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Kathleen Gordon

Kathleen Gordon


Pound The Hill

Washington, DC

Writer and Communicator


Pound The Hill


Greet customers, present menus, make suggestions, and answer questions
Track record of taking and delivering orders with both precision and accuracy to multiple tables
Able to assist guests in menu selection, and provide recommendations of wine and beer pairings
Communicated with customers to determine their tastes to accommodate recommendations
Operated LAVU POS for cash and credit transactions
Engaged customers to actively listen to their dining needs and connected with them for quality dining experience
Understanding and knowledge of coffee and espresso machine operation and drink building
Elementary skills in Latte Art
Able to determine customer’s coffee preferences to recommend appropriate coffee and coffee drink

Career medium 03
Career medium 05

The Duce Kitchen and Lounge


Appeared on “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives” – Expisode airs Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 7pm
Greet, host, and take food orders from customers. Able to help guests in selecting menu items based on their likes.
Prepare and serve drinks and beverages to patrons following regular recipes
Track record of taking and delivering orders quickly and efficiently focusing on quality
Count, handle, and drop cash based on business needs along with opening and closing building


Arizona State University

Independent Study

Published weekly articles for Research Blog targeting scientists and science writers.
Researched the use of language and writing around science to comprehend the impact on science literacy
Interviewed Dr. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian to discuss the Smithsonian’s understanding of the state of Science Literacy, informing Science Policy, and the Smithsonian’s work to improve Science Literacy
Discussed Chris Mooney’s book with Chris Mooney to understand where the research was going on the psychology of politics, the role of the audience, and use of narrative form with science writing
Culminated in acceptance of research presentation at Arizona State University’s Composition Conference 2013

Career medium 02
Career medium 04

Phoenix Youth Hostel


Organized bar hop in Downtown Phoenix, weekend outings to Northern Arizona, and Saturday pancake breakfasts for foreign and domestic travelers.
Created upbeat enviornemnt with consistant event planning and meal coordination
Checked in travelers, cash handling, and assisted travelers in finding the best Phoenix had to offer in food, beverage, and entertainment.
Organized reservations and daily cleaning, self motivation, and organizational skills required.
Developed current website for the hostel ( and created the hostel’s first reservation system


Inbound Sales and Support

Career medium 05

University of Phoenix

College Advisor

Assisted students in the college search, financial aid, and scholarship search processes.
Worked with Microsoft Office programs to complete daily tasks.
Created Excel spreadsheets to track performance and student progress
Selected Very Important Team Player twice due to my willingness to assist others, job performance, and work ethic.
Participated in over 40 hours of employee development at Apollo Corporate University, including Active Listening, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and Effective Grammar in the workplace.
Made phone calls to and received phone calls from high school students.
Participated in a committee to organize workplace events during busy season.


Self-employed private tutor

Math and English Tutor

Self-Motivated to create monthly, weekly, and daily lesson plans for scheduled students.
Balanced school, work, and busy tutoring schedule to assist students in math, science, problem solving, and life skills.
Assisted students with learning disabilities (such as Asberger’s syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, and others) to perform to the best of their ability.
Supported students in their continued schooling and encouraged positive self-esteem, study habits, and self care.

Career medium 04
Career medium 02

Phoenix Dance Academy

Office Manager & Dance Teacher

Assisted small business owner by collecting monthly tuition, organizing office tasks for efficiency, created and maintained website, scheduling classes and lessons, creating informative newsletters for students and parents, and organizing rehearsals.
Created several Excel spreadsheets to track student payments, student numbers, and payroll hours.
Taught classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and fitness to students ages 3 – Adult.
Organized and executed most successful summer program the studio had run in 4 years.
Completed examinations in Royal Academy of Dance Grades 6-8 with honors.


Arizona School for the Arts

High School Diploma, Ballet

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Science, English Literature