EXPERIENCE

Institute for Child Success, Greenville, SC   (January 2018—August 2019):

Research Associate (October 2018—present): policy research, academic and non-academic writing, planning and executing conferences and events, communications and marketing, relationship development and management, legislative affairs, grant writing, representing the Institute for Child Success in various capacities on a national and statewide level. 

Special Projects Associate (July 2018—October 2018):

Represented the Institute for Child Success in various capacities on a national and statewide level, policy research, academic and non-academic writing, planned and executed conferences and events, communications and marketing, relationship development and management, legislative affairs, grant writing.

Special Projects Associate (January 2018—July 2018):

Contracted to represent the Institute for Child Success in various capacities on a statewide level, research on projects as assigned, writing, planning conferences and events, communications and marketing, relationship development and management.

 

Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative, Greenville, SC (May 2016—January 2018):

Project Coordinator:  Established an Early Learning and Community Empowerment Center in Nicholtown Community. Implementation of Strategic Plan, found resources for community center, community engagement, oversight of facility development, data analysis, management, coordination of Nicholtown Early Learning Coalition, presentation and representation of and for Taskforce efforts, fundraising and grant writing, social media and website development and upkeep, administrative duties, impact assessments, et cetera. 

 

Facilities Chair: to explore necessary steps to building and providing for Early Learning and Community Empowerment Center in Nicholtown Community.

 

Clemson University, Greenville, SC  (August 2014—May 2016):

Graduate Assistant:

Nicholtown Early Learning Taskforce (July 2015—May 2016): 

Project Coordinator:  Establish an Early Learning and Community Empowerment Center in Nicholtown Community. Implementation of Strategic Plan, finding resources for community center, community engagement, oversight of facility development, data analysis, management, coordination of Nicholtown Early Learning Coalition, presentation and representation of and for Taskforce efforts, et cetera.  Project contracted Amanda McDougald Scott via Clemson University in order to allow United Way funding.

Facilities Chair: to explore necessary steps to building and providing for Early Learning and Community Empowerment Center in Nicholtown Community.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN   (September 2011—July 2014):

Program Coordinator II:

Effective Health Communication Core (May 2013- July 2014): Performed oversight of programs related to the Health Communication Research Core, and other assigned work; provide consultation and research services to other investigators; work closely with the leaders from assigned programs and projects to develop resources, provide consultative services, and assist with research projects; independently perform a wide variety of complex and independent activities to plan, organize, and conduct social, economic, or health services research.

Research Analyst II: 

iAdapt Study (September 2011- September 2013):  Managed iAdapt study to design and implement literacy-appropriate materials for webpage accessible through the Vanderbilt health portal, improved access to resources regarding type II diabetes medication management;  oversaw interns, assured grant specification fidelity, ran focus groups, recruited participants, data analysis, paper writing, presented at professional conferences.

Caring Hearts (January 2013- July 2014): Planning, conducting, and evaluating project: recruiting and interviewing participants, planning research specific aims, designing and implementing research projects.

Nashville Mobile Market, Nashville, TN (August 2013—August 2014):

Nutrition Education Coordinator: Conducted a quality assessment survey to determine potential and current NMM customer use of the Market, with an emphasis on elderly, homebound residents.

Healthy Augusta, Inc. Augusta, GA (May 2010—February 2012):

Executive Director and founder:  Founded and led a community-based non-profit.  Organized group members and Board, wrote 501(c)(3) application, wrote bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, organized events and fundraising. 

Ex-Officio Board Member February 2012—2014 

 

Georgia Prevention Institute, Augusta, GA   (April, 2009—August 2011):

Research Associate, SMART Study:  clinical testing with children (CAS, WJ III, Tower of London, eye tracker), clinical lab manager, data management, data analysis, manuscript writing, supervisor to graduate intern.

 

Augusta State University, Augusta, GA   (January 2010—May 2010):

Adjunct Faculty member: teaching Introductory Psychology

      

Augusta State University      (August 2005—July 2007):

Research design, data analysis, data collection, and presentation on direct to consumer advertising and mental illness stigma

Data analysis, data collection, presentation on predicting justifications of aggression with professor.

Graduate assistantship: data entry, grading papers and exams, proctoring exams,  assisting undergraduate students, general clerical duties.

 

ABA Therapist, Columbia, SC  (March 2003-December 2003):

 In-home therapy sessions with autistic children.