Jess Gibson

Freelance Content Writer & Article Writer

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Phone: 562-719-4495
2 Skills
Jess W. Gibson, ABD, MS
295 Claremont Ave. ? Long Beach, CA 90803
562.265.9240 ?

Professional Profile
Broadly skilled professional candidate with proven expertise in driving analytical research requirements for multifaceted environments. Particularly adept in the art of group instruction combined with the ability to effectively apply data management principles in support of organization and administrative functions. Confident communicator and outstanding mentor who enjoys supporting others, demonstrating a lead-by-example approach whilst working as a team to ensure a unified effort. Through contributing towards pro-active strategies, earned a reputation as someone who is able to think clearly during times of complex operational activity and is renowned for achieving excellence in results.

Formal Education & Training

PHD, Psychology, Expected 2012
Capella University, Harold Abel School of Psychology
Dissertation Topic: Critical Thinking and Motivation

Diversity, Compliance, and Confidentiality Training, 2009
University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus

MS Developmental Psychology, 2004
Capella University, Harold Abel School of Psychology

California Single Subject Teaching Credential, CLAD, 2002
California State University Dominguez Hills

BA, Anthropology-Archeology, 1996
University of California Santa Cruz

Notable Achievements

Speaker for The Association of San Diego Educators for the Gifted Annual Fall Conference, Experimental Design: Goodbye Scientific Method, Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, 2004.

Published Honey, Because (2007) Tate Publishing, Inc.

Co-Presented with Kim Dalton, Kimberly Feely, and Stephanie Heyer at the California Association of the Gifted Conference, Differentiation in a Science Classroom, Anaheim, California, 2004.

Presenter at the GATE Summer Institute, Building Inquiry: Experimental Design in a Science Classroom, LBUSD, 2003.

Speaker at the GATE Summer Institute, Scientific Design, How to Create 'Real' Science Experiments,
LBUSD, 2002.

Instructional Technology Trainer for and Jeopardy, Stanford Middle School, EETT Grant, 2004

Reviewer, UC Berkley Museum of Paleontology Website, 2004, 2005

Teacher of the Year, Stanford Middle School, LBUSD, 2001-2002

Teacher of the Year, Hudson K-8 School, LBUSD, 1999-2000

SCUBA Certified, PADI, 1988

Professional Experience

Vice President, Marketing and Operations, PGIS Interpreting Services, LLC
2010 – Present
Create service initiatives including sourcing, contracting, and designing business models and break-even analyses.
Initiate relations with government and private agencies to secure high quality language interpreters for use in court,education, business, medical or other private and public settings.
Direct marketing campaign and closer of national business; develop internal systems for contract employee applications, contracts, and payroll.
Train staff to provide industry analysis and U.S. best practice research and analysis of U.S. best practices.
Complete and manage annual budgeting and monthly financial reporting.

Faculty, Department of Psychology and Social Science, University of Phoenix, SOCAL Campus
2008 – Present
Instructor for the following classes:
BSHS381 Research and Statistics for the Social Sciences
PSY315 Statistical Reasoning in Psychology
PSY475 Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY320 Human Motivation
PSY250 Psychology of Personality
PSY280 Human Growth and Development
BSHS451 Program Design and Proposal Writing
BSHS351 Integrating Technology into Human Services

Instructor, Los Angeles Education Corps, Youth Opportunities High School
2009 – Present
Instrumental in providing an educational foundation designed to enable students to develop confidence, self-direction and a life-long interest in learning.
Fostered the development of communication, citizenship, and personal growth in the provision of curriculum through emotional and educational support, and guidance.
Established viable working relationships in culturally diverse environments with teachers, administrators, parents, staff, students, and community representatives.
Adhered to and ensured compliance with the regulatory guidance, policies and procedures as set forth by the institution, local, state and federal agencies.

Counselor, University of Phoenix, SOCAL Campus
Assessed students educational needs, identified barriers to education, developed solutions to provide students access to a college education.
Counseled students towards their goals, assisted them with overcoming obstacles to higher education.
Conducted daily phone calls and mentor meetings with students, scheduled support intervention strategies for at-risk or struggling students.
Partnered with Corporate Education Liaisons to present Educational Opportunities to businesses.

Investment Advisor, World Group Securities, Inc., & Investment Advisors International, Anaheim, CA
2007 – 2009
Identified and developed portfolio solutions including customized investment management and strategic alternatives for current assets in addition to qualified plan solutions for clients.
Conducted comprehensive portfolio reviews to reevaluate objectives and projected portfolio performance.
Successfully built sales teams and developed training programs to educate sales professionals regarding products and programs.
Featured speaker at weekly retail and institutional seminars for clients and prospects.
Awarded Top Agent in a demanding office January & February 2008.
Licenses (expired): Ca Life & Health Insurance, FINRA Series 6, 63, 65, 26

Lecturer, EDP 400, Educational Measurement and Statistics, California State University, Long Beach 2006 – 2008
Instructed graduate and undergraduate students in basic research and statistics concepts in used in education and psychology.
Lab based class, utilizing SPSS and other data management programs to analyze hypothetical data situations and project relationships between complicated data sets.
Taught students to integrate SPSS analysis and charts into word documents for professional reporting.

Instructor, Department Chair, Science, Stanford Middle School, Long Beach Unified School District
2001 –2007
Instructed GATE and regular Science classes, eighth grade. Designed, presented, lessons, labs, and other learning activities.
Supervised, instructed, and coached undergraduate education students from CSULB in lesson planning, effective teaching and classroom management strategies.
Performed laboratory set up for higher-grade science classes, including, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Science.
Created and acted as a Student Success Team (SST) Case Carrier in charge of identifying at risk students, designing implementations with the counselor, psychologist, teachers and parents and monitoring intervention effectiveness.
Teachers Association (Union) Representative, support of legal issues concerning contractual language and grievances.

Science Teacher, DeMille Middle School, Long Beach Unified School District
2000 – 2001

Teacher, Technology Core Hudson K8 School, Long Beach Unified School District
1999 – 2000

Wilderness Forest Ranger, USDA Forest Service, San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests
Used surveillance technology such as GPS and film to document environmental conditions.
Synthesized use reports for managers and other departments.
Created maps using quantitative and qualitative data.
Worked in wilderness settings for up to 12 days at a time, carrying gear, backpacking equipment, and food.

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association 2002 - Present
National Science Teachers Association 2003 - 2007
California Association of the Gifted 2002 - 2007
Teachers Association of Long Beach 1999 - 2007
California Teachers Association 1999 - 2007
National Education Association 1999 - 2007
Skills (2) Rating
Content Writing
Article Writing