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MACALA LAMOUR

80 Brook Haven Drive, Apt. 9, Attleboro, MA 02703 Cell: 339.364.0457 Email: Macala.Lamour@bc.edu

EDUCATION Master of Arts, Higher Education: Student Affairs


Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Expected May 2014 May 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Minors: Human Rights, International Studies


University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Study Abroad in Granada, Spain; Deans List, New England Scholar

SKILLS & INTERESTS


Language: Travel: English (Native), Fluent Spanish (17 years), Basic French (3 years) Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, and around the U.S.

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE Adviser College Bound at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

September 2012 Present

Develop innovative Friday Night Intensive program to assist high school juniors and seniors from lowincome and minority backgrounds in the college application and financial aid process Assist with logistical planning and aid teachers with STEM, College and Career Coaching, and Social justice courses during Saturday enrichment and support program

Capital Giving Staff Assistant Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


January 2011 Present

Collaborate with campus staff and assist in drafting letters, proposals, informational material, and letters of intent to alumni and parents to elicit gifts to the University based on their philanthropic interests Act as a leader for support staff by serving as a resource for new employees and implementing new technologies within team and department to more efficiently organize and manage time Provide administrative support for multiple fundraisers, run reports, manage calendars, conduct basic research and create confidential briefings, arrange travel plans and submit expenses

Career Resource Assistant/Peer Consultant Department of Career Services, Storrs, CT

January 2006 May 2006

Attended professional trainings and gained job search skills to aid and advise undergraduate students with career research and resume critiques

Mentor First Year Education Programs, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

January 2006 May 2006

Collaborated with fellow mentor and facilitator to create syllabus and lessons for human rights course

MACALA LAMOUR
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Program Coordinator Vamos Spanish Academy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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February 2010 September 2010

Negotiated new business contracts to recruit students, and facilitated language exchange club with students Expanded educational, cultural and volunteer activities by establishing relationships with local organizations

ESL Tutor Lenguas Educational Counseling, Buenos Aires, Argentina


September 2009 September 2010

Prepared individualized lessons plans for business professionals and local students of all levels and ages Visited local schools to encourage cross-cultural learning by discussing American language and traditions

School Relationship Manager Traveling Tour Consultant Tour Consultant EF Educational Tours, Boston, MA

August 2008 June 2009 August 2007 August 2008 June 2006 August 2007

School Relationship Manager, August 2008 June 2009 Found new business in Arizona through research and by developing close relationships with leaders in public and private schools and districts Gave group presentations at faculty meetings and met one-on-one with administrators to increase educational travel opportunities and promote 21st Century skill development Traveling Tour Consultant, August 2007 August 2008 Met with educators, parents, and students to provide resources and promote enrollment Utilized communication skills by giving presentations and reporting meetings to consultants Tour Consultant, June 2006 August 2007 Managed 80 to 100 tours by working directly with teachers via phone and email throughout the sales process to coach them on advertising, recruiting, and preparing for travel Researched and analyzed market growth possibilities of expanding Outside Sales to Alaska and Hawaii and presented findings to the Vice President of Sales

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE The Posse Foundation, Boston, MA


February 2014 - Present August 2013 January 2013 June 2013 September 2012 January 2013

Advise high school senior on writing techniques and skills to prepare for transition to college

Northeast Leadership Center, Smithfield, RI


Proofread and revised student handbook and policies for new ministry training program

Summer Search, Boston, MA Lets Get Ready, Boston, MA

Coached first-year college student to on possible career options and summer internship opportunities

Served as a mentor for urban high school students to complete college applications and FAFSA

MACALA LAMOUR
PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT, AFFILIATIONS, & COMMITTEE WORK Involvement:
The Womens Collaborative of Boston College, member (2013 Present) Diversity Committee, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, member (2014 Present)

Membership Affiliations:
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, NASPA, member (2012 Present) Massachusetts College Personnel Association, MCPA, member (2013 Present) National Association for Campus Activities, NACA, member (2013 Present)

Conferences Attended:
MCPA All of the Above Conference, Dean College, February 2013 NASPA Asian-Pacific Islander Drive In: Vision, Visibility, Voice, Northeastern University, October 2013 MCPA Drive In: Modeling Innovation and Engagement, Newbury College, December 2013 MCPA All of the Above Conference, UMass Lowell, February 2014 Planning Committee Volunteer