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SUNY New Paltz is proud to congratulate Rachel Brainerd of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for being named to the Dean's List for the spring 2018 semester. Dean's List designation is reserved for students who...Spring 2018
SUNY New Paltz is proud to congratulate Rachel Brainerd of Poughkeepsie, NY, for being named to the Dean's List for the fall '17 semester. Dean's List designation is reserved for students who exce...Fall 2017
Activities & Affiliations
Rachel Brainerd of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. is among the new inductees of the SUNY New Paltz Honors Program for fall 2017. The Honors Program seeks to develop and intensify skills from a conceptual poin...Fall 2017
SUNY New Paltz art student Rachel Brainerd of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. completed the 2018 Foundation cylce and participated in the annual Foundation Exhibition. The Foundation Exhibition 2018 showed a w...Spring 2018
SUNY New Paltz student Rachel Brainerd of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. volunteered in the communiity on Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The 14th annual Make a Difference Day enjoyed one of t...Fall 2018
SUNY New Paltz student Rachel Brainerd of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. volunteered in the communiity on Make a Difference Day 2017. The 13th annual Make a Difference Day enjoyed one of the highest student p...Fall 2017
New Horizons Resources, Inc.
Direct Support ProfessionalFebruary 2018 - Present
Providing Direct Support to individuals with developmental disabilities in group homes and respite programs. I provide person-centered supports, promote physical and emotional well-being, assist building healthy relationships, encourage self determination, affirm justice, confidentiality and advocacy. This involves various levels of support with personal hygiene, home cleanliness, daily routines, meal preparation, becoming involved in local community, researching areas of interest and methods to provide opportunities of learning to individuals.
Customer Service RepresentativeMay 2017 - August 2017
Ticket Sales Booth: Managing large transactions of cash under time-pressured situations. Complete general knowledge of park information, handling confused and or irate guests, handling cash register programs and faulty equipment, working in communication with fellow employees to best serve the public.
Gift Shop Attendant: See above, in addition to set up and take down of gift shop, taking inventory and restocking items, managing sales and returns.
Body Art Attendant: Direct service to guests of all ages: elderly to infants, disabled etc. Full understanding of Airbrush equipment, techniques, and maintenance. Respecting close contact with guests as well as acting and reacting appropriately to any behaviors.