Alan Raisman

Alan Raisman

Work History

Work History
Sep 2007 - May 2010

City of Easton, PA

Presented original research I conducted to Easton City Council.

Attended over fifty Easton City Council meetings.  

Worked with the Planning Department for the City of Easton to help create more pedestrian friendly city.  

Worked with the Public Works Department for the City of Easton to update our local neighborhood park.  

Feb 2010 - May 2010

PA Senator Bob Mensch

Served as an intern for PA Senator Bob Mensch.

Wrote content for seniors newsletter and sportsmen newsletter.  

Provided constituent support.

May 2009 - Aug 2009

National Institute of Justice

Served as an Office of Justice Programs intern for the National Institute of Justice's International Center. 

Researched less-lethal weapons and the anti-mafia movement.  

Wrote policy paper on less-lethal weapons.

Jan 2009 - May 2009

PA Senator Rob Wonderling

Served as an intern for PA Senator Rob Wonderling.

Researched the PA Brain Drain, the problem of PA college students leaving the state upon graduation.  

Wrote a policy paper on the Pennsylvania Brain Drain for Senator Wonderling's YouLead legislation.  

Public Speaking Experience

People to People Ambassador Programs, Spokane, WAJuly 2009 to July 2010

Spoke at two People to People Leadership Summits, addressed 450 students from 40 countries, July 2010.

Spoke at People to People World Leadership Forum, addressed 165 students from 21 countries, July 2009.

Spoke at People to People 50th anniversary conference in Spokane, W.A., addressed 500 people, April 2006.


Lafayette College Service Above Self Award, May 2010.

Easton City Council Certificate of Recognition, May 2010.

Morton Levy Hillel Leadership Award of the Lehigh Valley recipient, April 2008.


I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lafayette College, majoring in Government and Law as well as International Affairs.  Throughout my college career I have been intensely involved in the city of Easton, Pennsylvania and its community. While at Lafayette College, I helped establish a group to create greater town-gown relations between Lafayette College and the community in Easton, PA.  In the fall of my sophomore year, I started a research project called One Word - One City; I asked the people of Easton to describe their home in one word in an attempt to understand the community and those who lived there.  I was asked to present my research at Easton City Council, Easton's chapter of the Pennsylvania Weed and Seed, and the Arts Community of Easton.  My understanding of the community and the people of Easton grew quickly, and I continued to attend Easton City Council meetings for the following two years as well as sitting on both the Community Restoration Committee and the Safety Committee of Easton's Weed and Seed.In order to create a more personal relationship with the people of Easton, I became the first Lafayette College student volunteer with Easton's Main Street program and the first student member of the Easton Environmental Advisory Council.  I also served as the secretary of the College Hill Neighborhood Association for one year, the first Lafayette College student to sit on their Executive Committee.  My committee roles offered me the opportunity to engage with the Departments of Public Works, Economic Development, and Planning for the city of Easton, PA.  Before I graduated Lafayette College last May, I was presented with the Service Above Self Award from Lafayette College as well as a Certificate of Recognition from Easton's City Council.  The month following my graduation, I traveled to Lancaster to speak about the town-gown relationship at the Pennsylvania Downtown Center's Townie Awards.

Event Planning Experience

Outstanding Friends to Kids Awards, Easton, PA      January 2008 to September 2010

Served on the Weller Health Education Center's Outstanding Friends to Kids Awards Steering Committee for three years.  

Worked with the committee to plan, execute, and evaluate each year's event.  

People to People Leadership Programs, Spokane, WA                                               March 2007 to July 2010

Served as Site Coordinator on two People to People Ambassador Programs leadership summits at Harvard. Managed a staff of two primary leaders, fifteen teachers, and a program assistant.  

Worked with on-site and off-site vendors to coordinate and run leadership conferences.

Served as Program Assistant on seven leadership programs, assisting Site Coordinators.

Lafayette College Family Weekend, Easton, PAFebruary 2007 to September 2009

Served on a committee of 18 students to plan, execute, and evaluate Family Weekend.

Served on subcommittees in 2007 and 2008 before co-chairing the Family Weekend Committee in 2009.

Organized faculty speakers, examined the budget, coordinated over 100 volunteers, and met with the parent committee to evaluate the program. 

Fundraising Experience

Served on the Lafayette College Senior Class Fund Drive, raised $26,000 for Lafayette, January to May 2010.

Served on the Easton Heritage Day Committee, raised $50,000 for Heritage Day, March to July 2009.

Served on the Weller Center’s OFTK Awards Committee, raised $30,000 each year, March 2008 to Nov. 2009.

Communications Experience

Coordinated social media marketing strategy for Bucks County GOP Victory Center.

Blogged for Lafayette College (

Started Facebook pages for Easton Main Street Initiative and Easton Environmental Advisory Council.

Actively use Facebook and Twitter for personal use.


Aug 2006 - May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Lafayette College



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