August 2013 — Present
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Coordinate teams of up to seven individuals and manage the evaluation of federally funded education initiatives. Major projects include:
Core Management Team Member—Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative
Project Evaluator—Full Service Community Schools Initiative
Manage client relations on accounts totaling over $200k/year, including project planning, implementation and delivery
Design and implement research studies for more than 20 public schools using quantitative and qualitative methodologies including: survey administration/processing and database management; focus group facilitation, interviews and literature reviews
Coordinate up to 30 school, district and community stakeholders per project around program implementation
Hired, trained and managed a team of five individuals to test new media marketing strategies
Provided data analysis of effectiveness and offered constant trouble-shooting solutions
Refined leadership, management, communication and inter-personal skills by engaging in a nine-month, highly intensive professional leadership program.
Co-authored study for the Quality and Productivity Commission of the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, "Wildland Fires: Automated Early Detection and Rapid All-Weather 24-Hour Response"
Furthered educational opportunities for gang-affiliated youth at Homeboy Industries by piloting enrichment programs with the organization’s partnerships
Improved plans for the redevelopment of the Jordan Downs housing project by researching and presenting best practices for the Housing Authority of LA
Enhanced public discourse by organizing and facilitating 6 community events around topics related to civic leadership and public service
Explored cross-sector public affairs through internship rotations with:
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation
La Opinión (Spanish-language newspaper)
International Longshoreman Worker’s Union
Southern California Gas Company
The Karen Bass for Congress Campaign
Informed the California State Legislature by editing a policy brief on fiber-optic cable access in low-income communities for the California Community Technology Policy Group.
Provided playground access to public school children by aiding in the financial analysis and administration of the Anne and Kirk Douglas Playground Award.