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Caridad Caceres

Caridad Caceres

Miami, FL, US

 

About 

About me
Two years ago I moved from St. Louis, MO to my hometown in Nicaragua, and started working in Hospitality, in the field of Sustainable Tourism. What exactly is sustainable tourism? you may ask; it is the implementation of the social aspect of how tourism can provide opportunities to the local communities. In this field I was in charge of designing and managing low cost social projects, such as education facilities, clinics, housing and playgrounds. I was also the operations manager a the host hotel for the volunteers for these activities. My skills upon graduating with my master’s degree two years ago from Washington University in St. Louis, have been amplified thanks to the opportunity I had in managing multiple projects and businesses. For additional income I also worked as a free-lancer designer, in several graphic design projects as well as interior designs.

Besides my most recent employment, I previously worked in a geotechnical Engineering firm, where I held a drafting position, and was responsible for producing construction documents, floor elevation surveys for residences, and soil classification charts. In 2015 I was selected to join HOK St. Louis for an intensive summer internship, where I collaborated with other interns, and professional teams during schematic design, design proposals, competitions, and design standards. In both firms time-management, efficiency and communication were key to the successful completion of projects. I also became a Teaching Assistant at the University of Florida and Washington University in St. Louis, where I attained experience in organization, leadership, and responsibility. 

Employment 

Monty's Beach Lodge, Jiquilillo, NI, Hotel & Social Projects Manager

Hotel & Social Project manager and coordinator for Monty’s Beach Lodge, a hotel based onsustainable tourism. Responsibilities included project proposals, design of facilites,construction supervision, coordination of volunteer activities and social involvement.

Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
 

Self-Employed, Architectural Design, Graphic Design, Chinandega, NI, Free-lancer

Branding/Design/Development/Construction Hotel Los Zorros
Interior design & branding for “La Pasadita Café”
Graphic design including business logo design & restaurant menu design

Jun 2006 - Jun 2018
 

Washington University in St. Louis, St louis, Mo, Graduate Teaching Assistant

International Housing- Niseko, Japan | Fall 2015
Environmental Systems | Spring 2016

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
 

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO``, Alberti Design Teacher

Selected to teach a creative problem-solving studio to fourth grade students
from St. Louis elementary schools. Lessons include model making, sustainable strategies, recycling methods, etc.

Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
 

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Graduate Research Assistant

Research of land use and proposals for the St. Louis North Riverfront
Analysis of environmental conditions of the Mississippi riverfront

Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
 

HOK, St. Louis, MO, Architectural Intern

Construction documents for NFL Stadium Proposal in St. Louis
Space planning and design solutions for local business - RefabSTL
3-dimensional studies, renderings, and plans for schematic design
Design Standards for Tyson Foods

May 2015 - Sep 2015
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, Design Teaching Assistant

Design Teaching Assistant for Lower division studios.

Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
 

GSE Engineering, Gainesville, FL, US, Intern/Draftsmen

Develop high quality construction and field drawing documents for
geotechnical reports, including site plans, building damage plans and
floor elevation surveys. Used gINT software to produce SPT, Borings,
and soil classification charts specific to a site

May 2013 - Sep 2013
 

Education 

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, Masters, Architecture

Master of Architecture | Honors | gpa 3.96

Aug 2014 - May 2016
 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, US, BArch, Design, Construction & Planning

Bachelor of Design in Architecture | Cum-Laude Honors

May 2012 - May 2014
 

Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, US, Interior Design

Aug 2009 - May 2011
 

Awards 

WUSTL FREDERICK WIDMANN PRIZE IN ARCHITECTURE, Award

A $2000 cash prize awarded to the Top graduating architecture student.

2016
 
2015
 

AIA STL| Honor Award, Award

Developed renderings and presentation, edited drawings for the design of Architect Gia Daskalakis | Das20 Architectural Studio | St. Louis, MO

2015
 

DEAN’S FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP, Scholarship

Recipient of a full tuition scholarship given to only one incoming graduate student.
Selected based on academic record, portfolio, and highest professional promise

2014
 

UF LUMINAIRE COMPETITION, Honorable Mention

Design excellence | Popular vote award for lamp design

2013
 

UF SOA PIN-UP EXHIBIT, Other

Top 10 students pin-up board exhibit for acceptance into the upper division

2012
 

Skills