Education, Experience, & Skills

Formal Education
  • Graduate Degree; Master of Education (M.Ed.): Educational Studies
  • Honours Undergraduate Degree; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.): Legal Studies
Languages
  • English, First Language
  • Spanish, Latin American
Work Positions
  • Owner & Entrepreneur, Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated (current)
  • Executive Editor, Blogger, & Copywriter, Costa Rica Travel Blog (current)
  • Author, DIY Costa Rica (current)
  • Expert Writer, Answers.com (current)
  • Storytelling Ambassador, Visit.org (current)
  • Publisher, Costa Rica Blog Network (current)
  • Operator, Reach Out Costa Rica Travel Philanthropy Project (current)
  • Research Assistant, Research & Development Park
  • Research Assistant, Preventing Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network
  • Teacher’s Assistant, University Legal Studies Department
  • Student Manager, University Federation Of Students
  • Program Coordinator & Residence Attendant, University Residence Life Department
  • Student Teacher, Cooperative Education Teaching Experience
  • Co-Author, The Children Of Our Future Speaking Out Against Violence
  • Secretary, Law Office
Conference Involvement, Shows, & Presentations
  • Exhibitor, Bridal Show (Costa Rica Honeymoon Presentation)
  • Chairperson & Organizer, Aboriginal Student Transition Conference (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Annual)
  • Director, Uniting Our Nations Project: Aboriginal Student Peer Mentor Training Program
  • Facilitator & Co-Organizer, Youth Safe Schools Committee Conference
  • Presenter, International Conference on Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Presenter & Honoured Panelist, Schools Against Violence Everywhere Conference
  • Presenter & Honourable Mention Recipient, Passion, Leadership, Achievement & You Conference
  • Program Presenter, University Don’s Orientation
  • Panelist, Just Events TV Talk Show on Violence
  • Honourary Guest Speaker, Rotary Club
Professional Development & Training
  • Attendant, Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence International Conference
  • Attendant, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Research Orientation
  • Tutorial Completion, Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
  • Attendant, Schools Against Violence Everywhere Conference
  • Attendant, Crime Stoppers Symposium
  • Attendant, Anti-Bullying Coalition Many Voices One Vision Conference
  • Teacher Training Completion, Comprehensive School-Based Prevention Program
  • Training Completion, Citizen Police Academy
  • Attendant, International Conference on Children Exposed To Domestic Violence
Travel Experience
  • International Living Abroad; Costa Rica
  • Independent Travel; Canada, USA, Caribbean, Central America
  • Organized Group Travel; Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico
Internet, Technology, & Social Media Familiarity
  • Microsoft Operating Systems & Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)
  • Website Design (HMTL, Flash, CSS, Basic PHP/Child Themes)
  • Website & Article Search Engine Optimization
  • Blogging Platforms (WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Blogger.com)
  • Hosting Platforms (Bluehost)
  • Statistical Monitoring (WordPress, Google Analytics)
  • Communication Programming (Skype, WhatsApp)
  • Social Media Marketing (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr, Stumble, LinkedIn)
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