Brenda Estrada

(310) 531 - 4401

Long Beach, CA 90815



HR Generalist 

Credit Union of Southern California, Anaheim Hills, CA                                               August 2019 - Present

  • Manage all leave of absence and workers’ compensation administration, ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local laws including FMLA, CFRA and ADA

  • Manage employee health benefit programs, serving as the point-person for all benefit questions, and assisting employees with benefit enrollment

  • Conduct all new hire orientations, educating team members on Human Resources policies and procedures 

  • Execute employee terminations by preparing exit paperwork including COBRA and benefits termination notices, and conducting exit interviews

  • Complete key projects on an ad hoc basis as determined by the senior team 

Department Trainer and Server

Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA                                                     March 2016 - December 2019

  • Facilitated employee onboarding for the pool department

  • Worked with management to ensure training was scheduled and completed in a timely manner 

  • Served in a leadership role as the liaison between employees and the Human Resources department

  • Created the official training manual for all new pool associates, resulting in a more efficient and organized training process

  • Attended monthly Department Trainer meetings with the leadership team 

Graduate Assistant

Psychology Department, California State University, Long Beach                      August 2018 - December 2019

  • Assisted the diverse undergraduate student population in their career and post-graduate options through one-on-one mentoring

  • Used discretion in grading assignments for an undergraduate course

  • Completed projects for the office as assigned, such as updating resources and creating presentations

  • Assisted with updating undergraduate assignments 

  • Trained incoming Graduate Assistants on office procedures 

  • ADP Payroll System- Advanced

  • iCIMS Applicant Tracking System- Competent 

  • Adobe Acrobat DC- Advanced 

  • Microsoft Word- Advanced

  • Excel- Advanced

  • Outlook- Advanced

  • PowerPoint- Advanced

  1. Lizette Navarre

    Culture & Associate Engagement Manager

    Terranea Resort

    100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    (310) 802 - 7492


My professional relationship with Lizette began March 2016. Lizette has been a mentor to me throughout my time as a trainer in the Terranea Trainer’s Program. She has fostered my interest in Human Resources. 

2. Patty Dickason, PHR

    AVP Human Resources

    Credit Union of Southern California

    8101 E. Kaiser Blvd, Ste. 300 Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 

    (714) 671 - 2729

Patty has been my manager since August of 2019 when I joined the credit union. She has firsthand experience with my work ethic and can speak to my character. 

3. Amy Wax, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor

    California State University, Long Beach 

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840

    (562) 985 - 5023

Dr. Amy Wax is one of my graduate school professors. She has taught me invaluable skills in her specialty, Organizational Psychology. 

4. Rafik Ayad

    General Manager of the Pools

    Terranea Resort

    100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    (310) 514 - 7692


Rafik was my manager at Terranea. He can attest to the quality of my work with the Human Resources department and the role I played in the training and onboarding of new associates. 


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