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Laura Pepper________________________ 1611 Susquehanna St. Harrisburg, PA 17102 717-615-6015 lpff3496@wes tpost.

net EDUCATION_______________________________________________________ Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA Masters of Community Psychology and Social Change, December, 2010 Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA Diversity Certificate, December, 2010 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center, Lancaster, PA Orton Gillingham Multi-sensory Certificate, August, 2008 Teaching reading and writing to students with Dyslexia Millersville University, Millersville, PA Bachelors of Arts in English Language and Literature, Minor in Art, December, 20 06 Eastern Mennonite Missions, Baltimore, PA, August 2002-May 2003 Youth Evangelism Services, Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate Three month training period, then taught English near Ubon Rathathani, Thailand WORK EXPERIENCE__________________________________________________ Examiner.com Harrisburg, PA Society and Culture writer September 2010-Present New Story (formally Milestones Community Healthcare) Harrisburg, PA Therapeutic Support Staff December 2008-Present * Providing therapeutic support for individuals diagnosed with autism, behaviora l, and developmental disorders * Implement clients' treatment plan goals and create interventions either in cli ent's home or school * Provide support to family members that have questions and concerns about clien t's behaviors * Communicate with Behavioral Specialists, teachers and other staff about goals and interventions Arcobaleno Pasta Machines Lancaster, PA Administrative Assistant December 2007-December 2008 * Provided telemarketing, administrative, and clerical duties for small business along with owners * Learned various marketing and manufacturing software while creating the compan y marketing emails, tracking company data, financial and purchasing records Masonic Villages Elizabethtown, PA Finance Department, Administrative an d Purchasing Assistant March 2007-December 2007 Lancaster Family YMCA Lancaster, PA Facilitated After-school Programs, childcare, front desk attendant F ebruary 2005- February 2007 Tri-Starr Staffing: Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau March 2007-May 2007, Lancaster, PA Maintenance Computer Processor of physical tax forms, identified and corrected m inor tax form errors. Primary Staffing: Raymond James Financial Services January 2007-February 200 7, Lancaster, PA Administrative Assistant: Filing, answering phones, book keeping Chryst Writing Center 2006, Millersville University, Millersville, PA Writing Tutor: advised other college students with editing and structure of MLA, APA papers and speeches Lancaster Family YMCA February 2005- February 2007, Lancaster, PA Childcare worker: Aided in facilitation of after-school programs, childcare, fro nt desk attendant Rhodes Pharmacy 2003-2004, Millersville, PA

Store Clerk, Cashier Camp Swatara Summers of 2000 through 2005, Bethel, PA Camp Counselor, Housekeeping, Teacher, Program Staff OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE________________________________________ Bethesda Mission January 2010-present, Harrisburg, PA Intern/Volunteer: volunteered (1-3 times a week) over six months, field notes, c onducted interviews Appalachian Service Project July 2009, Wolfe County, KY Volunteer:, connecting with individuals in community, construction work Elizabethtown College, May 1-30, 2007, Elizabethtown, PA Attended a workshop and lecture series "Writing for Magazines" Rethos.com Rethos.com, 2007 Published articles: "Technology Vs. Humanity", and "What is a President?" Eastern Mennonite Missions and Christian University Fellowship M ay 2004, Cusco, Peru Volunteer: aided in the Construction of Buildings, traveled to villages to teach English