EDUCATION

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Arts in School of Design, Expected May 2017
Master of Design, Expected May 2019
Current GPA: 4.0/4.0

THE ART INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2013
Diploma in Digital Design
GPA: 3.93/4.00

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (Illinois), December 2010
Passed all sections of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam on the first attempt

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, May 2006
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with emphasis in Accounting
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Overall GPA: 3.79/4.00; Accounting GPA: 3.89/4.00
 

EXPERIENCE

THE ISLAMIC CENTER OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA
Operations Manager, October 2013–May 2015

Managed the operations for a religious non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a $500,000 annual budget. Also acted as creative director, lead graphic designer, and head of marketing and communications

Creative Direction and Communications

  • Singularly developed the brand identity, including logo design  
  • Designed, updated, and maintained the official website (www.icp-pgh.org)
  • Created, solely managed, and monitored all social media accounts, including the official podcast, blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.  Also designed, created, wrote, edited, and published all content
  • Designed all promotional materials for events, such as posters and web graphics

Operations

  • Worked with the Executive Director to design, implement, and enforce an entirely new set of policies to help achieve financial and operational goals for the organization, streamline processes, and increase efficiencies

Finance Management

  • Formulated the organization-wide annual budget for 2014 and 2015
  • Analyzed spending and assisted in initiating corrective actions to help achieve financial objectives
  • Worked with a team to help raise over $130,000 within two months—the greatest fundraising achievement in the organization’s history

 

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Securities Clearance Specialist, September 2007–December 2011
(Promoted to Senior November 2010)

  • Provided investment management services for multi-billion dollar investment management firms:
  • Analyzed trade details to identify, research and resolve trade settlement issues for hundreds of accounts of varying asset types
  • Responded to client requests and communicated directly with clients, brokers, and custodians to advise on failed trade resolution
  • Worked efficiently to meet daily stock exchange deadlines and ensure timely settlement of trades
     

SKILLS

  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Observant and analytical; able to recognize relationships and identify patterns
  • Attentive to details
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

SOFTWARE: Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and working knowledge of Photoshop
LANGUAGE: Native English, basic Spanish and French