Helper. Problem solver. People person.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administrative Assistant, Tucson Water
August 2018 – present
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.
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.
Shrew, Taming of the Review
October 2018 – present
Seeing a gap in the local theatre reviewing sphere, I co-founded Taming of the Review, a female-led, local, diverse, and community-oriented collective committed to the idea that theatre reviews should not only reflect on the general quality and content of the play, but ask two vital questions: Is this a story worth telling? And is this story being told in a thoughtful, socially responsible manner?
I not only write and edit reviews, I also maintain the website, work with theatres and our publishing partners at The Tucson Weekly, and facilitate meetings and other logistics.
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
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
- Adept in the Microsoft Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Organized and goal-oriented
- Capable of leading and following direction, both in a team setting and individually
- Strong writer, communicator, and public speaker
- Conversational in American Sign Language
- Sense of humor and can-do attitude
University of Arizona, Class of 2011
Bachelors of Arts in History, Linguistics