Category Archives: Biography

Biography: Where/School/Work/Activities

This is the skeleton of my personal memoir. This timeline includes where I lived, and where I went to school and/or where I worked at the time, as well as my extra-curricular activities. It also includes the tongue-in-cheek (really, but not really) titles to go along with the chapters. Enjoy!

CHAPTER 1: Underfoot and Underpaid

1982

LA GRANGE, TX

Born on January 23 in La Grange, Texas.

HERNDON, KS

Moved to Herndon, KS (my father’s hometown) Memorial Day weekend; May 28.

http://www.herndonkansas.com

1983 – 1985

HERNDON, KS

Early childhood on the farm my father inherited from his family.

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HERNDON, KS

Attended Preschool in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Mrs. Ketterl

1987

HERNDON, KS

Attended Kindergarten in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Mrs. Beims

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 CHAPTER 2: Leaving Childhood in the Dust in the Wind

1988

HERNDON, KS

Attended First Grade in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Mrs. Hickert

1989

HERNDON, KS

Attended Second Grade in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Mrs. Hickert

1990

HERNDON, KS

Attended Third Grade in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Miss Minnick (now Mrs. Dietrich)

1991

HERNDON, KS

Attended Fourth Grade in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Miss Minnick (now Mrs. Dietrich)

Joined the Herndon Go-Getters 4-H club.

1992

HERNDON, KS

Attended Fifth Grade in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Miss Hopper

Participated in:

4-H

Music Band (required curriculum). Played the Alto Saxophone.

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CHAPTER 3: Let the Games Begin!

1993

HERNDON, KS

Attended Sixth Grade in Herndon, KS. Teacher: Miss Hopper

Brother born November 27.

Participated in:

4-H

Band (required curriculum). Played the Alto Saxophone.

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, and Track (Shot Put and Discus)

Odyssey of the Mind 

1994

HERNDON, KS

Seventh Grade in Herndon, KS. Multiple teachers in multiple classrooms.

Participated in:

4-H

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, and Track (Shot Put and Discus)

Cheerleading

Odyssey of the Mind

Academic Bowl

1995

HERNDON, KS

Eighth Grade in Herndon, KS.

Participated in:

4-H

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, and Track (Shot Put, Discus, Short Sprints)

Cheerleading

Odyssey of the Mind

Academic Bowl

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CHAPTER 4: Getting the Heck Outta Dodge

 1996

HERNDON, KS

Freshman year of High School in Herndon, KS.

Participated in:

4-H

Vocal Choir

Volleyball

Odyssey of the Mind

Academic Bowl

1997

HERNDON, KS

Sophomore year of High School in Herndon, KS.

Participated in:

4-H

Vocal Choir

Volleyball

Odyssey of the Mind

Academic Bowl

1998

HERNDON, KS

Junior year of High School in Herndon, KS.

Participated in:

4-H

Vocal Choir

Volleyball

Odyssey of the Mind

Academic Bowl

Newman University Investigative Summer Science Program

Model U.N.; Represented Venezuela

1999

HERNDON, KS

Senior year of High School in Herndon, KS

Employed at McDonald’s in McCook, NE (June 1999 – August 2000)

Participated in:

4-H

Vocal Choir

Band; played the Clarinet

Class President

Odyssey of the Mind

Academic Bowl

Model U.N.; Represented Russia

Model Senate; Represented Hawaii

2000

HERNDON, KS

Employed at McDonald’s in McCook, NE

Graduated from Herndon High School

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in West Hall

Freshman year, first semester at Kansas State University. Major: Industrial Engineering

Employed at Derby Dining Center, the dining center for the Derby complex of Residence Halls.

Participated in:

Hall governing board, Hall Representative to the Residence Hall Governing Board

Intramural Basketball

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CHAPTER 5: Not in Kansas Anymore (Thank GOD!)

2001

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in West Hall

Freshman year, second semester at Kansas State University. Major: Biochemistry

Employed at Derby Dining Center

Participated in:

Residence Hall Governing Board, Social Coordinator

MACURH (Midwest Association of College and University Residence Halls) conference in Grand Forks, ND

NACURH (National Association of College and University Residence Halls) conference in Los Angeles, CA

Phi Beta Sigma Blue Apollo Talent Show

HERNDON, KS

Employed at McDonald’s in McCook, NE (May 2001 – August 2001)

ORLANDO, FL

Walt Disney World College Program Internship

Resided in Chatham Square

Cast as Disney’s Animal Kingdom Custodial Hostess

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CHAPTER 6: Back in the Saddle

2002

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in West Hall

Sophomore year, first semester at Kansas State University. Major: Apparel Design and Production

Unemployed (January 2002 – February 2002)

Employed at McDonald’s on 3rd Street (February 2002 – May 2002)

MCCOOK, NE

Resided in apartment (May 2002 – June 2002)

Employed at McDonald’s in McCook, NE (May 2002 – August 2002)

HERNDON, KS

Employed at McDonald’s in McCook, NE (May 2002 – August 2002)

MANHATTAN, KS

Sophomore year, second semester at Kansas State University. Major: Psychology

Resided in apartment on Garden Way (August 2002 – January 2003)

Employed at Wal*Mart (August 2002 – December 2002)

Employed at Dillard’s, Men’s Shoes (December 2002 – January 2003)

2003

MANHATTAN, KS

Junior year, first semester at Kansas State University.

Resided in apartment on Garden Way

Employed at Dillard’s, Men’s Shoes department (December 2002 – January 2003)

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CHAPTER 7: Going for Broke

ORLANDO, FL

Resided in apartment on Constitution Dr. (January 2003 – June 2003)

Employed at Talk America (January 2003 – March 2003)

Employed as Accounting Software Cold-call Lead Generator (March 2003)

Employed at Wilhelmina Scouting Network (April 2003 – June 2003)

HERNDON, KS

Unemployed (June 2003 – August 2003)

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CHAPTER 8: Back to “Normal”

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in Jardine Apartments in (August 2003 – December 2003)

Junior year, second semester at Kansas State University Major: Psychology

Employed at Sykes, Enterprises (August 2003 – April 2004)

2004

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in University Square Apartments (January 2004 – April 2004)

Employed at Sykes, Enterprises (August 2003 – April 2004)

Performed in SpringDance 2004 at Kansas State University (March 2004)

OGDEN, KS

Resided in mobile home (April 2004 – August 2005)

Senior year, first semester at Kansas State University. Major: Psychology

Unemployed (April 2004 – October 2004)

Employed at Big Lakes Developmental Center (October 2004 – February 2006)

Performed in University Band on the Clarinet (Fall 2004)

House Manager for the Barrier Free Theatre Performance (Fall 2004)

2005

OGDEN, KS

Resided in Ogden, KS mobile home (April 2004 – August 2005)

Senior year, second semester at Kansas State University. Major: Psychology

Employed at Big Lakes Developmental Center (October 2004 – February 2006)

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CHAPTER 9: Movin’ On, Steppin’ Up

2006

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in Apartment on Poyntz Ave (January 2006 – June 2006)

Fifth year, first semester at Kansas State University. Major: Psychology

Graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology

Employed at Big Lakes Developmental Center (October 2004 – February 2006)

Employed at Kwik Shop on Anderson Ave (February 2006 – June 2006)

Participated in:

Bellydance Club

ORLANDO, FL

Walt Disney World College Program Internship (June 2006 – January 2007)

Resided in Chatham Square (June 2006)

DAVENPORT, FL

Walt Disney World College Program Internship (June 2006 – January 2007)

Cast as Operations Hostess at Muppet*Vision 3D

Resided at the Regal Palms Resort (July 2006 – August 2006)

ORLANDO, FL

Walt Disney World College Program Internship (June 2006 – January 2007)

Resided in Chatham Square

Cast as Operations Hostess at Muppet*Vision 3D

Cast as Merchandise Hostess at the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival (Fall 2006)

2007

ORLANDO, FL

Resided in Lexington Place on International Drive (January 2007 – December 2007)

Employed at Walt Disney World (January 2007 – December 2008)

Cast as Transportation Hostess Magic Kingdom Watercraft (January 2007)

Cast as Operations Hostess at Muppet*Vision 3D (January 2007 – December 2008)

Employed at McDonald’s Corporation as Patch S.T.A.R. (January 2007 – August 2007)

Employed at McDonald’s Corporation as Second Assistant Manager (August 2007 – December 2008)

2008

ORLANDO, FL

Resided in Carlyle Court apartments on Curry Ford Rd (January 2008 – December 2008)

Employed at McDonald’s Corporation as Second Assistant Manager (August 2007 – 2008)

Employed at Walt Disney World (January 2007 – December 2008)

Cast as Operations Hostess at Muppet*Vision 3D (January 2007 – December 2008)

Applied to Law School; LSAT Score 162

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CHAPTER 10: Kissing My Life Good-Bye

2009

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in Goodnow Hall (January 2009 – May 2009)

Fifth year, second semester at Kansas State University. Major: Philosophy

Unemployed (January 2009 – April 2009)

Employed at Alorica, Inc (April 2009 – August 2009)

Resided in Villa Faye apartment on Pomeroy St (May 2009 – August 2010)

Employed at Old Chicago (August 2009 – October 2009)

Employed at Panera Bread (September 2009 – June 2010)

Participated in:

Philosophy Club; Assumed the Presidency Fall of 2009

Independent Study in Philosophy Summer of 2009

2010

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in Villa Faye apartment on Pomeroy St (May 2009 – August 2010)

Resided in Villa Faye apartment on Bertrand St (August 2010 – July 2011)

Sixth year at Kansas State University. Major: Philosophy; Graduated December 2010

Employed at Panera Bread (October 2009 – June 2010)

Unemployed (June 2010 – March 2011)

Participated in:

Philosophy Club; President Spring 2010

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CHAPTER 11: Noblesse Oblige or Terminal Illness?

2011

MANHATTAN, KS

Resided in Villa Faye apartment on Bertrand St (August 2010 – July 2011)

Unemployed (June 2010 – March 2011)

Employed at Holiday Inn, Housekeeping (March 2011 – July 2011)

HERNDON, KS

Unemployed (July 2011 – September 2011)

KILAUEA, HI

Resided at Kauai Kunana Dairy (September 2011 – November 2011)

Employed at Kauai Kunana Dairy as Farm Hand (September 2011 – November 2011)

KEKAHA, HI

Resided with family friends at their home (November 2011 – December 2011)

Employed at ServiceMaster, Janitorial (November 2011 – January 2012)

2012

KAPAA, HI

Resided at the Kauai Beach House Hostel (January 2012 – April 2012)

Employed at the Kauai Beach House Hostel (January 2012 – April 2012)

Employed at McDonald’s in Kapaa (January 2012 – April 2012)

PRINCEVILLE, HI

Resided at Anini Beach Park (April 2012 – July 2012)

Employed at the Westin Resort and Spa, Room Attendant (May 2012 – November 2012)

Resided down the beach past Anini Beach Park (July 2012 – September 2012)

WAILUA, HI

Resided in room sub-let in house (September 2012 – December 2012)

Employed at the Westin Resort and Spa, Room Attendant (May 2012 – November 2012)

Employed at McDonald’s in Kapaa (November 2012 – January 2013)

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CHAPTER 12: What’s Wrong with Hawaii?

2013

HONOLULU, HI

Resided at Institute for Human Services Women’s Shelter (January 2013)

Employed as live-in caregiver in Hawaii Kai (January 2013 – November 2013)

Resided in condominium in Hawaii Kai (January 2013 – November 2013)

Employed at Ross Dress for Less in Hawaii Kai (February 2013 – September 2013)

Resided at Haleiwa Beach Park (November 2013)

Resided at Pu’uwai O Makaha Health Services (November 2013 – January 2014)

Unemployed (November 2013 – February 2014)

2014

HONOLULU, HI

Resided at Institute for Human Services Women’s Shelter (January 2014 – April 2014)

Resided at Kawaikui Beach Park, Aina Haina, Honolulu (April 2014)

Employed by Smart Professionals (February 2014 – April 2014)

Resided at Next Step Shelter, Kaka’ako, Honolulu (April 2014 – PRESENT)

Employed at 7-11 Hawaii, Niu Valley, Honolulu (April 2014 – November 2014)

Employed at EcoCab (November 2014 – July 2015)

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 CHAPTER 13: Embracing My Poverty

2015

HONOLULU, HI

Resided at Next Step Project Shelter, Kaka’ako, Honolulu (April 2014 – PRESENT)

Employed at EcoCab (November 2014 – July 2015)

Self-Employed (July 2015 – PRESENT)

2016

HONOLULU, HI

Resided at Next Step Project Shelter, Kaka’ako, Honolulu (April 2014 – April 2016)

Self-Employed (July 2015 – PRESENT)

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