TEAM LEADER, ULRICH'S BOOKSTORE
September 2015 - April 2020
Lead a team of sales associates and provided customer service to students purchasing textbooks while assisting the manager with daily store operations and management
SUMMER INTERN, VARIETY'S PEACEABLE KINGDOM RETREAT FOR CHILDREN
Summer of 2016, 2017
Facilitated camp activities for kids with disabilities and problem solved accessible programing each week based on the campers' varying abilities
RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
August 2017 - August 2019
Engaged students within the residential dorms with art-based community building activities and programmed identity-based workshops
STUDIO/PRODUCTION ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
January 2018 - December 2020
Supported students as they develop their unique creative processes and as they produce large-scale mobile sculptures throughout the semester in preparation for the annual FestiFools celebration. Coordinate groups of community volunteers both in the studio and during the celebration.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY ENSEMBLE THEATRE
September 2019 - May 2021
Facilitate the technical production of plays and musicals and coordinate collaboration across student-lead crews and adult mentors. Teach leadership skills, highlighting effective role-modeling behaviors and a "lead from within" mindset.
PROGRAM FACILITATOR/COUNCIL ADVISOR, YA CIV
November 2021 - Present
Advise an advocacy council whose mission it is to promote young adult led advocacy and change by engaging in personal and creative expression within the Alpena community and surrounding areas.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPER/INSTRUCTOR, EMPOWERU
August 2020 - Present
Develop educational courses centered on the use of literature as a medium for social change. Facilitate discussions focused on the importance of understanding linguistic and social biases when learning about topics including sexuality, gender, race and socio-economic status.
CO-FOUNDER/PROGRAM DIRECTOR, THE POETICS LAB
January 2021 - Present
Organize, direct and produce a start-up organization whose mission is to facilitate inclusive spaces for communities to engage with identity through poetry and performance of the self. Engage with the community of NE Michigan to develop programming that meets the specific needs and wants of the community.