CV / Resume
Below are some highlights of my experiences and projects so far.
Florida State University
MA Communication & Digital Media Studies, 2019
BA Public Relations | BA Creative Writing, 2017
Honors Thesis: “Scared to Death to Travel:
A TMT Investigation.” 2017
Study Abroad: Intensive French Studies, 2016
Creative Writing Teacher
Keep St Pete Lit (KSPL) | Jan 2022 - Present
Develops, plans, and teaches creative writing classes for youth in the community. Proud to be working under KSPL in bringing an "approachable, engaging literary component to St. Petersburg’s vibrant arts community".
Florida State University | August 2021 - December 2021, June 2019 - Aug 2019
Developed course structure, content, and schedule. Taught 145+ students. Created individualized lab materials. Oversees 3-12 graduate teaching assistants. Carried out problem resolution with students and instructors. Responsible for all online communication via course platform.
Nonprofit & Arts
Narrative Healing Writing Workshop
Mi Gente Mi Pueblo | Dec 2021 - May 2022
Plans, develops, and facilitates a community writing workshop with the help of another magical, talented Latinx writer. We foster a safe, inclusive, and curious creative space during our 6-month long workshop series centered around reclaiming the Latinx narrative, community healing, and the power of words. Check out the workshop here!
Associate Manager of Grants
Creative Pinellas | July 2020 - March 2021
Strategic management of 5 unique grant programs for arts nonprofits. Developed policies and procedures for effective grant administration and grant partners. Identified and initiated effective workflows and data management to streamline workflow. Established documentation and reporting. Managed grant reveiwers when applicable.
Grant Compliance Specialist
Creative Pinellas | October 2019 - July 2020
Developed grant flows from application to processing grant request funds. Created applications and contingencies. Monitored applications and fulfilled compliance requirements. Conducted and analyzed research. Managed relationships and grantee communications. Contributed to team projects. Provided clear and timely communication and grant program documentation.
Artist Grants Experience
Grant Reviewer: Pinellas Community Foundation Grants
Grant Administrator & Reviewer: Pinellas County CARES Arts Micro-grants
Co-author & Researcher: White paper on the Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on Pinellas County Arts Community
Freelance / Personal
As a proud Latina, I have consulted and worked with Estrategia Group on artist exhibits for Latinx visibility and equity. In my new role as a Narrative Mover for Mi Gente Mi Pueblo, I help develop the strategic messaging, public relations efforts, consult on social media/digital presence, and passionately work to uplift the stories of Mi Gente on the move y en la lucha in the Tampa Bay area.
I planned, created, and launched the Mi Gente Mi Pueblo website to showcase the community impact and future opportunities this collective is offering. Check out the website here!
2021 Mi Gente Movida
From a strategic narrative lens, I lead messaging and marketing of this community event to uplift the narrative, healing, and advocacy of the Latinx community in Tampa Bay. The event development included an artist exhibition, community conversations, and healing activites. Additionally, I developed the calls to artists, helped manage artist relations, created graphics, promotional materials, and event signage. Check out this project here!
2020 Mi Gente Virtual Arts Festival & Exhibit
This project included a virtual arts festival during the height of the pandemic with an accompanying virtual exhibit of “¿Y Dónde Está Mi Gente? LatinX inVISIBLE” show. I helped with video editing, the development of the virtual art exhibit, and overall project planning. Watch the festival here!
2020 First Night New Year's Eve Festival of the Arts
Outside of the art nonprofit world, my project and event planning experience has resulted in a hands-on approach to working with artists thriving and working in our area. This project I helped manage and produce First Night St Petersburg New Years' Eve Festival of the Arts — a first-time virtual community event bringing art in unexpected places and unexpected times during the pandemic. Watch the festival here!
Strategic Communication & Planning
Creative Problem Solving
Content Creation & Design
Digital Events & Event Planning
Grant Management & Payment Tracking
Research Methods & Data Analysis
Adobe Rush SMApply
SPSS (data analysis software)