September 2003 - May 2007 Eastern Connecticut State University Willimantic, CT

Bachelor's of Arts: Political Science

  • Minors: Asian Studies (3.08), History (3.90)

  • Overall GPA: 3.43 Major GPA: 3.7

January 2008 - January 2009 Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism Hartford, CT

Tourism Marketing Fellow

  • Process applications for marketing and art grant programs (Access/Pearl)

  • Create grant contracts and reports

  • Conduct grant project follow-ups and manage grantee public records

  • Compile press kits

  • Manage marketing grant review panel sessions

  • Create grant booklet for ready publication (Adobe Suite-Adobe InDesign)

  • Assist in the development of marketing grant guidelines

  • Assist in the development of agency-wide grant guidelines

  • Content editing and website management for www.CTvisit.com (using .Net)

  • Draft letters, board resolutions and develop materials for direct mailings

  • Develop and administer the agency-wide mailing database (MS-Access)

  • Implement e-blasts

  • Edit, research and fact-check press releases, newsletters, e-newsletters, articles, letters, promotional materials and travel stories

  • Coordinate mass mailings and travel arrangements

  • Provide information to publishers

May 2007- November 2007 Tourism Division, CCT Hartford, CT

Summer Worker

  • Operate CT Welcome Centers and state-operated tourism locations

  • Organize, order and amend brochures for distribution and shipping receipts

  • Provide directions and promote CT attractions and events

  • Produce booklets, packets, folders, and assembled packages for the Tourism Division and their constituents.

  • Interface with culture and tourism entities for listing information and events including phone calls, faxing, transcription and mass mailing

  • Perform internet research on tourism entities and speakers

  • Develop culture and tourism itineraries

  • Assist Staff with projects including FY08 Challenge Grant Program and 2008 Vacation Guide

July 2005 - May 2007 ITS Department ECSU Willimantic, CT

Lab Manager

  • Supervise and manage student workers

  • Maintain computers, printers and classroom equipment

  • Install computers and set up workstations

  • Arrange and create student schedules

  • Assist with server and network servicing, maintenance and updating

  • Assist in imaging and updating of software

October 2004 - May 2007 ITS Department, ECSU Willimantic, CT

Lab Monitor

  • Promoted from this position

  • Provide instructional assistance to university members for Windows/MAC operating systems and filtering software

  • Computer software and hardware support

  • Provide personal tutorials for a variety of graphic programs

  • Perform instructional services for accounting and mathematical programs including SPSS, Peachtree, and MS Office

  • Repair and perform maintenance for university printers

  • Perform password changes for the network and e-mail accounts

  • Open and close affiliated locations

    Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Dean's List

    • Fall 2003, Fall 2006

  • Eastern Connecticut State University Honors Program

  • 2003 ECSU Excellence Scholarship

    Rockville High School

  • President's Award

  • Graduated High Honors Recognition

  • 2003 Principles of Technology Scholarship

  • 2000, 2001, 2003 Intramural Tennis Team Member

  • Class Rank: 17th (Top 5%)

    FFA: Rockville Chapter

  • 2003 FFA Nominating Committee Chairperson

  • Nominating Committee Member 2001-2003

  • Member of the 2003 Natural Resources Team

  • Member of the Veterinary Technology Team 2001-2002

  • 3rd place in FFA State Finals Creed Speaking Contest

October 1999 - June 2003 Vernon Animal Control Vernon, Connecticut

Student Internship

  • Maintain kennels and other animal enclosures
  • Assist in response to municipal and public complaints and wildlife incidents
  • Assist with medical treatment of impounded animals and with the creation of public records

June 1999 - September 2002 Forest Park Zoo Springfield, Massachusetts

Junior Zookeeper Program

  • Conduct Independent Study on Animal Behavior
  • Maintain animal enclosures
  • Provided guided tours to groups of zoo visitors
  • Fulfill docent responsibilities including exhibit lectures
  • Participate in zoo fund-raising events