Please list your involvement in any other campus/student organizations, volunteer/community service, extracurricular activities, etc.
Ø I was recently accepted into the CollegeXpress 2015-2016 Students Writers Program, which is voluntary and unpaid. I have years of previous extensive experience as a volunteer blogger on the Chegg Student Blog and the Fullerton Public Library Young Adult blog.
Ø As Miss Congeniality and the Public’s Facebook Fan Favorite of the Miss Anaheim 2015 Scholarship Pageant (in the Miss America Scholarship Organization system), I am now one of the committee members to ensure that this legacy and the scholarship awards continue in my community.
Ø I am a current volunteer for The Walt Disney Company, under the organization Disney VoluntEARS. I have organized donations at the food banks, picked up trash on Seal Beach, helped build a playground with Kaboom, and volunteered for the Music Teacher’s Association of California. As a representative of the Disney Diversity Resource Group called HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Leadership Advancement), I read books to third grade students in the Anaheim school district and gave a speech and presentation on Career Day.
Ø I have been honored with three awards for my volunteering efforts, totaling in over 1,000 hours of community service: Teen Volunteer of the Year (recognized by the City of Fullerton Council) for my dedication to the Summer Reading Program at the Fullerton Public Library; at Fullerton College, I was an active participant of the Service Learning Program and was awarded the Presidential Silver (175+ hours) and Bronze (100+ hours) Volunteer Service Awards.
Ø I earned both the National and Chapter Excellence in Leadership Awards from the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) by completing workshops, attending socials, raising money at fundraisers, and volunteering at community service events.
Ø I was a member of UCI Circle K International, a leadership-based community service club. One of my favorite places to volunteer with Circle K was at Hemopet in Garden Grove. In high school, I was an active member of Key Club and American Red Cross and volunteered almost 400 hours of community service.
Ø I trained with professionals on conflict resolution/mediation, pursuing research, finding strength competencies, diversity, and public speaking in order to receive the UCI Passport to Leadership Certificate. This certificate helped me become a Community Programmer, where I supported the Freshmen Initiatives in Middle Earth Housing and created a home away from home for our students.
Ø For one academic year, I volunteered as a 3rd/4th grade teacher’s assistant and a 2nd/3rd grade after-school tutor at the Fullerton Richman Elementary School, where I taught and offered clarification to many diverse young students for one school year.
Ø As a Disabilities Volunteer Student Note-Taker for the Fullerton College Disabilities Center, I practiced patience and deep understanding of students with disabilities to improve class performance.
Ø I volunteered to drive marketing efforts for the Disney College Program as a Campus Representative. I promoted teamwork, represented The Walt Disney Company with minimal supervision, and acted as a liaison with the support of my supervisors. I organized and hosted information sessions for 100-300 potential recruits alone as a leader and with a small team at colleges in Southern California, including Cal State Fullerton. At the end of my term, I was selected from 950 teammates as the most active Campus Rep in the country.
Ø I am an active member of the Fullerton Public Library Young Women’s Professional Association and the Coffee House Writers Group in my local chapter.