Charissa's specialties include research and informational writing, with an emphasis on persuasive reasoning, logic, and an ability to view two sides of an issue clearly. Having been a writing tutor at her university, she is able to offer constructive criticism and encouragement to help others strengthen and polish their manuscripts.
Since first learning to read at the age of 4, Charissa immersed herself in the world of storytelling, and she has yet to resurface. Her love for literature has introduced her to characters and locations from all over the globe that has cultivated her passion for learning about other cultures and people-groups. Charissa is an aspiring world-traveler with dreams of visiting and experiencing rich, profound, and awe-inspiring locations around the world. She enjoys dabbling in other languages, spending time in nature, and serving in her church.
Charissa is certified to teach English as a second language and was an online ESL teacher during 2021 with VIPKid and Zebra English, two ESL companies who focused on teaching Chinese students English. She enjoyed the one-on-one lessons with her students and loved seeing them grow and improve in their English usage.
Charissa interned with the Marketing and Communications Team at North Greenville University for a summer and was able to complete various projects and assignments during her time there. She not only interviewed recent college graduates, but she also created and edited articles based on the results of her interviews. Charissa proofread two alumni magazines for the MAC Team as well.
Throughout the entirety of her college career, Charissa worked for two Chick-fil-A restaurants to be able to pay for her schooling. She was a part of the leadership team at the second Chick-fil-A franchise she worked for and was able to develop a good work ethic, strong interpersonal skills, and active problem-solving.
While interning with the Marketing and Communications Team at North Greenville University, Charissa had the opportunity to interview college graduates and write several articles about their time at NGU and their plans for the future.