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(360) 521-5923 • EDUCATION Portland State University, Portland, OR Masters of Arts in School Counseling, expected June 2013 Marital, Couple, and Family Counseling Graduate Certificate. Expected December 2013 Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies, Minor in Youth Work, June 2010 SCHOOL COUNSELING EXPERIENCE School Counselor Intern, Hudson’s Bay High School, Vancouver, WA., (August 2012 - present) • Worked and practiced implementation of a school counseling program that was needs based, data driven, and aligned with the district’s and school’s mission and goals. • Worked directly with parents and teachers to help students develop a positive self-concept, enhance open communication, and create a positive school climate in which students can learn and be successful. • Conducted small group counseling sessions focused on depression and strategies for academic success, in addition to individual sessions that addressed personal/social/mental health concerns. • Supported and cooperated with students and their parents who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse. • Participated in forecasting, 504 planning, IEP meetings, post secondary planning and career exploration. • Utilized Skyward and Groupwise communication and information tools. School Counselor Intern, Gilbert Park Elementary School, Portland, OR., (August 2012 - present) • Led classroom guidance lessons on bullying, touching safety, and conflict management to students in grade levels K-5. • Administered responsive services for students and families and made referrals to the appropriate community agencies including DHS. • Assisted students to explore, understand and overcome personal/social and emotional issues that might act as barriers to their academic success. • Utilized Esis and Google Drive communication and information tools. Student Teacher, Peninsula School K-8, Portland, OR., (September 2010 -June 2011). • Served students and families in a school where 20% of the students are English Language Learners and 80% receive free and reduced lunch rates. • Demonstrated skills as a student teacher while planning for instruction, implementing math and science lesson plans, and applying classroom management to 7th grade students. Career Guidance Counselor Asst., Fort Vancouver High School, Vancouver, WA., (January-April 2010) • Assisted in the application and selection process for placements into Clark County Skills Center. • Co-led and instructed career cruising presentations at neighboring middle schools. • Supported students with scholarship, college, financial aid and job applications for post secondary preparations. Student Services Support, Portland Youth Builders, Portland, OR., (August -December 2009) • Served young people between the ages of 17 and 24 who have not completed high school and who face significant barriers with their academic success. • Assisted in providing academic instruction towards the development of critical thinking, writing, reading, math, job readiness, and leadership skills as students worked towards earning their high school diploma or GED. • Participated in home visits and long term support services for past graduates after they’ve entered into college or the workforce.

ELL Tutor and Teacher’s Aide, Grant High School, Portland, OR., (January-April 2009) MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING EXPERIENCE Counseling Practicum, Portland State University, Counseling Clinic, Portland, OR., (April 2012-March 2013) • Implemented various counseling therapies to adults, couples, families, and children dealing with depression and anxiety due to various life circumstances. • Established ethical, professional and functioning therapeutic alliances with clients in order for them to work towards their goals of therapy and mental health treatment. Milieu Counselor, De Paul Youth and Family Treatment Center, Portland, OR., (June 2009-May 2010) • Implemented treatment plans and coordinated activities for adolescent clients admitted into the drug and alcohol residential treatment center. • Monitored the behavior of clients and intervened when necessary; supervised youth AA/NA support group meetings. • Provided short-term solution focused counseling as a basis for clients to function successfully within their residential community. Youth Services, Multnomah County Juvenile Detention Center, Portland, OR. (June-August 2009) • Senior Capstone: Developed and facilitated a pro-social skill building workshop on positive and effective decision making for adolescent males in juvenile detention. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Make-up Artist/Consultant, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, NW region. (June 2006-present) • Demonstrated professional and effective communication in order to meet the needs of clients and achieve sales goals. CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Certificate, October 2012. • Motivational Interviewing Counseling in an educational setting. March 2013. • Grief and Loss Counseling. June 2011 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS • American School Counseling Association (2010-present) • Oregon School Counseling Association (2010-present)