Jaymee always brings a positive attitude and solutions-oriented approach to her work. She’s ambitious, articulate and seeks to enact positive change wherever she identifies a need. She’s done a fantastic job in her current role as SEVIS Coordinator in dramatically improving our office’s student services and back-end processes. She’s a skilled supervisor and has well-honed communication skills.”
John Hildebrand, Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor
Jaymee and I worked closely together on the content migration and re-organization on the new website for the office. She sorted through hundreds of pages for her unit and made notes about content updates. Some of the pages had not been updated in years and needed to be consolidated and reorganized into the new website structure. Thanks to her hard work, enthusiasm for the project, and strong organizational skills, that part of the website project went smoothly. She continues to innovate and inspire changes to that part of the website. Jaymee is enthusiastic, reliable, adaptable, and overall just a great person to work with.
Ayelet Golz, Communications Manager
Jaymee served as my boss for two years, and from the beginning she made it known that she is the accessible type. She constantly made herself available to me if I had any questions or concerns. She gave the tools necessary to be successful, while continually challenging me to expand my own knowledge. Jaymee’s personality made work feel like an open and welcoming environment. She makes you feel comfortable coming to her with any questions, doubts, and celebrations that may arise, which in turn led to a happier and more productive team.
Emilyn Bell, English Teaching Assistant at Junta de Andalucia
Not many people can handle immigration-related queries as Jaymee can. She is always very patient, solution-oriented and there is nothing she couldn’t solve. Jaymee is always fast to respond, intelligent, and comes with the solution to the unique problems related to immigration policies and guides international students at CSU. She’s also very kind, easy to deal with, and available when needed. I am very impressed with her positive attitude. Jaymee is my go-to person when I seek advice. I can easily say she is one of the best in her field.
Sagar Bhatt, Software Engineer
Jaymee was my supervisor for two years and during that time I saw her continue to thrive and go above and beyond in her position. She was able to take on twice the workload after a fellow employee retired and continued to be an amazing, involved supervisor. Throughout my time working with her at the Office of International Programs at CSU, Jaymee grew tremendously, her willingness to learn and continue to take on more responsibilities is inspiring and shows that she is a true professional. Her hard work and dedication within her role, as well as her ability to work cohesively with others, supporting all of her colleagues, her supervisor and those who she supervised, makes her a valuable asset to any team. The productivity and ambition exemplified by Jaymee sets a great example for everyone else in the office and explains why everyone enjoys working with her. Jaymee excels at all aspects of her job and as my supervisor, she taught me many valuable professional lessons and encouraged me to continue striving for success. I am very optimistic about her professional success in the future. I have no doubt that any company or organization that Jaymee decides to be a part of will gain a valuable asset.
Brittany Solomon, Administrative Assistant at Aurora Public Schools
Jaymee is very organized, efficient and empathetic at work. I know she has a lot of appreciation from students for the help and support she provides to them. As her colleague, I feel she always brings a lot of passion and energy to the group. When we work on projects together, she provides great ideas, feedback and support. I really enjoy working with Jaymee.
Ying Cheng, China Programs Student Success Specialist
Where data synthesis and creative energies collide – that’s where you’ll find me!
For nearly a decade, I have dedicated my career to the higher education industry and helping others pursue their academic journeys. From issuing new student admissions to maintaining international student immigration records, I consciously view my small contribution to their lives as an honor. In these years I have seen how higher education is a stepping-stone that paves the way to a student’s future – a concept not lost on me in its gravity.
While helping others achieve their academic goals, I slowly began to pursue my own bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. I love how this science explores the story of us, humans, not only throughout history, but today in our diverse cultures and perfectly human behaviors. It is a science that connects harmoniously with my passion for writing and natural affinity to continued life-long education.
Day to day, I’m balancing data collection and analysis with interpreting government regulations, website maintenance, creating clear-cut communication campaigns, and serving as project manager and staff supervisor to assist my office with providing the best service possible to our international students and scholars at CSU. It’s a powerful blend of strengths I’ve grown to master overtime and enjoy applying to my organization’s mission.
Please feel free to explore my online portfolio and reach out with any questions or for recruitment purposes.
Bachelor of Arts | Anthropology | Colorado State University | May 2020
NARA Records Management Certification – Levels I, II, & III | National Archives & Records Administration | January 2020
Supervisor Development Program Certification | Colorado State University | July 2019
Associate of Arts | General Studies, Transfer | Umpqua Community College | 2013
Certificate | Yoga Instructor | Southwest Institute of Healing Arts | 2011
Director & Author | Beaux Cooper Media (2015 – Present)
Published my debut novel under the publishing house, Tirgearr Publishing, in eBook format in 2016 under the pseudonym Beaux Cooper.
Created and continue ongoing maintenance and marketing for the Beaux Cooper website as well as multiple social media accounts. This includes creating the content of the website and the websites for other authors and related fields.
Manage and contribute to online communities geared toward writers and editors.
Participated in large, paid speaking engagements across Wyoming as part of my book release campaign.
Network with authors around the world to orchestrate blog interviews, marketing, and literature sharing to increase mutual exposure.
Provide mentorship to budding writers through writer conferences and daily correspondence as well as editing services.
SEVIS Coordinator | International Student and Scholar Services | Colorado State University (2018 – Present)
Co-lead the Communications Committee created to remodel all communications to students as well as internal and external communities including emails, alerts, website information, and social media accounts.
Successfully lead the migration and reconstruction of the ISSS website consolidating over 250 pages from the old website down to 150 pages on our new website, updating landing pages for visual appeal and dynamic organization, and creating new content within a two-month deadline while organizing and monitoring tasks assigned to our team of 10 people. We completed the project a week ahead of schedule.
Serve as the ISSS website manager to include all content updates, creation, and alert maintenance designed to better serve our student, scholar, and CSU department affiliate populations in addition to telling our story to the greater global community in an effectual, engaging way.
Overhauled the general and task-specific communications sent to students and scholars to create a uniform template suite that is informative, inviting, and useful.
Responsible for accurately maintaining approximately 2,300 immigration records for F-1 and J-1 Visa holders by submitting daily, quarterly, semesterly, and annual reports to SEVIS. This often includes record clean-up for inaccurate details provided by the US government and the submission of Correction Requests or Data Fixes to remedy the inaccuracies.
Advise international students on immigration procedures and requirements, often requiring in-depth knowledge of immigration regulations created by SEVIS, USCIS, and DHS.
Revolutionized ISSS’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) Reporting methods and office procedures to provide efficiency and convenience to approximately 400 OPT students by creating an eForm for reporting, automatic reminder emails for approaching reporting deadlines, and designing a reporting schedule calculator website.
Perform various duties carried over from previous job title of Administrative Assistant including staff hiring, onboarding, and supervision; Immigration Document Review; and project maintenance.
Administrative Assistant III | International Student and Scholar Services | Colorado State University (2017 – 2018)
Maintained the financial accounts for the department’s annual million-dollar budget including travel arrangements, reimbursements, account reconciliation, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
Hired, trained, supervised, and mentored 4-6 staff members including the maintenance of the CSU hiring system.
Processed initial documents for thousands of international students during their initial admit phase up through their arrival in the United States ensuring each student met immigration requirements and regulations before their immigration records could be activated.
Organized and lead the annual Grant Lee Scholarship provided for students from South Korea.
Performed general office management duties through the ordering of supplies, providing troubleshooting to staff on procedures and technology, taking meeting minutes, and customer service coverage at the front desk reception area.
Accounting Aide | Outreach School | University of Wyoming (2016 – 2017)
Collected and processed monthly payroll and issued leave balance reports for the Outreach School administration, faculty, and support staff totaling over 50 employees dispersed across the state of Wyoming and beyond.
Maintained open communication across statewide campuses regarding timesheets, timecards, PARS, and leave balances.
Managed the Outreach School’s multimillion-dollar operating budget by maintaining accurate records of all transactions related to the University internal processes, procedures, and policies.
Collaborated with University of Wyoming departments, community colleges, regional, and state agencies to support the daily operations of the Outreach School Accounting offices.
Administrative Assistant | Outreach School | University of Wyoming (2017 – 2019)
Routinely managed the daily operations of the Regional Center including scheduling classrooms for instructional and community use, on site and within the region, such as internal and external video conferencing events.
Provided technical support, training, and guidance to over 200 students, conference participants, and presenters on equipment and software usage as needed.
Supervised five staff members throughout the Eastern Wyoming region by providing training, scheduling assignments, hiring and firing of staff, collecting and maintaining payroll and reports, and organizing regional communication. This duty often included tele- and video-conferences for interviews.
Maintained equipment inventory, databases, and information related to UW internal processes and procedures and policies as well as track student registrations across the region.
Performed various accounting duties including managing the individual Regional Center’s operating budget of approximately $40,000.
Enrollment Services Clerk / Enrollment Services Assistant | Admissions | Umpqua Community College (20112 – 2014)
Managed three front counter Enrollment Services Clerks.
Provided motivation, direction, and cross-training to colleagues during the merger of the independent offices of Enrollment Services into a new, single building on campus known as the Welcome Center.
Assisted with recruiting, testing, advising, and registration activities as well as special events such as commencement, fair booth, and orientation.
Collaborated with staff members from other Oregon community colleges to broaden our outreach and services for students.
Performed administrative support activities such as scheduling meetings and interviews, securing requested information, verifying and maintaining computerized data files, preparing summary reports, and participating on and leading hiring committees.
Related Formal Education
“Writing for the Web”
Fiction and Non-Fiction writing, editing, formatting, and dissemination
Website management – 5+ years
WordPress – 5+ years
Copy Writing and Editing – 15+ years
Content creation and maintenance
Additional Skills and Talents
Proficient in computer and office technology including Windows and Mac operating systems, Windows Office Suite, blogging, social media, copiers, faxes, scanners, and other resources.
Typing: 104 net WPM
Data Entry: 17803 net KPH
Efficient communication and multitasking skills.
Familiar with the front and back ends of BANNER.
Overall warm attitude and presence in the office.
Comfortable presenting to large and small groups.
Competent social media user and advertiser.
Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program | Application Reader | 2020
Reviewed, commented on, and scored over 60 scholarship applications for the TJSP which focuses on leadership capacity and professional preparation for highly motivated and academically successful students, shaping future leaders from throughout Tunisia to contribute in a meaningful way to Tunisia’s democratic and economic development. Those awarded the scholarship are given a full-ride to a United States university for one year of academic study.
International House Summer Programs | Volunteer Instructor | 2019
Lead community members through a yoga class as part of the International House Summer Programs event.
Backpack Program | Volunteer | 2014 – 2016
Served as a collective to fill backpacks with food items for underprivileged students in the county.
Feed the ‘Burg | Volunteer | 2013
Prepared and served homemade dinners during a weekly community outreach event geared toward providing hearty meals and good conversation for our local homeless population.