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1 Kirsten Johnson, MPH

2 Who is Kirsten Johnson? Veteran Graduate Athlete World Traveler Minnesotan Ojibwe

3 Career History Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Education Program Support Assistant Duties Health Program introduction, collaboration, and implementation Scheduling Appointments and Travel Grant, Fiscal Management Procurement Records Management Timekeeper Communication and Documentation Additional committee appointments Key Accomplishments Self-taught HTML to become office webmaster & built a website from scratch (www.minneapoliselo.bie.edu)www.minneapoliselo.bie.edu Managed the implementation of a new student health program Fiscal responsibilities above my job description due to understaffed dept. Orchestrated a 50-person 2-day conference *see resume for more details about all job duties and accomplishments

4 Career History (cont.) US Army 444 Medical Care Detachment SGT, Medic Duties Trained non-medic soldier in basic life-saving medical skills Section leader for the ICW Leader as a member of the NCO Corps Administrative specialist by personal request of the Commander Maintain EMT, CPR, BLS certs Assistant coordinator for Combat Lifesaver classes Key Accomplishments Reformatted the CLS training NCOIC (non-Commissioned Officer In Charge) and Section Leader Army Achievement Medal Top 10% of my graduating Medic class Obtained “SECRET” security clearance

5 Career History(cont.) Department of Veterans’ Affairs Debt Management Center Fiscal Accounts Representative Duties Special duties such as Congressional respondent, respondent, IRIS inquiry respondent, and Audit expert Correspondence with over 60 Veterans per day regarding issues with their VA benefits Key Accomplishments Regularly maintained more efficient call volume Promoted GS-5 to GS-9 within 30 months Created spreadsheet templates and distributed to coworkers that became templates for all future work

6 Education Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN Bachelors of Science in Individualized Studies Concentration: The Ethics and Psychology of Health Care Policy and Planning Graduated July 2010 American Military University, Charles Town, WV Masters of Public Health Concentration: Public Administration Graduation May 2013

7 Volunteerism Regular Donor to the Following Organizations Youth Baseball Coach Richfield Advisory Board of Public Health Member/Recorder Health Minister at St. Richard’s Catholic Church ED Volunteer

8 Awards Here are just some of the achievements I’ve earned: Army Achievement Medal, 452 Global Medic – July 2010 Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2) – July 2006, 2009, 2012 Certificate of Achievement, Connelly Award Participant – March 2011 Certificate of Achievement, Best Warrior Competition – August 2009 Certificate of Achievement, Warrior Forge, Ft. Lewis – July 2008 Dean’s List, Metro State University – Spring 2010, Summer 2010 Commencement Speaker, High School Graduation – June 2004 Sang the National Anthem before MLB Game – August 1996

9 Fun Facts About Kirsten I sang the National Anthem before a Minnesota Twins game when I was 11. I lived in Wuppertal, Germany for a semester as an au pair when I was 17. I was chosen to write and present the commencement speech at graduation. I stayed in a 16 th century Onsen in Japan that was once the training house for Samurai warriors in Osaka. My dog, Zylo, is named for a wolf-man character in the 1992 game, Shining Force. I love to read – I just finished The Great Gatsby (for the 2 nd time) and I am currently reading World War Z by Max Brooks. If money were no object: I would travel, write, read, and volunteer way more. My IQ tested somewhere in the above average range and I scored 98 (out of 99) on the ASVAB AFQT. I love problem solving! I type 80 wpm and 12,000 kpm. I want to make a difference in the work I do.


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