Kevin Lustig


I am a recent college graduate, specializing in language and politics, with experience in both writing/editing and political organizing.


Work History

Work History
Sep 2008 - Present

Lead Assistant Director

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc./Grassroots Voter Outreach
  • Helped strategize and direct the current Save the Children fundraising and public education campaign in Washington, DC.
  • Played a key role in planning and executing fundraising, voter contact and persuasion, and Get Out The Vote campaigns for the 2008 Election in DC and Richmond, VA.
  • Recruited, deployed and managed teams of canvassers and volunteers for both street and door-to-door canvassing.
  • Performed administrative duties in a campaign office.
  • Coordinated with directors from a variety of partner organizations, including Environment America, the DNC, Work for Progress, the League of Conservation Voters and Save the Children. 
Apr 2008 - Sep 2008

Freelance Blogger

Demand Studios
  • Developed and wrote blog posts for the eHow website based on a pool of assignments on a variety of subject matter areas.
Dec 2007 - Sep 2008

Freelance Writer/Editor

Ivy League Analytical English
  • After leaving position as Senior Writer/Editor, joined publisher's freelance writing and editing team. 
  • Wrote and edited magazine articles, test materials and books within a variety of timeframes.
  • Consulted with the magazine's Senior English Editor and Executive Editor on future projects and subjects.
May 2008 - Sep 2008

Freelance Journalist

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
  • Contributed to the Union-Bulletin, a daily covering southeastern Washington state news.
  • Researched and wrote articles on topics determined by the newspaper's City Editor in accordance with AP Style guidelines.
Apr 2008 - Sep 2008

Freelance Blogger
  • Developed and wrote blog posts on European club soccer for's pool of sports blogs. 
  • Administered all aspects of a domain-level blog including layout, RSS feeds and reader interactivity (comments, polls, etc.).
  • Recognized for consistently high readership and quality by administrators.
Mar 2007 - Dec 2007

Senior English Editor/Writer

Ivy League Analytical English
  • Oversaw the publication of a monthly educational magazine.
  • Held ultimate responsibility for the correctness and style of all of the magazine's English copy.
  • Worked with and led a team of editors.
  • Hired and managed freelancers, including assigning and monitoring work. 
  • Wrote and collaborated on projects including magazine articles, test materials and books.
  • Provided English expertise to other company departments, Taiwanese newsmedia and government agencies.
  • Prepared and presented a weekly radio news broadcast. 
  • Worked closely with the Executive Editor in all aspects of the magazine publishing process from conception to publication.
  • Was integral in placing the magazine consistently among the best-regarded in the country.
  • Gained recognition as among the best foreign employees in the company's history by Ivy League's founder and CEO, Prof. Peter Lai.
Nov 2006 - Mar 2007

English Teacher

Hess International Schools
  • Taught English to classes of young students ranging in level from kindergarten to fifth grade.
  • Independently developed lesson plans, organized classrooms and created and directed activities.
  • Led field trips to various locations around the country.
  • Demonstrated excellent independent organization and self-motivation skills in working with kids and overseeing the classroom environment.
  • Interacted and cooperated with other teachers and staff at the schools.
  • Consistently received very high reviews from students, parents and Chinese-speaking co-teachers.


Aug 2002 - May 2006

Bachelor of Arts

I attended Pitzer College on that school's highest academic scholarship, the Trustees Fellowship. While at Pitzer, I studied both language and politics.

Aug 2004 - Dec 2004

Universidad de Sevilla

I attended the University of Seville's extension program in Seville, Spain for a semester during my Junior year of college. My course of study in this program focused on Spanish language and European Poltics and History. While part of the program, I participated in the publication of a student magazine, writing and editing articles.



Internet and Web 2.0

Skill areas: Blogging, Wikis, HTML, Javascript, Internet research and use of online databases

Mac and PC Applications

Skill areas: Windows, Mac OS X, MS Office and Adobe suites and Internet applications


Skill areas: Chicago and AP Manuals of Style