KARINA R. CABRERA
Experienced Writer and Public Speaker
Lakehills, Texas 78063
Social Media Campaign
Media Site (Video Scheduling)
Organization and Planning
Budget and Time Management
U.S. C3E Program Aide The Texas A&M Energy Institute April 15, 2019 - December 31, 2019, College Station, Texas, USA The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) is an initiative implemented by the U.S. Department of Energy, Texas A&M Energy Institute, the MIT Energy Initiative and the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy. The goals of the U.S. C3E Initiative is to close the gender gap and increase the participation, leadership, and success of women in clean energy fields. The role of the U.S. C3E Program Aide is to collaborate in coordinating the year long planning and logistics of the U.S. C3E awards and symposium. Although initially hired to assist in the U.S. C3E efforts, this role allowed for the collaboration of various other energy related programs. The responsibilities of this role included, but were not limited to the following;
• Collaborating with the U.S. Department of Energy, The MIT energy initiative and Stanford Precourt for Energy Institute, to fulfill weekly C3E planning conferences, and agenda responsibilities.
• Speaking as a representative of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the 8th Annual U.S. C3E Initiative at various women led leadership events and conferences.
• Coordinating the U.S. C3E program logistics,
• Developing the 2019 U.S. C3E Symposium website: www.c3eawards.org.
• Developing the U.S. C3E invitations, articles, program agenda and marketing.
• Collaborating with various departments across the Texas A&M University campus to coordinate the Energy and Humanities workshop. An event that sought to display the interdisciplinary spectrum of the energy sector.
• Collaborating with the Program Coordinator for Masters of Science in Energy and the Associate Director to coordinate the Energy Education workshop.
• Collaborating with Shell Global., and Ide Energy to coordinate the Women on Boards workshop, a women led event that seeks to promote the leadership and excellence of women in their professions.
• Assisting the Academic Program Coordinator in scheduling class recordings via MediaSite, preparing the syllabus, preparing the student handbook, and marketing for the Masters of Science in Energy Degree and Certificate.
Research Collaborator and Editor Department of Hispanic Studies at Texas A&M University August 2018 - May 2019, College Station, Texas, USA
Trayectos is an open source digital text-book started by the Hispanic Studies department at Texas A&M University. As research collaborator and editor, this role strengthened my abilities as a writer, a L2 researcher and material developer. This role entailed but was not limited to the following;
• Developing theoretically-sound digital, open-source instructional material for second language (L2) Spanish teaching.
• Researching the pedagogical, linguistic, and institutional dimensions that can play a role in instructional innovations.
• Identifying student needs by considering personal and institutional expectations for L2 learners.
• The development of curricula (the determination of thematic and linguistic content and outcomes).
• Researching and selecting appropriate resources, including the assessment of existing ones;.
• Translating content material from English to Spanish.
• Research and modification of thematic translations for OER purpose.
• Developing and editing film content for instructional use.
Legal Secretary Law Offices of Ernest Leal
October 2014 - February 2015
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Ernest Leal is a personal injury attorney based out of San Antonio, Texas. As the Legal Secretary, tasks included both interpersonal responsibilities and administrative duties. Interpersonal skills, written communication and strong attention to detail were the critical skills acquired and practiced to ensure an error free environment. Throughout my time at the firm, I my responsibilities for position as Legal Secretary involved;
• Preparing subpoenas, motions and other legal documents.
• Communicating with potential clients or other attorney's offices via email, over the phone, or in person.
• Researching relevant case law and precedent and acquiring relevant legal records to be utilized by Mr. Leal.
• Preparing documents and case arguments for Mr. Leal to use in court.
• Interviewing potential clients.
• Translating between clients and attorney (Spanish-English).
• Ordering medical and police reports for case records.
• Preparing estimates for insurance negotiations.
Executive Assistant to the Vice President RSP Construction Inc. July 2011 - July 2014, San Antonio, Texas, USA
RSP Construction Inc. is a construction firm based out of San Antonio, Texas. As the Executive Assistant to the VP, I served as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to current projects. I also served as a liaison to the board of directors and senior management teams; organized and coordinated executive outreach and external relations efforts; and supervised special projects when needed. On a day to day basis, it was essential to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
• Prepared and provided communication between the VP’s office and internal Departments.
• Researched, prioritized, and followed up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the VP.
• Determined appropriate course of action, referral, or response when guidance was unavailable.
• Communicated directly, and on behalf of theVP, with Board members, donors, Foundation staff, and others, on matters related to company’s initiatives.
• Provides leadership to build relationships crucial to the success of the company, and managed a variety of special projects for the VP.
• Successfully completed critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including drafting acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, and other tasks that facilitated the VP’s ability to effectively lead the company.
• Prioritizes conflicting needs; handled matters expeditiously, proactively, and followed-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
March 2019- May 2019, Bryan, Texas, USA
Lemonade Day is a non profit organization that annually commits to a 7 week program, where college students volunteer to teach entrepreneurship skills to underprivileged, elementary aged children, in efforts to end poverty cycles. After weeks of learning how to organize, finance and manage a small business, the children compete by running their own lemonade stand. My role as a volunteer was to engage four, nine year old girls in entrepreneurship by teaching them the basics of applying for loans, how interest rates work, customer service, work ethic, and business management.
Delegate of the Netherlands National Model United Nations August 2017 - May 2017, New York
National Model United Nations is an international non-profit organization committed to the resolution of world conflicts. As a delegate of Human Rights Commission for the Netherlands, my responsibilities were mainly to draft resolutions and persuade countries toward the aims of my country in the following topics;
• Protecting and Promoting Human Rights to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism,
• Contribution of Firearms Regulation to the Protection of Human Rights,
• Human Rights Violations and Abuses Against Rohingya Muslims and Other Minorities in Myanmar. International Studies Student Organization President International Education Week (IEW) Lone Star College- University Park
August 2015 - May 2017, Houston, Texas, USA
International Education Week is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the importance of cultural and global competency, as the former president of the International Studies Student Organization, my responsibilities included;
• Organized the planning and coordination of IEW events throughout campus, for the week of November 13, 2017.
• Recruited and managed over 100 volunteers to help run booths and manage multiple events throughout the week
• Developing marketing material for advertisement
Volunteer for Special Needs Program Special Hearts Ministries at Woodsedge June 2015- August 2017, Spring, Texas, USA
As a volunteer of the Special Hearts Ministries, I dedicated every weekend to supporting the social and physical development of children with disabilities as well as assisting their families through financial, emotional and physical support via the WoodsEdge church resources. Food Pantry & Christmas Drive Volunteer NorthWest Assistance Ministries August 2016- December 2016, Houston, Texas
The Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is a non-profit organization that coordinates various programs to help the underprivileged communities within the Houston, Texas area. As a volunteer for NAM, I assisted the coordination efforts for the winter food pantry and the 2016 Christmas toy drive by engaging my campus community at Lone Star College- University Park to donate. An effort that benefited over 200 local families.
Texas A&M University
Honors Bachelor of Arts
University Studies- Society, Ethics & Law (S.E.A.L). Minors in Philosophy and Neuroscience
August 2017- August 2019
Aggie Research Scholar, Golden Key International Society, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Lone Star College - University Park
Honors Associate of Arts
Concentration in International Studies
January 2015- December 2017
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Magna Cum Laude
ACADEMIC HONORS, AWARDS & LEADERSHIP
•Aggie Research Scholar (2017-2018)
•Student Business Owners Association Marketing Officer (October 2017)
•Golden Key International Society (August 2017)
•National Society of Collegiate Scholars (August 2017)
•Exemplary Student Leadership Award and Scholarship (May 2017)
•Student Leader of The Year (May 2017)
•Commencement Speaker & Honoree (May 2017)
•Honorable Mention Award- National Model United Nations, Human Rights Council, Delegation of The Netherlands (New York, April 2017)
•Building Bridges Award (April 2017)
•The CORE Award (April 2017)
•Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society ( 2016-2017)
•LSP-UP Honors College Student (2016-2017)
•Senate Bill 11- Voting Member of the Gun Task Force Committee for LSC- UP (2016-2017)
•President List Scholar (December 2016)
•President of The Student Government Association (April 2015- May 2017)
•President of The International Studies Organization (February 2015- May 2017)
•Diplomatic Star Award- LSC-UP Honors College, Model United Nations (April 2017)
•The Allocations Committee- Voting Member (2015- 2017)
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Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos
Director Texas A&M Energy Institute
Dr. Vani Dawson Mathur
Professor of Psychology Texas A&M University
Dr. Angela Allison
Professor of Political Science Texas A&M University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org