Labor Center, CHIRLA, and CARECEN to provide undocumented students access with immigration services and attorneys

 

09/2015 – 06/2016 Strive, South Central, Los Angeles

Instructional Aide & Non-Profit Liaison 

Key Responsibilities

  • General clerical support to the Office Administrator
  • Lesson planning for English Literature class for class based on state curriculum and core standards
  • Conduct assessments and record results as a means of maintaining program merit and prolong grant funding

08/2014 – 08/2015 Poly Academy, Bucheon, South Korea

ESL Instructor

Key Responsibilities

  • Foreign language teacher for students in Kindergarten through Secondary grades
  • Worked directly with admin, grade level teams, and parents to ensure student progress    
  • Worked under a rigorous schedule while multitasking without missing key details 

03/2013 – 08/2013 Student Life @ UC Riverside

Highlander Orientation Leader 

Key Responsibilities

  • Led over 4,000 incoming first-year students and provided assistance to 2,500 family members as they initiated their transition into university life. 
  • Gained skills necessary to perform the functions of the position, such as knowledge of academic requirements for all majors offered at UC Riverside to prepare students for their meetings with academic advisors, program components, and small and large group facilitation.
  • Designated as 1 of 5 selected Highlander Orientation Leaders to provide Spanish translation services. 

Education & Qualifications 

  • Master of Social Work w/ Pupil Personnel Services Credential – University of Southern California – ‘20 Candidate
    • Co-President – Art Rx
    • Member – THIS Is Social Work Committee
    • Member – Latinx Student Caucus
    • Member – National Association of Social Workers SoCal Unit
  • College Advising Program – Teachers College Columbia University – December 2017 
  • Bachelor of Art: Sociology – University of California, Riverside – 2014
  • Bachelor of Art: History of Latin America – University of California, Riverside – 2014
  • Certification to Teach English as a Foreign Language – UC Riverside Extension – 2014
  • CPR & First Aid – American Heart Association – November 2017
  • Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors – American Heart Association – September 2016
  • Basic Life Support – American Heart Association – November 2017
  • Substitute Credential – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing – January 2018 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis – Behavior Frontiers – September 2015

References available upon request

 

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