Seasoned social science researcher with experience in qualitative and quantitative social welfare, psychology, gerontology and public health studies, both as an assistant and a leader. Skilled communicator, both written and orally, comfortable in front of varied audiences. Led and contributed to community health initiatives for large corporations, non-profits and secondary schools. Passionate professional dedicated to furthering personal health goals, community wellness standards and global health initiatives. Areas of competency include:
International Health Research
REVOLUTION FOODS, INC., Elizabeth, NJ Feb 2012-Oct 2014
Revolution Foods is a school food service provider that delivers healthy meals and nutrition education to schools and programs across the country.
Strategically manage sixty plus school accounts, acting as the external face of the company; Generating new sales and accounts, as well as growing the portfolio of current accounts. Experience cold calling and data entry and maintenance in Sales Force.
Educate current and prospective partners on the benefits of working with Revolution Foods
Exceeded new business development goal of $1 million by reaching almost $3 million in new sales.
Exceeded account retention goal of 93%.
Data & Systems Support Assistant
Responsible for information maintenance, data entry, and compliance record keeping; Provided administrative support to Operations and School Accounts Teams; and participated in sales activities including cold calling, updating leads and opportunities in Sales Force, arranging tastings and scheduling meetings with potential partners.
Successfully managed office related budgets and accounts payable for the New York/New Jersey area.
Ensured schools’ compliance with government regulations necessary to receive federal and state level reimbursements.
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES – USA, Washington, DC2008
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, nongovernmental social development organization, and is the world’s largest charity dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children.
Sponsorship Coordinator Intern
Worked directly with the Sponsorship Coordinator to obtain sponsorships for orphaned and abandoned children all over the world, working with Raiser’s Edge software. Assisted in fundraising and marketing events to promote the organization nationally.
Master of Public Health, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 2009
Minors in Business and Economics, 3.92 GPA, Phi Beta Kappa
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT – 200), November 2014
Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, 2010-11
American University - Washington Semester: Economic Policy and International Business, 2008
National University of Ireland, Galway, Supervised Research – Social Gerontology, 2007
Certified Nutrition Peer Educator, 2006
Abalimi Bezekhaya (Farmers of Home), 2010-Present
Pediatric Cancer Foundation, 2009-Present
Lehigh University Alumni Admissions Outreach (AAO) Volunteer, 2009-Present
Colvin et al. 2013. Understanding careseeking for child illness in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and conceptual framework based on qualitative research of household recognition and response to child diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria. Social Science & Medicine, 86: 66-78.
Marraccini, T, Meltzer, S, Bourne, L, & Draper, C. 2012. A Qualitative Evaluation of Exposure to and Perceptions of the Woolworths Healthy Tuck Shop Guide in Cape Town, South Africa. Childhood Obesity, 8(4): 369-377.
Elsener, A., Keopke, E. & Marraccini, T. 2010. Seed To Table. Cape Town.
Marraccini, T. 2009. Child Welfare in New Zealand. Perspectives on Business and Economics, NewZealand: New Challenges in Paradise, 27: 35-46.