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Education
B.A., English Literature, University of Oregon, 1998
Study Abroad, American College in London,1996-1997

Experience

Courtesy Clerk, Safeway #932, San Rafael, CA. February 2006 – September 2008Culling and placing shopping carts into proper place(s)

  • Cleaned each check-stand and store
  • Baggied groceries properly and carried, upon request, them to shopper’s vehicle
  • Conduted  Quality Assurance throughout the store, at various departments

 

Concession Staff, Century Cinema, Corte Madera, CA. December 2002 – September 2005

  • Ripped tickets and assured right information on them
  • Cleaned lobby, theater, and parking lot
  • Re-stocked restroom(s)
  • Sold candy, popcorn, coffee, and soft drinks

 

Technical and Internet Consultant, Transaction Design Inc., Corte Madera, CA. May 2001 - December 2002

  • Converted text manuals into a functional and aesthetic format for CD
  • Edited and amended text as appropriate
  • Ensured that hyperlinks and such within documents function properly
  • Made suggestions and streamline content to bolster World Wide Web presence

    Knowledgebase Tester, Ask Jeeves, Inc., Emeryville, CA March 2000 - March 2001
    Tested content, user interface, usability 
    Validated data applications, tools, software 
    Developed materials and assisted in ad hoc testing

    Associate Editor, Ask Jeeves, Inc., Berkeley, CA & Emeryville, CA November 1998 - March 2000 
    Assisted in the construction of content specific databases for corporations 
    Monitored and reported on user behavior to clients and team

    Technical and Office Support, Transaction Design, Inc., Mill Valley, CA. June 1998 - November 1998 
    Converted text manuals into a functional and aesthetic format for CD 
    Edited and amended text as appropriate 
    Aided in shipping/ receiving

    Publicist/ Intern, Alcala Entertainment, Eugene, OR. January 1998 - March 2000
    Responsible for all promotional materials for several performing artists 
    Managed productivity of a team of 8 
    Designed and developed company website
    Assessed target audience and media
    Organized, publicized, and supervised events including a full symphony recording, an independent film premiere, several concerts, and CD release events
    Compiled and maintained a database of client, contacts, and venues
    Conducted research on copyright and intellectual property law

    Writing Associate, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. January 1998 - June 1998
    * Tutored students of Literature in all stages of writing
    * Created illustrative materials and email dialogue for discussion (listerv)
    * Maintained a consistent dialogue with faculty
    * Worked with other selected Writing Associates to create and implement guidelines for future team members

    Publicist/ Intern, Elemental Records, Eugene, OR. March 1996 - June 1996
    * Conducted market research to assess target audience and media
    * Restructured and maintained a database of contacts
    * Authored press releases, memorandum, and letters

    Customer Assistant/ Cashier, Thrifty-Payless Inc. (TPI) #6722, Corte Madera, CA.
    June 1994 - December 1996, Vacations
    * Effectively processed cash, check, and credit transactions
    * Located merchandise and answered customer inquiries
    * Interacted regularly with customers and worked to build customer satisfaction

    Director, The Campaign for a Healthier Community for Children,
    Fairfax, CA. September 1992 - May 1994
    * Found and hired local talent for events benefiting a children's center
    * Increased audience attendence 300% through organizational and promotional
    restructuring
    * Authored contracts, operational (tickets, posters, passes) and publicity
    materials
    * Supervised meetings, events, and security crews

    Administrative Support, Transaction Design, Inc., Mill Valley, CA. July 1990 -
    August 1994
    * Fulfilled operational responsibilities such as expense reports,
    shipping/receiving, routing inquiry calls
    * Performed secretarial responsibilities such as memorandums, letters,scheduling meetings, and minutes
    * Prioritized and organized records for greater accessibility and database correlation

    Skills
    Macintosh:
    Microsoft Word (all versions)
    Microsoft Works
    Microsoft Excel (all versions)
    Adobe Photoshop (all versions)
    Microsoft Powerpoint (all versions)
    WordPerfect
    ClarisWorks
    Canvas
    OS/7+

    IBM PC:
    Windows 95
    Windows 98
    Windows NT
    Microsoft Word (all versions)
    Microsoft Works
    Microsoft Excel (all versions)
    Microsoft Office
    WordPerfect (all versions)
    Adobe FrameMaker

    Database:
    Filemaker Pro
    ACT!
    SQL

    Other:
    Netscape Navigator(all versions)
    Microsoft Internet Explorer (all versions)
    HTML
    E-mail
    Typing Speed 65+ WPM
    Multi-line phone operation

    Activities
    Academic: Writing Associate for the University of Oregon Department of English (by invitation only),1998; Honor Roll, American College in London, Fall & Winter
    1996-1997; Dean's List, University of Oregon, Spring 1995; Alpha Lamda Delta, National Honor Society for Freshman, 1995; Phi Eta Sigma, National Collegiate Honor Society, 1995
    Arts: songwriting and poetry
    Volunteer: Volunteer, Community Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA), Eugene, OR. 1994-1995; Volunteer, Family Services Agency (FSA), San Rafael, CA. 1989-91;
    Recognition from the Marin Realtors Association for Outstanding Community Service, 1994

I am facile with many things and a quick learner.

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