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EDUCATION

1993-1996             University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Bachelor of Arts, Communications 2000

 

2008-2010             California State University Fresno, Fresno, California                                 GPA 3.95

                                Master of Science, Rehabilitation Counseling 2011

 


MASTER’S PROJECT

Counseling Techniques included in the Rehabilitation Process for People Recovering from Severe Mental Illness.

Advisor: Dr. Albert Valencia

 


GRADUATE PRACTICA, PLACEMENT AND PRE PRACTICA

Spring 2010          Assessment, Training, and Research Center, Fresno, California

                                Student Counselor, Fresno State Rehabilitation Counseling Program

         Rehab 238:  Application of counseling skills within a clinical setting with direct supervision and group feedback among peers.  Coursework includes lectures, presentations, group discussions and exercises, case management, supervisor and peer observations, and staffing

 

Spring 2010          Fresno State Job Retention Program

                                Student Case Manager, Fresno County Department of Social Services

         Rehab 268A: Supervised case management including meeting with welfare to work client, documenting case notes, preparing resumes, job retention and job development, and developing Individualized Service Plan.

 

Fall 2009              Department of Rehabilitation, Fresno, California

                                Student Observer, Vocational Rehabilitation

         Rehab 237: Supervised mentoring experience allowing student to observe and practice counseling skills.  This is a seminar in methods for facilitating client rehabilitation including interviewing, case recording, rehabilitation plan development, and ethical practices.

 


PRE-GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005-2006             Drissi Multimedia, Inc., Los Angeles, California USA

(4 months)            Account Manager, Home Entertainment and Theatrical Advertising

         Manage deliverables for home entertainment and theatrical integrated marketing programs, studio properties DVD & VHS packaging and point of purchase materials

 

2005                       LA Lab, Inc., dba Chip and Pepper Jeans, Los Angeles, California USA

(4 months)            Brand Assistant, Apparel Merchandising and Manufacturing

         Sales Assistant to Chief Operating Officer; responsibilities included administrative management of calendar, development of company employee manual, and research and establishment of international wholesale distribution channels in Europe.

 

2000-2002             30sixty Design, Inc., Los Angeles, California USA

(2 years)                 Harry Potter Project Manager, Home Entertainment and Consumer Products

         Manage deliverables for home entertainment and consumer product integrated marketing programs, studio properties DVD & VHS packaging, POP, and style guides

 

1999-2000             California State University Fresno, Fresno, California USA

(1 year)                  Assistant to Executive Director, Technology Services

         Administrative management among three business units including professional training, technology repair, and network and telecommunication services.

 

1998                        Do+Able Products, Inc., Chino, California USA

(8 months)            Executive Assistant to CFO and Controller, Manufacturing 

         Support responsibilities including memorandums writing, screening calls, faxing, coordinating board meetings and month end reporting to shareholders.

 

1996-1997              Gemstar TV Guide International, Hollywood, California USA

(1 year)                  Market Research and Compliance Manager, Technology Licensing

         Development of licensing guide for international licensees

         Royalty analysis and review of contracts

         Market research and new brand identity of the VCR Plus+ product line extension

 

 

 


UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP

1995                        Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, Burbank, California USA

(2 months)            Operation Dumbo Drop Summer Intern, Theatrical Marketing and Distribution

         Top ten students to travel US, assigned Midwest region, reporting on Theatrical exhibitors and Buena Vista Pictures Distribution Licensees

  

 


PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE AND PRESENTATION

         Barragan, E., Longo-Albarran, K., Salas, M., & Hardy, N.A. (2010, Jul 23).  Empowering minority and students with disabilities take on leadership roles.  17th Annual Conference of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns, Las Vegas, NV.

         Salas, M. (2011, May 5). Counseling and Therapeutic Techniques included in the rehabilitation Process for People Recovering from Severe Mental Illness.  CSU Fresno 2011 Graduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium, Fresno, CA.

         2010 11th Annual National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, California

         2010 10th Annual National Council on Rehabilitation Education Conference, Manhattan Beach, California

         2009 Western Region Disability Conference, Fresno California

         2008 Western Regional Disability Conference, Fresno California

         2008 National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, San Diego, California

  

ASSOCIATIONS AND COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP

Secretary, Rehabilitation Counseling Student Association | CSU Fresno 2009-Current

Promotional Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Recruitment| CSU Fresno 2009-Current

CSSA Student Health Services Advisory Committee| CSU Statewide 2009-Current

President Delta Gamma Fraternity Housing Corporation| UC Merced 2009-Current

Delta Gamma Alumni| CSU Fresno 2009-Current

Social Chair, Chi Sigma Iota| CSU Fresno 2009-Current

Fresno Women’s Network| Fresno 2009-Current

Fresno Leading Young Professionals | Fresno 2008-Current

Creative Fresno | Fresno 2008-Current

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association 2008-Current

National Alliance for Mental Illness | Fresno 2006-Current

American Institute of Graphic Arts | Los Angeles 2000-2006

University of Southern California Alumni Association | USC 1993-Current       

Delta Gamma Fraternity | USC 1993-1996

Tutor for Joint Educational Project | USC 1993-1996

Vice President of Finance, American Advertising Federation | USC 1993-1996

  

 


ACADEMIC AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Award, 2010-2011 Outstanding Thesis/Project for California State University Fresno, Kremen School of Education and Human Development

Award, Fresno State RSA Scholarship Recipient 2008-2010

Award, Fresno Women’s Network Scholarship Recipient 2009

Award, Fresno Women’s Network Scholarship Recipient 2010

Award, Lucille Cummings Memorial Scholarship Recipient 2010

  

 


TECHNOLOGY

Computer skills:  Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Project Manager, Filemaker Pro, Visio, Clients and Profits, Oasis Datagenics

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