University of Louisville, -- Bachelors of Science in Biology May 2010
I completed specialized courses completed in cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, bacteriology,
physiology, and ecology of disease.
I volunteered with graduate research projects such as the exploration and distinction of endangered
mussels and the cataloguing of leaves for nitrogen concentrations.
I conducted research over the course of two years on the respiratory physiology of Lithasia
obovata under acute and acclimated temperature fluctuations. During my research, I utilized
programs such as Word and Excel to organize and keep record of my data. My findings were
presented to the Kentucky Academy of Science in the fall of 2009, with high recognition and
second place honors awarded in their annual research competition. Editorial revisions are currently
underway with the goal of publication.
Customer service Manager, Bed Bath & Beyond, Lexington, KY May 2013- Present
My responsibilities include: monitoring and addressing service opportunities throughout the store,
effectively conducting product training, orienting and developing associates, consultants and
managers, upholding training records and progress reports, receiving and processing of all store
transfers, direct ships and custom orders, assisting in opening new stores, resolving all service
concerns, maintaining clerical efficiency of the office, and ensuring that all employee human
resources needs are met in accordance with state regulations.
Merchandising Operations Manager, DSW, Louisville, KY April 2011-May 2012
My responsibilities included: leading associates in achieving customer service and merchandising
objectives, communicating with the public, as well as individuals on the corporate level, attending
and running developmental classes, monitoring and analyzing weekly and daily key performance
results, demonstrating support of customer service and DSW Rewards programs, responding to
changing service level requirements, recruiting, screening and training sales associates, teaching
associates, leading merchandise placement, shipment processing, monitoring associates
compliance with company policies and procedures, and overseeing inventory control and financial
I played a central role in increasing store revenue from a $3.5 million to a $4 million in a single
fiscal year by leading in the development of the team and by working to create a new training
program for employees in order to maximize work efficiency and customer care.
Agent Support Specialist, Humana, Louisville, KY Sep 2010-April 2011
My responsibilities included: educating insurance agents on Medicare products and federally
regulated guidelines, maintaining documentation and records of field agents, and using analytical
problem solving skills to assist agents in the field.
I received outstanding performance reviews from supervisors in the agent support unit and
exceeded resolution goals during the highest volume of requests on record. I also completed
numerous self-initiated training classes.
Category Manager, Victoria Secret, Louisville, KY May 2009-Sep 2010
My responsibilities included: sales, customer relations, stocking and recovery of product,
merchandising and floor set planning, leading and teaching the team during shift segments, loss
prevention, effectively communicating with the public and corporate, and helping manage payroll.
Preoperative Assistant, University Hospital, Louisville, KY April 2006-Sep 2010
My responsibilities included: clerical work such as charting, monitoring patients, infection control
and prevention, answering multiple phone lines, operation of EKGs, DOA testing, HCG testing,
glucose testing, maintaining , patient safety, working with patients and their families to ensure a
successful recovery after surgery, and patient transportation. I also attended specialized training
classes to increase my understanding of medical equipment.
Store Manager, Buckle, Louisville, KY Sep 2001-March 2006
My responsibilities included: the screening and recruitment of associates, the training of staff and
leadership, payroll, merchandising, opening other stores, alterations and repairs, stocking and
shipping, sales, maintaining business acumen records, communicating with the public, as well as
corporate individuals, and maintaining customer relations.
I played the central role in increasing store revenue over 14% in one fiscal year.
Meals on Wheels, Lexington, KY Oct 2012-April 2013
I am a volunteer driver with a permanent route, delivering meals to fifteen elderly people
biweekly. I am also a substitute for four other routes.
Supplies Over Seas (SOS), Louisville, KY May 2006-June 2012
My activities included: coordination and communication with the hospital supply staff, informing
the hospital staff of SOS standards and protocols of donation, pick up and loading of supplies from
University Hospital and Clark Memorial, delivery of supplies to the Louisville SOS facility, and
sorting of supplies at the SOS facility.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Louisville, KY Aug 2006-May 2007
I volunteered with underprivileged children, activities included: weekly outings, arts and crafts,
and general guidance and mentorship.