California State University, Long Beach ● Long Beach, CA
Master of Arts Degree, English ● Emphasis in 20th Century American Literature
Awarded Outstanding Masters Student

TEFL International ● Barcelona, Spain
TESOL Certification ● Emphasis in grammar, phonology, written and conversational English

California State University, Long Beach ● Long Beach, CA
Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Education
Magna Cum Laude


Copy Editing, Book (In Progress) ● Divorce Stress Syndrome: Divorce Recovery (May 2009 – present)
◊ Discussed book’s vision with author; ensured that Introduction portrayed this vision by reworking layout of chapter
◊ Provided printed manuscript with editing marks for grammar, punctuation, clarity, and sentence structure

Hourly Instructor ● Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA (September 2009 – present)
◊ Faculty member of Department of Literature and Languages: taught 1-2 courses of Freshman Composition
◊ Researched and prepared lectures; selected course textbooks; designed syllabus and writing prompts; evaluated student writing, and assigned final course grades
◊ Utilized technology and designed social networking website for each class to blog about assignments, post links, and communicate ideas:

Server and Certified Trainer ● Parker’s Lighthouse, Long Beach, CA (June 2007 – present)
◊ Trained newly hired servers about restaurant policies, product knowledge, customer service, and food/wine pairing
◊ Communicated with customers to ensure guest satisfaction; handled multiple tasks, and worked as a team member with other employees

Part-Time Lecturer ● California State University, Long Beach (September 2008 – December 2009)
◊ Faculty member of Department of English: taught 1 course of Freshman Composition
◊ Designed lesson plans to emphasize critical thinking, argumentation, conducting research, integrating sources, and proofreading skills
◊ Contributed ideas and collaborated with other English instructors on department website for professional development

Writing Tutor ● Writer’s Resource Lab, Long Beach, CA (August 2007 – December 2008)
◊ Tutored students, one-on-one, with individual writing assignments at university writing center
◊ Answered phones, scheduled appointments, maintained records, and filed paperwork
◊ Selected to give group presentation at 2008 Festival of Scholarship, at Western Washington University; reported results of collaborative project entitled, “Enhancing Instruction in the Development of College and University Teaching Professionals”

Server ● Claim Jumper Restaurants, Costa Mesa, CA (June 2003 --  June 2007)
◊ Worked with other staff members to open brand new restaurant location
◊ Originally hired as Food Runner and Expeditor; maintained quality control of all plates delivered to tables, including special requests, proper garnishes, and standards of food presentation
◊ Promoted to position of Server after one month; took food and drink orders, handled cash, ensured customer satisfaction


Volunteer Assistant Editor ● Rock Harbor Church, Costa Mesa, CA (April 2009 – June 2009)
◊ Proofread and edited copy for Home Front, monthly online journal produced by Families Ministry at Rock Harbor
◊ Checked for content, clarity, readability, grammar, punctuation, and maintaining distinct “voice” of each individual author

Editorial Advisory Board Member ● Watermark Literary Journal, Long Beach, CA (May 2008)
◊ Read and selected submissions for “International Literature and Alternative Media” section
◊ Collaborated with author, Patrick Lawrence, to edit his essay submission for publication


◊ Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
◊ Basic working knowledge of social media networks and blogging platforms (including Twitter and Hoot Suite)
◊ Highly organized; independently motivated; ability to multi-task
◊ Strong written and verbal communication skills

* references and writing samples available upon request *