I have very diverse interests across several professional fields. I have done some work in social sciences research, direct care, and the arts. My future aspirations involve community outreach and organization coordination for vulnerable populations, i.e. social work. I also wish to continue teaching and competing in swing dance and developing my skills as a poet.
Swing Dance Teacher
I started swing dancing in 2008, when I happened upon a flyer for a swing dance in my college dorm. I went to that first dance and fell in love. I went on to take lessons, register for workshops, compete, choreograph, and teach. After a couple of ye
Direct Care Provider
The Arc of SE Iowa
From June 2013
As a direct care provider, I provide services such as supported community living, job coaching, and respite for people with disabilities and their families. I help clients work on professional and personal life goals and document progress and outcomes of services.
Swing Dance Instructor
From August 2011
I teach various styles of swing dance (lindy hop, charleston, East coast) to beginner and intermediate-level students. I have attended various swing dance workshops around the Midwest, such as Hawkeye Swing Festival and Cowtown Jamborama, and competed in several competitions. Following are some of the organizations for which I have taught.
-The University of Iowa Swing Dance Club, Iowa City, IA
-The Belin-Blank Center, Iowa City, IA
-MVMNT Dance Company, Cedar Rapids, IA
Attitudes and Social Cognition Lab
August 2010 - May 2012
-Check in participants; track relevant participant information (participant number, gender, race, etc.)
-Set up computers for experiments and monitor lab
-Attend monthly lab meetings and discuss findings
-Design experiment, submit IRB proposal, collect data
Tender Care Animal Hospital
November 2007 - May 2012
-Patient care: medicate, bathe, and feed patients, safely restrain patients for medical procedures, prepare patients for surgical procedures
-Customer service: schedule appointments, inform customers about pet products and veterinary services, check clients in and out for appointments, track patient status and enter reminders for services, check medical files for errors and omissions
-Clinic maintenance: Sanitize treatment, boarding, and surgery areas, clean and organize office, track and stock inventory, clean lab equipment
Qualifications & Certifications
Psychology, B.S.; English, B.A.
The University of Iowa