Co-owner of a high-end retail homebrew shop and education center. Responsible for all design and print materials, marketing, human resources, and community outreach.
BALLROOM DANCE TEACHER
Private Instructor, November 2007–Present
Washington, D.C. and Northampton, MA
Marketing and teaching ballroom dance lessons as well as other dance styles to individuals, couples, groups, and for special events. Notable clients include the National Federation of the Blind—Potomac Chapter, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
July 2019–August 2020
Sales representative for a high-end beer, cider, and spirits distributor in Western Massachusetts.
NEW ENGLAND TREATMENT ACCESS
June 2018–July 2019
Patient care associate at a medical and recreational cannabis dispensary. Consulted with patients to help determine appropriate interventions to manage symptoms and answer questions. Dispensed cannabis in line with state compliance regulations.
NEW CENTURY THEATRE
Worked as a stagehand for productions at a Northampton-based production company during the summer of 2017. Created and sourced props for productions during the summer of 2018.
September 2015–October 2016
Designed UX and graphics for responsive websites. Edited Innovate413, a western-Massachusetts-based web publication highlighting local entrepreneurship and innovation run on the PixelEdge platform.
January 2012–August 2015
Designed and edited original work, set up customer designs for printing, and worked with customers throughout the design and printing processes. Operated printing, cutting, binding, and scoring equipment.
MERCATUS CENTER AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
June 2008–April 2011
Copy edited, proofread, and laid out economic policy research publications as well as donor and policymaker outreach publications. Maintained publications database for organization-wide content management system. Assisted with seminar preparation, brand redesign, photography, and videography.
ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE STUDIO
November 2007–June 2008
Taught private and group classes in waltz, tango, foxtrot, rumba, cha cha, swing, salsa, merengue, hustle, and various line dances.
MY STORY ISLAND (故事島)
May 2007–November 2007
Wrote children's stories and English-language marketing material for a Taipei children's theater. Hosted interactive shows for Taiwanese children.
AMERICAN MAGAZINE CENTER (空中美语)
September 2006–May 2007
Recorded listening exams, did voice-over work, and acted in short educational ESL videos for DVD and network TV.
SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR THE GIFTED
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Worked as a residential counselor in a summer camp for gifted and talented students. Assisted taught theater & drama classes and ran an improv class for campers during recreational hour.
EDIBLE PIONEER VALLEY
Columnist, "Liquid Assets" Fall 2016–Winter 2020 Note: This magazine is primarily print-only, so only a sampling of my work is available to read online.