Relevant Work and Volunteer Experience

OCA Greater Houston, HAAPI Film Festival (since May 2018)

  • Master of Ceremonies (2018)
    • Composed and delivered opening and closing remarks
    • Led and moderated interviews with film directors
  • Editor-in-Chief, Program Booklet (2019)
    • Communicates with and invites filmmakers to submit films
    • Condenses and edits film descriptions for booklet and promotional use

Facebook Coordinator for Writespace Houston (since February 2018)

  • Composes and schedules graphics and posts for the Writespace Facebook page, gaining an average of 4 followers a week
  • Manages Facebook Social Media Team
  • Coordinates posts with the Twitter and Instagram teams across social media platforms

Long Way Down Book (2017-present)

  • Writes and edits book manuscript with Rose Usenica
  • Researches various linguistic, cultural, theological, anthropological, historical, geographical, and medical topics for use in manuscript
  • Creates and schedules posts regular content across six reward tiers as well as for the public
  • Manages public Instagram and Facebook business accounts
  • Has raised over $2000 in researching funding as of June 2018

Freelance Writing Consulting and Editing (since 2012)

  • Edits and proofreads personal statements, some used in successful applications to CIEE Buenos Aires, Colombia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Colombia Law School, and Stanford Law School
  • Edits and proofreads essays for students at Rice University, University College London, the University of York, and Columbia Law School
  • Edits and proofreads essays in sociology, linguistics, history, psychology, game theory, international law, political science, and English
  • Edits and proofreads creative writing (short stories, long prose, and fanfiction)

Office Manager at Gesas Inc. (2014-2018)

  • Communicated with clients, suppliers, and employees regarding inventory, shipments, requests, presentations, quotes, and payments via phone and email (English, Spanish)
  • Wrote, translated, and proofread invoices, documents, requests, emails, and presentations (English, Spanish)
  • Prepared and formatted quotes for domestically and internationally supplied industrial goods and maintenance worth up to $1,500,000
  • Organized data and documents for company-wide reference
  • Designed website pages, business cards, and logo graphics
  • Prepared, organized, and confirmed domestic and international shipments
  • Completed payments to suppliers, shippers, and financial institutions
  • Verified payroll amounts

Human Resources Manager at the International Quidditch Association (2014-2016)

  • Developed the official IQA policy and procedures, including the establishment of the personnel hiring process
  • Created the IQA staff structure across all departments and for the IQA’s first two international tournaments (IQA European Games, IQA World Cup)
  • Recruited volunteer staff both in person and online, hiring 38 new permanent and temporary staff across four departments and two international tournaments, increasing staff by over 80%
  • Communicated regularly with staff across global time zones from California to Taipei

Centennial Celebration Registrar at Rice University (2012-2013)

  • Registered and answered questions as main contact between event guests and Centennial staff via phone and email (8,000+)
  • Assisted in coordinating academic delegates and high-level guest RSVPs (100+)
  • Distributed reserved tickets to guests (8000+) and solved registration issues on-site
  • Organized coordination of recognition packages (700+)
  • Prepared correspondence materials
  • Updated centennial history website with the Rice Archive’s Rice History Corner blog
  • Researched and scanned 100 years of vintage yearbooks for use in URBANSCREEN’s lightshow The Spectacle
  • Solved difficult registration issues on-site
  • Organized event memorabilia and ephemera (40+ pieces) for archiving

General Research and Administrative Assistant at the American Journal of Political Science at Rice University (2011-2012)

  • Prepared correspondence and event materials
  • Updated and maintainted website
  • Collected and organized relevant articles across multiple journals for use in referencing and citations

 

Education

Rice University
Class of 2012
B.A. in Linguistics, Anthropology

University of York
Class of 2015
MSc in Forensic Speech Science

Also Attended

  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico
  • The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour in Pau, France

 

Research
  • “The Effect of Priming Awareness when Listening to Disputed Utterances”, The University of York (2014)
  • “Perceptions of Bilingualism”, Rice University (2010-2012)
    • Shortened and published as “What’s in a Word?: Defining Bilingualism” in The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal (2012)
  • “Una Soleta Lenga Basta Pas Jamai: Language Minorities in Southwest France”, Pau and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France (2010)
  • Grant Proposal and Academic Paper Preparation, Rice University (2009-2011)
    • Dept. of Homeland Security, “Center for Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management: Revealed Preference”, Rice University
    • National Science Foundation Grant (SES 0938090) “RAPID: Collaborative Research: Recovery Spending and Citizen Expectations”,  Rice University

 

Other Volunteer Work
  • Secretary-General, UNA-USA Global Classrooms: Houston (2010-2012)
  • Staff for HAMUN, UNA-USA Global Classrooms: Houston, and UNA-USA International Model UN Conferences (2009-2012)
  • Research Assistant at the Behavioral Research Laboratory at Rice University (2008-2012)
  • International Quidditch Association (2012)
    • Southwest Regional Expansion Representative
    • Southwest Area Gazette (SWAG) contributor, editor, photographer, and graphic designer
    • Texas Advisor on the Southwest Fundraising Committee
  • Brown College, Rice University
    • Taught BROW 133 – Introduction to Fan Studies
    • Head Academic Fellow (2011- 2012)
    • Beer Bike race participant (both as student and alumna)
    • Head Peer Academic Advisor (2009-2011)
    • Co-Head of Intercollegiate Committee (2009-2010)
    • Co-Head of Theatre Committee (2009-2010)
  • Comicpalooza volunteer (2011-2013)
  • Program Manager at Pleasant Hill Leadership Institute (2012)
  • Program Manager at The Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR) (2011)