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Kirby Eagle, CTRS

1415 Center Point Rd. NE., Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 471-5143; kirby-eagle@uiowa.edu

EDUCATION
Master of Science, Child Life Anticipated May 2018
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Bachelor of Arts, Therapeutic Recreation May 2016
The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
• Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
• Dean’s List: Spring 2015, Fall 2016
PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, IA January 2017-May 2017
• Observed and assisted patients 0-18 years old and their families under the guidance of a Certified Child Life Specialist
• Practicum learning focus occurred on the following units: Pediatric Specialty Clinic, Hematology/Oncology, General Pediatrics,
Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care
Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA January 2017-May 2017
• Shadowed a Certified Child Life Specialist providing support for children of adult patients as well as pediatric patients ages 0-18 years
old within a community based hospital
INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
Therapeutic Recreation Intern, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Lincoln, NE January 2016—April 2016
• Completed a 560-hour internship over the span of 14 weeks
• Prioritized and managed a case load of up to nineteen patients at one time
• Assessed patients and provided appropriate interventions from Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Acute Care and Pediatric
Units
• Planned and facilitated a bi-weekly stroke community re-entry class to provide leisure education and leisure awareness for patients
• Established and fostered relationships with multidisciplinary team
WORK EXPERIENCE
Child Life Student Assistant, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa City, IA May 2016—Present
• Facilitated activities that were age-appropriate in both 1:1 and group settings
• Trained volunteers on cleaning policies, group activity management, and conducting bedside activities
• Held responsibility of being Equipment Captain during transition to the new children’s hospital
Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA August 2016- Present
• Accommodated students in need of assistance to assure success within the classroom
• Graded assignments, midterm and final projects for Assessment/Evaluation of Therapeutic Recreation, Concepts of Therapeutic
Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation: Rehabilitation, and Inclusive Recreation
Nanny, Denison Family, Cedar Falls, IA May 2014-May 2016
• Created developmental play opportunities for two twin children ages 9 years old diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis
• Coordinated daily schedules and activities around physical therapy, sport practices and intake of 300+ pills/week
• Provided distraction during breathing treatments to encourage compliance
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Give Kids the World Village, Kissimmee, FL March 2017
Dance Marathon, The University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA March 2014 and March 2015
Camp Heart Connection Counselor, Boone, IA June and August 2015, June and August 2016
• Counseled and took responsibility for school-aged and teenage girls at a week-long, overnight camp designated for pediatric
oncology patients along with another week dedicated to siblings of past/present oncology patients
• Provided developmentally appropriate play and support through normalizing campers’ experience
• Provided support to campers who were experiencing separation anxiety throughout duration of their stay at camp
Girls on The Run Head Coach, Iowa City, IA August 2016-Present
• Presented curriculum over self-esteem and self-expression to 12 third through sixth graders
• Provided positive support for each participant and their personal goals for each workout
Special Olympics Volunteer, Iowa City, IA and Cedar Falls, IA April 2009-May 2016
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Member, Association of Child Life Professionals January 2015—Present
Midwest Child Life Conference, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL November 2017
Pediatric Palliative Care Conference, Coralville, IA November 2017
Iowa Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA April 2014, 2015, 2017
Midwest Therapeutic Recreation Student Presenter, St. Louis, MO March 2015