University of California, Los Angeles (expected graduation date: Dec. 2014)                                                Aug. 2012 – Current

  • B.A. English, Chicana/o Studies minor, College Honors, Academic Advancement Program, 3.50 gpa

Santa Monica College                                                                                                                                                     Aug. 2009 – June 2012

  • Scholars, Adelante

El Camino College                                                                                                                                                             June 2010 – June 2012



Scholar, Arts Initiative                                                                                                                                                  Jan. 2014 – June 2014

  • Community-based participatory research
  • Researched the impact of creative arts curriculum on the mental wellness  of “pushed-out” students at LA CAUSA Youthbuild in East Los Angeles
  • Analyzed the role of mental resiliency within the educational trajectories of “pushed-out” students

Global Builder, Habitat for Humanity UCLA Chapter and Fuller Center for Housing                                        Fall 2013

  • Observed wellness and living conditions of various underprivileged villages in Peru
  • Reconstructed roof and flooring for homes in La Florida, Peru
  • Translated for group of 8 students (Spanish)
  • Facilitated toy drive for 100 elementary-age children

Editor in Chief, UCLA La Gente Newsmagazine                                                                                                July 2013 – July 2014

  • Managed staff of 25+ including non-staff member contributors
  • Quarterly print publication management, including finances and creative direction
  • Research and fact-check stories, pitch ideas, copy edit
  • Managed social media, and drafted advertising/ outreach efforts  on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Revamped, and maintained WordPress blog:
  • Facilitated collaboration with campus and community organizations
  • Lead media workshops, and developed a partnership with La Identidad, which is LA CAUSA Youthbuild’s journalism/ writing elective course

Site Coordinator, UCLA Community Service Commission Alternative Breaks                                                 Spring 2013

  • Observed and volunteered with L.A. non-profit organizations that work with labor and civil rights, housing, education, health, homelessness and gang intervention
  • Lived with an undocumented family for a week, and translated for the student group (Spanish)
  • Tutored elementary students at Hope St. Family Center, planned physical education and multimedia activities
  • Organized food drive/shelter, and had conversations with homeless men, women and youth at the St. Francis Center
  • Organized hygiene kit drive at “Skid Row” for 200 individuals

Student Volunteer, Graphics and Outreach Director, BruinHope at UCLA                                   Jan.  2013 – June 2014

  • Participated in bi-quarterly trips to La Tribu de Jesus orphanage/shelter in Tijuana, Mex. to facilitate art, education and wellness activities with 60+ children ages 0-18
  • Revamped, and maintained website:
  • Created, and maintained BruinHope social media, including Facebook
  • Designed flyers for fundraisers and recruitment events
  • Facilitated collaboration with student and community organizations



Student Researcher/ National Institutes of Health Trainee                                                                          June 2014 – Current

  • Weekly multimedia presentations on “Food Justice” for 35+ high school students in East L.A.
  • Researching how L.A. county Latina mothers’ perception of child temperament impacts feeding styles

Newsmagazine Coordinator, ASUCLA Student Media                                                                                  Oct. 2013 –  July 2014

  • Scheduled and ran weekly events, including film screenings, speakers, and media workshops

Playground Supervisor, L.A.U.S.D. Beyond the Bell                                                                                       Feb. 2010 – Feb. 2011

  • Provided after school supervision for 25+ elementary and middle school students
  • Tutored in math and English
  • Organized sports activities and weekend field trips

Assistant, Robert’s Landscape Company                                                                                                            May 2008 – Aug. 2009

  • Managed clients’ monthly payments
  • Archived confidential company records
  • Filed and organized new client data


Skills: Spanish, Writing, Editing, Copy editing, AP Style, Blogging, Social media, WordPress, In Design, Photoshop, Photography, Publication management, Online journalism, Community outreach, Project management, Microsoft programs, Marketing, Community-based research



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