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Work experience

Aug 2010May 2011

Programming Assistant

International Student & Scholar Services, American University
  • Coordinated the AU Diplomats program
  • Edited the weekly newsletter
  • Liaised with International Admissions to put together tours and other events for visiting students and education advisors
  • Coordinated the logistical requirements for projects featuring AU international students with outside organizations such as NAFSA
Jan 2009Dec 2009

Orientation Coordinator

International Student & Scholar Services, American University
  • Recruited student volunteers to assist with orientation and assisted with their training sessions
  • Planned logistics related to the fall 2009 and spring 2010 international student orientation program
  • Solicited local businesses for potential sponsorships
May 2009Aug 2009

Intern

Women & Politics Institute, American University
  • Assisted with the recruitment, selection and logistics of the WeLead (a leadership development program coordinated by the institute) participants
  • Organized and updated the WPPL (Women, Policy and Politics certificate program offered by the institute) database
  • Performed other tasks such as conducting research on political activities, filling in financial forms for re-imbursements etc 
Jan 2009Apr 2009

Communication & Development Intern

International Labor Rights Forum
  • Created the initial drafts of communications strategies for small-scale projects and campaigns
  • Updated and organized media databases
  • Evaluated and effectively utilized social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter for the organization
  • Wrote four articles for the ILRF blog 
Jun 2008Jul 2008

Intern

Bates Strategic Alliance
  • Interacted with local media and assisted with the production of press releases
  • Coordinated the press launch for "Infotel 2008" -- a biennial information and communication technology conference
  • Brainstormed and assisted with several PR campaigns
Jul 2006Jun 2007

Communications & Research Assistant

Sri Lankan Youth Parliament, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies
  • Coordinated skills development workshops
  • Edited and produced the monthly newsletter, and maintained the project website
  • Communicated internally, within the Sri Lankan Youth Parliament, about events and other activities

Education

Published Blog Posts

References

Kristina Thompson

Immediate Supervisor at the International Student & Scholar Services office since January 2009

International Student Advisor since Fall 2007

Sol Hart

Instructor - COMM  380 - Public Relations Research, Fall 2010Advisor - Honors Capstone  Project (COMM 490 - Communications Research Project) 

International Vibe

International Calling Campaign

Feature Articles

Press Releases & Media Alerts

Strategic Communication Plans

Skills

Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop

Interest

  • Amateur baker and dessert maker
  • Die-hard detective fiction fan
  • Part-time poet and creative writer

Awards and Recognition