J. Simone Barnes

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Dec 2014

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

New York University College of Arts and Science
  • Provided administrative support to Associate Dean and Associate Director of Academic Affairs, including preparing and proofreading documents, maintaining calendars, responding to student and faculty inquiries by phone and in person, and performing Internet and archive research. In addition, provided administrative support for instructors in the Freshman Honors Seminar program, hosted in the Office of Academic Affairs.

  • Coordinated various departmental meetings and events for incoming first-year students, and assisted with event planning and implementation for College-wide events (winter and spring baccalaureate ceremonies, as well as University-wide commencement).

  • Served as principal liaison for the foreign language exchange program between undergraduate colleges at New York University and Columbia University (total enrollment approximately 50 students per semester).
  • Compiled content for, designed, and copy-edited Freshman Honors Seminar and Collegiate Seminar course description booklets. In addition, designed the College of Arts and Science semiannual newsletter, College News.

  • Composed first drafts of medical school letters of recommendation sent out by pre-professional advisors, and edited final drafts as requested.
Jan 2005 - Aug 2007

Administrative Assistant

Aldan Troy Group, Inc.

Long-term repeat placements (minimum 3 months) included: Pepper Hamilton LLP; Covington & Burling LLP; and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Supported 2-4 associates per assignment (including partners) by coordinating schedules, organizing in-house meetings and conference calls, drafting correspondence, preparing presentations, and arranging travel.

Volunteer Work

Jan 2014 - Present

Tutor, Saturday Learning Series

International Rescue Committee
Assist middle- and high-school-aged refugee youth with homework and school portfolios.
Sep 2009 - Apr 2013


College Initiative
Assisted formerly incarcerated students with college coursework and GRE preparation.



Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), history

New York University