carmen ml brown

Completed two, one-year long, terms as an AmeriCorps Regional Opportunity Corps member with The Service Collaborative of WNY. Currently studying Photography, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, and French languages at SUNY Buffalo State, with the ultimate goal of becoming a photojournalist. Strengths include resourcefulness, creativity, event planning and organizing, fostering collaborations, and flourishing in diverse atmospheres.

Feb 9 th , 2017 – Present

2235 Sheridan Dr Kenmore, NY 14223

Aug 2016 – Present

1930 Baseline Rd Grand Island, NY 14072

716-774-0040

– June 2014

March 31 st , 2016

1005 Grant St Buffalo, NY 14207

716-874-2797 x 314

Nov 2014 – Dec 2015 Walden Galleria 1 Walden Galleria Buffalo, NY 14225

716-685-8080

Feb 2014 – Oct 2014 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14228

Sept 2011 – Oct 2013 1408 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14216

Fall 2016

1300 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

Fall 2015 - Present

1300 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222

Spring 2015 –

Summer 2015

Fall 2011 – Fall 2012

45 Oak Street Buffalo, NY 14203

2005 – 2009

256 S Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14201

Dec 9th, 2015

 

Jan 25th, 2015

 

Oct 14th, 2014

 

WORK​ ​EXPERIENCE

 

CAKE DECORATOR

ANDERSON’S FROZEN CUSTARD – Fulfilling orders, and restocking inventory ranging from basic ice cream cake designs, to speciality, ice cream pies, and pie slices. Making the frosting used, and decorating cakes and pies based on predetermined designs. Then packaging the goods, and placing them in freezers until delivery.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

EAST COAST IMAGES – Seasonal position as a school photographer, taking portraits of children and teenagers, ranging in age from Pre-K to 12 th grade. Set up and take down of lighting, the backdrop, and camera, plus metering and balancing of lighting. Handled crowds of children, and their pre-shot paperwork. Throughout the year, I was enlisted to help with shoots involving dance studios, sporting events, and other such events.

 

ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY SPECIALIST

NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICES OF ERIE AND NIAGARA COUNTIES, INC. – A financial educator through AmeriCorps. Presented workshops, coordinated outreach, volunteer recruitment, working one-on-one with clients to meet their financial needs, connecting community members with resources within the community, delivering culturally relevant services, graphic design, case management, filing, and proficient use of Microsoft Office.

 

SALES ASSOCIATE

URBAN OUTFITTERS – Operated cash register, scanners and computers to itemize customer purchases, as well as Point of Sale (POS) systems; collect payments and make change for cash transactions, and balance drawer at the end of shifts. Assist with store stocking, floor-sets and opening/closing procedures.

 

BAKER

STATE UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK CAMPUS DINING AND SHOPS – Overnight baker, worked weekends making baked goods such as Danishes, bagels, and bread; working in freezers putting away orders, and restocking.

 

BAKER

SPOT COFFEE – Scratch baking goods and breads such as muffins, cookies, croissants, focaccia bread, cinnamon rolls, etc. Experience as a prep cook and delicatessen in a prep-kitchen, filling orders for seven different chain restaurants.

 

VOLUNTEER​ ​WORK

 

DARKROOM MONITOR – General tidying and monitoring of darkroom, by checking the chemicals, making sure they were in good working order, mixing up new chemicals if needed. Tidying up the area around the chemicals, and the enlargers. Aiding students, if needed, with questions they may have in regards to developing film or prints.

 

EDUCATION

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT BUFFALO

DEGREE IN PROGRESS​ ​–​ ​ ​Major in Photography, Bachelor in Fine Arts; Minor in Jewelry & Metalsmithing; concentration in French Language and Culture

ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

TRANSFERRED​ ​–​ ​Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate; Liberal Arts

 

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA​ ​–​ Biochemistry

HUTCHINSON TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

 

CERTIFICATES

 

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE VITA/TCE

Certification Course 2015 Basic and Advanced Tax Preparer

 

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE VITA/TCE

Certification Course 2014 Basic Tax Preparer

 

FIRST NATIONS OWEESTA CORPORATION

Building Native Communities: Financial Skills for Families Financial Education Trainer