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Work experience

Jun 2012Nov 2012

Field Organizer

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Responsible for voter mobilization of 5 Townships in Lake County, Illinois
  • Made 23,252 phone calls to registered voters in the District; identified 2,899 votes
  • Knocked on 2,453 doors, identifying 392 votes
  • Increased In-Person Early Voting (IPEV) by 76% from the 2010 midterm elections
  • Increased Vote By Mail (VBM) voting by 71% from the 2010 midterm elections
  • Successfully ran a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program that increased voter turnout on Election Day by 48% from the 2010 midterm elections
  • Supervised 15 college interns as a part of the Summer Internship/Fellowship Program
  • Recruited and trained community volunteers in Direct Voter Contact and Outreach
  • Daily monitored and entered voter information data into the Democratic Party’s VoteBuilder database
Sep 2011Jan 2012

Senate Intern

The Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

  • Represented the Senator at community and organizational events in Northeast and Central Ohio
  • Assisted Staff with Veteran and Immigration casework, scheduling, and special projects
  • Entered constituent comments and questions in the official online database system, InterTrac
Jun 2011Aug 2011

Fair Housing Intern

The Housing Research & Advocacy Center

  • Utilized Census data to track racial and socio-economic housing trends in Northeast Ohio
  • Daily monitored newspapers and online housing boards for potential discriminatory housing practices
  • Educated the public about resources available to them at community events
Aug 2010Jun 2011

Government and Community Relations Intern

The Center for Families and Children
  • Provided direct support and assisted in client advocacy in the following areas: Medicaid, Early Childhood Education, Behavioral Healthcare, Family Supportive Services, and Returning Citizens
  • Analyzed and reported on cuts made in the Ohio Governor’s 2010 Biennium Budget that concerned CFC program areas
  • Located and outlined grant opportunities at the federal, state, and county levels
  • Researched and analyzed statistical data that was used in issue briefs presented to the Executive Leadership
  • Tracked data, media sources and federal legislation that provided relevant information on The Centers’ core issues
  • Maintained the Public Officials’ Network Database
  • Assisted with the development of thank you notes, white papers and other communications
  • Represented the organization at meetings with community members and state legislators with, and on behalf, of the Government & Community Relations Manager
Aug 2009May 2010

Program Intern

InterAct Cleveland

  • Led the recruitment, training, and coordination of 1200+ volunteers for the 3-day Homeless Stand Down event
  • Utilized Microsoft Publisher to create new training programs for new and returning volunteers
  • Tracked volunteer information and hours with DonorPerfect, Constant Contact, and Microsoft Excel database programs