My Education and Professional Background

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Unique experiences make me uniquely valuable.

Becoming a paralegal was not a decision I reached lightly. I struggled for years after getting my Bachelor’s before I decided to go back to school and start a career in the legal field. The work I have done, both during college and after, has given me a unique perspective on helping people and communicating effectively.

Education

Bachelor of Arts – English

I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012 with a degree in English. I excelled in analyzing literary texts and writing research papers. I also made the Dean’s list the last four semesters I was a full-time student.

Paralegal Pro-Certificate

I’m currently attending Tacoma Community College’s Paralegal Pro-Certificate program. TCC’s paralegal program is one of the only paralegal programs in the area that is approved by the ABA.

Experiences

Second Grade Teacher

September 2020 – Present

Due to complications with school schedules and issues with remote learning, I decided to homeschool my son for the 2020-2021 school year. As a teacher, I am responsible for:

  • conveying new and abstract concepts in a relatable way.
  • lesson planning, grading, and organizing learning material.
  • maintaining student records in accordance with state requirements.
  • actively engage my student in learning

Copywriter

2010-2015

I worked part-time for Smart-Web-Concepts as a copywriter. I was responsible for:

  • Write content for email marketing campaigns, promotions, newsletters, and social media.
  • Vary language and tone based on product and medium.
  • Organize and schedule social media posts and marketing campaigns in accordance with client’s wishes.

Content Manager

January 2014 – February 2016

I worked for a boutique coastal furniture store as their online content manager. My responsibilities included:

  • Write online content, including blog posts, emails, newsletters, social media posts, and other copy according to brand standards.
  • Conduct research and interviews.
  • Manage social media accounts, including scheduling posts.
  • Communicate clearly with clients about promotions and events.

Food Service Worker

2006-2012

I worked various jobs in the food service industry, ranging from pizza delivery driver to waitress. I was promoted to shift manager at two of my employers, and I learned a lot about customer service and communication. Some of my key responsibilities were:

  • working efficiently to provide customers a stellar experience.
  • communicating clearly and effectively about products, pricing, customer service issues, and employee concerns.
  • scheduling staff and ordering supplies.

What do I bring to the table?

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