August 2011 – Present, Portland State University Communication Department Web Manager– Portland, OR Responsible for public relations initiatives to improve membership and involvement among alumni as well as generate interest for prospective students. Involved in graphic design, copy writing and social media management.
June 2010 – July 2011, Little Campus Centum City English Teacher– Busan, South Korea Lived abroad for a year teaching Korean children English. Expanded my knowledge and skills on how to be an effective, energetic English teacher. Created and effectively carried out weekly lesson plans for students between 3 to 12 years old.
January 2010 – August 2010, Portland Monthly Magazine Web Intern – Portland, OR Responsible for uploading magazine content to the website; writing original content for the site, including blogs and events listings; assisting editors in conceptualizing and executing web exclusives such as slide shows and video/audio content; participating in team brainstorming meetings; and assisting with some administrative tasks. Additional opportunity to write for the magazine as needed and pitch stories for the magazine.
January 2007 – January 2010, Auto Insurance Medical Claims Representative– Tigard, OR One of three representatives that handle the most difficult medical claims within Oregon, for an auto insurance company. Handled high liability, massive injury claims. Negotiated directly with families and attorneys, face to face, on a daily basis. Communicating also with their physicians to obtain up to date information on files. Customer service and claims accuracy a top priority.
June 2005 – September 2005, Bus Project Politicorps Intern– Portland, OR Gained valuable campaign management training, public speaking and debate skills. Conducted field work with partner programs (SOLV, Stand) to directly impact state and local races by working to increase urban youth voter registration and organized Bus trips to swing districts to canvass for progressive candidates.
April 2005 – July 2006, Student Computing Facilities Lab Assistant – Corvallis, OR SCF serves the computing needs of OSU students, staff, and faculty. Aided users with any problems/questions they may have concerning software, hardware, or the facility policies. Performed periodic routine maintenance on the computers, printers, and other facility equipment, reporting any damage or malfunctions.
2003 – 2004, Oregon State Agricultural Department Web-designer – Corvallis, OR Made web-pages and PDF files for bi-monthly and seasonal magazine that served Oregon agricultural community.
2009 – 2012 PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY – Portland, OR Master's in Communication. Worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant for Communication 200.
2001 – 2006 OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY – Corvallis, OR Major in Political Science, Minor in Ethnic Studies. Involved with Army ROTC, Residence Hall Association, and Asian Pacific American Student Union.
2003 – 2004 UNIVERSITY OF OREGON – Eugene, OR Major in Computer Science and Journalism Electronic Media.