CV + Resume

EDUCATION

University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
2012-2013 Doctoral Program work in Health Education and Health Promotion

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
2010-2011. Master’s Program work in Exercise Physiology

Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama
2006-2010. B.A. in Biology and B.A. in Psychology received May, 2010

RESEARCH

Research Assistant, UAB Depatment of Human Studies, October 2012 – August 2013

Work under the supervision of Dr. Retta Evans, PhD – Help in grading assignments – Conduct literature reviews on coordinated school health and wellness policies – Speak with prospective students on behalf of the Department of Human Studies regarding academic programs offered – Teach lecture courses in the field of health education and health promotion – co author article “School Wellness Policies: A framework for Healthier Habits”

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Auburn University Physical Education Department. August 2010- May 2011

Created and taught undergraduate level physical education classes – Aided in field research in the department of Exercise science and health promotion (duties included taking physiological measures, collecting, recording and compiling data from multiple sources for supervisors)

Summer Graduate Trainee,  University of Alabama in Birmingham Department of Genetics.  Summer 2009

Initiated experiments to design a DNA construct to study the effects of CD18 expression on incidence, onset and severity of psoriasiform dermatitis in hypomorphic mutant mice models of arthritis under supervision of Doctor and Private Investigator, Daniel Bullard, PhD – Collected and recorded data – Analyzed data using Excel and Chromas Lite software – Created and presented a poster of findings at Graduate Fair

WORK EXPERIENCE

Assistant Director of Recreation and Wellness, Clayton State University, September 2015 – Current

Manage group fitness, instructional clinics and personal training programs – Develop, market and implement fitness and wellness programs and events for the University Community- Network and maintain relationships with other departments, schools and organizations on campus – Design, create and maintain all fitness program marketing, including updates on program website and social media websites – Hire, manage, train, supervise and schedule 60+ student and non-student staff members including fitness attendants, fitness instructors and personal trainers – Oversee all recreational fitness areas – Create opportunities for student leadership and professional development – Oversee the budget for all fitness programming and payroll for all staff members – Develop risk management manual and procedures for recreation center fitness areas – Oversee Intramurals Coordinator and fitness Intern/Graduate Assistant.

Fitness Coordinator, Emory University, August 2013 – September 2015

Plan, market and implement fitness and wellness programs and events for both campus and community – Create Group Fitness Schedules – Instruct Group Fitness and Undergraduate Physical Education courses  –  Manage Group Fitness, Instructional Fitness and Personal Training programs – Manage over 30 Fitness Instructors and trainers – Manage over 30 student fitness attendants and lead student development and risk management training sessions – work with other areas and departments on campus to make fitness programming more mobile.

Graduate Assistant of Fitness & Wellness, UAB Rec Center. June 2012 – August 2013

Create group fitness schedules – instruct group fitness classes (yoga, flexibility and strength) – Plan, market and implement fitness and wellness programs and events – Network and maintain relationships with prior and possible new sponsors and donors for facility events – Maintain current marketing updates on social media websites – Create and maintain UAB Campus Recreation Blog and monthly newsletter – Manage  and serve as the primary point of contact for all fitness and personal training staff – Interview, hire and continue to evaluate staff members

Owner & Photographer, EGBPhotography. April 2012 – Current

Offer photography and video presentation creative services to Atlanta and the surrounding areas www.egbphotography.net

Front Desk Shift Manager, Vestavia YMCA. May 2012 – July 2012

Performed opening and closing managerial duties -conducted tours of the facilities – Worked with members to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction

Coach, Vision Gymnastics. January 2012 – May 2012

Coach, Rising Stars Performing Arts Center. June 2011-December 2011

Coach,  Auburn Gymnastics Academy. August 2010- August 2011

SKILLS:

  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Designing and maintaining websites, social media, blogs, newsletters
  • Teaching fitness classes
  • Managing staff of 60+
  • Managing professional budget

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • American Heart Association Certified HS and BLS Instructor
  • American Red Cross CPR, First Aid & AED
  • American Red Cross Certified Instructor
  • NIRSA Member, October 2013-current
  • ACSM Member, January 2014-current
  • AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor
  • AFAA member, July 2012-current
  • SOPHE member, September 2012-2013
  • SOPHE 21st Century Scholarship Award Recipient- 2013

PRESENTATIONS & COURSES TAUGHT

  • PE 130: Aerobic Resistance Training (Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015) – Emory University
  • Freshman Academy: Jump-start your Healthy Lifestyle – “Freshman Academy” Program, July 2013
  • Ounces of Prevention: An Article Review- UAB Health Communication Course 2013
  • Obesity: A Clinical Review– UAB Epidemiology Course 2012
  • Obesity in the Hispanic Population– UAB Health Foundations Course 2012
  • Physical Activity in Physically Disabled Post Secondary Students: the POWER program– UAB Planning + Evaluation course 2012
  • EMPOWER-U: Design of a Mass Communication Campaign– UAB Health Communications Course 2013
  • PHED 1300: Beginning Tumbling (Fall 2011) – Auburn University
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