The Desk

Accomplishments

Speaking History

  • Sermon, “Toward Making One Coat of Many Colors”:
    Celebrating Black History Month in 2010
    The Alhambra Retirement Community a Front Porch property (February 2010)

    At the request of the Executive Director and the Chaplain of The Alhambra Retirement Community, I delivered weekend Black History snippets during the evening meals as well as during the Sunday worship service. These activities culminated in being asked to deliver the Black History Month sermon on February 28.

  • Webinar: Sourcing Women for Executive Positions
    ZoomInfo.com (June 21, 2007)

    Although there’s been enormous progress in changing the look of executive corporate America, the presence of women in that status is still painfully low in representation. This webinar offered recruiters some new ways to identify potentially qualified and qualified women for upper management and executive positions.

  • Sermon in song, “A Song of Hope”
    Harvest Time Fellowship Church “Daughters of Ruth” Women’s Day Celebration
    Harvest Time Fellowship Church (circa September 2005)

    Relating to having hope in the face of adversity, the sermon consisted of giving an overview of the story of Ruth and Naomi followed by an introduction to the song, “Always Tomorrow.” There was a

  • Researching Corporate Legal Departments
    CSULA Paralegal Club, CSULA Paralegal Program (May 4, 2004)

    A discussion of the tools useful in how to research and get hired into a corporate Legal Department. The hour-long presentation also covered which legal newspapers are available, how to research businesses and law firms, and other strategies for getting hired.

  • Panelist
    Third Annual Paralegal Job Fair
    CSULA Paralegal Program (2003)

  • News Reader – Broadcast Services for the Blind (1992-1996)
    Host, Producer – “Legally Speaking,” Broadcast Services for the Blind (1993-1996)
    Resnick Lighthouse for the Blind

    Half hour bi-weekly broadcast of the legal news to benefit the low vision community. It included news of the day, special-interest topics, roundtable discussions and debates, ballot measure analyses, and judicial profiles, among other special focus news.

Certifications

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate
    Center for the Pacific Asian Family (2004)

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Legal Advocate
    Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women,
    now known as Peace Over Violence (2004)

    Trained as legal advocate on behalf of women who have suffered from domestic abuse. Served as adviser for development of a presentation to residents of Union Station Homeless Shelter (Pasadena) about sexual assault. According to one case manager, this was the best attended and best received of presentations to the population to that date.

  • California Accredited Consultant
    California Staffing Professionals (2000)

  • Adult Literacy Tutor
    Project Read
    San Francisco Public Library (1992)

    Working with adult learners on reading, comprehension, and writing skills; basic math; dealing with various forms of learning challenges.

  • Mediator
    Conciliation Forums of Oakland (1992-1996)

    Intake screener, mediator, and facilitator. Focused on working with two other mediator panelists, our goal was coming to an agreeable resolution of sometimes very difficult situations. Achieved a 98% resolution success rate.

Books
The Last Job Search Guide You’ll Ever Need: How to Find and Get the Job or Internship of Your Dreams!,
CollegeRecruiter.com (2002)

Contributing author to anthology that offers career strategies, job search advice, templates, and resources.

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