University of California at Berkeley: Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare with a concentration in Psychology awarded Spring 2009.
Independence High School (San Francisco, CA): Valedictorian, High School Diploma awarded May 2001. [Extracurricular activities: Secretary to the High School Advisory Board of San Francisco Unified School District, City College of San Francisco High School Honors Program participant, San Francisco Unified School District Award of Educational Excellence, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory Chorus (first alto), Bowling Club (Highest Handicap Award), Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu at Tat Wong, Earth Action, Department Award in Geometry, Departmental Award in Biology, Bowling Club (Highest Handicap Bowling Club Award)]
General Assembly: Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing awarded Spring 2017.
San Francisco Comedy College: Stand-Up Comedy (Present)
PROFRESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN JOURNALISM:
Hyphen Magazine, Spring 2012 – Associate Music Editor & Contributing Writer
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES:
City and County of San Francisco: October 2012 – June 2013 Social Worker, Child Protective Services: Provided client-centered counseling services to parents and youth involved in the child welfare system. Provided case consultation and case management services. Supervised court mandated visitations between parents and youth in out-of-home placements.
Larkin Street Youth Services: October 2008 – November 2009 Residential Counselor Assisted Care/Aftercare: Counseled HIV+ youth aged 18 – 24 with mental health and/or substance use issues at a licensed residential care facility for the chronically ill within a harm reduction framework. Served as the lead facilitator for, Headspace, a mental health group. Taught life skills and coordinated daily activities that promoted independent living. Coordinated and supervised educational and recreational activities. Assessed for suicidality and collaborated with outside providers to ensure clients’ safety.
San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 2011 – June 2011
Arts and Entertainment Editorial Intern
Antenna Farm Records, January 2004 – June 2004 . Marketing Intern
Fashion Merchandising (Dresser at Macy’s Glamorama, a charity fundraiser raising awareness for HIV/AIDS), Choy Li Fut Kung Fu (jade belt), Tae Kwon Do, First Aid/CPR, sexual assault counseling, substance abuse treatment, mental health, child welfare, clinical psychology, psychology of personality, grant writing, philanthropy, ethics in social welfare policy.