Karissa Reynoso

  • Los Angeles CA

Economic Development Intern

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2014 - Present

Economic Development Intern

Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Conducted research for city initiatives, Mayor’s speeches and projects
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of policies, specifically workforce and education policies
  • Analyzed and translated data for policy use using Microsoft Excel
  • Researched and developed strategies to tackle key issues such as employment for ex-offenders, post-secondary success and youth employment
Jul 2014 - Present


Ballet Folklorico de Ramona Gardens
  • Initiated a youth development program for a community with at-risk youth in Los Angeles
  • Collaborated with City of LA and Los Angeles Police Department to create dance program
  • Directed and taught a variety of cultural dances to a group of 20 students
Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

Communications/Development Intern

Partnership for Los Angeles Schools
  • Developed marketing strategies, researched methods and performed data analysis to promote student achievement at low-performing high schools in South Los Angeles
  • Created and designed flyers, PowerPoints and free gifts to utilize for marketing
  • Authored stories for social media accounts, official website and monthly newsletters
Jun 2009 - Present

Instructional Aide

Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Managed groups of 15-20 students and focused on improving low-performing academic areas
  • Partnered with teachers to develop targeted student success plans
  • Created and developed a brand new website for Marianna Avenue Elementary School


Sep 2011 - Jun 2014


University of California UCI

Majors in Political Science and Sociology

Relevant Courses: Research Methods, Business Statistics, Conflict Management, Environmental Analysis and Design, Argument and Research, Computer-Based Research in the Social Sciences

Highlights: Maintained above a 3.0 GPA, received Dean’s Honor’s List award, graduated with two bachelor’s in three years



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