Volunteer Experience

Research Assistant
Portland State University
June 2012 – December 2012
Volunteer research assistant at Daily Process Research Lab under Cynthia Mohr PhD. Prepared detailed annotated bibliographies of peer reviewed academic journal articles pertaining to social psychology. Aided in the development of coding surveys for distribution to selected sample populations. Skilled in effective research methods and various database formats. Able to identify and utilize pertinent information for use in the development of relevant studies. Researched articles for literature review by utilizing library research databases.

Youth Mentor
SE Works
November 2010 – December 2012
Guided youth through the transition from GED program to post-secondary education, emphasizing its importance and providing reassurance to ensure a confident transition. Met with designated mentee to discuss realities and sacrafices of student life, college level study techniques and requirements, approaches to proper time management, and how to balance work and school work. Evaluated the psychological and emotional status of the mentee following weekly appointments, providing monthly evaluations to program coordinator.

System Evaluation Intern
Free Geek
July 2011 – January 2012
Instructed hardware identification class to new volunteers with different cultural backgrounds, ages, and levels of computer knowledge where they learned the fundamentals of internal computer hardware. Instructed system evaluation to volunteers and assisted them with disassembling and evaluating whether the system warranted being recycled or reused. Enforced data security procedures were followed as needed.