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Summary

I am a graduate student at New York University. My master's program is TESOL: Teaching English to Students of Other Languages, K-12 and adults. I intend to receive NYS certification. I attended Manhattanville College as an undergraduate student where I majored in English and double minored in Psychology and Classical Studies. I am a self-motivated, dedicated and assiduous individual who can manage multiple tasks and adhere to critical deadlines.I published a novel at the age of seventeen and have over four years of professional writing experience. My focus food and travel writing. I also have experience writing book reviews and conducting interviews. Aside from writing, I am an English language tutor for adults and children. I am also active in global volunteer efforts for peace and interfaith alliance, as well as the promotion of animal rights, women's rights and education, and disaster relief.

Writing Specialties:

Journalism

  • Travel
  • Proofreading
  • International affairs
  • Non-profit
  • Humanitarian reporting
  • Entertainment
  • Book reviews
  • Restaurant reviews & food writing

Creative

  • Screenplays
  • Novels
  • Poetry
  • Plays
  • Children's Books
  • Non-Fiction- Biography
  • Literary Criticism

Work experience

Dec 2009Present

Writing and Literature Tutor

Self Employed

Tutor grammar and secondary education students with creative and critical writing pieces while editing grammatics and spelling. Assist students in developing and organizing thesis and critical writing assignments.Assist in interpretation and analyzation of British and American Literature.

Jul 2009Present

Volunteer

Animal Rescue Foundation
feeding, caring for and socializing with animals, promoting animal rights
Sep 2010Jan 2011

Editorial Intern

Psychology Today

Research current psychology and science topics and trendsPitch and write stories for website and magazineWeb-related work including HTML, data loading, and proofing copies.

Oct 2008May 2010

Student Coordinator

United Nations Briefings

attended briefings and college lectures and coordinate transportation for students

Jan 2010May 2010

Social Media Intern

Robin Leedy and Associates, Inc.

Researched and contact over-the-counter and medication and beauty product blogs to pitch product reviewsAssisted with writing press releasesMaintained and update research database

Aug 2009Nov 2009

Production Assistant Intern

MTV Networks
Edit and update content for website re-launch Search for and contact public relations representatives for marketing young parents' lifestyle website Create online slideshows to increase viewer hits
Jun 2009Jun 2009

Orientation Advisor

Manhattanville College
Selected to advise incoming freshman on school programs, resources and curriculums Create marketing materials for on-campus events Lead large group discussions for the purpose to increase student knowledge of campus life Organize and coordinate large student social events with fellow classmates and academic departments
May 2008Aug 2008

Sales Associate

Talbots
Handled all cash register transactions and provided friendly and knowledgeable assistance on floor

Education

Aug 2007Dec 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Manhattanville College

Minor: Psychology and Classical Studies

GPA: 3.4

Activities and Awards:

Editor-in-Chief: Graffiti Literary Magazine

Journalist, Editor, Photographer: Touchstone Campus Newspaper

Journalist, Photographer: Get Lost Travel Magazine

Student Coordinator of United Nations Briefings

Dean's List, 2009

St. Margaret Williams Prize for Literary Criticism

Duchesne Center Community Service Scholarship Recipient

Violinist in Manhattanville Community Orchestra

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Skills

Italian
Beginner Competency in Italian Grammar, Writing Basic Conversation
Spanish
Intermediate Competency in Spanish Reading and Conversation Beginner Level Writing
American Sign Language
Computer and Software Skills
PC and Mac Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Publisher, Project and PowerPoint.   Adobe InDesign and Illustrator   Macromedia Dreamweaver   HTML, Javascript, Tutorials, Content Management Systems