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DARLENA TRAN Arlington, TX 76014 | 682-777-0907 | darlena.t.tran@rice.edu | darlenatran.com EDUCATION Rice University Cognitive Science • Relevant coursework: cognitive psychology, computational thinking, computer applications, Launch-Entrepreneurship course University of Texas at Arlington Economics

Class of 2014 Houston, TX Fall 2010 — Spring 2011 Arlington, TX

WORK EXPERIENCE Student Computing Consultant Rice University IT Department • Provide technical support for issues concerning software, hardware, and print jobs • Utilize a support ticket system to provide clear communication to the customer • Conduct and organize interviews for potential employees Co-Founder SoundControl • Perform market validation via surveys and social media • Design identity, website, and business cards • Pitch the concept to potential investors Graphic Designer The Rice Thresher • Designed graphics for the campus newspaper based on a creative brief • Used knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Fall 2012 — Present Houston, TX

Fall 2012 — Present Houston, TX

Spring 2012 — Fall 2012 Houston, TX

ACTIVITIES Rice Business Collaborative Member Rice Business Collaborative Entrepreneurship Division • Organized the 4th Annual Rice Elevator Pitch Competition • Raised awareness and knowledge of the competition through social media Google Guide Rice University IT Department • Beta-tested the migration of Rice’s undergraduate email database to Gmail • Provided troubleshooting feedback over weekly Skype meetings

Fall 2012 — Present Houston, TX Summer 2012 — Fall 2012 Houston, TX

AWARDS 2nd Place Overall Houston Startup Weekend (LoanHoot) • Collaborated with a team of 7 to draft and propose a startup venture within 54 hours • Drafted business plan and execution strategy to present to a panel of judges • Created identity package for LoanHoot including logo, name, and web design 2 Gold, 1 Silver CSPA Medals Spotlight Art-Literary Magazine (Editor-in-Chie) • Delegated responsibilities to staff members and organized staff meetings • Supervised fundraising events, donations, and club finances • Communicated with third parties such as print shops to meet deadlines

Fall 2012 Houston, TX

Fall 2007— Spring 2010 Arlington, TX

SKILLS Technical • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) • Programming (Python, Java, Javascript, HTML/CSS)

Languages • English (Native) • French (Working Proficiency) • Vietnamese (Conversational)

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