Professional Experience

Membership & Engagement Lead – CityStudio Global │ Vancouver, BC, Canada │ January 2022 – present │

Co-created and designed a curriculum for the training of CityStudio coordinators
Facilitated personalized coaching sessions to over a dozen trainees
Curated and hosted topic drive sessions for CityStudio network members
Handled the organization, production and distribution of a quarterly newsletter
Established a systemized data collection tool for CityStudio projects and impact data
Led the implementation of an evaluation framework exclusively developed for CityStudio. Through program data collection and analysis, determined the annual impact of the network and opportunities for improvement
Developed strategy documents to track network engagement and gather feedback from network members
Supported revenue development activities related to the CityStudio Global network
Created engaging content for CityStudio’s blog and drafted press releases
Managed network operations and administrative task on a daily basis
Demonstrated problem solving abilities by addressing and resolving the requests of network members
Improved team operations by developing resources to systemize the tracking of network data

Senior Inclusion Facilitator – BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education STEPS Forward │ Vancouver, BC, Canada │ May 2019 – September 2021 │

Liaised with university stakeholders to foster the inclusion of students in all aspects of the post-secondary experience
Adapted course material for the learning style of each student
Built rapport with the student to better understand their vision and life goals
Collaborated with instructors to adapt course objectives and assignments to the goals of students
Assisted the students in identifying areas of interest and opportunities on campus
Researched extracurricular opportunities that aligned with the student’s interest
In accordance with the values of the organization, developed a reflective practice that ensured the advancement of inclusion at Simon Fraser University
Organized term meetings with students, families and team members
Drafted detailed term reports that tracked the progress and development of inclusion efforts on campus
Collaborated with team members to design and present for the 2020 Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Symposium in Canada
Connected with organizations to secure employment opportunities for the students

Teacher of English as a Second Language – DaDa │ August 2018 – May 2019 │

Conducted a language proficiency evaluation and used the organization’s curriculum to asses the student language skills
Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of institutional approaches and innovative activities
Prepared for each language lesson by incorporating the student and families goals to the course material
Supervised students progress and drafted lesson reports to track improvement
Maintained a positive student-teacher relationship and cooperated with parents on a weekly basis
Incorporated audio-visual aids while delivering English language lessons
During lessons, provided feedback on the contextual usage of English
Kept students on-task with proactive behaviour modifications and positive reinforcement strategies

Researcher Co-Op Opportunity – Vancouver Mural Festival │ Vancouver, BC, Canada │ December 2016 – July 2017

The Vancouver Mural Festival is a non-profit organization committed to creative and artistic development. Not only do they organize educational, musical, social and cultural events; but through the implementation of large scale murals the VMF helps empower, produce and celebrate artistic diversity in the city of Vancouver. As their research intern I conducted a proprietary research, observing the intersection of Cordova St and Cambie St before and after the implementation of three large scale murals. The objective of the comparative study was to identify if the implementation of public art in the area had any impact in the use of the space.

Teacher Assistant – Simon Fraser University │ Burnaby, BC, Canada │ August 2016 – June 2017

As a Teacher Assistant for the course Technology and Society (CMNS 345) my responsibilities included: planning and conducting tutorials, marking assignments and supporting students during office hours. Tutorials assisted in the discussion and application of the communication theories discussed in the course. Planning for tutorials was extremely enriching as it served as an opportunity to ground communication concepts and theories by discussing their relevance and pertinence in current times. Leading tutorials strengthened my public speaking skills. In addition, working with a diverse group of undergraduate students was a crucial lesson in adapting lessons that supported different types of learning

Montessori Teacher Assistant (Children’s House) – Brickton Montessori School │ Chicago, IL, USA │ September 2015 – July 2016 │

Assisting the Children’s House program at Brickton Montessori School was a life-changing opportunity. It introduced me to the Montessori method, an experience that expanded and transformed my views on education. Under the guidance of Megan O’Hehir, my responsibilities included: in-depth observations of the students behavior, assisting in the creation and preparation of class materials and ensuring that the classroom was suitable Montessori environment. The Montessori methodology challenged my perceptions on the role of the teacher, the student, the classroom and the community in the development of children

Server – The Cheesecake Factory │ Chicago, IL, USA │ April 2015 – April 2016

Working in this iconic restaurant prepared me to work in stressful, fast-paced and ever-changing environments. Apart from taking an extensive training to learn the menu in detail, this employment opportunity introduced me to the particularities of corporate work environments. Working in the Service Industry taught me to anticipate the patron’s needs and develop customer service skills.

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