Claire Alai

Freelance Painter & Drawer

Location:New York, United States
2 Skills

St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
¬Bachelor of Arts, Received May 2012
¬Major: Anthropology and Fine Arts

Work Experience

St. Lawrence University Education Department, Canton NY September 2013-Present
Graduate Assistant
• Serves as a full-time graduate student and support staff member to the education department
• Actively draws from educational technology, bibliographic research, writing, and editing skill set
• Maintains commitment to professionalism and responsibilities assigned

St. Lawrence University Libraries, Canton, NY September 2013- Present
Part-time Building Supervisor Substitute
• Duties include supervisory and security responsibilities in ODY and the Science Library during evenings and weekends
• Includes assuring desk coverage in public services areas; supervising student workers; interacting with the public; circulation and interlibrary loan activity; and maintenance of computer and photocopy equipment in the library.
• The opportunity exists on a limited basis for voluntary participation in a range of library operations through project-specific assignments in other library departments.

St. Lawrence County Arts Council Potsdam, NY June 2013- September 2013
Summer and Fall Course Instructor
• Teaches two courses including an introduction to drawing and mosaic class
• Includes both beginner and adult-level course material

St. Lawrence University Admissions Canton, NY July 2012- May 2013
Temporary Part-time Interviewer and Application Reader
• Performs informative and evaluative admissions interviews with prospective students and their families
• Provides support to members of the counseling and clerical admissions staff
• Demonstrates solid oral and written communication skills, as well as experience with assessment, analysis, and written evaluation

Youth Advocate Programs, INC. Canton, NY September 2012- January 2013
Youth Advocate
• Serves as a positive role model for St. Lawrence County youth and their families in community, school, and home settings
• Work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults, and families
• Upholds YAP mission to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods

Residence Life Canton, NY August 2010-May 2012
¬Community Assistant
• ¬Facilitate an environment for residents conducive to academic mission and University policy
• Complete administrative duties including building rounds, work orders, documenting incidents
• Meet bi-weekly with Residential Coordinator, attend weekly staff meetings, participate in CBL Leadership course
• Foster and sustain a non-judgmental, culturally aware community, and inform residents of community concerns
• Served as the Summer Term Community Assistant for 2010-2011

Academic Advising Canton, NY September 2011-May 2012
Peer Tutor
• ¬Advises students in strategies for success in art history and anthropology coursework

Anthropology Department Canton, NY September 2011-December 2011
Teaching Assistant
• ¬Serves as an academic liaison between professor and students for intro to linguistics course

Anthropology Department Canton, NY September 2011- December 2011
Department Assistant
• ¬Completes office duties for the anthropology, sociology, history and philosophy offices

Awards and Honors
• Dean's List: Spring 2008/2009, Fall 2009/2010, Spring 2009/ 2010, Fall 2010/ 2011, Fall 2011/ 2012
• Merit Scholar (Maintain 3.0 GPA)
• Accepted into Art and Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honor Society
• Recipient of the Richard J. Perry Anthropology Award (2011) and the Clayton V. Fowler Art History Paper Prize (2011, 2012)
• Published in The Underground peer-reviewed journal (2012)
• Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society (2012)
• Graduated magna *** laude

Language: French (Proficient)
¬Computer: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
Programs: Linguistic Toolbox
Certified Mandated Reporter through New York State Office of Children & Family Services
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