High School Diploma, Florence Crittenton School, Fullerton, CA 1991
Associates of Arts, Liberal Arts, Chaffey College, CA 1998
Associates of Arts, General Education, Chaffey College, CA 1998
Associates of Science, Accounting, Chaffey College, CA 2000
Associates of Science, Business Management, Chaffey College, CA 2000
Bachelors of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington, 2011 summa cum laude
Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington, 2017
Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington, 2017
Phi Alpha Honor Society, Mu Upsilon Chapter, Secretary 2008-2009
Ambassadors for Christ Praise Dance and Mime, Secretary 2009-2010
Ambassadors for Christ Praise Dance and Mime, President 2010-2011
Phi Alpha Honor Society, Iota Omega Chapter President 2012-2013
Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Chi Chapter, Vice President 2012-2013
University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work Student Relations Committee MSSW Representative 2012-2013
• Dean’s List, Track and Field Team Division Championship, Best in League Women’s 4×4 Relay, Coach’s Award, Most Improved Athlete – Chaffey College Spring 1995
• Dean’s List – Chaffey College Fall 1995
• Academic Athlete of the Year Scholarship – Chaffey College Spring 1996
• Dean’s List, Outstanding Parent Scholarship – Chaffey College Spring 2007
• Dean’s List – School of Social Work California State University, San Bernardino Fall 2007, Winter 2008 & Spring 2008
• Academic Excellence Recognition – School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
• Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges Nominee 2012
• National Association of Social Workers Student of the Year 2013
Volition Unlimited, Founder,President, Performance Artist, Writer, 2012-Present. Overall administration of non-profit organization with multiple avenues of operation carrying out the mission to raise awareness and empowerment through the arts and community service. Weekly, monthly and annual event planning, promotion and hosting, artist support and development, resource referral, networking, financial planning, web development, digital and social media management and marketing. Direct transportation, housing, production and marketing services.
Fort Worth Housing Authority, Case Manager, 2012. Short term funded position providing rental and utility assistance for households at risk of homelessness and rapid funding for homeless persons to obtain housing. Screened, interviewed and documented recipient eligibility and provided acute case management services.
Michael Strain & Associates, Intern, 2011-2012. Graduate internship at agency providing individual and group treatment for sex offenders under community supervision.
Texas ReEntry Services, Intern, 2010-2012 Undergraduate internship and subsequent employment providing case management to ex-offenders, assessment and intervention planning, referrals, and supportive housing. Also, grant writing, program development, networking with outside service agencies.
Nexus Recovery, Student Observer, 2010 Twenty-five hours shadowing a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at women’s residential substance abuse treatment facility. Observed intake, discharge, groups, individual meetings and crisis interventions; in addition to day-to-day facility operations and staff meetings.
Aspiranet, Foster Parent, 2003-2009 Provide foster care to ten children ages 3-18 with varied physical, emotional, educational, and behavioral needs. More than 48 hours of certified foster care training, in addition to knowledge gained by working with professionals in the field of child welfare.
Hancock Fabrics, Retail Store Manager, 2000-2006 Hire, train, guide, supervise, evaluate, and delegate tasks to 14 subordinates. Follow guidelines established by corporate office for advertised sales promotions and maximize gross margin, annual sales near $1m. Receiving and processing freight to sales floor. Order, receive, and process merchandise to sales floor. Daily bookkeeping and bank deposits; invoice reconciliation, analytical reports.
Bank of America, Teller, 1998-1999. Face to face processing of clients’ deposits, cash checks, and safe deposit box access with proper identification verification. Servicing Automatic Teller Machines. Maintain custody of $25,000 cash box. Cross-selling of bank products and services.
Sears Credit, Credit Analyst, 1997-1996. Process credit applications for new accounts over telephone for customers in store. Analyze existing accounts, according to policy, to authorize or deny additional purchases, increasing lines of credit and other account maintenance.
Staples, Customer Service Desk Cashier, Bookkeeper, 1993. Responsible for daily bookkeeping, balancing individual cashier and total store figures. Preparation of cash, check and credit card deposits. Consolidation of daily sales and 25 person payroll figures into periodic reports. Front end management duties, voids, check verification, and price overrides. Process customer sales transactions, returns and special orders while simultaneously answering 4-line telephone. Streamlined special order process to maximize efficiency and accountablity.
Food 4 Less, Grocery Clerk, Receiving, Bookkeeper, 1991-1992. Responsible for daily bookkeeping of $80,000-$120,000; balancing individual cashier and total store figures. Preparation of cash, check and credit card deposits. Verification of vendor stock deliveries, reconciliation of invoices, semi-weekly ordering and stocking of perishable goods.
Anytime Apparel & Accessories, Artist/Entrepreneur, 1990-Present. Design and construct custom garments, accessories and furniture to customer specifications. Consultation with client for design conceptualization, quality and pricing options. Fittings as needed and delivery of product to customer satisfaction. Part-time, selelected commissions.
TECHNICAL SKILLS Web Development, Graphic Design, Promotion, Networking, Microsoft Office, Quicken, 10-key, Type 55 wpm, SPSS experience.
• 2015 North Texas Spoken Word Awards Recipient: Top Activist – Female
• 2015 North Texas Spoken Word Award Nominee: Best Female Spokenword Poet
• 2015 North Texas Spoken Word Award Nominee: Top Female Promoter
• 2014 North Texas Spoken Word Awards Recipient: Most Supportive Fan – Female
• 2013 Memorial Day Weekend Amateur Poetry Slam Champion
• P.O.E.T. – People of Extraordinary Talent
•Poetry Slam, Inc.
• National Association of Social Workers
• Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work
• Alpha Phi Sigma National Honor Society for Criminology & Criminal Justice
• Eddie Caine Radio
• The Benét Embry Show
• Grass Root Salute
• Neo VibeRadio
• Success Talk Live
• Da Mission Radio
• Vini Vegas Show
• Poetry on Rye