Alyssa Grant

Freelance Painter & Spanish Translator

Location:Tualatin, Oregon, United States
2 Skills
Colorado State University; Honors College; Fort Collins, CO
B.S. Food Science and Human Nutrition; Health & Exercise Science Concentration; December 2009
University of Wollongong; New South Wales, Australia
AustraLearn Study Abroad Program; Spring Term 2007


Preventative Health Educator and Technical Facilitator; U.S. Peace Corps
Totonicapan, Guatemala; April 2010-March 2012
Forming and teaching of two volunteer health promoter groups; Health education/activities in schools and community groups, Dance/Exercise with Youth; Cooking classes/nutrition education with women’s groups; Environmental community project of planning and construction of “eco-brick” benches; Teaching English in schools; Recycling and trash management education with community leaders and schools; Grant writing and construction for improved wood-burning stove projects.

Group Fitness Instructor; Colorado State Recreation Center; Fort Collins Club; Old Town Athletic Club; Fort Collins, CO; June 2008- April 2010
Choreographed and taught Kickboxing, Zumba, Strength, Cardio-sculpt, Indoor Cycling, and Aqua Classes from 4-12 classes a week at various gyms ranging 3-80 participants per class.

Fitness Coach and Sales Representative; Ladies Workout Express
Fort Collins, CO; July 2007-August 2008
Performed personal health and nutrition consultations with members, provided tours/sold memberships, trained new members on fitness equipment, cleaning and front desk duties.

Pottery Painter/Store Team Member; November 2004-February 2007
Paint’N’Fire Ceramic Studio; West Linn, OR
Glazing customer pottery, loading/unloading kiln, painting example pottery for display, faciliated store pottery painting parties for kids and adults, high quality customer service; cleaning/front desk duties.

Language: Native in English; Proficient in Spanish
Fitness Certifications: Schwinn Indoor Cycling; April 2009, AFAA Group Fitness; June 2008/09, Zumba 2007/09
Computer: Typing 70+ WPM; Research Databases, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Honors Thesis Project; “Measuring Differences in Teaching Vs. Participating in Group Fitness”
Data collection performed in spring 2009; Presented to CSU honors committee in December 2009

Health and Exercise Science Research Study; “The Effects of Caffeine on Aerobic Capacity”; Fall 2009
Produced a Literature Review, gathered participants to perform V02 Max tests with the consumption of caffeine/placebo approximately one hour before testing, then analyze and conclude from results.

CSU Honors Peer Mentor; Co-instructed Honors Freshmen Orientation Class; May 2008-December 2008
Mentored college and career planning with University Representatives to promote participation within the Honors Program, Academic Colleges and varying University and Community Groups.


Designed an extracurricular bimonthly program for 15 village children as well as directed and facilitated all program activities including informal English classes, cooking and baking demonstrations, arts and crafts, environmental activities, dancing and exercise.
San Andres Xecul, Totonicapan, Guatemala; July 2012-June 2011

Community Art Project & Musical Presentation; San Cristobal, Totonicapan, Guatemala; April 2011 & 2012
Co-designed, created and presented artistic rug made of hand dyed bark chips and performed drumming while presenting to community as part of the annual tradition during Holy Week.

Ten Thousand Villages; Fort Collins, CO; August 2005-2009
An international Fair-Trade, Non-profit store where I help with store duties and helping customers.

Northern Colorado Aids Project; Fort Collins, CO; August-December 2008
Designed a nutrition intervention creating a pamphlet to increase knowledge of drug-nutrient interactions for HIV/Aids patients; presented findings/evaluation to CSU Nutrition Department.

Democratic National Convention; Denver, CO; August 2008
Worked with CSU Live Green Team and sorted trash, recycling and compost.

University International Exchange Volunteer; Madrid, Spain. November 2006
Cooked and served a Thanksgiving meal and performed theatre for the Spanish College Students.

International Children’s Carnival; Fort Collins, CO; April 2006
Worked with kids in the community to help teach about various world cultures.

ACTIVITIES: Yoga, Photography, Art, Cooking, Creating nutritional recipes
Skills (2) Rating
Spanish Translation