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WORK / INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
12/2014-Present Development Services Paid Intern, City of Clermont, FL
? Provide a single encompassing list of properties that can be available for the development community to access and review.
? Provide a model for other communities to use in the assistance of redevelopment.
? Identify and develop innovative planning solutions for distressed properties and drive economic development back into the community.
10/2014-Present City Management Paid Intern, City of DeLand, FL
? Assisting city management team with project management and administration.
? Liaison between city and community redevelopment board.
? Coordinating city events including Job Fair and Mayor’s Golf Tournament.
? Drafting city letters, citizen responses; city newsletter articles.
05/2014-11/2014 Economic Development Intern, Seminole County, FL
? Supported business development managers with planning site visits, and organizing incentive applications.
? Help identified important factors for attracting and retaining business activity.
? Performed general administrative work as required, including preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, reviewing mail, literature, and attending meetings.
04/2009-10/2014 Front Desk, Hilton Grand Vacation Club Parc Soleil, Orlando, FL
? Provided outstanding customer service and maintain regular contact with frequent guests and all important guests of the hotel.
? Conducted performance evaluations for direct reports.
? Performed clerical duties such as data entry, inventory, and process payments.
06/2013-09/2013 Osceola County Long Range Planning Intern, Osceola, FL
? Assisted staff in the creation/preparation of presentations to the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and community groups.
? Utilized computer and software applications to conduct or coordinate studies to collect original research data for planning projects.
? Assisted applicants with submittal of plan amendment applications.
01/2013-06/2013 Osceola County Emergency Management Intern, Osceola, FL
? Coordinated disaster response or crisis management activities such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.
? Developed and maintained liaisons with municipalities, county departments, and similar entities in order to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment.
? Designed and administered emergency/disaster preparedness training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters.
10/2010-05/2012 Artist Management, Europe-North America
? Handled issues regarding client contracts, business matters, career development, and growth.
? Analyzed targeted regions and proposed marketing strategies to increase artist exposure.
? Managed and maintained finances of overall budget.
? Responsible for booking radio, magazine, and performance appearances.
08/2009-01/2010 Campus Event Coordinator, Kendrick Meek for Senate Campaign, Orlando, FL
? Assisted with petition at local events in the Central Florida Area; organized petition drives throughout the University of Central Florida.
? Solicited local voters for campaign donations.
? Conducted surveys and research of student voting trends.
02/28/2014 Designing Healthy Communities featuring Dr. Richard Jackson, Orlando, FL
? Panel member
10/2014-11/2014 Study Abroad: Policy Management in Seoul, South Korea
? One of eight students selected to study abroad in Seoul, South Korea. Students worked with SMG (Seoul Metropolitan Government) and experienced numerous presentations and field visits that enhanced one’s understanding of Seoul’s public administration. Students then selected a policy and conducted a research paper that included recommendations to be reviewed by SMG.
01/2012-01/2014 Mentor Minority High School Students, Orlando, FL
? Provide students with advice and resources that help them achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.
? Report any concerns regarding student safety and school performance to parents.
10/2012-1/2013 Coalition for the Homeless, Orlando, FL
? Assisted with résumé and cover letters to those seeking employment.
? Excellent ability to develop working relationships with regulatory bodies, commissions, local governments, local residents, and private land owners.
? Business retention activities to include outreach to the business community, offer assistance, determine success level (expansion, reduction, or holding steady)
? Powerful communication and confident leadership developed through team management.
? Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint), ArcGIS (ver.10.0), Esri Business Analyst Online, Google Earth, Facebook, Twitter
? Excellent writing and research expertise developed through extensive academic and professional experience.
02/2014-Present American Planning Association
02/2014-Present International City/County Management Association (ICMA) (UCF student chapter)
01/2014-Present Vice President, Emerging Urban Knights Planning Association
04/2013-Present Urban Land Institute