Problem Solver 

I seek to challenge the injustice that hurts our world. I seek to go places that I can have an impact, no matter how small; where I can make a change in the lives of others for good. 

Resume

Infectious enthusiasm for art and learning, dynamic team leader; able to bring energy, enthusiasm, and humor to motivate team members to achieve potential and meet objectives. Creative, resourceful and flexible, able to adapt to changing priorities and maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Peace Corps Volunteer — United States Peace Corps

Samut Songkhram, Thailand — January 2018-March 2020

- Prepare Thai youth for their adult roles by opening their minds and developing their skills that enhance their career and life opportunities through camps, clubs and classes.

- Developed curriculum and materials to teach over 20 hours a week in three schools to students ages 6-18.

- Serve as an intermediary between 500 students and the local Thai government office, three schools and health clinic.

- Develop individually and assist on multiple grants handling over $5000 in funds for camps and projects with students ranging from 50-200 students on topics ranging from English to drug prevention to youth leadership.

Crew Member — HungerU

St. Louis, MO— October 2017

- Toured California advocating and educating on hunger and food security to college and high school students.

Scenic Art Intern – The Municipal Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO— Summer 2017

Assist on all productions and maintenance of paint space, and increase their knowledge of the various types of materials and tools employed in a paint shop.

Drama Instructor — Arts Share

Iowa City, IA—August 2017-May 2017

- Collaborated with a fellow instructor to organize lesson plans and teach students at nine different middle schools and high schools across the state of Iowa.

Space Management and Performance Enhancement Intern – Public Space One

Iowa City, IA—January 2017-May 2017

Develop, research and create potential options for performance enhancement, and enhance patron experience.

  • Point person of a gallery show in the main gallery space. 

  • Give tours of space and manage questions from patrons, and artists. 

Residence Hall Desk Clerk – University of Iowa Housing

Iowa City, IA—August 2016-May 2017

Maintain a positive attitude answering questions, maintaining building entrance, and routine desk management work.

Resident Assistant — University of Iowa Housing

Iowa City, IA—January 2015-May 2016

- Advocated for over 80 students within the residence halls.

- Organized and managed floor trips to Chicago for theatre productions each year.

- Served as a positive role model by promoting an environment that encourages consideration, academic success, privacy, cooperation, and community development.

University of Iowa Theatre Arts Student Representative– University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA—August 2015-May 2017

Develop and plan events throughout the year including budgeting apparel for department and an end of the year celebration to finish the yearly New Play Festival.

  • President ‘16-’17 

  • Treasurer ‘15-’16

Camp Counselor — Mount Carmel Ministries

Alexandria, MN—Summer 2015

- Developed relationships with diverse ages and backgrounds while leading family camp participants in outdoor recreation and art.

- Created, implemented, and led a weekly improvisation show.

Assistant Speech Coach – Central City High School

Central City, IA—2014-2015

Assist the head speech coach in running rehearsals, head musical theatre coach, and attend speech competitions.

Education

Bachelors Theatre Arts— University of Iowa — May 2017

  • Certificate in Arts Entrepreneurship

TESOL Certification -- University of Arizona -- April 2019