Catie McMahon

Catie McMahon

Fayetteville, AR, US

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Catie McMahon is an architectural student who is passionate about the built world and is seeking the opportunity to design purposeful and progressive spaces for all types of communities. Since beginning her architectural studies in 2018, she has learned that her ambitions lie in projects that require social change and promote creative and healthy environments. She is looking to progress professionally at a firm that works to better communities through architectural revolutions and has strengths in storytelling through the use of graphics as well as, methods of working that include goals of reasoning through design.



University of Arkansas Athletics, Fayetteville, AR, US, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Manager

Manages a team of 50+ female, collegiate, student-athletes under the supervision of the head coach, assistant coaches, and director of operations. This position requires around 10-15 hours of work during the school week, and 5-10 hours on weekends when meets are hosted. Position is on a brief hiatus due to COVID -19.

- Assisting at daily practice
- Organizing and distributing uniforms, team issued gear, and shoe inventory
- Assisting at hosted meets
- Travelling to championship meets
- Hospitality responsibilities

Sep 2018 - current

Small Business Owner, Cedar Rapids, IA, US, Personal Assistant

Worked for an independently owned/run small business owner that worked from home. This position was held during the summer before I left for college and was balanced with 15 credit hours of summer courses. This position required 35-40 hours a week.

- Organized business inventory
- Managed shipping inventory
- Managed housework
- Managed strict time schedule for children
- Child care for 2 children
- Completed daily errands

May 2018 - Aug 2018

Iowa BIG: SHE CAN, Cedar Rapids, IA, US, Project Lead

Lead team of 8 students and 15 middle school girls in coordinating a commnity project centered around research efforts in women’s rights, workplace equality, group and individual mentorship, entrepreneurship, marketing, event planning, and empowerment. This project required around 20 hours of work per week.

- Daily meeting coordination
- Public speaking
- Conducted interviews with prominent women
professionals within the community
- Event planning
- Mentoring
- Communication with community sponsors

Aug 2017 - May 2018

Iowa BIG: Squashed, Cedar Rapids, IA, US, Project Lead

Lead team of 5 students through a student-centered health and wellness blog. Research included health tips, recipe testing, website creation, marketing, surveying, media promotion and advertising. The goal of the project was to promote a healthier lifestyle amongst busy students by offering student-driven perspectives and tips. This project required around 10 hours of work per week.

- Graphic design
- Daily meeting coordination
- Content creation
- Website design
- Weekly blog writing and posting
- Interviewed with community professionals

Aug 2017 - May 2018

City of Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids, IA, US, Lifeguard

Received Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR, and First Aid Training Certification and worked for the City of Cedar Rapids in the aquatics department as a lifeguard. This position required 30-40 hours of work every week.

- Supervise swimming activities
- Ensure proper safety guidelines are being followed
- Trained to administer first-aid and CPR if necessary
- Pass monthly skills-exam to ensure training is retained
- Inspect pool facilities follow city safety protocols
- Daily sanitization and cleaning of entire pool facility
- Follow a strict weekly schedule with long hours

May 2017 - Aug 2017


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Aug 2018 - current

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