Jackie Willis Chief of Staff

Jackie is now attending NYU dental school in NYC. She was previously Chief of Staff for The Center for Special Dentistry, PC and COO of 1dentist, LLC and related companies. She worked full time with us for 3.5 years while pursuing her post-baccalaureate pre dental requirements. Jackie is also a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve. In the photo she received an award from U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews for helping Dr. Dorfman’s efforts recruiting dentists into U.S. Navy Medicine. Yes, she can multi-task!

EDUCATION:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2008-2012
B.A. Psychology, Hispanic Studies Minor
Awards: Buckley Public Service Scholar, Leadership Advantage Scholar, Leadership Institute Scholar, Dean’s List, Sigma Delta Pi: The Spanish National Honor Society

Study Abroad: Seville, Spain – Summer 2010

Northside High School 2004-2008
Awards: Principal’s List, Junior Marshall, SAT Scholar, Student Council President, National Honors Society President, National Art Honors Society President, Varsity Soccer Captain

EXPERIENCE:
RESIDENT ADVISOR
Chapel Hill, NC
Housing and Residential Education
August 2009 – May 2012
– Implemented social and educational events to enhance academic achievement
– Helped train new employees by modeling possible scenarios and solutions
– Resolved residents’ concerns to housing facilities while maintaining privacy
– Managed a budget and collaborated with coworkers and outside businesses to create large-scale events
– Presented a ‘large-scale events’ presentation for RAs during mid-year training
– Recognized Facilities Services and Housekeeping for maintaining safety

PROJECT UPLIFT COUNSELOR
Chapel Hill, NC
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
May-June 2009; May-June 2011
– Collaborated with a team of coworkers to plan weekly upcoming events and performances
– Informed participants the historical, cultural, and social information about the University
– Enforced residence rules and program policies while encouraging safety compliance
– Prepared weekly reports for the executive team

STUDENT AMBASSADOR
Chapel Hill, NC
University Career Services
August 2010 – January 2011
– Counseled students on career choice, setting goals and future planning
– Educated peers through workshops on interviews and resume building events
– Recruited University students to join and get involved in Career Services

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
– Elderly Care Volunteer at Carol Woods Retirement Community, January 2012-April 2012
– Cocktail Server and Hostess at East End: Oyster and Martini Bar, February April 2012
Volunteer at Kids Saving the Rainforest, Costa Rica, June-July 2011
– Veterinary Intern at Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue Center, Costa Rica July 2011
– Volunteer at Asociacion Para Salvar Las Tortugas de Parismina, Costa Rica July 2011
– Carrboro Elementary Teacher Assistant, September 2010 – May 2011
– Event Designer Assistant for Designs by Sean, September 2010
COMCOR Event and Meeting Productions, Inc. Intern, July 2010

TRAVEL:
– Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Spain, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Honduras

SKILLS:
– Proficient in Spanish, Conversant in Portuguese
– Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Powerpoint
– Experience in collecting and interpreting quantitative data, SPSS statistical software, learning new technical skills