My educational and work backgrounds will prove that I have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to be part of any prestigious company. Being the first Somali American to serve the US Peace Corps in Ecuador and successfully completed an internship at the White House, these experiences within the government sector allowed me to coordinate and lead projects with stakeholders from various backgrounds to address common issues, and exceed performance outcomes.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Proven ability to articulate organizational objectives and development goals.
Strong computational and analytical skills. Excellent persuasion and negotiation skills.
Proven flexibility, resourcefulness, and ability to excel with minimal supervision
Fluent in Professional English, Somali and Spanish, written and spoken.
RANDSTAD STAFFING (contractor)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Verifier/Auditor, July 2014 – Nov 2014
Update and maintain information on computer systems for medical college applicants.
Track and verify students’ test results in a school or college.
Review applications for accuracy and completion with strong attention to details.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Obtain further information for incomplete documents.
Scan documents into document management system or databases.
Respond to requests for information and access relevant files.
Write reports on all information gathered.
Talent Acquisition Auditor
Nov 2014 – Feb 2015
Perform auditing work that involves examining, investigating, and reviewing records, reports, financial statements, and management practices to ensure legal compliance with state statutes and internal regulations.
Plan, schedule, and perform audit activities including test of transactions and verification of employment records.
Review and evaluate internal controls and procedures to ensure compliance with generally accepted human resources principles and applicable government laws and regulations.
Conduct inquiries and reviews of audit events as irregularities and inaccuracies.
Identified key risks and controls, developed and or reviewed audit programs. Prepare reports about findings.
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Using data analytics identified potential operational issues and risks to maximize the efficiency of the audit process.
NASA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Member Service Associate,
Oct 2012 – July 2014
Handle various levels of member transactions and cross selling in an efficient and effective manner.
Perform audit for all branches to minimize errors and damages to the credit union.
Conduct cash in/out transactions, system utilization, and regulatory compliance.
Utilize member relationships techniques that pertain to good member service, sales skills, problem solving, and telephone interviewing etiquette.
Train and mentor new employees to the credit union.
Supported clients in all banking transactions.
Assisted in all clerical responsibilities within the bank.
U.S. PEACE CORPS ECUADOR
Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer,
Feb 2010 – April 2012
First Somali American to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer worldwide.
Promoted sustainable agriculture practices to low-literate rural farmers to improve their coffee production.
Empowered farmers to engage in modern and sustainable practices through the use of organic agriculture.
Conducted various environmental workshops and classes for Ecuadorian farmers; as a result local farmer adapted environmentally friendly attitudes and practices in their community.
Coordinated projects with local organizations and government counterparts on enhancing the system of production and agricultural sustainability.
Trained farmers on planning and leadership through seminars and field trips.
Worked closely with farmers to introduce effective organic and sustainable techniques and develop small business projects to increase market opportunities.
Planned and hosted an annual youth leadership camp, focusing on life skills planning, basic health hygiene and good nutrition.
Taught and tutored local schools English and Math.
Educated locals about trash litter and deforestation to minimize pollution spill into the atmosphere.
SOMALI AMERICAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
July 2006 – Feb 2010
Provided day-to-day management of a resettlement program for internally displaced refugees from different countries in Africa.
Recruited, trained and evaluated staff and volunteers to manage educational, health, and career training and development programs.
Assisted with rapid assessment on African refugees in Takoma Park, Maryland to ascertain, among others, housing, education, and health issues.
Research and refer families to community resources, such as food stamps, child care and health care.
Developed and recommended new program goals and objectives.
Provided technical advice and problem solving assistance to senior staff.
THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
April – Oct 2008
Provided data base support for NOAA, a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.
Gathered heat wave data and organized for analysis.
Researched and monitored heat wave pattern and their effects on the environment.
Reviewed completed data and computed into a finished work.
Qualifications & Training
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Masters of International Emergency Management, June 2013-Present
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Bachelor of Science in International Agriculture & Resource Economics, May 2007
PEACE CORPS PRE-SERVICE TRAINING
Quito, Ecuador, Feb. 2010-April. 2010
Completed intensive 2-month field-based training consisting of 138 hours Spanish language, 110 hours technical training (Agriculture), and 68 hours cross cultural training.
Lived and interacted successfully with Ecuadorian host family during community-based training.
Data entry to the computer for record keeping.
Answer phone calls made to the executive office of the President.
English (mother-tongue), Somali (mother-tongue), Spanish (fluent written and spoken)
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