One Life, Well Traveled

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1998 to 2002      Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Bachelor of Arts — May 2002

Major–English  Minor–Japanese

Concentration in Medieval English literature with emphasis on epic poetry and prose sagas.  Graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.3.

2003-2005         University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Master of Teaching — May 2005

Major–English Education

Two year teacher training and certification program at the Curry School of Education with classroom field experience and technology certification.

Work experience
August 2009 – Present     Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, Charlottesville, VA

Project Assistant

Serving as support staff for the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) portion of Phase 3 of the National Center for Research on Early Childhood Education (NCRECE) Professional Development study.  Responsible for helping develop and distribute questionnaires as well as tracking of research subjects.  The NCRECE study is a national study that tests specific approaches to training childhood educators.

October 2008 – May 2009     UVa School of Nursing, Charlottesville, VA

Office Services Specialist – Temp

Served as the primary administrative support person for the Dean’s Council of the School of Nursing as well as the primary faculty support staff for Dr. Doris Greiner and Dr. Reba Childress. Duties included assisting with research on administrative projects, recording and distributing meeting minutes, prep work for international guests, arranging travel, procurement, and other sundry clerical tasks as required.

July 2008 – October 2008    The Batten Institute, Charlottesville, VA

Administrative Assistant – Temp

Acting as the stand as the primary budgetary assistant for the Batten Institute at the UVa Darden School of Business.  Duties include budget reconciliation, accounts payable, and reimbursements for staff, students, and fellows associated with the institute.  Also took the initiative to design and transition the Institute to a new efficient and secure electronic filing system for budgetary documents.

March 2008 – May 2008     UVa Office of Public Affairs, Charlottesville, VA

Interactive Media Specialist – Temp

Acting as the primary technical support liaison for users of the HoosOnline and HoosOnline Network websites – Alumni outreach and networking tools at the University of Virginia.  Duties include customer service, data collection and analysis, composing correspondence, and quality assurance.

September 2007 – February 2008   UVa Health System, Div. of Heme/Onc, Charlottesville, VA

Administrative Assistant – Temp

Acting as support for the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Cancer Center in the UVa Health System. Acting Personal Assistant to Dr. Paula M. Fracasso, M.D. Ph.D, handling, organizing and disposing of, confidential patient information, and working with other physicians and staff in the Division towards the goal of best serving patients.

January – August 2007  UVa Office of Development, Charlottesville, VA

Administrative Assistant -Temp

Supporting the efforts of the Assistant Vice President for Development for the current $3 Billion campaign for the University.  Duties include data and spreadsheet analysis and presentation using BSR Advance and related software, conference and meeting planning and support, research on-line and in University databases, end user troubleshooting for office technology, and the generation of correspondence and other materials for donors, office staff, and University faculty.

September – December 2006  UVa Office of Equal Opportunity Programs,       Charlottesville, VA

Executive Assistant – Temp

Provided technical and professional support for the University of Virginia’s Office of  Equal Opportunity Programs.  Primary duties included acting as a receptionist for the EOP’s office at the University Health System as well as managing the database that keeps track of the gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of applicants to faculty positions at the University.  Created materials to be used for public outreach efforts.   Also assisted in providing solutions for every day computing problems for EOP Officers.

School year 2005-2006  Park View High School, Sterling VA

English Teacher

Taught 10th grade English for Loudoun County Public Schools.  Student population included students of ESL background, as well as Special Education and standard track students.  Also served as the faculty sponsor of a newly founded club for martial artists and martial arts enthusiasts in the student body.

Fall 2004   Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, VA

Teaching Apprenticeship

Acted as an instructor apprenticed to Mrs. Teresa Tyler as part of the Master of Teaching at the Curry School of Education.

September 2003 – August 2004  UVa – Clemons Library, Charlottesville, VA

Work Study – Graduate Librarian Assistant

Library work including circulation, reference support, and collections maintenance, as well as supervising undergraduate librarians in the daily tasks of running the library during off hours.

Summer 2002    President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities/National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, DC

Summer Hire

Preformed research and assisted with multiple projects and grants, including laying the groundwork for future involvement with youth orchestras in the United States.  Assisted with web page design for the PCAH.   Monitored multiple grant hearings in different areas of the humanities.

Summer 2001 Duke Univ., Talent Identification Program, Davidson, NC

Teaching Assistant

Acted as Instructor and Teaching Assistant for gifted junior and senior high school youth during Summer enrichment program.

Summer 1999 Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology-FASEB,  Bethesda, Md.

Public Affairs Assistant

Provided technical and professional support for public affairs office supporting professional societies representing 60,000 basic biomedical scientists. Provided research support for journal publications, prepared formal briefing materials for major conference, and provided general administrative support to the office. Co-authored study on participation of FASEB member scientists in federally funded research published in FASEB Journal, January 2000.

Summary of Additional Qualifications
Highly Proficient in MS WORD, WordPerfect, MS Excel, Publisher, Access, Power Point, Movie Maker, iMovie, Page Maker & other basic, office, and educational programs.Intimite knowledge of software and hardware in Microsoft Windows computers and networks as well as maintenance and troubleshooting experience.Extensive experience with the production and editing of documents and literature for public and internal consumption.

Years of experience performing research both manually and digitally.

Accomplished world traveler with a personal knowledge and appreciation of the people and cultures of the world.

Intermediate proficiency in Japanese; basic proficiency in Latin, Old Irish and Anglo-Saxon.


Written by Tarsus

March 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

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