This a visual representation of my LinkedIn profile, created with vizualize.me: Visualized Résumé
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This is a recent version of my résumé for print: Résumé in PDF
Below are lists of tools I’ve added to my repertoire or developed my experience with while completing the Information and Learning Technologies MA (ILT) program.
Web 2.0 and social media
- Constant Contact
- Google Calendar, Docs and Sites
- SlideShare – The stand-alone presentation I created for INTE 6710, Creative Designs for Instructional Materials, titled Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s Impacts, was featured on SlideShare’s homepage during December 2011.
- Meetup – In August 2011 I assumed the organizer/community manager role for the group Addiction Recovery with Consciousness.
- LinkedIn – In April 2012, I accepted an assistant manager role in the group Social Learning Design, which has been an invaluable professional resource for me since joining in 2011. During Fall 2010 I created the group University of Colorado Denver ILT Program.
For Microsoft Windows platform
- Camtasia Studio
- Windows Live Movie Maker
Since beginning the ILT program in Fall 2010, I’ve participated in community activities and events related to learning, addiction recovery, supporting at-risk young women, fund-raising for regional wildlife, and homelessness solutions, as follows:
- Assistant community manager – Social Learning Design professional group on the World Wide Web, utilizing LinkedIn (April 2012–present)
- Organizer/community manager – Addiction Recovery with Consciousness support group in Fort Collins, Colorado, utilizing Meetup (August 2011–June 2012)
- Mentor and support person – At-risk young women in addiction recovery and/or connected to child welfare cases in Larimer County Department of Human Services (2009-2011)
- Assistant organizer – Playday for the Raptors, a benefit for the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (September 2011)
- Companion – Project Homeless Connect Fort Collins, a services exposition for persons experiencing homelessness (April 2011)
- Interviewer – Fort Collins Registry Week, collecting data on individuals experiencing homelessness in Fort Collins (November 2010)
At-Risk Young Women
Through various supportive activities described below, I’ve learned about a range of concerns faced by young women experiencing hardship in Fort Collins and Larimer County, as well as resources available to them.
Emotional Disorders in Adolescents
In the context of developing a friendship, I mentored a young woman with emotional disorders while she was 18 to 20 years old, which included providing the following assistance:
- Companionship during meetings for 12-Step programs for addiction recovery
- Research of low-cost counseling services
- Transportation to and emotional/practical support during intake counseling appointment
- Emotional support for relationships with family members and peers
- Research for low-cost healthcare, emotional/practical support for personal care
- Emotional/practical support for personal development
- Employment and academic counseling, including resume development
Cases in Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Families
At the request of a friend and former coworker, I provided the following assistance to her daughter, age 24, in a case with the Larimer County Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Families, which involved the young woman, her child (age 9 months to one year), and the child’s father:
- Attendance of and note taking during family planning meetings administered by Division of Children and Families
- Application for/approval by division to supervise visits with child in Department of Humans Services’ custody
- Coordination with foster parent a series of supervised family visits with child
- Transportation to and supervision of family visits with child
- Reporting to and communication with case worker and foster parent
- Emotional/practical support to young parents for legal, parenting, and social issues
Project Homeless Connect Fort Collins
In April 2011, I volunteered at Project Homeless Connect Fort Collins, “a one-day event that provides individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness with access to vital services” (SLiCE − see Web link), where I worked one-on-one with two different at-risk homeless individuals. I assisted them with obtaining clothing, a hair cut, an eye exam and eye glasses—and information about various community services, from legal to affordable housing. I was also grateful for opportunities to sit down with each of them, listening to their stories over coffee and meals.
The following is from the Project Homeless Connect Fort Collins Web page.
Project Homeless Connect Fort Collins was started in 2009 through a partnership between Homeward 2020 (Fort Collins’ 10 year plan to end Homelessness) and Colorado State University’s office of Student Leadership, Involvement and Community Engagement (SLiCE). In the spring of 2010 the first annual Project Homeless Connect was held at the University Center of the Arts in Fort Collins. In its inaugural year Project Homeless Connect brought together over 200 clients, 200 volunteers, and over 20 non-profit and government agencies from the Fort Collins area. Due to word of mouth, the number of clients attending the 2011 event nearly doubled.
The following is from the Homeward 2020 website.
Homeward 2020 is:
- A ten year plan to end homelessness in Fort Collins
- An initiative of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
- A collaborative project that will draw from leadership and wisdom all across the community
- A very metric-driven, evidence-based, strategic approach
- A community awareness piece for the face of homelessness as well as the educational, economic and legal cost housing instability has on the community
- A foundational mind-set shift from supporting the homeless on an agency level to ending homelessness on a jurisdictional level
- Ultimately about Fort Collins having a rapid, easily accessible network of prevention assistance, affordable housing, and wrap- around support services that will make homelessness rare, short-lived, and non-recurring
Fort Collins Registry Week
Below is a video of reflections by volunteers for Fort Collins Registry Week, a campaign to interview and document more than 200 homeless individuals in Fort Collins, Colorado during November 2010, modeled after the national 100,000 Homes Campaign. Videographer Katie Symons, formerly of Denver’s Road Home, now consults independently for homelessness solutions and educational and sustainability efforts. Katie assisted Homeward 2020 and 100,000 Homes with coordinating the Fort Collins event.