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Heather Maxey (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Austin, Texas, US

Work Preferences

Remote

Open to roles

Long Term EmployeeShort Term ContractCo-op

About Me

#ADHD#healtheducation#research#writing

I am a writer and health educator, and I am passionate about helping people learn about the best ways to live their healthiest lives. I enjoy working in the nonprofit sector as well!

Ideal Workplace Values

Providing accurate and helpful information (specifically about health), compassion for coworkers and customers, empathy, responsibility/accountability


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Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I have the ability to hyperfocus on researching specific subjects or ideas. I can also work under pressure, thanks to procrastinating caused by ADHD. I deal with perfectionism, but this comes in handy when editing/proofreading reports.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationWorking AutonomouslyCreativityCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Send Questions in AdvanceAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesCommunication PlanReceiving Information in AdvanceWritten InstructionsExtra Time to Process New InformationFlexible ScheduleUninterrupted Work TimeTherapy

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Interaction with the public
Loud noises
Working with animals
Working with food
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

I process information more slowly, and struggle with answering questions on the spot. Having the ability to get back to the person later with the requested information is very helpful for me.

Experience

Check out my work

Research Report - Nutrition
Unfit to Serve
Working since Nov 2017

Associate Director of Research - Council for a Strong America

I research and write about health issues impacting young people. I have been able to collaborate on materials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and worked with members of the task force to inform the White House Conference on Nutrition. My role requires collaborating across teams and project management.

Google DocsSalesforceresearch
Worked for 1 years, 5 months from Feb 2015 to Jul 2016

Health Educator - Fort Bragg Army Wellness Center

I worked with soldiers at Fort Bragg to help them determine and work towards their health and wellness goals. I performed metabolic testing, body composition testing, and did exercise prescription. I also taught classes on nutrition, healthy sleep habits, and other health topics.

Data entry softwareOperating fitness equipment
Worked for 3 years, 4 months from Aug 2011 to Dec 2014

Instructor of Health Promotion - Lynchburg College

I taught several courses within the Health Promotion major, including Nutrition, Human Disease, and Research Methods. I also designed and taught two courses on my own: Research Methods and Global Health, and I translated the research course into an online summer school course.

Microsoft OutlookBlackboard LearnMicrosoft PowerPoint

Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2017 to 2021

American Military University

Master's degree - Public Health

Attended for 1 years from 2010 to 2011

East Carolina University

Master's degree - Health Education

Attended for 15 years from 2009 to 2024

Certified Health Education Specialist - National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

Certificate