Na’taja M.R. Flood

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY                                                                      Masters of Arts in Sociology & Education, Concentration in Education Policy
Expected May 2019
Wheaton College, Norton, MA                                                                                                                    Bachelor of Arts in English, Minors in Education, Studio Art and African American & African Diaspora Studies
Graduated May 2016
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK                                                                                                              School of English & Drama
Completed June 2015
School for International Training, Cape Town, SA                                                                  Multiculturalism and Human RightsMulticulturalism and Human Rights
Completed December 2014

WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                     

The Dream Analyst, New York, NY                                                                                Independent Consultant, Artistic Branding Development – December 2017 – Present

  • Design and implement branding and online engagement strategies
  • Organize, maintain and adhere to a growing and diverse clientele
  • Manage, organize, and curate personal and professional social media profiles and websites
  • Monitor social media analytics and research relevant topics and materials that align with clients’ vision
  • Develop concepts and designs for small business, including but not limited to logos, marketing material, and commercials

Develop Capacity Consulting, Los Angeles, CA                                                                       Consultant Assistant December 2017 – Present

  • Researched potential opportunities and potential clients
  • Created and executed branding and online engagement strategies
  • Managed and curated weekly meeting agenda’s and other supporting material
  • Developed websites for the community and professional branches of DCC
  • Assisted in the management of social media profiles and websites, when needed

Catalyst Prep, New York, NY                                                                                          Private Tutor – September 2017 – July 2018

  • Teach and facilitate SAT and ACT two-day boot camp sessions for 15 – 20 high school students
  • Develop creative strategies and approaches to solving difficult SAT/ACT exam questions
  • Instruct private SAT and ACT test prep courses
  • Proctor SAT and ACT exam

Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship, New York, NY                                                   Creative Writing Instructor – September 2017 – May 2018

  • Instruct elementary and middle school creative writing focused literacy classes at three public schools
  • Develop a creative writing curriculum aligned with the Common Core and school-based standards
  • Review literary techniques and varying approaches to memoir-style writing
  • Create a literary magazine comprised of student work for the “end of the year” project

Hellenic American Education Foundation, Athens, Greece                               Fulbright English Teaching Fellow – September 2016 – July 2017

  • Instructed middle school English classes by employing vocabulary in creative activities, analyzing various forms of texts and writing pieces for grades 7-9, students ages 11-14 years
  • Initiated and developed the English Intensive Program for students struggling with English language and acquisition
  • Coached and mentored students in the Forensics Club, the school’s largest English language theater and debate club

New York State Division of Human Rights, Bronx, NY                                                Intern, Housing Investigations Unit – June 2016 – August 2016

  • Shadowed lead investigators during on-site interviews with complainants and witnesses
  • Interviewed complainants and the defendant to gain the necessary information to better assess cases
  • Composed final investigation reports, deciding whether a case had probable cause and thus be presented in front of a judge

Whole Foods Market New York, NY                                                                                           Cashier –  May 2014 – August 2015

  • Followed all cash handling procedures during check out customer groceries efficiently and accurately.
  • Assisted the supervisor in helping reduce customer wait time and training of other Team Members.
  • Provided excellent customer service, addressing the needs of customers in a timely and effective manner
  • Maximized sales potential through suggestive selling techniques and effective and proper procedures for merchandising product.

YWCA of the City of New York, New York, NY                                                                 Seasonal Programming & Social Media Research Intern –  July 2014 – August 2015

  • Assisted in the development of two youth initiatives: Girls Leadership Program, designed to empower young women and develop leadership skills, and Geek Girls, designed to expose participants to Science Technology Engineering Art & Math
  • Measured organization’s social media presence, and presented conclusions to the Youth Programming staff

Merrill Lynch, New York, NY                                                                                            Wealth Management Intern – June 2014 – August 2014

  • Conducted stock market and client research, and delivered a final presentation summarizing the results
  • Managed client relationships, provided requested financial documents, and scheduled appointments
  • Responsible for handling various administrative tasks, such as creating spreadsheets and presentations, answering phones, and filing

Robert College Summer, Istanbul, TR                                                                              Facilitator/Counselor – June 2013 – August 2013

  • Oversaw the creation, organization, and facilitation of various arts, sports, and environmental activities to teach and encourage conversational English to more than 200 participants ages 8-14
  • Led 15 excursions in Istanbul to help students become acclimated with the new culture