Education

M.S. Educational Psychology - Instructional Design

  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2016-2018

B.S. Developmental Psychology

  • Westminster College
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2007-2009

Work

Salt Lake City Corporation

YouthCity

  • Community Program Manager
    • 2009-Present
  • Assistant Program Manager
    • 2004-2009

Job Duties

YouthCity is Salt Lake City’s afterschool and summer program for local youth ages 8-14. YouthCity fosters positive youth development in Salt Lake City, by providing out of school opportunities for social, emotional, skills, character, and citizenship development in an inclusive and caring environment.

  • Manage 
    • Daily programming and logistics for up to 70 local youth and their families. 
  • Manage
    • Plan, develop and implement community activities, including programs, events, staffing, scheduling, and budget administration.
  • Curriculum Development
    • Create, innovate, and develop curriculum for ages 8-14.
    • Consult with staff on their curriculum.
    • Design instruction. 
  • Fund-Raising and Publicity 
    • Programming events and activities
    • Communicates philosophy, goals and results to external sources and community partners.
  • Research, Write and Submit
    • Grant proposals to sustain long-term viability of community programs. 
    • Annual compliance and reporting on grants earned.
  • Demographic data
    • Maintain, prepare and analyze.
    • Conduct needs analysis.
    • Set program goals and monitor/evaluate program effectiveness. 
    • Track program statistics and other business-related operations data.
  • Partnership Compliance
    • Prepare, issue and track partnership/ artist’s agreements and serve as project contact for each agreement.
  • Community Partners
    • Develop and maintains successful relationships.
    • Coordinate with various community-based groups, agencies, schools, committees and other organizations to plan and develop programs to benefit residents and maximize participation.
  • Supervise
    • Staff, seasonal workers, and volunteers, including hiring, training, and performance evaluation. 
    • Initiates corrective and/or disciplinary action, as necessary.
  • Conflict Resolution
    • Responds to patron complaints and resolves problems.
  • Goal
    • Assessment and creation of innovative, inclusive and engaging programming, preparing for jobs that don’t exist yet. 

Accomplishments  

  • Featured speaker at the Utah Afterschool Networks Biannual Jumpstart and Recharge conferences. Topics include-
    • Character Education Best Practices
    • Future Generations
    • Speaking (Generation) Z
  • Implementation of annual CityVille adult simulation experience. Culminating in YouthCity Comic Con.
  • Civic Engagement Liaison for the YouthCity-Westminster College Young Adult/Young Adolescent program. 
  • Partnership coordination in conjunction with-
    • University of Utah
    • Westminster College
    • Wasatch Community Garden
    • Salt Lake County
    • Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective
    • KRCL
    • Salt Lake City School District
    • Salt Lake City Corporation. 

Community Chair – Liberty Park Partners in the Park.  

Salt Lake Boarding School - Skate 4 Homies

  • 2012
  • Grant Writer
  • $30,000 ASPIRE Grant Award

Americorps

Autism Intervention

Youth Advocate - Meadowlark Elementary