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Athena Tang

Arvada, CO, USA

Creative, research-oriented B.A. graduate, focused on geography, geology, and performing and visual arts, seeking a challenging career to contribute toward a higher purpose. Offers a diverse skill set, ranging from GIS applications, geospatial analysis, programming, data processing and modeling, and scientific instrumentation. Adds value with interpersonal communication, observation, attention to detail, creative and analytical problem-solving, and proactive decision-making skills, underpinned by 10+ years as a Band Director and Music Instructor managing up to 120+ students. 16+ years of combined experience and an eclectic background, driven to benefit an institution needing a well-rounded, organized employee who passionately pursues knowledge and growth.


University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 08/2015-05/2019
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Geography (GPA: 3.7/4.0), Minor in Geology (GPA: 3.6/4.0) 05/2019
Honors: Deanís List, Fall 2018
Relevant Subjects: Anthropology, Astronomy, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Religious Studies, Theatre Arts

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Hilo; and University of Hawaiʻi System; HI 05/2014-07/2015

University of Hawai`i at Hilo Cumulative GPA: 3.9/4.0
Kapi`olani Community College Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0
Leeward Community College Cumulative GPA: 4.0/4.0
Relevant Subjects: Geography, Hawai`ian Studies, Music

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 08/2005-05/2014
Associate of Arts with High Honors (Cumulative GPA: 3.7/4.0) 12/2013
Relevant Subjects: Astronomy, Geography, Library Information Technology, Music, Poetry, Theatre Arts
Activities: Mentor, Judy Hubbellís voice classes, 2 semesters; Secretary, David Hardiman, Jr.,ís Tuesday Night Stage Band, 16 semesters

Professional Experience

Music Librarian and Substitute Conductor ● Mile High Community Band, Denver, CO 09/2018-Present
Brought on board in a part-time role to manage the organization's music needs through compiling, organizing, cataloging, updating, distributing, and maintaining an extensive collection of musical works and literature within the internal library, external hard drive, and Google database. Collaborate with musicians and band directors to coordinate music requirements for upcoming jazz and concert band events and programs. Following volunteering to conduct rehearsals during an emergency, have been sought to substitute direct the Intermediate, Jazz, and Concert Bandsí rehearsals.
 Streamlined music library communications by designing cataloging forms, instrumentation inventory sheets, and a music librarian e-mail address to enable easy upload and access to information in the temporary music repository.
 Improved the music filing system's organization by delegating responsible members in each section to oversee the distribution and return of music before, during, and after rehearsals, concerts, and other events.
 Conducted music of various styles, frequently with little to no prior notice, for ensembles with members of diverse musical abilities.
 Following COVID-19 lockdowns, took on tasks outside scope of role, including posting on social media and e-mailing best practices for safe instrument playing and funny photos and videos of music groups meeting virtually.

Pedestrian Mapper Ė Temporary ● Voxelmaps, Denver, CO 06/2021-06/2021
Supplemented a visiting team utilizing LIDAR to map local regions via calibrating and troubleshooting equipment and traversing areas on foot, thereby recording and providing data for a future Apple Maps update.
Website Store Designer Ė Contracted ● Altan Alma Farm, Boulder, CO 01/2021-04/2021
Recruited to build a fully-functioning and aesthetically-pleasing online store using clientís choice of server, including customized maps, product descriptions and variations, numerous shipping rates, and tax details.

Private Music Teacher ● Self-Employed, CA & CO 07/2005-02/2021
Coach music performance and theory excellence via adapting techniques and technology to individuals.

Driving Instructor ● Community Driving School, Golden, CO 06/2020-07-2020
Implemented effective driving skills by correlating scientific explanations and understanding and cleaning techniques through usable instructions associated with diverse student interests and real-world applications during one-on-one behind-the-wheel drives, garnering clientele confidence.
 Certified Colorado driving instructor.

Seasonal Warehouse Associate ● Peloton Interactive, Denver, CO 01/2020-02/2020
Mass produced indoor exercise equipment through collaborating and utilizing hand and power tools and computer- and physical-tested completed equipment.

Publicist ● Eleanor Wong Telemaque, Santa Monica, CA 06/2006-01/2020
Occasionally manage media relations for the author, Eleanor Wong Telemaque, on a freelance basis. Tapped into observation and attention to detail to manage social media presence, schedule and film interviews, provide photography services for in-person events, and create and edit press releases to generate publicity.

After-School Band Director and Instructor ● Fremont Unified School District, Fremont, CA 08/2009-06/2015
Hired for diverse music teaching background to coordinate music programs for Fremont's public school district. Directed and instructed groups of 120+ student musicians in classroom concert band settings and at district band events. Solicited by school Principals throughout the district to organize school-related music events and smaller ensembles, including solos and quintets.
 Explored connections between science and music and provided tailored instruction to facilitate students' learning in various musical instruments and identify vibrational frequencies and patterns that elicit different sounds.
 Built positive relationships with teachers, coaches, administrators, and parents/guardians to coordinate and balance different program needs and facilitated the planning and execution of prominent events.
 Promoted music programs by leveraging HTML, photography, and audiovisual skills to design a professional website and a weekly newsletter, which spotlighted community information.
 Served as a student mentor by encouraging venture into different musical instruments, modeling accountability and leadership, creating mentoring opportunities, and furthering students' academic and professional careers in music.

Observatory Deck Volunteer ● Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland, CA 01/2010-09/2012
Led guided, interactive tours of the observatory deck to educate visitors about planet Earth and the universe and demonstrated proper use of stargazing equipment, including Galileoscopes, spectroscopes, sunspotters, and telescopes.
 Became certified to operate Leah, an 8" Alvan Clark refractor telescope, and assisted Staff Astronomers and Facility Mentors with astronomy demonstrations.
 Managed observatory operations, equipment, displays, and signage, whilst following security protocols.
 Coordinated and Hosted observatory deck events and visitors, including school group tours and the general public.
 Volunteered to assist the Boys and Girls Scouts troops programís classroom instruction and activities.
 Strengthened customer service skills by establishing positive relationships with visitors, answering astronomy-related questions, and connecting space and science topics to visitors' interests.

Skill Set & Knowledge Gained

Abilities: Leadership & Teamwork, Research, Cartography, Data Modeling, Photography, Videography, Website Design, Hand and Power Tooling, Sewing, Previously First-Aid and Basic-Life-Support Certified
Coding Languages: Python, R, HTML
Languages: Basic Cantonese, French, Japanese, Spanish

Software: ArcGIS, Cartes du Ciel, Excel, Finale, GIMP, GitHub,
Google Suite, Jupyter Notebook, Microsoft Office Suite, OpenStreetMap, QuickBooks, Screencast-O-Matic
Other: Photography: Nikon D810, Pilot-in-Command: 43.4 Day
and 0.8 Night Hours, Sewing: Brother HC 1850

Athena Tang

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Posted 2021-11-16 under Geography