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Rachel Browne

Rachel Browne

Portland, OR, US

 

About 

I recently graduated from the architectural program at Portland State and I am looking for a position where I can use what I have learned to make a creative contribution as part of a team. I chose to get a degree in architecture initially as it incorporated my love of design and drawing into skills applicable to a career.

Portland State University’s Architecture program focused on providing the students with a well-rounded general design education rather than focusing intensely on a specific area of building design, so the education translates well into other design fields. The scope and pace of the program has prepared me with the technical skills and mindset to be an asset to a team of creative thinkers and artists.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Portland State University, Portland, OR, US, Departmental Services Cashier

• Daily face-to-face contact with customers seeking to pay for tuition and fees and asking for explanations of payments and payment policies.
• Provides customers with general information and directions; sorts mail; files financial records; types various financial forms and records; answers telephone inquiries regarding accounts and payments.
• Receives payments and applies payments to the appropriate account, coding with correct account number (e.g., tuition payments, accounts receivable payments, special fee payments); processes departmental deposits, assigning deposits to the correct accounts; makes change; processes credit card payments; cash petty cash checks; processes refunds; maintains daily records.
• Often responsible for training all new employees in policies and procedures.

Feb 2007 - current
 

Horizon Airlines, Portland, OR, US, Operations Agent / Ground Service Agent

Operations/ Communications Agent (2005 - 2007)

• Recording vital flight data such as fuel and passenger loads and landing times.
• Took on the wheelchair service contact duties so I could make sure that our passengers were getting them when they needed them.
• Job shadowed with agents in other departments to get a stronger understanding of the overall operation.
• Reorganized the office setup to improve the flow of communication between the agents.

Ground Service Agent (2004 – 2005)
• Responsible for directing plane traffic, loading and unloading passengers and their baggage.

Jan 2004 - Feb 2007
 

Education 

Portland State University, Portland, OR, US, Bachelors, Architecture

The Chair of the PSU Architecture program, Clive Knights, describes the program:

"Recognized internationally as a highly innovative center of creativity, and renowned nationally as a locus of sustainable practice, Portland is one of the most livable urban environments in North America.

Our teaching and research are inspired by three priorities:

Exploring the poetics of material and the communication of cultural meaning
Speculating upon urban issues and the pleasures and dilemmas of city dwelling
Promoting community engagement and the application of creative and professional practices toward the common good.

Our growing program is approaching 400 students drawn from diverse backgrounds across the city, region, and nationally and internationally. We occupy the award-winning, recently renovated Shattuck Hall in a vibrant urban setting entwined within the vitality and culture of the city."

I chose to get a degree in architecture initially as it incorporated my love of design and drawing into skills applicable to a career. Portland State University’s Architecture program focused on providing the students with a well-rounded general design education rather than focusing intensely on a specific area of building design, so the education translates well into other design fields. I was able to develop my digital rendering skills and learn new digital design tools. The scope and pace of my architecture program has prepared me with the technical skills and mindset to be an asset to a team of creative thinkers and artists.

Sep 2007 - Mar 2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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