Education & Experience

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Lewis & Clark Law School • Juris Doctor
10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 • 2014
+ Best Oral Advocate, 1L Moot Court

 

 

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Portland State University • Bachelor of Science
Political Science with Emphasis in Public Policy & Law
PO Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 • 2006
+ Graduate with Honors • Dean’s List Every Quarter

 


Rizzo, Mattingly, Bosworth, PC • Portland, OR
Law Clerk 2014

+ Helped clients save millions of dollars in multi-year lawsuits through written analyses and analytical reports based on research for complex insurance litigation in the area of toxic torts.  + Obtained procedural stays and injunctive relief based on same legal research and writing.


Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic • Portland, OR
Legal Intern 2013-2014

+ Helped save many women and children from domestic abuse situations by providing family law services in the form of dissolution of marriage lawsuits, protective custody orders, and parenting agreements.  + Saved clients from homelessness, substandard housing conditions, or predatory landlord behavior by obtaining injunctive relief.  + Obtained debt relief for low-income clients by filing bankruptcy petitions.  + Selected as a Lead Intern for exceptional performance and assisted other Interns during the 2014 year.  + Conducted legal research, wrote client correspondence, interviewed and counseled clients, wrote legal briefs, wrote demand letters, and appeared in court as needed.


Multnomah County • Portland, OR
Project Manager / Training, Communications, & Web Specialist 2006-2010

Training/Web/Comm.: + Provided training for 4,600+ county employees through the creation of classroom courses, online training simulations, online reference materials, implementing a Learning Management System, instituting telepresence assistance, and establishing a one-on-one mentoring program.  + Designed and built curricula for various training formats and personally trained hundreds of employees resulting in increased worker performance and efficiency.  + Conducted training efficacy surveys for all training efforts and consistently ranked within the 90th percentile.  + Built web sites for communication, change management, and online support.  + Managed the servers enabling countywide support with only a staff of one.  + Coordinated with subject-matter-experts in crafting custom training for specialized software and business processes. + Created change management and communication programs for technology and human resource departments. + Conducted training efficacy surveys for all training efforts.  + Responsible for SAP change management & communications.

Project Management: + Successfully completed numerous large-scale projects using the Scrum methodology of project management. + Designed and implemented IT workflows, designed and built web interfaces. + Administered websites and servers; selected and procured technology solutions. + Took part in business process redesigns for Enterprise Resource Software implementations.


Graphic Information Systems • Beaverton, OR
Art Director / Web Developer / Graphic Designer 2004-2006

+ Generated over $300,000 in revenue annually through design of corporate identity, print advertising campaigns, motion graphics, web sites, and promotional materials.


The Idaho Press-Tribune • Nampa, ID
Copy Editor / Graphic Designer 2002-2004

+ News page graphic designer and copy editor.  + Awarded best cover design for space shuttle Columbia disaster coverage.


The Idaho Statesman • Boise, ID
Graphic Designer / Web Developer 1996-2002

Web Developer/Designer (6-00 to 6-02): + Co-created the website awarded “Best News Site” in the state by the Boise Ad Federation (1997) through the design, layout, and illustration of the Statesman’s online presence.  + Designed supporting websites, advertising sections, online advertising, and special content.  + Edited news and features content.  + Promoted from Graphic Designer to the Online Department.

Graphic Designer (4-96 to 6-00): + Exceeded sales goals in the production of print advertising campaigns through graphic design, layout, and illustration using industry standard software.  + Responsible for the two highest grossing accounts at the company where my work was cited for resulting in increased sales.


Tekio Seishin Kai (non-profit school) • Boise, ID
Owner / Operator / Instructor 1995-2001

+ Taught class on a nightly basis.  + Budgeted for, hired staff, fired staff, and never ran the business in the red within the narrow tax parameters of a non-profit. + Organized and directed a national convention that brought together organizations from 35 states and 12 countries with a staff of 40.