10 years of experience in finance, IT, and analyst roles in higher education/non-profit, government, and private industry

 

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Information Technology

Product/Project Strategy & Prioritization, Product Demonstrations, Configuration, QA/Testing

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Communication & Training

Recorded Demonstrations, 1-on-1, and Group Sessions

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Finance

Budget Development, Financial Management, Forecasting, Reporting, Grants Management

Recent Projects & Activities

Currently, I support the North America shared services center at Samsung Electronics in a contract role. I provide Workday technical support and project based work for Samsung subsidiaries across North America.

In my role as Senior IT Business Analyst with USC Information Technology Services, I served as one of two lead BAs on a project to design and implement Workday Onboarding across the University and USC Hospitals, transforming organizational new hire onboarding processes into a digital, paperless process. 

Through the project, I led regular design sessions, demonstrating product functionality and highlighting key decision areas as well as prepared demonstration videos to communicate new functionality, gather user community feedback, and support change management efforts.

Outside of USC, I serve as Business Finance Manager for Migratory Notes, a weekly guide to rapidly changing immigration issues for journalists, policy makers, lawyers, academics, advocates, and immigrants themselves. The newsletter synthesizes exceptional immigration journalism and highlights emerging practices to connect with multiethnic communities.

Past Projects & Activities

Previously, I was an Analyst for USC Ostrow School of Dentistry, managing an $18.5M First 5 LA funded community health grant project. I worked at USC Annenberg providing administration and financial oversight for all grant projects awarded to the School.  I cofounded a technology startup aiming to provide CRM solutions to businesses as well as career pathways into tech through apprenticeships.

I also interned at the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in the small business and entrepreneurship division, supporting marketing activities and community outreach initiatives.  During my employment with USC, I pursued my MBA at the USC Marshall School of Business and graduated May 2014. Prior, I served as the Operations Manager of an electric vehicle technology manufacturing company

Master of Business AdministratioN

University of Southern California

Finance and Entrepreneurship concentrations

Global Environment and International Business Trip – San Paulo, Brazil

 

Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary StudIES

Virginia Polytechnic & State UniversitY

   Minors in Business and Humanities

   2 years of engineering curriculum

 

 

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Magnet School 

   Senior Technology Lab Independent Research Project: Computer Aided Design

 

Business Strategy and Applications

Senior it business analyst

 

Workday Financial Assessment Project, Workday Core HCM Assessment, Workday Onboarding Implementation, and Kuali Financial System (KFS) general ledger support and maintenance

Children's Health and Maintenance Program

LA County First5LA funded Project

 

Managed $18.4M project budget for USC Ostrow School of Dentistry First 5 LA grant supporting the Ostrow School of Dentistry's Community Oral Health Programs helping approximately 46,000 disadvantaged children and their families.

 

Co-Founder

 

Startup aiming to provide CRM solutions for businesses as well as tech apprenticeship programs for youth

 

 

Internship

 

Supported small business and entrepreneurship division and U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development (MBDA) Business Center to support growth and competitiveness of Los Angeles area businesses.

 

 

Past newsletters here and past event flyer below:

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Annenberg Business Office 

 

Managed post award activities of all federal, state, private, and nonprofit sponsored projects awarded to the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.


California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships

Managed $3.5M project budget funded by The California Endowment that supported fellowship training programs for professional journalists to improve upon community health reporting methods.


 
 

Operations/Office Manager

Managed key business functions for company that designs and manufactures drive systems for electric vehicles. Major clients included Tesla, BMW, and Yulon Motor Co.