Aug 2015 - Present (5 years 10 months)
AP Style and 700+ word count to cover the Entertainment and News section of The Torch to properly report and receive feedback on campus events and occurrences in the media. Covered popular shows (ex. How To Get Away With Murder) to reach students who favor ABC and obtain feedback. Wrote album reviews for Kanye West’s Album “808’s and Heartbreak” to inform the demographic of students that enjoy listening to hip-hop. Reported on Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” to report on the controversy between him and Adele – former vocalist for the James Bond movie theme song.
Health Department Intern
Norwalk Heath Department
Jun 2012 - Aug 2015 (3 years 2 months)
* Awarded The Mayor's Program Employment Certificate to be an educator of public health for elementary and middle school summer camps in Norwalk to prevent an increase in obesity statistics. * Mapped out food desserts and heavily populated areas with proper food access for Norwalk's Healthy Bodega Initiative Project for the lower income communities that rely on healthy foods being provided in corner stores. * Presented the Healthy Bodega Initiative Project at a yearly meeting held at the department to inform staff on upcoming events, updated procedures, and future projects. * Managed HootSuite, a social media app linking Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to reach out to families through pre-uploaded, monthly health observances and information on the department's local, seasonal farmer's market.
Volunteer, YES2 Member
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Aug 2013 - Jul 2015 (1 year 11 months)
* Managed the Family and Resource Center with Donna Anderson to organize, lead activities promoting mental and social development in a welcoming, friendly and educational environment for children. * Contribute time in a variety of roles, including helping on museum floor, assisting special events like The Children's Winter Ball, and taking part in programs to reach out to families. * Featured in Around the World videos, shown on the museum floor to enhance communication and broadcast skills by providing knowledge on states within the U.S. and other countries. * Edited graphics, researched, and managed the resource center and staff bulletin board to inform visitors on upcoming events.
Aug 2011 - Mar 2015 (3 years 7 months)
Received a recognition award and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award for teaching Chinese to elementary school students through The Center for Global Students and promoting eastern culture in preparation for middle school levels in the Chinese language. * Prepared activities pertaining to each weekly lesson to enhance students' confidence on further understanding the lessons presented in class. The event was covered by The Hour.
Columnist, Staff Writer
Aug 2008 - Jun 2014 (5 years 10 months)
Traveled to and reported on Carnival in Saint Martin as an additional story for the travel section to promote island tourism and inform about the popular attractions. Wrote an editorial for Washington’s Fiscal Responsibility and Government Shutdown that made many families and businesses in the community worried in the New Year. Reported on the inauguration of President Barack Obama to present a historical moment to middle school students around Norwalk, Connecticut.