Facility Manager in Mexico City, Mexico
As of January 2015, I am fortunate to be a part of the Department of State as a Foreign Service Facility Manager to manage and maintain the Department of State's real property assets abroad. Before working with the State Department, I worked as a Sales Assistant for EvensonBest, a nationally recognized as an industry leading contract furniture distributor, in their headquarters in New York City. I was responsible for supporting sales staff and project managers by providing administrative, clerical, and customer support while following up with customers and completing orders.
Afew months prior to working at EvensonBest, I graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Facilities Planning and Management. I have honed my skills to better myself for the world of Facilities Management and Planning not only through my 2 co-operative education opportunities at Orsid Realty Corp. and Boston University for hands on experience, but also through my coursework and expanding my professional network through being an active student member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) by attending their events to learn and meet from industry professionals. Also during my time at Wentworth, I have refined my leadership abilities as being Treasurer of 2 student organizations, the Multicultural Student Association (MSA) and the Student Association of Facility Managers (SAFM); a member of the Student Finance Committee; and part of 2 mentoring programs (women's mentoring program and IMPACT!, which focuses on students of color).