• Leadership: coordinating, mentoring, and progressing the relationships between human service volunteers and the clients they serve.
  • Community building: increasing community and human service capacities based on shared experiences, common goals, and human-centered design.
  • Communication: facilitating and mediating group discussions based on complex topics like DE&I, implicit bias, and social structures.
  • Adaptability: a high capacity to produce results under new and changing conditions while providing leadership and support to peers.


Self-employed, Michigan – Digital Artist
Jan 2022 – Current – Art by Kurtis Edwards

● 2D illustrations and artwork using digital applications like Rebelle6, Krita, and PS.
● Highly proficient in video editing production in Premier Pro and a working knowledge of After Effects.
● Developing skills in 2D animation or frame-to-frame animation using Krita and various other applications.

AmeriCorpsSTATE, Michigan – Housing Search and Information Specialist
Oct 2021 – Jan 2022 – Serving with Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

● Assist clients experiencing homelessness obtain vital documentation and support services
● Coordinate clients as they progress through shelter and community programs
● Assist clients in obtaining housing through saving or section 8 to end their homelessness

Real Progressives, Remote – Video Editor
Jan 2021 – Oct 2021

● Produce and edit a weekly web series on economics
● Produce and curate highly visual narratives of the CEO’s podcast and radio appearances
● Use Adobe Creative Suite, as well as the organization’s Microsoft Teams platform

AmeriCorpsVISTA, Michigan – Nonprofit Program Coordinator
Aug 2018 – Aug 2020 – Served with Washtenaw Literacy

● Increase program outreach and service capacity within the community of Ypsilanti, MI
● Coordinate, facilitate, and train an average of 30 volunteers per academic semester
● Increase knowledge and proficiencies in human services and non-profits related to poverty reduction,
workforce development, and college & educational access

E-International Relations, Remote – Vol. Editor
May 2016 – Jan 2018

● Manage developing, editing, curating, and commissioning Online Resources and Student Features
● Manage a team of 15 volunteers spread across the globe

Koening Dunne PC, LLC, Nebraska – File Clerk
Nov 2013 – June 2014

● Processed and maintained client records while ensuring accuracy and confidentiality
● Transported confidential documents and legal filings through the metropolitan area

Omaha Downtown Improvement District, Nebraska – Intern
May 2013 – Aug 2013

● Built an ambassador program designed to link visitors to businesses within the
downtown community

FirstComp Insurance, Nebraska – Claims Examiner
Dec 2007 – June 2011

● Investigated workplace incidents by communicating with the insured, claimants, and medical
● Maintained and processed a high volume of medical documentation and claimant benefits with strict
adherence to HIPAA laws, client privacy and company policy


Norwich University – M.A. Diplomacy
University of Nebraska Omaha – B.S. Geography


Ypsilanti Community High School, Michigan – Vol. Restorative Justice
Jan 2020 – March 2020

● Assist in resolving conflict with students using restorative methods

Gleaners Foodbank of SE Michigan, Michigan – Geographic Info.
Sys. Oct 2014 – Jan 2015

● Developed map visualizations depicting the geographic allocation of donors
and food distribution.

University of Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska – Int. Student Services
Sept 2013 – May 2014

● Curate numerous student activities that culminated in a large banquet and cultural concert