Barbara Poon

Barbara's Résumé (PDF version)


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

May 2016

Major in Economics and Business Technology

Minor in Visual Journalism, GPA: 3.873

Study Abroad

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, Hong Kong SAR, China

Spring 2014

Gilman Scholarship Recipient, Language Exchange Program for Mandarin Chinese, United College Martial Arts Club

Relevant Work Experience

Division of Continuing and International Education

Coral Gables, FL

IT Project Assistant

March 2015 - Present

  • Implementing Destiny One into the System: draft webpage designs using Photoshop, HTML, and CSS, write documentation for the marketing team, upload student data, discuss UI ideas with the IT Project Manager
  • Received Salesforce (CRM) Administrator training and Act-On (Marketing Automation software) training: Create dashboards, organize and upload data
  • IT tickets: Resolve daily issues regarding HTML and file uploads

Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust

Coral Gables, FL

Investment Support Analyst

October 2014 - January 2015

  • Researched materials for a working paper, "Marketing Sentiments as a Market Signal"
  • Edited Investment Portfolios on the Fortigent Platform
  • Created charts and graphics for portfolios using Excel

Henry S. West Laboratory School

Coral Gables, FL

America Reads Tutor

August 2012 - December 2013

  • Assisted teaching instruction for second and third graders
  • Worked independently with students to improve their reading and writing skills

Mela Artisans

Boca Raton, FL

Marketing Intern

June 2013 - August 2013

  • Created margin sheets, inventory sheets, and line sheets on Excel and Photoshop
  • Managed inventory on the backend of the MyMela website and their other retail accounts

Chinese Chef

Lake Worth, FL

Operations Assistant/Cashier

December 2009 - June 2012

  • Translated English to Cantonese for the managers
  • Responded to delivery calls and walk-in customers, utilized basic Spanish when necessary
  • Addressed technical issues with the credit card machine, kitchen equipment, and plumbing


Art League

Co-Founder, Senior Vice-President, President

President (April 2013 - March 2015), Senior Vice-President (April 2015 - Present)

  • Provide guidance to the new E-board
  • Design campaigns on Adobe Illustrator and distributed them on social media (Mailchimp, Doodle, Facebook)
  • Reach out to the art department for advisors and guest workshop leaders
  • Organize E-board meetings, general weekly meeting activities, and off-campus activities
  • Retain consistent contact with the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee

Tae Kwon Do Club

President, Vice-President

Vice-President(April 2013 - April 2015), President (April 2015- Present)

  • Martial Arts Expo: promoted the event with six other different martial arts clubs on campus
  • Strengthen the mind and body with practice and growing the tae kwon do family with constant encouragement
  • Complete officer responsibilities and schedule activities

Honors & Activities

  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient
  • IEE Study Abroad Stipend
  • President's Honor Roll {2 semesters}
  • Provost's Honor Roll {5 semesters}
  • Dean's List {5 semesters}
  • Directed Independent Language Study for Korean Langauge
  • Asian American Student Association Event Committe Member


  • Programming Languages:
    • Java
    • Javascript
    • R (linear regressions)
    • C++ (Familiar)
    • Python (Familiar)
  • Data Visualization:
    • D3.js - Javascript Library for interactive charts/graphs
    • Microsoft Excel
    • Processing (Familiar)
    • Tableau (Familiar)
  • Business Tools:
    • Databases (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL)
    • Salesforce (CRM)
    • Excel Macros
    • MS Visio
    • Prezi
    • Hadoop (course began in Jan 2016)
  • Web and Graphic Design:
    • HTML5
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • Bootstrap
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • PaintTool Sai
    • Gimp
    • Traditional & Digital Painting
  • Foreign Languages:
    • Cantonese Chinese (Fluent speaking)
    • Mandarin Chinese (conversational)
    • Spanish (conversational, intermediate reading)
    • Korean and Japanese (beginner)