Tyler Deffebach

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


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



Near Fluent Japanese, Elementary Mandarin 


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