Catherine Alia
 

 

cATHERINE aLIA

 
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"If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again."   - Aaliyah

 

Objective

wHERE i AM + WHERE I'M Going 

Hi there - Cat here!  

I am a 25 year old Angeleno transplant from Houston, Texas. Without a doubt, my education has opened doors and ignitied passions within me that I never knew existed. From traveling around the world, to meeting people from all walks of life that have influenced me in more ways than I can count. I am grateful and excited to begin this new journey in Los Angeles, with all hopes of fostering a better understanding of Film & TV to one day lead my own pack in entertainment management/production. 

Thank you for visiting, and please feel free to reach out!

 

Education

Ucla, Los Angeles, CA

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT of ENTERTAINMENT CERTIFICATE
January 2018 - Current

SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL, Los Angeles, CA

J.D. CANDIDATE, SCALE 2 YR ACCELERATED PROGRAM
June 2017 - January 2018

bAYLOR UNIVERSITY, wACO, tX

B.A. MEDICAL HUMANITIES, CHEMISTRY
August 2010 - Decemeber 2013

MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY, MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
May 2013 - August 2013

 

Experience

University of Southern California, science program Director

January 2018 - Present

Located in Los Angeles, CA. The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) supports over 3,500 middle school and high school students in college access programs and more than 600 children in pre-school and early literacy programs each year. As the Science Program Director, my job is to hire the most qualified and energetic team, coordinate with all teachers and tutors to make sure their programs are running smoothly, all students and staff are equipped with the necessary materials for their courses, and all equipment loaned out to external educational institutes are returned to the USC NAI locations. 

https://communities.usc.edu/

watts & associates pllc, Legal Assistant

August 2016 - June 2017

Located in Houston, TX.

Managed the complex schedules of three civil rights and employment attorneys -- optimizing their time to both efficiently fulfill the demands of existing workloads and attract new clients. Masterfully facilitated courtroom proceedings for numerous transformative cases; ensured all logistics were taken care of, the legal team was thoroughly prepared, and clients were well informed.

insane! Science™, creator & producer

January 2014 - current

Based in the Greater Houston, TX & Los Angeles, CA areas.

Created interactive, fun science program and YouTube channel for children of all ages; introduced program to local area schools. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/

Prauper, Account Director

January 2014 - July 2016

Located in Houston, TX.

Director of sales and client relations for Prauper, A Multidisciplinary Creative Agency in Houston, TX. Working hand-in-hand with the design team to produce amazing results for satisfied clients.

www.prauper.com

Baylor In Maastrict Study abroad, participant

May 2013 - August 2013

Based in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Participated in a four month study abroad program that took me on adventures around western Europe, interacting and developing lasting relationships with local and international students/residents.  

https://bearsabroad.baylor.edu/

Audin Foundation, Co-Founder

October 2012 - current

Based in Sugar Land, TX & Imo State, Nigeria.

Co-founded a non-profit organization providing school meals to underprivileged children in West African villages.

https://www.audinfoundation.com

International Service Learning, Participant

May 2011 - July 2011

Based in Alajuela, Costa Rica & Managua, Nicaragua.

Participated in medical service to local residents in city dwellings and villages of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Set up temporary clinics and pharmacies with other participants and doctors for those in need to stop by, for 12-18 hours per day.

Baylor University, Human Physiology Lab Assistant

August 2012 - December 2013

Located in Waco, TX.

Assistant to the Human Physiology Laboratory Coordinator. Maintained Lab Coordinators personal research lab; set up equipment and explained Human Physiology lab experiments to students; graded quizzes, exams, and lab reports.

Odyssey Hospice Care, Assistant Manager

August 2011 - December 2013

Located in Waco/Temple, TX.

Visited hospice care patients in rotation on a weekly basis in Waco Area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homes. Reported to manager bi-weekly with required detailed case notes and updates on families of patients.  

Baylor Entrepreneurship Program, Participant

August 2010 - December 2013

Located in Waco, TX.

Developed and presented business plans, traveled to leading business executives' offices and built lasting relationships with fellow business minded students as well as the growing Baylor Alumni network.

Snip Its! Kids Hair cuts, Marketing assistant

April 2009 - August 2010

Located in Sugar Land, TX.

Traveled to children/family events around the Greater Houston Area with Marketing Manager promoting Snip Its! Kids Haircuts. Partnered with similar businesses and like-minded individuals.

Interest

TV/Film

Traveling

Entrepreneurial Networking

Sports

Filming & Editing

Youth Mentoring

 
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Languages

 
 
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NEW! YouTube Channel: To Live or Dine in LA

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Awards

Dean's List
Texas be-on-time gRANT
gOODRICH TRAVEL sCHOLARSHIP
OPAL G. COX SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
STUDENT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
PROVOST GOLD SCHOLARSHIP
AS ONE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Contact

Email: catherine.n.alia@gmail.com
Phone: (713) 677-9242