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Last Updated: December 01, 2011
|Project/Program/Clinic Contacts:||Coordinator, Recruitment for Careers in Disability Related Fields|
|AUCD Council Membership:||
No Council Membership
|Research:||Longitudinal Recruitment & Rention Data: RI Special Education teachers and related service personnel|
|Education:||2003 M.A. Rhode Island College
2001 B.A. Rhode Island College
|Service:||Academic advisement, consultation, outcome data management planning|
Recruitment Coordinator : September 2003-Present
Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College Providence, RI
Recruited students into careers in special education and related services. Collaborated with the RI Department of Education, RI local school districts, community organizations, institutions of higher education, and the media to develop and implement a comprehensive statewide recruitment campaign. Core targets for recruitment were teacher assistants, family members of individuals with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and high school students with disabilities. Provided academic advisement and career counseling to prospective recruits. Maintained a database of outcomes for prospects and presented outcome data on all recruitment efforts. Designed and developed a comprehensive recruitment website www.RISpecialEdCareers.net and other recruitment materials. Developed a transfer guide for students transitioning from community college to 4 year-institutions.
Assisted students with disabilities with understanding their rights and responsiblities in post-secondary education. Served as student organization advisor for the Advocacy & Beyond Club (ABC), whose mission is to encourage, educate, and empower all students faculty, and campus groups to advocate for individuals with disabilities at Rhode Island College. ABC strives to make Rhode Island College a more inclusive community that offers equity in accessibility to facilities and information. Provided technical assistance and in-service accessability/disability sensitivity training to Rhode Island College student centers. Grant writing.
Graduate Aide/ Admissions Counselor: November 2002- August 2003.
Rhode Island College Providence ,RI
Worked with a diverse student population. Responsible for ensuring that all required materials were submitted to process applications. Assisted in creating a report for Rhode Island College's Preparatory Enrollment Program designed for adolescents who are low-income, first-generation college bound students. Conducted admissions interviews for Performance-Based students who did not meet the traditional admissions requirements, as well as contributing in the decision process of these applicants. Worked with students from a variety of post-secondary institutions to evaluate Credit Transfers into Rhode Island College. Served as "counselor on call" to advise students in all aspects of their application process and academic goals. Demonstrated strong social and communicative skills working with all age groups, such as adolescent Freshman candidates and older Continuing Education candidates.
Resarch Assistant June 2001-June 2002
Rhode Island College Providence, RI
Worked with a developmental psychologist on a study investigating language development in 12-24 month-old infants as it related to socioeconomic status. Responsible for analyzing and coding video tapes showing infants' gaze patterns and language production, as well as creating data reports.
Masters of Arts in Psychology 2001-2003
Rhode Island College Providence, RI
Obtained a 3.98 grade point average in a challenging M.A. program which provided vast knowledge in all aspects of psychology, human development, and research methods and design. Completed research thesis.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 1997-2001
Rhode Island College Providence. RI
Summa Cum Laude. Received the Rhode Island College Faculty Senior Award in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and accomplishments in activities and service.