NOTE: I can easily function as a round peg, if you like, but then you'd be missing out on the broad and deep competencies that an award-winning hybrid delivers. I'm known as a quick study with boundless energy, simultaneously creative and analytical— proven to perform many functions beyond my assigned job title across sectors.
I am an Educator & Change Agent, Consumer Affairs/ Customer Service maven & revenue-driven Brand Marketer with robust Client Services & Creative Services expertise— all integral to business and nonprofit development.
I excel at Daily Operations and creating a flexible structure for fast-paced environments, especially sales-driven and service-oriented organizations where Communication and Education are critical to meeting the needs of staff and those served.
I Get Things Done
Equally comfortable in the boardroom or under-served neighborhoods, I help people and organizations negotiate issues to achieve their definition of success.
Founder of a grassroots community partnership and student government, I enabled the turnaround of a NYC elementary school. LIKEWISE, I transitioned a Marketing Services team at Bookspan to a new Creative Services Agency and landed Panasonic as an account, all within 6 weeks.
Making a Difference
From Organization Development or Job Skills Training to Brand Marketing and Customer Service Management or Youth Leadership Development, I enable confident, strategic and pro-active results long after my departure. I motivate individuals to attain personal excellence.
Totally passionate about horticulture and landscape design, I use my Master Gardener Training & years of hands-on experience to develop residential gardens and landscapes. There is not a day that I'm not tending a garden somewhere, as the creative problem-solving process is exhilarating!
The New School University, Milano School of Management & Urban Policy Organization Development & Change Management post-MA Certificate >>GPA 3.86 Change Agent with expertise in Change Management, Process Improvements & Training
Social Media Success Summit @Social Media Examiner
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society @Teachers College, Columbia University Gifted Education & Curriculum Development
Columbia University Teachers College MA Psychology
American University BA Education >> graduated high school and college early, GPA 4.0 in major
Master Gardener Training @ Cornell Cooperative Extension
LEADERSHIP & AWARDS
Board of Trustees The Bryant Library
Founder Grassroots Community Partnership & Student Government — enabled turnaround of NYC elementary school
BOLI Advertising Award for 25-page KitchenAid trade catalog
Mentor to CSR of the Year SOCAP / Society Consumer Affairs Professionals in Business
NY State Economics America Award for Advertising Economics curriculum & program
National Endowment for the Arts Award for Innovative Use of Design in Education
Featured in "Design as a Catalyst for Learning" by ASCD/ Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
- *NYC Architecture In The Schools Program selected by American Institute of Architects
Eisenhower Grant for Math & Science
PTA President Parent Teacher Association
Juvenile Protection Chairperson Nassau County PTA/ Parent Teacher Association
Women Unlimited The Organization for Mentoring, Education and Networking
Dreamers/ DACA & my Former Students
FIT Housewares Program" Fashion Institute of Technology