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MARY LOWY

www.marylowy.com marylowy@gmail.com

Personable professional with a proven aptitude for learning new businesses, industries, and strategies and
consistently outperforming expectations. Excellent time management, relationship building, and entrepreneurial
spirit.

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin December 2006


Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with Honors, 3.8 GPA, Phi Beta Kappa

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Freelance Writing March 2010 – Present

After successfully launching professional website at www.marylowy.com using self-taught HTML, CSS, Wordpress,
and other skills, now accepting freelance writing projects. Selected for all four of the projects initially applied to
using the website as a portfolio. Projects so far have included:
 resume consultations, rewrites, and cover letters.
 development of professional/resume websites and social media profiles.
 installation, design, and maintenance of Wordpress blogs.
 SEO article writing and submissions.
 website content rewrites and minor redesigns.

Genesta January 2009 – Present


Support Specialist

Genesta is a small IT firm located in Rockwall, TX that specializes in wireless network installations and speech
recognition software. As a Support Specialist, responsibilities include:
 designing and composing functional specifications for SyVox speech recognition software solution to
translate client requirements into programmer design specifications.
 writing and executing user acceptance test scripts to ensure functionality of finished software products.
 documenting all internal and external hardware- and software-related procedures.
 building, maintaining, and supporting SharePoint portal for collaborating with clients on networking and
software projects.
 maintaining and staging handheld and vehicle-mount mobile computing hardware for use with
mainstream and proprietary applications.
 providing customer support for both software and hardware products, including but not limited to:
wireless network issues, hardware malfunctions, data import and speech server issues, SharePoint issues.
 learning and executing new tasks as assigned, including earning CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Networking
Technician) and CSE (Cisco Sales Expert) certifications and learning new products such as Microsoft
SharePoint, Cisco networking hardware, SyVox speech recognition software, and other internal and
external products and procedures.
Houser Family June 2008 – January 2009

Household Manager

Responsible for the sole care of three-year-old Arden and two pet dogs for 8-9 hours/day, including transportation
to and from preschools and activities, meal preparation, play, and at-home learning. Household management tasks
included grocery shopping, errand running, laundry, and management of other household staff.

The InSource Group January 2008 – June 2008


Associate Technical Recruiter

Hired by the InSource Group with no prior experience in the recruiting or IT industries as part of an experimental
recruiter-in-training program. Met or exceeded all production goals within first full month of recruiting and
maintained impressive numbers for the duration of employment. Responsibilities included:
 locating, and screening candidates for positions in the IT industry – software programmers, network
administrators, database administrators, technical writers, technology executives, etc.
 providing resume consultation, interview preparation, and job search recommendations for candidates.
 processing new hires and maintaining contact with placed candidates to ensure satisfaction of both
employee and client and encourage repeat business with the InSource Group.

Little Ducklings Babysitting August 2005 – December 2007


Babysitter, Owner

Little Ducklings Babysitting was a babysitter match service originally started by a UT graduate in Austin, TX.
Originally hired as a contract babysitter, later asked to take over the business when the original owner moved on
to full-time teaching. After purchasing the business:
 managed relationships with clients and sitters to ensure mutual satisfaction with LDB’s services.
 coordinated sitter schedules to meet client needs, ensuring that every client request made in a timely
manner was met.
 recruited and maintained a pool of 10-12 sitters at a time, adding sitters as availabilities changed due to
school schedules or client needs increased.

First United Methodist Preschool; JCAA Early Childhood Program January 2007 – August 2007
Assistant Teacher

As an Assistant Teacher for two- and three-year-olds, assisted the Lead Teacher in activity planning and
preparation and was jointly responsible for the care and safety of a class of 10-12 preschoolers. Communication
with parents and other staff were especially important to the success of each child.

SKILLS

Keyboarding (85 wpm) Microsoft Word Macintosh Proficient


Social Media & Blogging Microsoft Excel Adobe Photoshop
Website Design & Maintenance Microsoft Outlook Microsoft Front Page
HTML & CSS Languages Microsoft SharePoint Spanish Language Proficiency