Simon Business School, University of Rochester- Rochester, NY

June 2014 – Present

Actively sourced jobs and coached students in career process; developed & presented programming, strategic program development

Director, Career Management – Marketing                                                                                  

Sept.2014 – Present

Marketing: Establish functional mastery, support student career direction, drive talent toward appropriate employers.

Student satisfaction: Monitor student sentiment via survey and anecdotal data collection, develop programming to meet student needs.

Collaborated with other directors to prepare students for internship and full-time employment opportunities. Partnered with peers and Student Career Advisors to deliver programming to uplevel student awareness and abilities, and track student feedback. Cooperated with peers to develop skill building events for students, and coordinated with industry professionals for lectures and student advocacy.

Project: Execute– Crafted and administered career curriculum to small groups of students to more efficiently uplevel career processes, build community across programs at Simon, offer experiential opportunities to develop teamwork skills, as well as keep students motivated toward their goals,. Initially piloted with the MS Marketing students, 60% recognized the need for the program, and participants have realized significant progress toward their career goals (e.g. students previously stuck at networking landed interviews at at least one target company within 90 days of the program).

Career Advisor                                                                                                                                                                     

June 2014 – Sept.2014

Day1– Collaborated to script, record and design Day 1, a series of six webinars to increase the career process awareness of students entering Simon,. Incoming students were better informed and prepared for their next career steps compared to prior years.

Job Search English– Worked with a cross-departmental team to compose and implement curriculum to improve overall English language and United States cultural understanding for a large population of non-native English speakers students. Assisted approiximately 106 students in improving their ability to culturally and linguistically manage their search.


LexiFoNE – Haifa, Israel & Rochester, NY

Jan.2014 – March 2014

Automated translation and telephony service start-up based in Israel and expanding into U.S. Market

Marketing Consultant – unpaid project work                                                                                                                                           

Researched addressable market and potential revenue streams; Performed pricing analysis of mixed bundling, economic value added analysis  and profitability sensitivity analysis; Forecasted market size & revenue estimates through 2022; Composed sales scripts for phone and email, and marketing collateral examples; Contributed to final write-up and power point slide revisions

Result: Presented pricing and sales strategies to Global CEO and CIO of Lexifone in corporate offices, and again for the US CEO


Citelighter – New York, NY

June 2013 – Sept. 2013

Educational technology company supporting an academic research platform that allows researchers to organize and automatically cite information during the research process, and grants educators insight into the writing and research processes of students.

Senior Sales Associate – summer internship

Researched, developed, and executed new business development strategy to improve market penetration in the continental United States; Redesigned and improved marketing collateral and citelighter.com website for clarity and content; Established and managed video conferences to demonstrate product to potential customers


Hyde Schools – Woodstock, CT

June 2007 – June 2012

World leader in family-based character education, combining traditional high school curriculum with personal growth tools to enable students to reach their unique potential.

Spanish Teacher, Relationship Management Facilitator, Coach

Developed and taught Spanish curriculum to all levels; Introductory to Advanced Placement; Coolaberated with Family Education Department and facilitated weekend-long Family Learning Centers (FLCs), intended to deepen connections between Hyde students and their families; Established FLC curriculum and activities, including seminars on family of origin, exploring Hyde concepts of courage, concern, curiosity, leadership, and integrity, and trust-building exercises;Cared for student residents, instructed and modeled character curriculum; Promoted a culture of open communication between parents, students, and faculty to ensure transparency and accountability

Honored with Hyde Spirit Award 2012


Joshua Center – Montville, CT                                                                                                                                

Aug. 2006 – June 2007

K-12 School for severely emotionally disturbed students

Teaching Assistant

Oversaw students in academic and social settings; Taught Algebra II and higher level math class; Certified in nonviolent conflict resolution techniques; Drove students to venue for physical education


Arts in Motion – Willimantic, CT

Jan. 2006 – Oct. 2006

Dance and dramatic arts school                                                                                                                                                    

Creative Director

Directed creative and scholastic aspects of performing arts school; Organized, hired staff for, and instructed after school programing; Produced summer musical: hired directors, purchased performance rights, arranged support staffing; Managed volunteer relations for Halloween events and performances; Published a semi-annual newspaper; Represented Arts in Motion in community events and in Windham Chamber of Commerce


American INcome LiFe INsurance Company – Middletown, CT                                                            

June 2005 –May 2006

Life & accident insurance company providing benefit packages for union members

State General Agent                                                                                                                                                                    

Contacted parties to arrange in-home meetings to explain benefit options; Built value propositions to offer additional coverage; Calculated offerings to provide appropriate coverage levels to maintain financial stability; Recruited and trained new agents; Awarded Most Valuable Producer December 2005  for consistent sales, client retention and volume of production


Savings Institute Bank & Trust – Willimantic, CT                                                                                        

July 2004-June 2005

Eastern Connecticut Regional Bank

Customer Service Representative                                                                                                                                                    

Open CD, Checking, and Savings accounts: verify ID, and perform cursory background checks; Inform and provide customers with additional banking services; Promoted to Customer Service Representatitve in the 2nd  most active in-store branch 3 months after hire; Perform bank teller operations: cash checks, make deposits, cash advances, process withdrawals ; Account for funds in vault


Flock Theatre – New London, CT

June 2002 –May 2004

Non-profit theatre company serving public schools with theater-based curriculum

Associate Artist                                                                                                                                                       

Communicated with parents, businesses, and colleagues in print, media and over the phone; Constructed set/prop/puppets- design, acquired materials, sculpted, assembled and painted; Assistant directed- performed coaching and blocking/line rehearsals with select performers;Taught Acting Institute; House managed – organized volunteers and board members in box office operations; Executed residencies in CT public schools; Performed and collaborated in shows & puppetry performances; Completed Higher Order Thinking Schools: Multiple Intelligences training to prepare for educating students and peers


Simon Business School, University of Rochester – Rochester, NY                                                                       June 2014

Master of Business Administration – Concentrations: Marketing & Pricing

Extracurriculars: Language Exchange (Spanish Instructor), Out@Simon (VP), COTA (Consulting, Operations, Technology Association), Pricing Club, Simon United, Entrepreneurs, Ambassadors, Volunteers

Awards: Dean’s Leadership 2013 & 2014; Merit Scholar


Eastern Connecticut State University – Willimantic, CT                                                                                                2000

Bachelor of Arts – Spanish, Minor in Theater

Clubs: Drama Society (President), Student Government Association, Intramural Football, Black Hole Players (Improv Troop)

Honors/Awards: Senior of the Year 2000, Sigma Delta Pi – National Spanish Honors Society

Assets & Interests

Languages: English (native), Spanish (fluent)

Performance: Actor (Classical, Contemporary, Comedy, Drama) – 37 shows, Puppeteer- 10  shows, Cinema Production

Information Technology Skills: Advanced Microsoft Excel (Pivot Tables, Solver, Risksolver, CIHT), Qualtrics, Power Point

Interests: Gaming (strategy/board/card/video), Foodie, Organic Gardening, Music – Classic Rock, 80-90s Pop, Grunge ,  Alternative, & Electronica,  Logophile (Listening/Reading/Speaking/Writing)

Travel: Spain (Nov.’00- May’01)- Exploration and Language Immersion, Israel (March’14- 10 days) Corporate Visits and Presentation


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