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Allyson Petrilla, MPH

Allyson Petrilla, MPH

Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

East Atlanta Village Fitness

Atlanta, GA

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East Atlanta Village Fitness

Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

15 hours/week
Indoor cycling
Abs/isometrics
Personal Training

Career medium 06

The Music Room

General Manager

50 hours/week
As the General Manager of a bar/music venue, my duties included booking, staffing/HR, stage production and sound, inventory management, general maintenance, and maintaining all social media/PR/advertising fronts. During my year as GM, sales increased from about $800/week to above $5,000/week and our online presence grew about three-fold.

Career

Meals on Wheels/Senior Citizens Services of Metropolitan Atlanta

Senior Center Manager & Director of Senior Activities

30 hours/week
I managed a Meals On Wheels-affiliated activity center for underprivileged senior citizens in metro Atlanta. My duties included overseeing general daily operations of the center, planning monthly trips and activities that would edify and increase the quality of life of my group of seniors, and working with both the Meals on Wheels nonprofit program and Fulton County government to provide a safe and healthy environment for the participants. In addition, I was in charge of a staff of four people, gained experience in nonprofit management and funding, and worked directly with county-level government officials.

Career medium 04
Career

Aerobic Atlanta/Emory University

Group Fitness Instructor

Indoor cycling

PrimePoets

Community Director

Director of online social media networks for a nonprofit focusing on creative writing for teens. In addition to running the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for the organization, I served as a mentor and writing coach and assisted in organizing events.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 06

WonderRoot

Community Director

Social media director for a nonprofit focusing on bringing the arts to underserved populations in Atlanta. I helped coordinate visiting artists, maintained online calendars and membership, and advanced the organization's mission for social justice through equal access to art programs and education.

Career

Global HEED (Health, Education, Economic Development)

Director, Guatemala Programs

Internship/Master's Practicum. 25 hrs/week
Served as the Director for Public Health Initiatives for Global HEED's Guatemala programs. I planned, organized, and led a group of undergraduates on a summer abroad program to work in rural Guatemala. Our work ranged from community health education to delivering babies in a small clinic. This work served as the basis of my master's thesis, in which I developed a series of handbooks to better prepare future leaders and volunteers in international outreach-type volunteer settings.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 05

The University of the South Outreach Program

Outreach Trip Leader

Temporary/Seasonal - 3 weeks/year
Field adviser and trip leader for three outreach trips to Haiti with The University of the South in 2005, 2008, and 2010. Led undergraduate students and medical workers on two-week long service trips to conduct health clinics, do construction projects, and work at an orphanage. As a trip leader I helped plan, organize, and execute the trips and carry out follow-up with participants afterwards.

Career

District of Columbia Department of Health

Program Assistant/Peer Educator

20 hours/week
Served as assistant to the coordinator of the SmartGirls and SmartKids programs in two Washington high schools. The programs aimed to mentor teen girls through peer education workshops regarding sex, HIV/AIDS, STIs, and peer pressure. I primarily researched, prepared, and helped lead group discussions and evaluated test results to track the program's impact.

Career medium 01
Career

Washington Sports Clubs

Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

Indoor cycling
Abs/isometrics
Personal Training

GWU Department of Athletics and Campus Recreation

Group Fitness Instructor

Indoor cycling

Career medium 03

Learning Enterprises

Primary School Teacher

Temporary work-abroad program teaching English to primary school students in a rural village off the coast of Africa. Learning objectives included learning basic English vocabulary and sentence structure through games, oral and written class work, and one-on-one teaching time.

Career

Project Health

FitNut Peer Educator

Fitness and nutrition education for young girls in Washington area Boys and Girls Clubs. Teaching topics ranged from healthy cooking and basic nutrition principles to body image and coaching fitness.

Career medium 05
Career

Emory University

MPH, Global Public Health

Community Health & Development track
Faith & Health Certificate
Thesis: Volunteer and Leadership Development for Nonprofit Outreach/Service Agencies

The George Washington University

BSPH, Public Health

Minors in Spanish and Exercise Science
Presidential Academic Scholar
3.47 Cumulative GPA