Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

University of San Francisco, California
M.A., School Administration, 1998

Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
M.A. (thesis only), Theology, 1996

Fordham University, New York, NY
Graduate Studies Diploma, Philosophy, 1991

University of Guam, Guam
B.A., Communications, 1987

WORK HISTORY

DIRECTOR, PACIFIC ISLANDER STUDENT CENTER & AANAPISI PROJECT  (March, 2012 to Present)
Division of Student Affairs, University of Hawaii at Hilo

  • Oversee college retention efforts for Pacific island students at University of Hawaii at Hilo.
  • Oversee outreach efforts to Pacific island communities in Hawaii
  • Oversee campus networking and advocacy initiatives for Pacific island students and issues
  • Oversee educational improvement & engagement efforts in the Pacific island nations

CONSULTANT  (December, 2012 to Present)
Northwest Unified Schools, Chuuk, FSM

  • Provide technical assistance to the teachers and principals of the public schools in the Northwest region of Chuuk State, FSM

CONSULTANT  (April to November 2012)
Chuuk State School System (CSSS), Chuuk State Department of Education

  • Assisted the principal investigator for educational reform review of the Chuuk State Educational Reform Plan.

CONSULTANT, CSSS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE  (February – March, 2012)
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)

  • Served as an education consultant in a PREL-sponsored Leadership Institute for the Chuuk State School System management team.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, STUDY ABROAD  (July, 2006 to March, 2012)
International Programs Office, Santa Clara University

  • Recruitment and professional advising of students about study abroad programs, cultural immersion, academic regulations, and financial policies.
  • Complex advising on academic and personal issues associated with international education and cultural immersion.
  • Liaison with off-campus and overseas program operators
  • On campus publicity including the design and maintenance of web site

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (August, 2004 to June, 2005)
Xavier High School, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

  • Supervise 25 professional staff
  • Manage all resources including facilities, personnel, fundraising
  • Supervise all local staff
  • Liaison with community organizations, businesses, media, alumni, and partners
  • Design and maintenance of the school’s first web site (www.xaviermicronesia.org)

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (February, 2000 to August, 2004)
Center for Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University

  • Administration and supervision of 6 professional staff, 4 student staff
  • Management of Center’s over $1.2 million grant budget
  • Collaboration with other programs and departments on campus
  • Member of the President’s Administrative Leadership Team
  • Recipient of Staff Award for Individual Excellence
  • Promotion of multicultural learning experiences for students, faculty, and staff
  • Designed & maintained the Center’s web site
  • Manage multicultural programming at Santa Clara University
  • Develop partnerships with other programs and departments on campus
  • Conduct diversity training opportunities with student groups
  • Participate in leadership training programs for students
  • Cofounded LEAD Summer Bridge Program

PROJECT COORDINATOR (February, 1999 to February, 2000)
Arts, Research, and Curriculum Associates, Oakland, CA

  • Provided leadership, supervision, and training for a multicultural team of student organizers at 5 East Bay public high schools
  • Assisted schools to better serve diverse learners and underprivileged students
  • Helped to improve ethnic and race relations among high school students
  • Created opportunities for youth and community empowerment
  • Active recruitment for team leaders in high school and elementary schools
  • Collaborated with school administrators, parents, community based organizations to provide school change campaigns
  • Designed & maintained the first web site for the Youth Together Project

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (January 1998 – June, 1998)
International Student Resources, Santa Clara University

  • Coordinate services for international students such as quarterly orientation, newsletter, workshops, hospitality programs, and intervention.
  • Collaboration with university services to provide assistance to international students
  • Supervision of graduate assistants
  • Active recruitment of student advisers for international student orientation
  • Liaison between Student Resource Center and the multicultural clubs on campus
  • Collaboration with local families to provide host families for international students

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (June, 1994 – August, 1995)
Catholic Campus Ministry, University of Guam

  • Directed & supervised all the campus ministry activities
  • Responsible for all on-campus student programs
  • Coordinated all social outreach ministry of students
  • Trained student leaders for all the campus ministry events

CULTURAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST (January – August, 1995)
Government of Guam, Compact Impact Office

  • Developed curriculum for adult education programs
  • Organized cultural education programs for adult immigrants
  • Planned lessons & conducted weekly town meetings
  • Liaison with Office of the Governor
  • Community organizing

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS MINISTRY (August, 1991 – June, 1994)
Xavier High School, Chuuk, Micronesia

  • Recruitment, training, and supervision for all student leaders and team members
  • Developed a structure of student involvement in local community issues
  • Initiated faculty and staff involvement with student retreat programs
  • Provided a team approach to the campus ministry activities
  • Coordinated all campus ministry programs including retreats, liturgies, days of recollection, student outreach, choir, community service projects with Campus Ministry Team.
  • Active collaboration with local families and churches to provide services to students

CLASSROOM TEACHER (August, 1991 – June, 1994)
Xavier High School, Chuuk, Micronesia

  • Daily lesson planning and teaching of Religion IV requirement for seniors
  • Implemented a community service aspect of the course
  • Daily lesson planning and teaching of Media Education elective course for seniors
  • Implemented a student-run radio show on the local public radio station
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

PRESENTATIONS

  • CO-PRESENTER, “Expanding Your Study Abroad Staff with Limited Resources through Peer Advising Programs”at NAFSA Regional – Association of International Educators Annual Conference, Canada, 2010.
  • PRESENTER, “Going Is Not Enough: Helping Students Plan a Successful International Educational Experience” at NAFSA – Association of International Educators Regional Conference. Honolulu, HI.
  • CO-PRESENTER, “Building, Creating, and Maintaining Partnerships for Diversity” at the 2002 National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in New Orleans, LA.
  • CO-PRESENTER, “Diversity Training for Community Facilitators” for Resident Assistants at Santa Clara University.
  • CO-PRESENTER, “Diversity Training for Orientation Leaders” for 2002-2003 Orientation Leaders at Santa Clara University.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • RECIPIENT, Staff Recognition Award, Santa Clara University, 2001

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

  • TEAM MEMBER, Shared Adventures – Day on the Beach, 2008
  • TEAM MEMBER, Save Our Shores, Santa Cruz, CA 2007
  • TEAM LEADER, Micronesia Dental Support Project, 2007
  • TEAM MEMBER,Epinup Conservation Project, Chuuk 2005
  • ADMINISTRATOR, Xavier High School, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, 2004-2005
  • FOUNDER, Federation of Concerned & United Students (FOCUS), Chuuk, Micronesia, 1993
  • TEAM MEMBER, Homeless Shelter, Part Of The Solution, Bronx, New York, 1990
  • COUNSELOR, Boys/Girls Hope, Inc. Camp Owakonze, Ontario, Canada, 1989
  • COORDINATOR, Higher Achievement Program, HAP, Pohnpei, Micronesia, Summer, 1992
  • TEAM MEMBER, Habitat for Humanity, Oakland, CA, 1996

LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS

  • MEMBER, Web Site Administrators Team
    Office of Marketing & Communications, Santa Clara University, Fall, 2006 – Present
  • MEMBER, New Student Orientation Leaders Search Committee
    Center for Student Leadership, Santa Clara University, Spring, 2002 – 2004
  • CO-CHAIR, Irvine Grant Steering Committee (CML Advisory Board)
    Center for Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University, 2000 – 2004
  • MEMBER, Administrative Leadership Team
    Office of the President, Santa Clara University, 2001 – 2004
  • MEMBER, University Communicators Team
    Office of Marketing & Communications, Santa Clara University, Spring, 2000 – 2004
  • VICE CHAIR, University Dialogue Council Committee
    Center for Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University, Winter & Spring quarters, 2000 – 2001
  • VICE CHAIR, Community Partnerships Council Committee
    Center for Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University, Winter quarter, 2000
  • CHAIR, Asian Pacific American Heritage Planning Committee
    Center for Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University, Spring quarter, 2001
  • MEMBER, Student Justice Conference Follow Up Committee
    Center for Multicultural Learning, Santa Clara University, Spring, 2000
  • MEMBER, Cultural Immersion Program Committee
    Arrupe Center, Santa Clara University, 2000
  • MEMBER, Admissions Committee
    Admissions Office, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Spring, 1995
  • MEMBER, Ad Hoc Committee on International Student Services
    Office of the Dean, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Spring, 1995

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