Tyler Deffebach

  • Boston MA
  • 503-757-8400
  • tyler_deffebach@emerson.edu

Education

Education
Aug 2011 - May 2015

Bachelor of Science, Journalism

Emerson College
  • Composed capstone report on Syrian refugees featuring reporting from the greater Boston area as well as interviews conducted in Jordan and Lebanon. 
  • Produced article detailing the exploitation of Chinese immigrant workers in Boston Chinatown district with some interviews conducted in Mandarin. 
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Visiting Scholar - Intensive Mandarin Language Program

Peking University
  • Researched and delivered a presentation on Chinese state-run media in Mandarin.
  • Studies in Beijing were preceded with a five week intensive language course at Stanford University.
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Visiting Scholar - International Relations 

American university of Beirut 
  • Produced a report analyzing the evolution of Hezbollah's geopolitical role and contrasted this transformation with the organization's domestic political objectives. 
  • Researched and presented a critical study of America's COIN doctrine in Afghanistan. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014

Research Assistant

The Institute of World Politics
  • Conducted research pertaining to British propaganda and intelligence efforts prior to WWII. 
  • Participated in professional level course detailing 20th and 21st century U.S. counterintelligence case studies. 
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Staff Editor

The Berkeley Beacon - Emerson College
  • Supervised newspaper staff and edited various content for sports and news sections. 
  • Acted as international affairs columnist and composed numerous articles on East Asian affairs and national security related topics. 
May 2013 - Aug 2013

Office Intern

Office of Congressman Earl Blumenauer
  • Responsible for day-to-day constituent relations and legislative research. 
  • Wrote and edited press releases and official office communications.  
Jan 2013 - May 2013

News Producer

WERS Radio Station - Emerson College
  • Supervised morning news broadcasts and directed station's anchors. 
  • Reviewed news scripts and monitored international wires for developing stories.
Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Journalist Intern

Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan
  • Authored article in FCCJ magazine entitled "Japan as Number Three" discussing China's GDP.
  • Assisted international correspondents with Japanese translations of texts and news articles. 

Related Skills

Skills

Language 

Near Fluent Japanese, Elementary Mandarin 

Computer 

Final Cut, Audacity, Microsoft Office, Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, and Adobe Audition.