Tex Marie Gibson

Blends academic training in social work, social psychology, social research, grant writing and psychotherapy with hands-on experience in local government, peer-to-peer counseling and community engagement, project management and office administration to provide employers with proven organization and communications expertise. Known for delivering on tasks accurately, efficiently, and quickly.

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EDUCATION

LEHMAN COLLEGE, BRONX, NY— 2018
Master of Social Work, (GPA: 3.9)
2017 recipient of the Diana List Cullen Memorial First-Year MSW Student Writing Scholarship

HUNTER COLLEGE, NEW YORK, NY— 2016
Coursework in Political Science, (GPA: 4.0)

THE NEW SCHOOL, NEW YORK, NY— 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Graduated with Honors (GPA: 3.9)

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

POLICY RESEARCHER ANALYST, OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADVOCATE LETITA JAMES;  NEW YORK, NY— 2017-2018

  • Responsible for research and writing for in-depth public facing reports, briefs, memos of need, internal documents, and the sending of weekly inter-departmental email blasts
  • Generated data and provided analysis from publicly available data sets and original survey questionnaires
  • Aided in the organization, staffing and execution of public hearing events, round-tables, and press conferences
  • Supervised undergraduate level student interns

CASEWORKER, NORTHSIDE CENTER FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT; 
NEW YORK, NY— 2016-2017

  • Provided casework counseling and resource mobilization for domestic violence survivors and single-parent families utilizing motivational interviewing techniques and trauma informed care

CONFERENCE FACILITATOR, HARLEM CHILDREN’S ZONE;  NEW YORK, NY— 2016

  • Worked as a family team conference facilitator and quality assurance reviewer with Preventative Services Department within the Family Development Program

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

VOLUNTEER; POLITICAL CANDIDATES & SOCIAL CAMPAIGNS— 2008-PRESENT

  • Conduct phone banking, canvassing, outreach and GOTV efforts for local, state, and national campaigns for progressive candidates
  • Participant in political activism, community action, and issues-based advocacy

SEXUAL HEALTH ADVOCATE;  NEW YORK, NY— 2005-PRESENT

  • Provide freelance consulting and peer-to-peer counseling for many private businesses and public organizations in NYC, including the Positive Health Project and Babeland, to disseminate medically accurate sexual health and disease prevention information to the public, sex-positive community, and sex workers

FREELANCE ARTIST & STYLIST;  NEW YORK, NY— 1998-PRESENT

  • Provide creative direction, collaboration and execution for custom art, portraiture, and editorial
  • Fabricate finished products in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, digital art, video, medium format photography, costuming, retail design, creative writing, poetry, conceptual and performance art
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OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR, V-SHIFT MEDIA;  NEW YORK, NY— 2004-2008 (closed)

  • Managed all daily operations and upkeep of an audio/visual recording studio with staff of 15
  • Coordinated meetings, on-boarding of new staff, team welfare and production schedules
  • Handled client relationship management and vendor management

OFFICE MANAGER, ELEVATION CHIROPRACTIC; NEW YORK, NY— 2004

  • Oversaw office administration, upkeep and maintenance
  • Maintained patient medical records filing system, coordinated medical billing and patient care

ASSISTANT MEDICAL ASSISTANT, DOWNTOWN PODIATRY; NEW YORK, NY— 2004

  • Assisted with surgical prep, administered patient post-op therapy and X-Rays.
  • Performed office maintenance and medical billing duties.

OFFICE MANAGER, EYE GRAPHICS AND PRINTING; NEW YORK, NY— 2003

  • Oversaw office administration
  • Lead contact in billing and customer care.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Human Subjects Research – CITI Program
  • Mandated Reporter Training – NYS Office of Children & Family Services
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) – UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

SKILLS

  • Research & Documentation
  • Report Writing & Citation
  • Data Collection & Coding
  • Individual & Group Supervision
  • Individual & Group Psychotherapy
  • Public Speaking & Presentations
  • Microsoft & Google Office Suites