Learning opens new worlds. My passion is learning, especially languages, nations, and politics. I try to help others feel the same sense of discovery and enthusiasm as they open their minds to the possibilities of the world around you.
Prior to beginning my formal university studies, I had the opportunity to spend two years working as a missionary in Guatemala learning and teaching in Spanish. Every day was spent visiting and adapting to the learning styles of different individuals and families, all while doing so in Spanish. In my time at university, I've been able to help peers learn in cooperative study groups, particularly in my political science classes. This has helped me to appreciate the importance of engaging learners and helping them be invested in their progress.
Utah State University Political Science Department, Research Assistant
2017 - Present
This position has been working on a grant with a professor, who took me on because he appreciated my interests and skills in his Political Science class the prior semester. For much of the time I have been working online, completing independent tasks he assigned. This has included a research component to help him prepare his findings for presentation, which helped me become proficient at utilizing resources such as search engines and databases. The grant and the position will end October 2017.
Bell Fundraising and Consulting, Research Assistant
2017 - Present
This position has given me an opportunity to work as an independent researcher finding, analyzing, and distilling information for my supervisor. Having good communication and being a self-starter have helped me with this entirely online job, and it has been an enjoyable learning experience.
Utah State Event Services, Guest Service Representative
2016 - 2017
My customer service skills were honed by this position, working with a team to provide a safe and enjoyable environment to patrons of special events at Utah State University. In this capacity, I provided guests with information and resolved any issues that might prevent them from having a happy experience.
Guatemala City Central Mission, Finance Secretary
2014 - 2016
As Finance Secretary, I had dual responsibilities. First, to work with a small team to resolve any issues in the mission, coordinate large events and conferences, and continue visiting and teaching individuals. My second responsibility was to act as the sole financial administrator for all the money needed to house, feed, and provide materials to 200 missionaries. As that administrator, I had the complete confidence of the mission president, as I acted with minimal direction and oversight and controlled over $330,000 in six months.
Guatemala City Central Mission, Missionary
2014 - 2016
Every day for two years, I had the chance to visit and teach people. From morning until evening, I got teach and adapt to the needs of different individuals. This experience was extremely valuable, as I taught people from all walks of life, and every stratum of education. From illiterate day-laborers in extreme poverty to highly educated lawyers and professors. I came to appreciate the importance of relating information and tailoring lessons to individuals. Also, the significance of education, and difference that it makes in people’s...
Inroads, LLC, Billing Clerk
2012 - 2014
Inroads provided a Medicaid funded mental health program for eligible teens and youth. My job was to organize the records of the counseling sessions for each client and bill those services to Medicaid. Attention to detail and precision kept the office organized and running smoothly each week, virtues I believe can be applied to any job to help the company have success.