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Milena Da Cruz:
Skills, Education, and Experience

A team player, and jack of all trades, I’m looking to delve into, learn, adapt, and excel at any service, design, or sales role within my chosen company. 
Click the box below for my capstone report on the exploration of sustainable interiors.

Resume: About Me

Skills and Traits

  • Organization

  • Sketching

  • CAD

  • 3D Modeling

  • Photoshop

  • Microsoft Office

  • Google Suite

  • Proficiency in remote work and learning 

  • Adaptability

  • Ability to promote team goals

  • Communication during difficult situations

  • Notary Public 2022-2026

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My Education:

  1. Master's Degree in Architecture: Florida International University: 2026

  2. Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment: University of Florida: 2019

  3. Associate of Arts: Daytona State 2015

  4. High School Diploma: NSBHS: 2015

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Resume: About Me

Vocational Experience:

Spring semester 2024

Volunteer, T.O.M.

Coordinate with other stakeholders to design and manufacture a prosthetic device for a particular child knowing a particular need

Spring Semester 2024

Graduate Intern, City of Miami Beach Building Dept.

Collect, create, and organize documentation for department accreditation with IAS | Collaborate on Team Building Day Planning | Collaborate on website adjustments with Building Official, Deputy Director, and City IT | Assist Deputy Director & other staff

February 2021- August 2023

Office Assistant, David Waller Interiors

Take on own clients projects and assist other designers: greetings, designing, project management, and aftercare
Clerical duties & office management: assist in bookkeeping, website & social media management, and supply procurement.
Fill in if someone isnt present (designer, bookkeeper, delivery)

June 2014 - December 2022

Lifeguard, Volusia County Beach Safety

Provide assistance to injured persons, administer first aid or CPR using medical training and equipment | Monitor or patrol assigned sections such as beach and ocean with binoculars to detect hazards, and protect public safety | Dispatch guards & units to appropriate calls, keep logs of activities, and answer outside incoming calls

2016 - 2023

Group Teacher

Volunteer time to guide children in project creation | Teamed up to facilitate art projects with team of volunteers to set, teach, supervise, and clean up

January 2020 - July 2020, October 2020

Store Associate, Assistant Manager

Open store | organize inventory | register, & records | greet customers | make & complete sales | clean, reorganize inventory and supplies | arrange displays

2016 - 2019

Assistant, Rosemery Coleman Interiors

Learn through observation and engagement | contribute to projects through ideas and planning | logistics of interior decor and furnishing | model homes

2018

Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Assist in construction of home

2016 - 2017

Hostess, The Garlic Italian Grille

Greet guests and patrons personally & on the phone | Offer appropriate seating arrangements | Make reservations and party arrangements

2011 - 2015

Volunteer, Atlantic Center for the Arts

Volunteered in crafts with children and families in the IMAGES Art Festival ACA Kids tent | Teamed up to facilitate art projects with kids during ACA children's summer camp

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LEED Evaluation

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Guidance for your project in achieving LEED certification

Surveying and Researching

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Will approach each site with methodical care

Drafting

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Achieve accuracy in details to account for minute differences that can make a large difference

Space Planning

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A well-thought out plan to consider the placement of objects and routes to account for human well-being, visuals, and functionality

Organization

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Organization of timelines on projects, spaces, and digital clutter

Visual Design Consult

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An answer to any visual design problem or question

Resume: Services
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