I was on the production team at Rafanelli Events, a premier event planning, design, and production company based in Boston. There are a lot of components when it comes to planning an event, and in my opinion the production piece is the most important. Especially time-management — how much time it takes for setup, breakdown, and how many people are needed to complete the task, etc. There was a lot of collaboration with the creative directors on what we could do on the production side when it came to implementing our plan. To this day, I still use my time management skills to forecast how much time it will take to complete a film shoot, project, or task.
Lesley University was a pivotal point in my career. I worked at Lesley for over seven years, was promoted twice, and ultimately became the senior assistant director of admissions. My first job at Lesley was a commencement assistant, where I helped plan a graduation event with over 10,000 participants. After commencement was over, I was hired as the associate certificate officer in the school of education. This position was cross-functional, as I collaborated with internal departments and external organizations. I was responsible for aligning our teacher education curriculum with state regulations. I also organized workshops for student teachers to help pass the MTEL (the licensure test for teachers). As the senior assistant director of admissions, I oversaw 60 master’s degree program on campus in Cambridge, MA.