EducationJeniffer Loa

University of California, Los Angeles                                                           September 2010 – June 2014

Los Angeles, CA

B.A. English

Work and Service Experience                                                    

City Year Tulsa                                       July 2015 – Present

Daniel Webster High School, Tulsa, OK

Senior AmeriCorps Team Leader

  • Serve full time as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the goal of completing 1700 hours of community service
  • Supervise a diverse team of 7 first year AmeriCorps volunteers through their 10 month term of service
  • Collect and analyze student data gathered from ELA, Math, attendance, and behavior focus lists; approximately 100-150 9th graders served
  • Coordinate meetings to ensure my team has an open line of communication with teammates and school partners
  • Collaborate with teachers, administration, and school partners in order to ensure City Year’s work in the school is being as effective as possible
  • Lead a group of 8 first year AmeriCorps volunteers through leadership and professional development curriculum with the goal of supporting them through the year as well as preparing them for future careers
  • Organize and distribute literacy and math resources, strategies, and trainings for all AmeriCorps volunteers serving in all grade levels so as to better prepare them as they support their students in core subjects

City Year Tulsa                                                                                                                                         July 2014 – June 2015

Will Rogers College Junior High School, Tulsa, OK

Founding Year AmeriCorps Member

  • Served full time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, completing over 1700 hours of community service
  • Collaborated closely with a diverse team of 7 AmeriCorps Members and several school staff to continue to build the foundations of City Year, an educational non-profit, in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Supported, mentored, and tutored a group of 15-20 7th and 8th graders whose grades, attendance, and behavior showed early warning signs of dropping out of school
  • Tailored individual interventions to each student so as to improve ELA and math competency, and therefore grades, reading levels, and test scores
  • Provided whole class support by keeping students attentive, enforcing class expectations, and leading small groups through activities and assignments

Literacy Coordinator

  • Created events, initiatives, and resources with the goal of expressing the importance of reading and writing to students and their parents
  • Led team through literacy based initiatives as well as strategies built to better help and support their students struggling with comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary

UCLA School of Law                                                                                                                      November 2012 – June 2014

Los Angeles, CA

Senior Clerk, Faculty Support Group

  • Worked with other faculty and professors to organize, arrange, and execute luncheons, colloquiums, and dinners which were held 2-3 times a week
  • Proofread and edited professors’ course syllabi, course readers, and research
  • Other responsibilities included being available to help with any requests and questions from other departments, faculty, professors, and students