10 Things Study Abroad Will Teach You: Adventures in Taiwan

I’ve just returned from a two week study abroad in Taiwan through the University of St. Thomas where I am working on a masters degree in international studies. I have always dreamed of traveling to Asia but, to be perfectly honest, I had always imagined myself first visiting the majestic temples of Cambodia or the pristineContinue reading “10 Things Study Abroad Will Teach You: Adventures in Taiwan”

U.S. / Turkey Relations – Documentary Short

As we’re nearing the end of my first semester of graduate school (I’m studying International Studies), I thought I’d share one of the projects we worked on for my Regional Study of North Africa & the Middle East class. It’s a short, 8 minute (mini) documentary that I produced (and narrated) on U.S. / TurkishContinue reading “U.S. / Turkey Relations – Documentary Short”

Accepted to Graduate School for International Studies!

One of my long time goals has been to attend graduate school for international studies. The problem was I always seemed to come up with reasons why it wasn’t a possibility. Earlier this year, I stumbled upon an invite to attend an information session at the University of St. Thomas. That was it. I wasContinue reading “Accepted to Graduate School for International Studies!”

Presentation for CDC on Marketing Efforts

On August 22 and 23, 2017, the City of Houston Health Department’s Bureau of HIV/STDs and Viral Hepatitis had it’s annual Centers for Disease Control (CDC) site visit regarding the Project PrIDE grant (the grant that I am working on). Needless to say it was a high pressure, yet extremely productive couple of days. DuringContinue reading “Presentation for CDC on Marketing Efforts”

PMP Certification Underway!

On and off for the past year or so, I’ve been considering the idea of starting the process to become a certified project manager. I truly enjoy project management and I can see that I tend to thrive in that capacity. Well… I finally made the jump. I’ve enrolled in the PMP coursework and myContinue reading “PMP Certification Underway!”

“What I Learned From Going On 50+ Interviews…” by Austin Belcak

I typically don’t share articles on my website. The purpose of this site is to showcase my own work, an online portfolio if you will. However, yesterday I stumbled upon one of the best articles I’ve read in a really long while on how to job hunt. More then just job hunting, the piece tellsContinue reading ““What I Learned From Going On 50+ Interviews…” by Austin Belcak”

Annual Progress Report – Writing Sample

Part of what I do at the Houston Health Department is write (if you couldn’t guess). I collaborated with a group of 5 individuals within the Bureau of HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Prevention to compose the Annual Progress Report. This report details Project PrIDE activities for the year. Once completed, the Annual Progress Report is submitted toContinue reading “Annual Progress Report – Writing Sample”

RFP for Marketing Services – Writing Sample

Recently, I completed writing a new Request for Proposal (RFP) for marketing services for the Houston Health Department. This RFP was crafted in support of the Project PrIDE grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Read the intro below or view the complete document here:  RFP for Marketing Services. “The Houston Health Department (HHD)Continue reading “RFP for Marketing Services – Writing Sample”

New Design Projects & New Job

In the past few months, I’ve been able to work on some exciting new projects. My latest graphic pieces include several posters in support of an Houston Health Department’s presentation at the 2017 National African American MSM (men who have sex with men) Leadership Conference.   A little background, in October 2016 I received a promotionContinue reading “New Design Projects & New Job”