17626 Rosa Drew Ln. Apt. 27C
Irvine CA, 92612
Writer’s Portfolio: http://andreahawkins.webs.com
Bachelor of Arts English, Concordia University Irvine (Graduated May, 2013)
· School of Arts and Sciences (English/Creative Writing), Honors Program GPA: 3.63
Diploma, Clovis High School (June, 2010)
· Graduated 23rd with weighted 4.1 GPA; Advanced Studies Scholar of Distinction, AP Scholar with Distinction, CSF Life Member
· Enrolled in honors (3) and advanced placement courses (8)
Writing Goals and Experience
I have been writing since a very young age, and it is my dream to be an editor in the publishing world at the Walt Disney Company. In my own writing, I particularly focus on Young Adult Fiction, but also enjoy reading and writing for younger audiences. I have taken a class in writing for a young audiences, and fell in love with the market. It is because I constantly found books that I loved as a child that I have become a writer today. I want to foster a love of stories and imagination in others. I also write and perform poetry and creative non-fiction. Last year I served as part of the selection committee for my university's literary magazine.
Literary Magazine--The Aerie,
"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"--Flash Fiction (2012 edition)
"Icarus's Ascent"-- Free Verse Poem (2013 edition)
"Organizing February"--Experimental Fiction (2013 edition)
Cashier at Disneyland Resort--Tomorrowland Terrace (Sept. 2013-Present)
Provide excellent customer service while handling cash transactions and food orders. Work with my team, leaders, and managers to keep restaurant well stocked, clean, and efficient.
~Member of IGC (Intergalactic Council) which acts as a voice for fellow castmembers to the management team.
~Member of the Tomorrowland Food Complex Safety Team, meeting with peers, leaders, and managers to discuss safety issues in the workplace and take action to fix them.
Bookseller at Barnes and Noble, Irvine CA (June 2013-Present)
Work in Cafe, preparing and handling food, conducting cash transactions, maintain positive customer experiences, and take care of cafe operations. Some experience in front of store cash register and customer service desk.
Cashier at El Pollo Loco, Clovis CA, (Summer 2012)
Handled cash, interacted with customers, worked with customer satisfaction, maintained lobby cleanliness, assisted on food line.
Volunteer Receptionist Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Clovis CA (May-June 2012)
Answered phones, directed calls, answered questions, performed clerical duties such as filing, greeted people who entered the office and assisted them as needed.
Team Member at Popolo’s Pizza, Fresno CA (Summer 2008)
Sold Promotional Pizza Deal outdoors, and handled all of the money.
Member, Concordia Clarinet Ensemble (2011-Present)
Performs for charitable and church events, rehearse weekly, responsible for own part.
Concordia University Literary Magazine Submission Reader (unpaid) (Spring 2013)
Read through magazine submissions and met with team to decide what would be allowed in, and to make grammar/style corrections.
Secretary/Leadership at Concordia’s pioneer poetry club, Sound of Mind
Take minutes at meetings, organize events, lead poetry workshops and open mics, work with marketing strategies.
Member, Concordia Choir (2010-2013)
Chaplain: 2012-2013 school year
Member, Concordia Wind Orchestra (2010-Present)
Member, Concordia String Orchestra (2010-Present)
Member, High School Choir and Orchestra (2006-2010)
Member, National Honor Society (2010)
Leader, OLPH Youth Group (2009-Present)
Leader, CHS Creative Writing Club (2010-2011)
Volunteer at OLPH Church in Clovis CA (2008-2012)
Weekly Leader in Journey Youth Group, Weekly choir member for 5:30 Mass, Occasional CCD classroom volunteer.
In charge of large groups of children during Vacation Bible School, ages Preschool-8th grade. Led arts and crafts particularly. Sold Pizza and Donuts outside Mass.
Mircosoft Office Proficiency
Music: Voice, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Some Piano