Thomas DiAgostino, BA

Institute on Disabilities/UCEDD
Temple University
1755 N 13th Street, Suite 411
Howard Gittis Student Center - South
Philadelphia, PA 19122
 
Phone: 215-204-9083
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 25, 2019

Thomas DiAgostino
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: ACES
 
Discipline(s): Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities
& General Studies
Outreach
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Research: Technology in Language Education
Education: Spanish Applied Linguistics, Technology in Language Education
Service: Assistive Technology, 3D printing, fabrication, makers movement, outreach, social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn

Vita/Bio

 

Thomas DiAgostino                                                                                       

[email protected]

 

Objective Statement

 

Young professional with 5+ years experience in educational and social work settings. Innovative and passionate member of a team and efficient in building and maintaining relationships among diverse groups. Seeking to leverage my interpersonal skills and my multidisciplinary professional and educational background to bring a creative and unique perspective.

 

Skills

 

ü  Spanish - Highly Advanced Fluency

ü  Ethnographic Research Methods

ü  Public Speaking

ü  Portuguese - Basic Proficiency

ü  Participatory Field Work

ü  Data Collection & Tracking

ü  Social Media

ü  Diversity

ü  Microsoft Office Suite

 

Education

Temple University Graduate School                                            Anticipated Graduation Fall 2019

Master's of Arts in Spanish | Focus in Applied Linguistics                                   Philadelphia, PA

 

Temple University's Honors Program | College of Liberal Arts                                      May 2016

Bachelor of Arts | Spanish & Women's Studies | Minor: Political Science           Philadelphia, PA

 

Work Experience

 

Fulbright Uruguay                                                                          March 2018 - December 2018

English Teaching Assistant                                                                             Montevideo, Uruguay

• Strengthened English classes by coordinating lesson plans and special programs for university classes in 6 cities throughout the interior of Uruguay; collaborated with 10 professors, reaching over 400 students

• Created and instructed 6 different special program courses related to the scientific majors instructed at Universidad Tecnológica to engage the students in language acquisition through their academic interests

• Collaborated in 3 online English classes by creating online activities through the university's online class platform

 

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha                                                 June 2016 - March 2018

Strengthening Families Coordinator (Bilingual)                                                    Philadelphia, PA

• Coordinated the embedding of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors FrameworkTM into the agency and the communities that we serve to strengthen our community and ultimately reduce reentry of children and families back into the foster care/child welfare system (CUA).

• Organized, planned and facilitated therapeutic parent workshops (Parent Cafes) and community events for our communities and CUA involved families by networking with schools and community centers

• Collected data on impact and outreach of Parent Café and community events as well as track spending, materials used and donations to quantify mainly qualitative impact

• Coordinated trainings for APM staff on the "Strengthening Families Overview" and the "Living the Protective Factors" professional development workshops to ensure that CUA case managers utilize and share the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework with their CUA families.

 

Life Skills Coach (Bilingual)

• Administered the Ansel Casey Life Skills assessments in English and Spanish to foster teens ages 13-17 to evaluate their life skills and determine their future goals to best help them transition smoothly into adulthood

• Located and contacted resources for teens specific to their interests to provide them opportunities to expand their knowledge and learn about what they would like to do in the future

• Assisted in community engagement events to ensure the success of the event in the community

 

Temple University                                                                                   January 2016 - May 2016

Diamond Peer Teacher - Spanish 1002                                                                 Philadelphia, PA

• Presented course materials to 20 students in Spanish in second semester Spanish class.

• Collaborated with faculty advisor twice a week to prepare class lectures and graded assignments

• Organized voluntary review sessions twice a week for all Temple students taking Spanish 1002

 

LIFT Philadelphia                                                                             September 2014 - May 2015

Advocate (Bilingual)                                                                                               Philadelphia, PA

• Provided individualized personal and professional assistance to low-income community members

• Supported low-income community members in resume building, applying for jobs, applying for public benefits, and connecting them to personal, financial, and educational resources throughout Philadelphia

• Conducted needs assessments to help create goal plans to provide organization and motivation for long-term goals

 

Jumpstart Philadelphia (AmeriCorps)                                                  August 2012 - May 2014

Corps Member | Team Leader                                                                                Philadelphia, PA

• Led a team of 8 Corps members to plan weekly classes for 16-18 preschool children

• Exceeded the 300 hours yearly service term commitment each year as an AmeriCorps member

• Received 40 hours of intensive training and professional development in leadership skills, early childhood practice, language and literacy development, and communication

• Provided individualized attention and positive adult-child relationships to prepare children attending preschool in low-income neighborhoods for academic and social success

 

Awards

Fulbright Uruguay Recipient                                                                                          March 2017

 

GPLASC Travel Research Grant (Villanova University)                                                May 2015

 

Certificate of Excellence in Women's Studies (Temple University)                             March 2015

 

Diamond Research Scholars Research Grant (Temple University)                               March 2014

 

Presidential Volunteer Service Award                                                                              May 2013