Krista Miracco

Freelance Nature Photographer & Blog Writer

Location:United States
2 Skills
EDUCATION: Masters in Business Administration August, 2008

B. A., Sociology, Minor in Psychology May, 2006
Mount St. Mary’s University Emmitsburg, Maryland

EXPERIENCE: Domestic Violence Specialist August 2010- Present
State of Vermont- Department for Children & Families Barre & Morrisville, Vermont
• Work within a team of three specialists for the state as a consultant for social workers regarding domestic violence when it is co-occurring in a child maltreatment investigation in two district offices
o Assisting social workers on home visits, providing consultation by assessing the safety of victims, children and workers themselves when DCF is becoming involved with a family
o When necessary, providing direct service to victims by offering advocacy, resources, and aiding them in order to have a smooth process in dealing with DCF
• Attending multi-disciplinary teams/meetings in order to promote a community coordinated response to domestic violence
o Providing a line of communication between DCF, domestic violence agencies as well as other community agencies, aiding in cross-trainings to promote collaboration across the board
• Attend various trainings around the state regarding topics surrounding domestic violence, child abuse, batterer intervention programs, ****** abuse, *** offenders, and family inclusive practices to child protection work in order to improve my expertise
• Keep statistics on all contact with workers, community organizations and clients

Assistant Lethality Court Advocate August 2009- August 2010
Department of Social Services; Family Violence Unit Baltimore, Maryland
? As a permanent employee, assist a team of four Domestic Violence advocates by:
? Performing home visits alongside a police officer from various police precincts in Baltimore County, visiting homes and talking with domestic violence victims that have recently had contact with law enforcement--to make sure they are doing well, have resources and go through with pending charges if need be
? Assist Domestic Violence victims in District and Circuit court with protective orders and criminal charges between victim and offender
? Keep statistics on all contact with victims seen and assistance rendered
? Participate in community outreach efforts in Baltimore County by putting on presentations, teaching classes, assisting with Career Days and making contacts with other community organizations around the area
? Perform various administrative duties associated with my position, keep in contact with various organizations around Baltimore County dealing with Domestic Violence and attend specific meetings, conferences and trainings in order to improve my victim outreach skills

Intern/Volunteer January 2009- May 2009
Department of Social Services; Family Violence Unit Baltimore, Maryland
• Assist a team of four Domestic Violence advocates by:
o Answering telephones and performing other administrative duties
o Attending Baltimore County District Courts to aid domestic violence victims during their court hearings
o Help with planning events or lectures dealing with the issue of domestic violence
• For two years served as a volunteer for the 24/7 Baltimore County Domestic Violence/****** Assault hotline which aids victims in crisis- at least 20 hours per month
• Have learned very valuable skills in crisis counseling, advocacy and other ways to aid a victim in a domestic or assault situation

Administrator for Supplier Connections September 2008- December 2008
Avendra, LLC Rockville, Maryland
? Support four contract commodity managers by doing the following:
? Preparing reports and overseeing final contract process
? Maintaining various spreadsheets and eRM database records in order to keep contract initiatives in tact
¦ Provide weekly support with price verification for various commodity products
¦ Scheduling meetings, performing various office duties and assisting with special projects that managers need assistance with

Assistant to the Director September, 2006 – September 2008
Mount St. Mary’s University/Seminary Emmitsburg, Maryland Assistant to the Director of Office of Seminary Development and Alumni Relations
? Key responsibilities include:
? Administrator of $1.5MM annual revenue stream generated through donations from alumni, parents and friends of the Seminary
? Planned and organized five annual fundraising and alumni events attended by alumni, as well as respected Bishops and top church administrators from surrounding dioceses
? Tracking and administration of donations.
? Publishing a bi-weekly financial report used by University/Seminary leaders and board members for budget planning
o Organizing and managing direct mail campaigns to alumni, parents, past donors and donor prospects in order to meet Office's revenue target
• Efforts directly contributed to a 72% increase in donations to the Seminary

After School Program Supervisor / Intern May, 2005 – May, 2006
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Frederick County Frederick, Maryland
• Designed and implemented a group mentoring after-school program for underprivileged children at Emmitsburg Elementary School in Frederick, Maryland
o Identified the need to expand the Big Brothers Big Sisters program to this school, and proactively pitched the idea to the school’s administration
o After two years, the program is thriving and still being offered at Emmitsburg Elementary School
o Supervised a team of ten volunteer mentors. Responsibilities included:
o Planning learning and creative activities each week along with the mentors
o Ensuring all mentors followed appropriate behavior and service codes
o Recruiting one-on-one student volunteer mentors
o Planning informational meetings for volunteers; assisting parents and school administrators with the application process
• Learned the nature of non-profit organizations as well as the importance of public relations between the community and outreach organizations

AWARDS: Study Abroad Participant January, 2005 – April, 2005
• Studied at the University of London in London, England through participation in The American Institute for Foreign Study program
• Became immersed in European culture through various classes, cultural activities and traveling opportunities

Community Service Learning Award June, 2002
• Honored at graduation for completing 338 community service hours, 68 hours over the minimum requirement of 270 hours

COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in MS Office Suite: MSWord, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. Extensive experience with Millennium database, and eRMProduction. Have a typing speed of 75 wpm.
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Nature Photography
Blog Writing