To focus time and energy in a way that will make a significant contribution to your organization by applying writing and communications skills honed in the non-profit sector.
Eight years experience in the non-profit Food Banking Industry. Currently managing three childhood hunger programs and part of the team that writes grant proposals to fund same.
Information Technology background. Experienced in database development. A+ Certified (Hardware & Software). Strong communication skills. Fully bilingual (English, Spanish), some French.
Childhood Hunger Programs Manager
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Providing nutrition for needy children by coordinating three programs: Kids Cafes, Hi-Five Kid’s Pack and Summer Feeding. Collaborating with local staff as well as with Feeding America’s development team in Chicago. Acting liaison between the food bank and Central Florida’s Hispanic community, crafting media releases, writing grant proposals, and designing donor-targeted, fundraising materials.
Editorial Assistant / Administrative Assistant
Casiano Communications, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Streamlining production of editorial copy for a major newspaper. Proofreading and generation of full-page electronic layouts for final transmission to printing facilities in Miami. All aspects of this job were deadline and team oriented.
As Administrative Assistant I was involved in all aspects of the publishing business, including
marketing, production, editorial, circulation and Management Information Systems. I was also part of
the team that helped launch Imagen Magazine – working closely with Marisol Malaret; the first
Puerto Rican to win the Miss Universe pageant in 1976.
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies / Information Technology Minor – UCF 2015.
A.A. General Studies Valencia Community College
A.S. Information Technology, Valencia Community College (3.93 GPA)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT / ADVOCACY
- Homeless Services Network – Board Member (Current)
- Advisory Council Member – City of Orlando’s Communities for a Lifetime (CFAL) (2009-2010)
- City of Orlando’s Hispanic Office of Local Assistance. H.O.L.A.
- Volunteer – Wayne Densch Transitional Living Center / Center for Drug-Free Living (2007)
- Volunteer / Speaker – “Bridges to Success Program” at Valencia Community College
- Speaker – Central Florida’s Regional Commission on Homelessness.
Providing input to commission members on the complex dynamics of the homeless experience as they strive to end the problem.