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Sep 2008Aug 2010


Uniwersytet Jagiellonski w Krakowie

Specialization in the Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe. My Masters thesis focuses on how Polish political parties influence use media networks to communicate with their electoral base regarding European issues during campaigns for European Parliament elections.

Activities and Societies

Research for Reconstituting Democracy in Europe

Jun 2009Aug 2009

Masters Courses

Universitetet i Agder

The European Integration Summer School (EISS) provides students with empirical updated knowledge and new analytical models of the economic, political and social integration of Europe. It brings together leading academics from the disciplines of political science, law, economics and cultural studies to reflect on the key theoretical and policy issues arising from the new phase of integration in Europe. The school included a semester's worth of Master credits through two courses: History, Institutions and Politics of European Integration; and Current Issues in the European Union.

Sep 2004Jun 2008


University of Chicago


• Graduated with Honors.

• Dean’s List 2005-2008, University of Chicago.

• Foreign Language Acquisition Grant (FLAG), Awarded 2006 by the University of Chicago. This grant funded 2 months of an intensive language study abroad program in Krakow during the summer of 2006.

• Jeff Metcalf Fellowship, Awarded 2007 by the University of Chicago. This fellowship acknowledges academic excellence and offers the opportunity to further develop academic knowledge and various skill sets in an experiential learning environment. It provides paid, substantive internships exclusively to students in the College at the University of Chicago.

• 2007 Chicago Art Open Artist, Awarded October 2007 by the Chicago Artists’ Coalition. Art exhibited in the Chicago Art Open at the Iron Arts Studio in Chicago, IL. Art was also published in a catalogue and online.

Jul 2005Aug 2005

Summer School

EF Language School

Spanish Language Course in Barcelona, Spain.

Studied Spanish literature, culture and politics.

Work experience

Feb 2010Present


European Economic and Social Committee

Communication Department, Online Information Unit


• Working on a team to implement a PowerPoint project to engage the organization with citizens• Editing and writing online content for the EESC website and its social media site for economic councils• Drafting surveys and collecting results to tailor users' needs and increase accessibility

Dec 2008Feb 2009


Reconstituting Democracy in Europe


• Print media analysis in Polish about pertinent issues relating to the European Union in the press for a contract project • Write abstracts on researched articles for a database

Apr 2005Jun 2008

Research Assistant for Professor Linda Ginzel

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business


• Prepare, design and research course materials and academic literature for MBA students • Compile and utilize an extensive mailing list in Excel for distributing academic materials

Jan 2008Apr 2008

Editorial Intern

UR Chicago Magazine


• Wrote articles for the magazine’s monthly print publication, daily blog and weekly electronic newsletter • Provided copy-editing and fact-checking assistance to staff and contributing writers • Conducted interviews with numerous indie music bands and various individuals

Jun 2007Aug 2007

Publishing Intern



• Discover and obtain new sites for the distribution route; measure the success of each new locale • Write, compile and manage listings on through Microsoft Access • Enhance accessibility of; use Frontpage to develop

Mar 2007Jun 2007

Investigative Journalism Intern

Better Government Association


• Conduct independent investigations into political practices through writing FOIA requests and research • Compile and utilize extensive Excel mailing lists of politicians, political organizations, and non-profits • Write and edit articles for the BGA website; archive the history of the BGA

Oct 2006Jun 2007


Blue Gargoyle
Jan 2006Jun 2006

Student Policy Researcher

Coalition of African, Arabic, Asian, European, Latino Immigrants


• Performed research through interviews, field observations, and library research • Created and implemented a survey to analyze adult ESL programs in Illinois • Collaborated to write and publish comprehensive reports on immigration and current policy proposals

Jan 2005Jun 2006