Professional History

My professional journey has been quite a whirlwind, but every experience has helped shape who I am now. While I have my BA in Psychology, I’ve been lucky enough to also explore different career interests in tourism, events, and hospitality. After graduation I spent 3 years working case management for adults with disabilities on Long Island. My course shifted when I had an opportunity to return to my alma mater to work in Student Activities, an enjoyable and impactful 6-year experience. I implemented several programs aimed at mentoring and developing leadership for our students, as well as planned a wide variety of campus events.

When my position was impacted by restructuring, I chose instead to pursue a long-time goal of relocating. Staying focused on the end goal, the “what” and “how” revealed itself in a way least expected. This landed me with my most exciting, challenging and rewarding experience was working for an all-inclusive resort for 2 years as live-on site staff in Florida and the Caribbean, where I also got to meet some amazing people from all over the world. A diverse variety of roles include instructing dance and Zumba, performing in shows, organizing social and recreational events, dressing as different characters to entertain guests, and training staff.

In 2013 I returned to NYC, where I had the opportunity to work for one of the top tourist attractions in the world. Currently I working as an administrator for an academic department at a major University that is striving to make a difference in the field of medicine.

Dancing, entertaining, and bringing joy to people of all ages and backgrounds is a passion, and why I’ve pursued freelance opportunities. With 10 years’ experience as a brand ambassador, promotional model, emcee and dancer, I ‘ve worked a wide range of large-scale events including festivals, trade shows, sporting events, liquor promotions, street teams, concerts and more in Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Philadelphia PA and New York City. I’ve been fortunate to work with major venues and brands, with VIP and celebrity clientele, as well as have experience in managing teams.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Program Management
  • Project Planning/Execution
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations
  • Team Leadership
  • Training & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Customer Service
  • VIP and Celebrity guest service
  • Marketing & Sales
Experience:
  • Empire State Building Observatory, New York City 2013-2016
    • Department Manager 2013-2016
    • Seasonal Group Sales Coordinator 2013
  • Club Med Resorts, Florida, 2010-2012
    • Training Coordinator, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos 2012
    • Events Management/Dance Instructor 2010-2012
  • University of Delaware, Newark DE 2004-2010
    • Program Coordinator
  • Fusion Productions, Baltimore MD 2005-2010
    • Emcee/Dancer
  • Brand Ambassador, Various Promotions & Cities 2005-Present
  • Adults & Children with Learning & Developmental Disabilities, Melville NY 2001-2003
    • Case Management Coordinator
Volunteer Organizations:
  • University of Delaware Alumni Club Board
    • New York City 2013-Present
    • New Castle DE 2008-2010
  • US Junior Chamber (Jaycees)
    • Board Member Newark DE 2008-2010
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