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As a first generation immigrant to the United States I have learned to value the importance of eudcation and the impact that all those involved can have on the generations to come. I hope to have the same impact on students as those that helped guide me the way into adulthood.  Seeking a position where I am able to fully utilize my communication skills to benefit students, parents, staff, and community stakeholders in the improvement of general well being, academic success, and mental health of all. 

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WORK EXPERIENCE

Aug 2013 - Present

School Counselor

Franklin High School

  • Counseled students individually and in groups to address issues such as academic performance, social skills, self-esteem and college/career planning
  • Created and implemented an ESL and body complex group
  • Assessed department needs and sought appropriate community resources for professional development
  • Coordinated Hispanic and HBCU college fairs
  • Promoted and planned college Instant Decision Days for seniors
  • Assisted with scheduling college visits at the high school for juniors and seniors
  • Planning and facilitation of several parent information nights
  • Facilitated I&RS, 504 and parent/teacher meetings
  • Actively participated in IEP meetings and home instruction
  • Processed student transcripts and supporting documentation via Naviance
  • College and scholarship applications preperation Coordinated junior college planning sessions for the counseling department
  • Supported/Proctored the director with HSPA, PARCC, EOC Biology, PSAT, SAT and ACT test preparations
  • Utilized Naviance to increase student and parent communication and awareness
  • Supported students with Option II, APEX, Vo-Tech, Twilight, and Alternative Placement applications
  • Composed recommendation letters for colleges, scholarships and summer programs
  • Made appropriate referrals to internal and external resources to assist students and families
  • PARCC Site Coodinator
  • Club Advisor for minorities in STEM careers 
  • Created and implemented Student Success Workshops (time management, study, and communication skills)

Dec 2015 - Jan 2017

Child & Adolescent Therapist

Millhill Behavioral Health

  •  Provide individual and family therapy in English and Spanish to children ages 4-20 and adults
  • Utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address issues affecting development
  • Individual and Family Therapy for Children/Adolescents and Family
  • Intake Assessments, Biopsychosocial Assessments, Treatment Planning, Progress Notes, Psychoeducational Services, Collaborative Consultation, Termination Planning, Client Advocacy, and Community Referrals

 

Education

May 2013 - Present

M.A. School Counseling

Rider University

Lawrenceville , United States

Sep 2011 - Dec 2012

M.Ed. Counseling Psychology

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, United States

Sep 2004 - Aug 2009

B.A. Biology & Psychology

NJCU

Jersey City, United States

Awards

May 2013

Summa Cum Laude

Honors