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Jessica Nestell

https://mcla.digication.com/nestell

Objective
A position utilizing my skills in Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work; that would allow me to travel to and be immersed in other cultures.

Education
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), North Adams, MA Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, May 2012 Second Major-Sociology Minor-Social Work Courses: Group Counseling Skills School Social Work Teaching Assistant Math Teaching Assistant Psychology

Internship
Save Them Now Program Kingston NY www.savethemnow.org Summer 2011 Intern Redesigned the program's website Created and administered a three week long writing to heal workshop Rewrote the resident handbook and resident intake form Completed resident intake forms with new participants Advising Services MCLA North Adams MA Fall 2011 Advising Intern Redesigned flow charts for each major at MCLA Led advising sessions for first year students, helping them figure out what classes to take as well as teaching them about prerequisites and their importance.

Experience
Learning Services MCLA North Adams MA June 2011-Present Academic Tutor/Teaching Assistant Math Graded all student tests Kept track of and followed up on student attendance. Monitored all student progress to help students complete the math program MCLA Office of Admissions North Adams MA 2009-Present Student Ambassador Give tours of campus to prospective students and their families Create and maintain relationship with prospective students Showcase the College Stewart's Shops Rosendale NY, Glasco NY, Port Ewen NY June 2006-present Clerk Created innovative new marketing ideas for new and featured products Actively worked to create positive environment for everyone working

Skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable giving presentations to large audiences. Strong computer skills and exposure to Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to interact with a wide variety of cultures. Learning German. Able to empathize with others situations

Volunteer/Travel Experience
Friends of Foster Families Volunteer, MCLA, Fall 2010-present Work with foster families in the area to help alleviate stress within the family Work with teenagers, provide homework help, mentoring, and an opportunity for them to feel free to express themselves Write Stuff Volunteer, MCLA, Fall 2008-Spring 2009 Assisted a 7th grade student once a week as a writing mentor Helped with writing skills that would lead to success on the standardized English Language Arts test taken at the end of the year Travel Course To United Arab Emirates March 9-17 2012 Attended the Women as Global Leaders Conference at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi Was able to network with female leaders from all over the world Travel Course To France March 13-21 2011 Spent a week learning in depth about the culture of France Spending a week in a country where the first language was not English reinforced my strong communication skills. Travel Course To Ireland March 12-20 2010 Spent a week learning in depth about the cultures of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Experiences there helped open my eyes to the global nature of our world