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University of South Florida - Tampa, FL
Master of Arts, Library and Information Science (expected 2014)
   - An ALA Accredited MLS/MLIS degree program.

Yale University - New Haven, CT
Bachelor of ArtsEast Asian Studies (Japan) & International Studies  (Double Major)

Bayshore High School - Bradenton, FL
Diploma, Valedictorian

Employment History

IMG Academies - Bradenton, FL
Student Services: Residential Student Mentor (Summer 2012)
Worked together with fellow mentors to manage all aspects of dormitory life incaluding physical, social and emotional well-being of students, aged 8-23; interacting directly to respond to all camper (and parent) needs, requests, and inquiries.
  • Interpreted Spanish and Japanese to English (and vice-versa) for staff and campers; routinely calling parents for IMG.
  • Coordinated with Activities staff to promote, organize, and carry out fun activities, also chaperoning off-campus trips.

Robert B. Hass Family Arts Library: Special Collections - New Haven, CT
Student Library Assistant (2009-2010)
Assisted in running a small, restricted-use library, with extensive but highly specialized collections, including: design publications, MFA theses, bookplate collections, and rare books; housed both on-site and at two off-site locations.
  • Responsible for archiving various collections and assisting in general library operations.
  • Addressed patron inquiries/requests in person and over the phone; instructed new users in proper library procedures.
  • Applied inventory management and organization standards to process, shelve, and circulate library materials.
  • Carefully used scanning equipment and photo-editing software to digitize patron requests; produced PDFs and a variety of image formats upon request.
  • Assisted the 2009 Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship in the preparation and archival processing of the Richard Minsky Collection at Yale University.(Link to Collection Website)
  • Compiled finding-aids designed to outline sub-collections of the Irene Pace D. Andrews Bookplate Collection: involving processing and archiving of bookplates into distinct predetermined subjects, arranged alphabetically according to specific types and dates.

Cushing/Whitney Medical Historical Library: Print & Drawing Collection - New Haven, CT
Digitization Assistant (2009-2010)

Assisted the Historical Print Curator in cataloging, archiving, preserving, and digitizing Yale University’s medical print and drawing collection.

  • Used digital photography and editing software to prepare hundreds of images for the library’s first Historical Medical Poster digital collection. (Link to Collection Website)
  • Inspected and measured hundreds of prints, paintings, and drawings; recorded physical characteristics into searchable database.
  • Prepared and cut mat board for mounting, moving and reorganizing works within the library.
  • Researched item provenance and historical information by means of academic database and internet searches.
  • Routinely offered creative opinions on the selection, arrangement, and presentation of select works for public viewing.

Sterling Memorial Library - New Haven, CT
Stacks Library Service Assistant (2008-2009)
Worked in a large and dynamic team to receive, process, and shelve thousands of books/media from Yale’s largest library.
  • Responsible for shelving books, correcting and recording student shelving errors. 
  • Oversaw and trained new workers in library procedures and policies.
  • Corrected and recorded employee shelving errors in accordance to strict and highly detailed standards.
  • Provided excellent customer service when assisting patrons in locating physical materials, using photo-copy and computer terminals, and accessing digital resources.

Yale University Recycling Department - New Haven, CT
Poster Monitor (2007-2008)

Patrolled campus and surrounding areas in order to remove illegal fliers and advertisements according to strict standards, including size, content, and multiple copy violations; reported violation data to the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Complied violation data into statistical reports which accurately summarized campus flyer activity and offered advice regarding university public advertising policies and guidelines.
  • Cleaned and organized bulletin boards in order to optimize access to information

  • Educated members of student and public organizations on proper advertising procedures.
  • Regularly mediated disputes and pacified concerns regarding university policy and the applicability.

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - New Haven, CT
Student Worker/Page (2006-2007)
Assisted access service staff in retrieving and processing patron book, microfilm, and copy requests.
  • Developed and executed plans to maximize inventory organization with the priority of reducing retrieval times.

  • Trained to handle rare and fragile materials, including: ancient Egyptian papyri, medieval manuscripts/incunabula, small works of art, 1st edition copies of books/novels, and correspondence from a range of authors, politicians, and academics.
  • Carefully explained library rules and procedures to new researchers and students (such as use restrictions, operating microfilm machines, and additional research resources available at the library).

Leadership (Extracurricular/Volunteer)

Yale University

Silliman Residential College
Student Activities Coordinator (2007-2010)
  • Coordinator of Student Band Practice Room, Student Kitchen, College Movie Theater, and College Recording Studio.
  • Served as liaison between the Silliman College Master's Office and students, parents and faculty fellows.
  • Worked with other coordinators to maintain and clean rooms and equipment; manage student reservations; obtain, update, and replace media (theater); plan, organize, and advertise special events (screenings, bake sales, etc).

Yale Daily News
Associate Online Editor (2008-2009)
Staff Reporter / Videographer (2007-2008)
  • Managed the multimedia content published on www.yaledailynews.com in cooperation with the Online Editor.
  • Devoted up to 20+ hours/week training reporters, editing projects, and managing/updating the website
  • Communicated and interacted with a range of people: from students and professors to politicians and community leaders.
  • Supervised and worked with a creative team to produce and edit: video features, audio-visual slideshows, university-wide surveys, and a weekly online radio program/podcast titled: “The Weekly Journal”.

Bayshore High School

Bayshore High School Student Government
Treasurer (2005-2006)
Class Representative (2002-2006)
Multiple Committee Chairperson (2002-2006)
  • Organized and executed fund-raising drives that amounted to more than $1000 for club activities and $3000 for charity.
  • Spearheaded the development of the first college scholarships awarded by Bayshore High’s Student Government.

Key Club
President (2005-2006)
Secretary (2004-2005)
Member (2002-2006)
  • Led the school's largest community service program; planed and organized weekly meetings and events.
  • Oversaw and coordinated more than 20 student volunteers; developed service opportunities with community leaders.

  • Represented school at local, regional, and state conventions/rallies.
  • Met monthly with other area Club Presidents and district representative to report on club activities and plan district-wide events (at county level).

Academic Team
President / Team Captain (2004-2006)
Secretary (2003-2004)
Team member (2002-2006)

  • Pioneered new competition strategies, organized weekly practices, and led teams in county academic meets.

Science & Recycling Club
President (2004-2006)
Member (2003-2006)
  • Led school-wide recycling program and organized entertaining science-related events
  • Provided sole-recycling duties for Bayshore High School.

Honors & Awards

Yale University

The Ivy League Club of Sarasota/Manatee Scholarship
Recipient (2006-2010)
Awarded in recognition of exceptional local Ivy League students.

Yale International Summer Award
Recipient (Summer 2009)
Awarded to fund summer experiences abroad.

Richard U. Light Fellowship
Fellow (Summer 2008)

A competitive fellowship awarding full funding (transportation, tuition, room and board, and incidentals) for Yale students of exceptional promise to study Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
  • Enrolled in an intensive Japanese language course at the Sun Academy NIHONGO Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Bayshore High School

Florida Bright Future Academic Scholar (2006)
Top scholarship award granted to seniors who achieve the highest academic standards.

Sarasota Community Foundation Scholarship (2006)
Awarded $2,000 for the Abraham Education Fund in Memory of Emily Abraham in recognition of an outstanding high school record and demonstrated financial need.

Student Government Association Outstanding Service in Leadership Scholarship (2006)
Awarded $1,000 to graduating senior that represents outstanding leadership demonstrated through a commitment to serving the school and community.

Manatee County Exchange Club - Youth of the Month, (February 2006)
Recognizes high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership.

President’s Volunteer Service Award, Bronze Level (2006)
Awarded to Americans that have dedicated at least two years - or 4,000 hours - to serve others at home or abroad; earned during the span of a high school career.

President's Award for Educational Excellence (2006)
Recognizes students whose outstanding efforts have  enabled them to meet challenging standards of excellence.

Principle’s Leadership Award, (2006)
Awarded to senior with best leadership skills, reflected through ability, style, and success.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mathematics Award (2006)
Obtained the highest score on the Math ACES exam for Bayshore High School and represented school at the district-level competition.

Department “Hall of Fame” Award, Mathematics (2006)
Awarded to senior who best reflects excellence in a specific subject

Harvard Book Award (2005)
Awarded to junior who best reflects excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and service.

Other Activities

Italian Cultural Institute of Mexico City; Mexico City, Mexico
[Instituto Italiano de Cultura, Città del Messico]
Language Student (2010-2011)
  • Completed an intensive language course at the Italian Embassy's Cultural Institute in Mexico City.

Mexican Japanese Cultural Institute; Mexico City, Mexico
[Instituto Cultural Mexicano Japones, Ciudad de Mexico]
Language Student (2010-2011)
  • Enrolled in a weekly Japanese course to reenforce and practice grammar and speaking abilities.

Yale University

Yale Study Abroad: Tokyo, Japan
Student (Summer 2009)
  • Studied Japanese Cinema and Culture at Waseda University.
  • Lived with a Japanese family as part of a home-stay program.

The Yale Dramatic Association
Sound Board Volunteer (Fall 2006)
  • Contributed to student productions as a sound-board operator.

Bayshore High School

National Honor Society
Member / Student Tutor (2002-2006)
  • Coordinated a tutoring program while leading weekly group and individual tutoring sessions.

Suncoast Tech Prep Consortium, Certificate (2006)
  • Completed the Drafting and Illustrative Design Program.

Florida Boy’s State
School Representative (Summer 2005)
  • Attended a leadership course in state and local government run by The American Legion.

P.U.S.H. Careers / SUCCESS Program
Participant / School Representative  (Summer 2005)
  • The Preparing Unique Students for Healthcare (PUSH) career program prepares students for health-related and science careers by educating and training students in research, data analysis, and research methodologies.

Junior Leadership Manatee
School Representative / Participant (2004-2005)
  • A program that develops positive leadership qualities and a sense of community in youth by enhancing their knowledge of community resources, current issues and other factors influencing the direction of local governments.

Language Skills

Spanish: Native Bilingual; university-level speaking, writing, and reading.

Japanese: Advanced conversational fluency; intermediate reading and writing.

Italian: Advanced elementary conversation, reading and writing.

Specialized / Professional Skills

Libraries & Archives:
  • Exceptional skills in social networking, technical services, and Web 2.0 technologies across multiple operating systems.
  • Experienced user of ExLibris Voyager ILS circulation and cataloging; working knowledge of Polaris ILS and Unicorn ILS.
  • Extensive training in and use of the Library of Congress Classification (LC) and Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).
  • Proficient in the access and use of online research databases, including: JSTOR, Project Gutenberg, ARTstor, Art Full Text, ProQuest, LexixNexis Academic, Scopus, EBSCO, Google Scholar, and others.
  • Experience providing technical services and troubleshooting for Windows OS and Mac OS in English and Spanish.

General Computer Skills

Computer (PC & Mac)
WPM: 70 | Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) | HTML Programing | AutoCAD 2006| Adobe CS4 (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) | Final Cut Pro 7
| Lotus Notes | Internet Research | Social Media Sites