Loretta Keith


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Education:

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida January 2000-current
Seeking a Masters of Arts in Mass Communications with a focus in photojournalism/journalism

  • Selected to participate in the St. Petersburg Times international journalism class
  • Graduate student teaching assistant for photojournalism professor
  • Contributing photographer/writer to the Independent Florida Alligator
  • Published in the Orlando Sentinel

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida August 1994-May 1998

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, minor in Spanish
  • Dean's list and member of Golden Key/ Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies
  • Lived and studied Spanish language and culture in Costa Rica, May 1997


Experience:

Piedmont Wilderness Institute, Clinton, SC August 1998- May 1999
Wilderness program designed to rehabilitate juvenile male felony offenders, Wilderness Instructor

  • Responsible for teaching juveniles canoe camping and Adventure Recreational Therapy as a means to behavior modification
  • Responsible for crisis intervention, conflict management, and counseling skills

Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C. 1998 Spring internship
International Policy Analysis Group, Assistant in the Program of Energy and Environment

  • Assisted in planning second phase of the project on the Appropriate role for Nuclear Energy in Asia's Power Sector
  • Assisted in organizing, preparing and distributing correspondence for May 1998 Nuclear Energy Seminar
  • Drafted various letters, memos and grant proposals, wrote briefings on lectures

USF, Outdoor Recreation July 1995-January 1998
Consists of three facets: The Riverfront Park, Outdoor Rental Center and Expedition Program

  • Staff Supervisor August 1996-January 1998
    Supervised and trained park and rental center staff
    Fiscal Management, daily operations supervision
  • Trip Leader August 1995-January 1998
    Organized and executed numerous expeditions with total responsibility for participants' safety and well being
  • Exemplary Accomplishments
    Promotion from staff position to supervisor, including pay raise
    Chosen 'Trip Leader of the Year' 1996-1997
    Recipient of scholarship from Campus Recreation for outstanding service

Activities:

USF, Women's Soccer Team August 1994-December 1997

  • Student Scholar Athlete of the Year 1995-1996
  • Member of Student Athlete 3.0 club

College Leadership Florida August 1997
A state-wide leadership program consisting of:

  • A week-long class program
  • A 30 hour community service project
  • A mentorship by a graduate of the Leadership Florida Program

Skills:

Computer: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Access, WordPerfect, Adobe Photoshop and Pagemaker, Quark Xpress, PowerPoint, Excel

Language: Spanish speaking, reading, and writing skills

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Last updated: October 2000