Collin Lam

Freelance Creative Writer & Writer

Location:Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
Phone: 3048862672
2 Skills
Collin D. Lam
72 Maddex Farm Drive • Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone 304-886-2672 • E-mail
Languages: English (native) French (working fluency) Portuguese (novice) Spanish (novice)
Master of Arts, University of Maryland Fall 2013-Spring 2015
College Park, MD 20742
English Literature
Bachelor of Arts, West Virginia University May 2012 Completed
Morgantown, WV 26501
Major: English Major: Philosophy
Centre International d'Antibes Feb-June 2013 Certified
06600 Antibes, France
Intensive French Program
Warehouse/Distribution Assistant Summer 2013
ADI, Services
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Prepared delivery of parts to client companies
Assured government/client specifications for products
Facilitated the distribution of military spare parts for DOD
Production Assistant Summer 2011
Contemporary American Theater Festival
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Helped construct and visualize characters and set
Read along with the production manager and playwright
Worked with actors to prepare for their roles: blocking, staging, and correct enunciation of foreign languages and syntax.
Worked with the Executive Director to help deconstruct text to better emphasis specific motifs
Worked sound and light board during performances
Assistant to CEO Summer 2010
Hoxton Financial, Inc.
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Worked alongside CEO and branch heads during corporate meetings
Researched stocks for clients and advised them on financial portfolios
Provided initial start to revamping the Hoxton Financial website to make it more client friendly
Compiled presentations for corporate meetings
Updated client portfolios by creating a more efficient electronic system
Assistant to the President Summer 2006-2009
ADI, Services
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Researched international defense companies and created dossiers for the President
Organized travel itineraries and maintained the Presidents calendar
Prepared for client meetings
Submitted expense claims and maintained budgets

CASA of Eastern Panhandle
CASA of the Eastern Panhandle advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system to secure a safe and permanent home for each child.

Worked with volunteers to organize annual bike events
Helped raise awareness for abused and neglected children

IanThom Foundation – Board Member
IanThom Foundation believes in an environmentally sane world free of prejudice and intolerance, with effective education and healthcare for all and a culture that values the growth of the human spirit through artistic expression.

Review applications for Grants and vote on the eligibility of candidates
Worked with groups of volunteers to help organize annual fundraisers

Congressional Stamp Exhibit
Congressional stamp exhibit to showcase stamp collections by various U.S. congressmen and senators in hopes to encourage younger generations of philately.

Organized and drove awareness campaign which resulted in a 100% increase in attendance
Coordinated with congressional and senatorial staff members
Educated youths in philately


West Virginia University Dean’s List

“Foreword” published in West Virginia University’s Undergraduate Literary Journal Calliope

Poem “7:00 in Paris” published in West Virginia University’s Undergraduate Literary Journal Calliope

“West Virginia’s Wild and Wonderful Postal Heritage And How It Might Be Lost In Your Attic” published in The Observer
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing