RESUME 

 education 
Berkshire Community College

Associate of Science in Human Services – Social Work Transfer

 

Expected Graduation:

May 2019

  • 2018 Human Services Certificate Graduate

  • 2018 Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference presenter

  • 2017 Honors Scholars Conference presenter

  • 2017 Spring Concert Assistant Choreographer

  • 94 hours of Field Work completed

  • 15 hours of Service Learning

  • Human Services Club

  • Human Services Peer Mentor

  • Queer Student Association

  • Published in the 2018 edition of the Zine

  • Credit for Prior Learning Ambassador

  • Student Success Panel Member

 work experience 
elizabeth freeman center

Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Assault Counselor

 

Jun. 2018 – present

  • Managed shelter that housed over 20 survivors and their families

  • Organized 2018 Walk a Mile fundraiser in Berkshire County

  • Complete intakes of walk-in survivors and providing additional resources as needed

  • Screen crisis hotline calls and direct to appropriate individuals and resources as needed

  • Inputs all relevant and pertinent information into agency-wide database

  • Serve as first point of contact for survivors seeking services

  • Support survivors and their families to obtain and utilize community resources

  • Foster empowerment of survivors to reclaim agency over their narratives

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TRiO Student Assistant

 

Oct. 2018 – present

  • First point of contact for visitors in the TRiO center

  • Schedule appointments for students, faculty, and staff with the TRiO professional staff

  • Prepare study areas for students

  • Peer mentor to TRiO members

Testing Center Student Assistant

 

Jan. 2018 – May 2018

  • Prepared center before each examination

  • Proctored examinations of up to 25 students at a time

  • Comprised, collated, and calculated SAT and ACT test results for prospective students

  • Oversaw the college’s Accuplacer examination procedures and follow-up duties

  • Communicated with faculty regarding

  • Performed required clerical duties as necessary

 Most recent community experience 
Berkshire Pride
  • 2018 host and keynote speaker, “Showing Up to Authenticity”

  • 2018 planning committee co-chair

  • 2017 planning committee member

Live Out Loud Conference
  • 2018 Keynote Speaker, “Truth Is Its Own Revolution”

  • 2019 planning committee member

Berkshire Children & Families
  • 2017 Live Out Loud Youth Project

  • Oversaw a peer-led group of LGBTQ+ youth

  • Provided support to youth members

  • Berkshire Community College Service Learning

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Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 2017 and 2018 host and keynote speaker

Human Service Club
  • 2018 Health & Hope: Addiction Recovery Conference volunteer

  • 2018 Dine to Donate event to raise funds to students and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

  • 2018 Tree planted in honor of student that passed away

  • 2018 Dining in the Dark volunteer for Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind

  • 2018 Berkshire Humane Society collection drive

  • 2017 and 2018 holiday gift shopping and collection for Elizabeth Freeman Center

  • 2017 Thanksgiving Day meal delivery for the Pittsfield Christian Center

 SUMMARY OF ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY 
The Transsexual Menace
  • Beginning of activism work. Member of the group that advocated, campaigned, marched, and picketed for the just prosecution and sentencing for the murder of Chanelle Pickett in 1995 in Boston, MA.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Keynote speaker since the beginning of TDOR in 1998 in various cities and locations including Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Buffalo, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA; Baltimore, MD; San Mateo, CA; and Chicago, IL. Pioneered and developed annual TDOR event in Berkshire County in 2017.

Keynote Speaker
  • Prepared and delivered speeches involving transgender issues, racial and ethnic diversity, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, income disparity, LGBTQ+ healthcare, intersectional accessibility, intellectual property, HIV/AIDs and STI awareness and prevention, and the modern gentrification of New York City at locations including Harvard University, Columbia University, New York University, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Hetrick-Martin Institute, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Philly Trans Health Conference, and more.

Forum Panelist
  • Member of hundreds of panels over the last 25 years speaking on a wide array of topics similar to those that were keynoted and most notably at the Ryan White National Youth Conference in Chicago, IL and with BAGLY and Boston GLASS’s Shades of Color in Boston, MA.

Organizational Connections
  • Fundraised for and hosted events for The House of Balenciaga and SOMWA Foundation (Survivors of Mothers with AIDS)