The program has been completed, the Boards have been passed, I'm now looking for an internship to get my career in the funeral industry underway.
I graduated in May, 2012 from Malcolm X College in Chicago, Illinois. My favorite courses were psychology, pathology, A&P, and all of the clinical work which took place at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
I entered this industry because of my affection for science, and my inclination to help people in need. What I didn't anticipate was the compassion I'd gain, the determination to serve the public, and the desire to celebrate life.
My goals are simple. I want everyone to have a caring send-off, regardless of their status in life. I want to get to know my community and educate them on end-of-life issues, as well as funeral planning. I want to provide aftercare and support so that no one has to feel alone.
In my free time, I do a lot of house-, child-, and pet-sitting. I enjoy listening to music and attending concerts, and will read anything I can get my hands on. My friends and family are very important to me and I enjoy spending time with them. I'm also a huge fan of the game show Jeopardy!.
My future goals include going back to school to earn a degree in psychology, with focus on grief counseling. I would like to lead support groups to help people cope with the loss of a loved one.
The skills: Microsoft Office (excellent with PowerPoint), have worked with various databases, pick up on them quite easily, and am proficient at social media and all things internet-based.
Previous careers include eight years with a health insurance company - I know how to read policies and decipher benefits, I understand assignments and the importance of HIPAA. I also spent two years as an education coordinator for a non-profit. I assisted my department by preparing course materials, oversaw budgets, and was in charge of inventory.
For more information, please contact me through this site. I can provide you with a resume, references, and probably some random bit of knowledge to brighten your day.