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Communications Specialist

Whippany, NJ
January 09, 2020

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Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ; GPA: 4.0/4.0; High Distinction Class of 2016

M.A. Strategic Communication

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY; GPA: 3.9/4.0; Summa Cum Laude Class of 2014

B.A. English: Writing Concentration; B.A. Spanish; Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; Study Abroad January 2013–May 2013

Professional Experience

Portfolio Management Assistant (Editorial Assistant)

Pearson, Hoboken, NJ July 2017–July 2019

Managed English, communication, and world language lists in Higher Education Courseware; completed tasks for political-science, American-government, and sociology lists in colleague’s absence.

Demonstrated high proficiency in Pearson-specific and Oracle-based systems, training coworkers to use such systems.

Delegated components of group projects to other assistants and followed up to ensure deadlines were met.

Investigated inquiries related to MyLab, REVEL, and DuoLingo; verified MySpanishLab corrections by completing student assignments.

Freelance Editor

Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Emerson, NJ March 2016–July 2017

American Dream in Action (ADIA) Veteran and Public Relations, Middlesex, NJ October 2015–July 2017

Edited quarterly-newsletter articles, written by various contributors, which concerned center events and patient care.

Reviewed press releases, conforming to Associated Press style and crafting concise material that included who, what, where, when, why, and how.

Office Manager (Part-Time)

Somerset Psychological Group, P.A., Somerville, NJ June 2015–July 2017

Devised and implemented creative, cost-efficient methods of completing administrative tasks.

Edited and revised psychological reports; administered and scored psychological tests.

Generated online accounts to streamline order processing.

Maintained Google+ page, promoting the practice and attracting new clientele.

Substitute Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Holy Family School, Florham Park, NJ December 2014–July 2017

All Saints Academy, Parsippany, NJ November 2014–July 2017

Created lesson plans for core and elective classes, preparing students for subsequent class sessions.

Adjusted teaching style based on grade, facilitating learning required to reach the next.


Marist College: English Department June 2013–August 2013

Marist College: Writing Center September 2012–December 2012

Marist College: Professional Writing @ Marist June 2012–August 2012

Edited and revised three chapters of a professor’s book manuscript, turning complex copy into audience-friendly content.

Drafted, organized, and edited papers to help students refine writing skills; explained citation styles, parts of speech, and sentence structure, allowing students to meet course requirements.

Wrote student and alumni profiles to promote Marist-sponsored internships.

Evaluated English Department web pages of four medium-sized liberal arts colleges to recommend improvements to the Marist English Department web pages.

Office Assistant (Volunteer)

Catholic Charities Community Services of Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie, NY October 2011–April 2014

Managed cases and resulting outcome data to provide caseworkers with information needed for consultation.

Organized and compiled up-to-date materials for clients in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Wrote biographies of Adopt-a-Family participants to prompt donors to purchase wish list items.

Translated conversations and spoke to Hispanic clients by phone, allowing them to receive faster responses.


Marist College Academic Scholarship Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society

Dean’s List: 2010–2014 Sigma Delta Pi, National Spanish Honor Society

The Dr. Raymond F. Weiss Award for Excellence in Spanish Alpha Chi, National College Honor Society

The National Society of Leadership and Success Golden Key International Honour Society

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