Los Angeles, CA
M.Ed. Brandman University, Educational Leadership August 2019
BA University of Southern California, Psychology December 2014
Four graduate courses completed as an undergraduate
AA College of the Canyons, General Studies May 2008
Top 69 among two million California college students
Blueprint Summer Programs, Los Angeles, CA July 2018
General Psychology, 24 high school students
Provide a workshop for two groups of about 50 students
Participate in a panel discussion regarding college success
Total Education Solutions, South Pasadena, CA Jan 2017 to March 2017
Tutor and mentor high school foster group home students
Almansor Academy, South Pasadena, CA Jan 2016 to June 2016
Work one-to-one with emerging adults on academics
Ronnin Staffing, Los Angeles, CA March 2015 to May 2015
Student Service Advisor
Assist students and their families with their financial aid awards
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA Feb 2013 to May 2013
Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department
Research Methods, an undergraduate course
Coordinated grading and labs with instructor
College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA Feb 2006 to Dec 2008
College Assistant, Tutoring, Learning, and Computer Lab
Tutor in statistics, proctor exams, collaborate with staff and faculty
Shin’s Family Martial Arts, Valencia, CA May 2002 to Aug 2003, 1998-2000
Instruct and support a safe environment for people of all ages
HONORS AND AWARDS
Most Promising Future Educator Award 2008
Santa Clarita Retired Teachers’ Association,
$1,000 awarded to one college student annually
All California Academic Team 2007
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
Top 69 among two million students based on leadership, academics, and service
Presented to the California State Assembly & Senate
Ed Walsh Service Award 2006
Alpha Gamma Sigma Honors Society
$600 awarded for service to college, chapter, and community
Outstanding High Intensity Transfer Enrichment Program & Honors Award 2005
College of the Canyons
$100 awarded to one college student annually
Health, Emotion, and Addiction Lab, University of Southern California 2014
Psi Beta (Psychology Honors) & Psychology Club, College of the Canyons 2007
Conduct literature review, design and administer survey, analyze data
Accepted by the Western Psychological Association for convention paper and poster presentation
Dorri J. (2019). The Good Students: How to take control of your college years.
Dorri J. (2015). What is a hero? Santa Clarita Signal Newspaper.
“Touch – Can it make a difference?” Western Psychological Association’s Convention, 2007.
PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED LECTURES
Speaker, “Resume Writing”, Blueprint Summer Programs, July 2018.
“College success & the life journey,” Improvised speech to high school students visiting University of Southern California (about 28 students), November 2013.
Poster Presentation, “Touch – Can it make a difference?” Western Psychological Association’s Convention, 2007.
Keynote Address, “High Intensity Transfer Enrichment & Honors Inauguration,” May 2007.
Workshops, “Applying and Transferring to College,” twelve sessions, August 2006 – May 2007.
Psi Beta (Psychology Honors Society)
Vice President, College of the Canyons, August 2008 to Dec 2008
Intensity Transfer Enrichment Program & Honors Award
Active Member & Honorary Mascot, September 2005 to December 2008
Psychology Club & Psi Beta
Treasurer, College of the Canyons, August 2006 to May 2007
Phi Theta Kappa
Active Member, College of the Canyons, August 2006 to May 2007
Alpha Gamma Sigma
President, College of the Canyons, August 2006 to May 2007
American Sign Language Club
Founding Student & Vice President, College of the Canyons, August 2005 to May 2006
English: Native Language; Turkish (Azeri): Native Language; American Sign Language: Novice Signing; Farsi: Intermediate Listening and Novice Speaking and Reading; French: Acquiring Reading and Listening; Spanish: Beginner Speaking and Listening
Survey Platforms: Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, Zoho
STARS reporting and auditing
Student Information Systems
Life Purpose: To use my knowledge and expertise to engage emerging adults to discover their purpose, live a fulfilling life, and take actions toward a successful future.
Knowledge and experience in academic counseling techniques, based on NACADA principles.
Training in confidentiality, human subjects research basic course via CITI program.
Graduate courses completed:
Seminar in Learning Theory
Democracy, Education and Social Change
Research, Evaluation and Methods
Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Social Foundations of Education