I asked my best friend, my parents, my brother-in-law, my ex-boyfriend, my siblings, my mother-in-law, my friends, my husband & my co-workers to describe me. Here's what they came up with:
organized • intelligent • HAPPY • wonderful • loving • independent • friendly • efficient • passionate • funny • positive • loyal • intuitive • self-assured • compassionate • indescribable • effective • fully-expressed • real • brilliant • playful • intellectual • charismatic • devoted • creative • nit-picky • accepting • powerhouse
(sounds about right)
& SR. ADMIN SPECIALIST
I manage nearly 25 commercial properties, about half of which are owner's associations. The portfolio is made up of everything from small office buildings to large parking garages. Building on skills learned first as Receptionist and later as Administrative Coordinator and Office Manager, I also provide support to the executive team, including the President/Managing Broker, VP of Real Estate, and VP of Business Operations.
2014 - Present
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
In this position, I was responsible for reception and office maintenance duties, as well as creating social media content and maintaining all media platforms, including: website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, etc.. I also created MailChimp campaigns, created blog content, helped to organize a Ciclovía event & am credited as an editor and graphic designer for two children's workbooks en español.
Since My Divorce / My Divorce Pal
I began transcribing interviews and steadily increased in responsibility as Since My Divorce grew from a blog to a full scale online divorce coaching program (My Divorce Pal). I was responsible for creating & scheduling social media posts, miscellaneous site maintenance & marketing (WordPress) and recording, editing & publishing coaching videos. I also wrote a guest post for the Since My Divorce blog in 2010 (read post).
2009 - 2014
CU-Boulder, Humanities Program
I was responsible for helping with day-to-day office tasks, as well as projects such as sending commencement invitations & ordering exam copies of books. I was also responsible for maintaining the program website, sending newsletters (MailChimp), and creating content for the HUMN blog. I learned a lot over four years.
2009 - 2013
CU-Boulder, Global Studies RAP
I was a "G-RAPper" as a freshman and became a Student Coordinator the next fall. I mentored a group of freshmen, partly through planning community-building events. My duties also included planning & marketing events, sending weekly newsletters and volunteering on two trips to Peru (see Volunteer section).
2010 - 2013
"GET SOCIAL" PHOTOGRAPHER
My duties as the "Get Social" Photographer for the subsidiary of the Daily Camera consisted of wandering around Boulder and capturing the daily (and nightly!) lives of students - on campus and out on the town. With ~20 photos per issue, it was a great way to get outside and turn my photography hobby into a side job.
2013 - 2014
BOLDER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Board or Directors • 2016 - 2019
I joined the BYP Board in 2016 to get more involved in the Boulder business community. I served as Secretary, Outreach Chair, and ultimately VP, and sat on the Community Affairs Council. BYP is under the umbrella of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.
CU-BOULDER SPANISH CLUB
Marketing Coordinator 2012 - 2013
I was a founding member of the CUBSC board, bringing organization, creativity & enthusiasm. My duties included recruitment & outreach, marketing (social media, MailChimp & table events), and fundraising. I attended weekly board meetings & member events.
VOLUNTEER TRIP • PERU
Chaperone, 2012 • Participant, 2011
Presented with the opportunity to visit Peru the May after my second year of college, I raised funds to sponsor my trip and spent 2 weeks volunteering & traveling in the South American country. I returned the next summer as one of two chaperones for a group of 15 freshmen.
BUY NOTHING PROJECT
Local Admin • 2018 - present
I started the official Buy Nothing Dacono / Firestone / Frederick group in February 2018 after a friend recommended BNP as a place to look for something I needed. There was no group in my area, but I am now local admin to the group of over 200 community members.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
INTERNATIONAL SPANISH FOR THE PROFESSIONS, B.A.
Graduated 2013, Emphasis in Ethnic Studies
This is an interdisciplinary major fusing Spanish language & business courses, plus an area of emphasis. Course examples include:
• Fundamentals of Marketing; Adding Value with Management; Business Law, Ethics & Policy; Accounting & Financial Analysis
• Microeconomics; Macroeconomics; International Economics & Policy
• Writing on Business & Society; Adv Spanish Rhetoric & Composition; Problems of Business Translation; Adv Spanish Grammar
• Latin American Culture; Chicana/o History & Culture; Honors Diversity Seminar; Modern U.S. Politics & Diplomacy
COLORADO NOTARY PUBLIC
Commission Expires 2024, ID 20164009813
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT LICENSE
The Colorado CAM requirement sunset in 2019.
Licensed 2016, License AM.000003076
Legislation now requires managers of owners associations in CO to be licensed & complete continuing education. Courses* include:
• Governance and Documents for Owners Associations
• Operations and Risks in Owners Associations
• Colorado Laws & Rules: CCIOA, CRNA and Fair Housing
*Courses completed through VanEd as approved by the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Real Estate
PROJECTS, HOBBIES & WORKS
COMMERCIAL COMPOST IMPLEMENTATION
The City of Boulder passed an ordinance requiring all residential and commercial buildings to sign up for compost service & implement this, among other, zero waste initiatives in 2016. I took responsibility for gathering quotes for compost service, adding receptacles at 20+ buildings, and educating tenants, owners & vendors about the requirements of the new law. I also personally designed & posted signage for public restrooms indicating paper towel waste as compost. This was a rewarding project for me personally and professionally as a supporter of sustainability & green initiatives.
"ESPAÑOL INTERACTIVO" & "MI MUNDO EN ESPAÑOL"
I am credited as a Editor and Graphic Designer on two children's Spanish workbooks produced through Spanish Institute in Boulder. I was responsible for assisting with page layout, image search and editing for grammar, punctuation, etc. You can see a preview on the Spanish Institute online store.
2011 - Present
Since my purchase of a Nikon D3100 in 2011, I have dabbled in photography both professionally (as a photographer for the Colorado Daily) and as a hobby. I have photographed weddings & engagements, senior portraits, professional headshots, family holiday photos and more. I am also passionate about nature & landscape photography and can often be found leaning in close to flowers or on rooftops getting great shots of the Flatirons.
MY DIVORCE PAL COACHING VIDEOS
As Since My Divorce grew from a blog to a full divorce coaching program (My Divorce Pal), I assisted in shooting, editing & publishing the videos that are an integral part of the online subscription service. It was my first experience using Windows Movie Maker and was a valuable learning experience in the detail and hard work necessary to create a quality video, no matter the length.
"PARENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN CHICANA EDUCATION"
This is the title of my independent study in Ethnic Studies, a self-designed course sponsored by a CU-Boulder professor. The course aimed to analyze the existing literature on parental and community involvement in Chicana elementary education and make recommendations for future research.
You can read the paper here.