Samantha Shifflett

Contact Number: 434-882-2699

Email: samanthashifflett95@gmail.com

address: 5600 Heather Drive, Apartment L, Blacksburg, VA, 24060

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

B.A. Creative Writing

  • August 2013 – May 2017
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • GPA: 3.0/4.0

B.A. Professional Writing

  • August 2013 – May 2017
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • GPA: 3.0/4.0

B.S. Human Development

  • August 2013 – May 2017
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • GPA: 3.0/4.0

Work Experience

New River Valley Community Services

Freestone Group Homes - Direct Services Provider

  • Blacksburg VA, May 2016 - Present
  • Works 40 hours a week
  • Provided individualized personal and behavioral supports needed to promote crisis stabilization, community inclusion, and maximum independence of Intellectually disabled individuals

ACCESS Internship

  • Blacksburg, VA, Jan. 20, 2016 – June 2016
  • 500 total hours worked
  • Answered phone calls, scheduled appointments, and provided empathy and active listening for those who needed it in the Emergency Services center of NRVCS

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Dietrick Hall Seasonal Cool

  • Blacksburg, VA, Aug. 26, 2013 – August 20, 2016
  • Work 20+ hours per week to fund college expenses
  • prepared every meal for each shift, analyzed paper work regarding amounts and measurements, and oversaw other shift workers

Wetseal Clothing Co.

Wetseal Seasonal Sales Associate

  • Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 2012 - Jan 2015
  • Worked 30 hours/week, seasonally
  • Maintained/oversaw inventories, promoted merchandise, prepared displays, implemented new procedures, and provided all customers with acts of active listening and services when in need

Community Service

New River Valley Community Services

RAFT Crisis Hotline Volunteer

  • August 2014 - December 2016
  • Assist, advise, and refer individuals to the appropriate resources needed to serve their personal needs
  • Train new individuals at beginning of each semester on the policies enforced and techniques used daily

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Interloper Magazine Staff writer

  • August 2015 – May 2017
  • Write articles for upcoming magazines that are current, relatable, and fun to read

Students for Non-Violence

  • August 2013 – August 2015
  • Vice President: August 2014 - December 2014
  • President Position help: December 2014 – August 2015
  • Actively spreading peace, kindness, and happiness across the Blacksburg area through volunteer work and charity events created at VT in the wake of April 16, 2007

To Write Love on Her Arms - TWLOHA

  • August 2013 – December 2016
  • Social Media Guru position: August 2015 – December 2016
  • spread awareness of mental illness and suicide, end the struggle for those going through these issues, and provide hope for those who struggle with finding it themselves