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RESEARCH/ANALYSIS EXPERIENCE

I am fortunate to have diverse opportunities to gain experience and develop a better understanding of the importance of the process and the relationship between teaching, research, and nonprofits.

MilliporeSigma

Contract Business Analyst

November 2018 - Current
MilliporeSigma is a leader in life science. MilliporeSigma is part of Merck collaborating with the global scientific community to solve the toughest problems in life science. 

  • Collaborated with multiple departments to identify quality issues.
  • Developed analysis procedures to identify and organize errors in data input.
  • Identified material owners to correct identified errors.
Tombras Group

Contract Research Professional

April 2017 - November 2018
Tombras Group is a successful full-service marketing agency – one of the top 25 independent agencies in North America with national and international clients.

  • Collaborated with multiple departments to complete a digital landscape comparative analysis for one of the agencies most prestigious clients.
  • Developed essential survey instruments, led data collection team, and completed exhaustive data analysis for visitor awareness study and special event economic impact study.
Sgt Zach's Freedom Foundation

Freelance Researcher

November 2017- November 2018
New nonprofit organization striving to help veterans overcome PTSD.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Conducted market research to gain a complete understanding of available services for veterans fighting PTSD.
Traveler's Q

Freelance Grant Researcher

November 2017 - December 2017
New nonprofit organization striving to help veterans transition from enlisted servicemen to civilian.

  • Developed fundraising letter to support grant solicitation opportunities.
  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
Edit Wizards

Freelance Researcher

August 2016 - December 2017
For-profit organization providing editing services to professionals and college students.

  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities to improve services.
  • Conducted comparative analysis to ensure Edit Wizards’ services were competitive.
Muncie ARF

Freelance Researcher

May 2016 - August 2016
Nonprofit organization providing shelter, medical care, and love to abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities to improve services.
J14 Youth Alliance

Freelance Researcher

April 2016 - June 2016
New nonprofit organization focusing on finding activities for at risk youth after school.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities for services and develop a structured after school program.
Capella University

Student

January 2012 - February 2016
Conducted Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to add to the body of knowledge in the nonprofit sector of how nonprofit organizations utilize quality management practices.
Sober Living

Freelance Grant Researcher

January 2016 - April 2016
Nonprofit organization providing addiction recovery services to those facing poverty and fighting addiction.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
Westside Visitation Center

Freeland Researcher

May 2012 - December 2015
Nonprofit organization providing supervised visitation services to children facing domestic violence and neglect.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities to improve services.
National Embryo Donation Center

Technology & Info Specialist

May 2013 - August 2015
Nonprofit protecting the lives and dignity of human embryos through promoting, facilitating and educating about embryo donation and adoption.

  • Analyzed and reported embryo adoption and transfer statistics.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities to improve services.

Nonprofit Experience

The nonprofit sector is one of the most rewarding sectors to work in. It has been an honor to service the diverse nonprofits to gain an understanding of the impact they make on their communities.

Sgt. Zach's Freedom Foundation

Freelance Consultant

November 2017 - Current
New nonprofit organization striving to help veterans overcome PTSD.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Submitted two foundation grant proposals.
  • Conducted market research to gain a complete understanding of available services for veterans fighting PTSD.
  • Designed and developed website (waiting for integration)
Traveler's Q

Freelance Grant Researcher

November 2017 - December 2017
New nonprofit organization striving to help veterans transition from enlisted servicemen to civilian.

  • Developed fundraising letter to support grant solicitation opportunities.
  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
Sharko Foundation

Freelance Social Media Manager

October 2016 - November 2016
Nonprofit organization supporting debate teams within grade schools throughout the United States.

  • Set up Hootsuite to schedule relevant post across social media platforms.
  • Increased website traffic and foundation inquires by 50 percent.
Muncie ARF

Freelance Grant Writer & Researcher

May 2016 - August 2016
Nonprofit organization providing shelter, medical care, and love to abused, abandoned, neglected, and unwanted animals until permanent homes can be found.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities to improve services.
  • Submitted three government grant proposals.
J14 Youth Alliance

Freelance Consultant

April 2016 - June 2016
New nonprofit organization focusing on finding activities for at risk youth after school.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities for services and develop a structured after school program.
  • Designed and developed website to draw potential participants interest.
  • Expedited two government grant proposal submission in two weeks.
Sober Living

Freelance Grant Researcher

January 2016 - April 2016
Nonprofit organization providing addiction recovery services to those facing poverty and fighting addiction.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
Buster's Vision

Freelance Grant Researcher

November 2015 - January 2016
Nonprofit organization advocating for a “no kill” shelter nation so that no homeless pet has to fear euthanization.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Developed a plan to upgrade the Buster’s Vision website.
Westside Visitation Center

Co-Founder

May 2012 - December 2015
Nonprofit organization providing supervised visitation services to children facing domestic violence and neglect.

  • Identified and analyzed relevant corporate, government, and foundation grant opportunities.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities to improve services.
  • Collaborated to develop strategic business and marketing plans.
  • Designed and developed website (has since been updated).
National Embryo Donation Center

Technology & Info Specialist

May 2013 - August 2015
Nonprofit protecting the lives and dignity of human embryos through promoting, facilitating and educating about embryo donation and adoption.

  • Analyzed and reported embryo adoption and transfer statistics.
  • Conducted market research to identify opportunities to improve services.
  • Increased social media reach by 15% through integrating proper marketing plan.
  • Supported Building Blocks to Baby Steps program through development of new website

Teaching Experience

Teaching is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. During my tenure I was given a number of opportunities to mentor and advise students in their educational journey. Many of my students still follow me on social media today.

Pelissippi State Community College

Adjunct Professor

August 2014 - May 2018
Pellissippi State Community College is one of 13 member community colleges operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The Hardin Valley Campus is in western Knox County, west of the city of Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • Taught eight semesters teaching three to five courses of Computer Applications (INSF 1010).
  • Taught one semester of Office Procedures (ADMIN 1308)
  • Retained a 90% student passing rate.
  • Students average grade of 78% with 65% earning a B or above.
  • Integrated teaching tools and technology to support a variety of teaching methods.
  • Served on the Business Administration department’s advisory board.
  • Ensured use of effective teaching strategies by participating in quality improvement program.

Completed Brightspace level three online instructor training.

Pellissippi State Community College

Full-Time Temporary Instructor

August 2016 - May 2017
Pellissippi State Community College is one of 13 member community colleges operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The Hardin Valley Campus is in western Knox County, west of the city of Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • Retained a 90% student passing rate.
  • Students average grade of 78% with 65% earning a B or above.
  • Integrated teaching tools and technology to support a variety of teaching methods.
  • Served on the Business Administration department’s advisory board.
  • Served as a faculty advisory member of Alpha Beta Phi.
  • Provided students tutoring outside class schedule.

Fulfilled one office hour per week to students.

Service Hours

During my core studies I chose volunteer work over regular employment to retain control over my work and study schedules. The work I did as a volunteer affected many of my educational decisions including the choice to major in nonprofit management.

TVC to End Homelessness

AdWords Advisor

2014 - Current
This organization needed help with some marketing and was unaware of the Adwords grant through Google. I was able to gain the grant for them.
Soldiers Angels

Adwords Specialist

2014 - Current
This organization helps military personnel stay healthy and provides them with things they may need. Adwords helps to make sure the organization is known and how individuals can contribute to the cause.
Angel Hearts International

Director of Administration

2013 - 2014
This small organization needed help getting on their feet. I was able to provide them with a new website, improve their policies and procedures, and assist them in developing a proper business plan.
West Side Visitation Center

Associate Director

2008-2012
As the Associate Director this positing was very demanding; however, the organization was too small to pay a salary. I was part of development, I built their first two websites, directly involved in grant implementation, and still consult with them today.
Operation Homefront

Director of Outreach

2011
I served with this organization as an internship seeking corporate and individual donations, and organizing project materials.