Helper. Problem solver. People person.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrollement Ambassador, Tucson Unified School District
May 2020 – present
As an Enrollment Ambassador I help families navigate through the school system from first day jitters through graduation. Choosing the right school is an important decision every parent has to make for their children, often more than once as they move from elementary school to high school. I am knowledgeable of the over eighty-five schools and the dozen programs within TUSD. As an Ambassador, I work as a mediator between parents and schools. A large part of my role with TUSD is to be a reliable and trusted contact for parents to reach out to in the decision making process, and critically, when their or their child’s educational needs are not being met. I relish the conversations I have with parents and guardians, from the broken but eager greetings to refugee families, resettling in the Tucson area, to the challenging, sometimes heart wrenching conferences with parents whose issues need first and foremost to be heard. I manage a caseload of families, provide assistance to families asking the District for help through any step of the enrollment process, and train TUSD school staff to better support the needs of their student body.
#Fight4HER Arizona Field Director, 360 Campaign Consulting
February 2020 – December 2020
With 360 Campaign Consulting, I work on the #Fight4HER campaign, a project of Population Connection Action Fund. As an organizer, I identify, recruit, and train new activists. The #Fight4HER is working to end Trump’s Global Gag Rule, pass the HER (Health, Empowerment, and Rights) Act, and elect pro-choice champions to Congress. In addition, I work with partner organizations, elected officials, and community stakeholders to expand our base of support. In the summer of 2020, I taught a 12-week organizer intensive. I also manage social media and write email communications and earned media pieces.
Resident House Manager, Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre
October 2017 – present
They say that the show must always go on. Making sure that happens is one of the main responsibilities of the House Manager. Late comers demanding a seat well into the production, patrons mistaking backstage for the bathrooms, and even working with the police to ensure that everyone in the building stays safe are all just a part of the job.
The average day is ensuring that all there is communication between the front and back of the house, see to the needs to of patrons and generally make the theatre a welcoming environment.
Administrative Assistant, Tucson Water
August 2018 – February 2020
Working in the Director’s Office on a small team of support staff at Tucson Water is about flexibility, cooperation, and maintaining sometimes complex logistical systems to insure that the Office runs smoothly and on budget. Some of my tasks include managing purchases, reconciling expenditures, working with outside vendors, and organizing travel and meeting logistics. It is also working to meet the needs of the directors and other senior level staff as quickly and completely as possible. When it isn’t staff needing materials or answers, it is members of the community and customers, whose calls often find their way to us. My role is both difficult to limit to one two core activities but it is easy to define: I assist where and whenever I can or am needed.
Marketing Assistant, Alicat Scientific, Inc.
December 2017 – August 2018
As a member of the marketing team, I support both internal operations and outside communications. I ensure that the messaging from Alicat is not only interesting and informative but factually correct and up-to-date with the rapidly changing world of mass flow and pressure control technologies. And I support the team, both onsite and around the world with communications, logistics, and project management.
My role isn’t just to sell a product but a solution to a wide array of problems from protecting the environment through accurate measurements and regulation to going to space with the efficient and space saving technology to providing the tools researchers need today to make the breakthroughs of tomorrow.
Population Organizer, Center for Biological Diversity
April 2014 – October 2017
As the Population Organizer, my main role was to facilitate challenging and often taboo conversations about the negative impacts of human population growth with an incredibly variable audience in all fifty states nationwide. I was able to effectively start these conversations nationwide by recruiting and training a backbone of thousands of volunteers and using creative media tools such as earned media, blog and newsletter posts, video series such as Crowded Planet, and the Center’s Endangered Species Condoms. In addition to that, I planned and executed campaigns from conception to completion, often brainstorming, networking, writing press releases and other media pieces, working with volunteers, overseeing logistics, communicating with vendors, and reporting back to leadership, all while simultaneously planning the next campaign.
Other responsibilities included supervision and training of new staff and interns, serving on organization-wide committees and being the voice behind the Population Organizer’s twitter handle.
Lead Organizer, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
March 2012 – December 2013
At SEIU I worked on the Faculty Forward campaign (formerly Adjunct Action). My role was to meet with adjunct professors at some of Boston’s top institutions including Tufts, Northeastern and Boston University, listen to their concerns and issues and support them as they formed new unions. Professors aren’t typical union workers and meeting them where they were usually meant addressing their issues and concerns while also not equating them to the more traditional blue collar union worker. That said, at the end of the day, every worker from the janitor to the dean have similar issues and concerns and while I didn’t represent all of them, being able to communicate with a large audience was and continues to be key to solving problems in the workplace.
As a Lead, I over saw Lesley University/Art Institute of Boston adjunct faculty’s union campaign, managed a team of up to ten organizers, built and maintained the campaign website, drafted campaign literature, and lead meetings and informational sessions.
Youth Volunteer Corp Team Leader, AmeriCorps: Volunteer Southern Arizona
December 2011 – August 2012
AmeriCorps was both extremely challenging and satisfying. My role was to work with local nonprofits to find places they needed additional help or volunteers, recruit youth ages 11 to 18 from across Arizona and supervise them as they completed their service projects. With half the staff needed, a shoestring budget and more gaps than time to fill them, getting the job done was not an easy task. But watching young people take the first step in becoming lifelong volunteers and helping organizations do the good work they do was extremely gratifying.
Additional Professional Experience
360 Campaign Consulting – EDFAction Arizona Organizer, March 2021 – May 2021
UMass Boston – Urban Scholars After School Instructor, September 2012 – December 2012
Mass Creative: Program Intern, August 2012 – December 2012
Academia Freedom Tutoring: Tutor, January 2012 – April 2012
Student Experts: Content Writer, December 2011 – March 2012
Gabrielle Giffords for Congress: Canvasser, April 2008 – June 2008
Target: Team Member, August 2009 – August 2012
Arizona Wildwear: Store Manager, November 2007 – January 2009
Orange Grove Animal Hospital: Kennel Attendant, May 2006 – January 2007
Skills and Attributes
- Traditional and digital organizer
- Strong writer, communicator, and public speaker
- Volunteer recruitment, training, and management
- Proficient in the Microsoft Suite including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and Google Drive equivalents
- Adept at online platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; digital meeting spaces Zoom and Google Meet; and project management services Google Calendar, Slack, Basecamp, Monday, and Asana
- Working knowledge of web design
- Conversational in American Sign Language
- Effective in leadership positions and as a member of a team
- Self-directed and goal-oriented
- Fast learner
- Sense of humor and can-do attitude
University of Arizona, Class of 2011
Bachelors of Arts in History, Linguistics