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Work History

Aug 2011Present

Graduate Fellow

American University: Abroad at AU

My position with Abroad at AU fortunes me with the opportunity to work with American University’s 112 foreign exchange students. I plan events and activities for the students, such as trips to the Supreme Court, Capitol Building, and Opera in the Outfield in order to expose the students to culture aspects of both the city and the country. Other duties that I share are processing incoming applications, responding to prospective student inquires, as well as assisting current exchange students with any concerns they may have.

Oct 2011Present

Broadcast Intern

National Press Club

I film evening events and conferences that are held at the national press club. This includes both full event coverage as well as alternate footage intercuts (b-roll).  As I continue in this position, I will also assist in the film editing (FinalCutPro) and selections for the weekly recap "Rewind" produced by the Press Club.

Jan 2011May 2011

Research Associate

Council on Hemispheric Affairs

My work at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) was divided into 25% administrative duties—producer, editor, and office manager—and 75% research and writing based. I produced a variety of articles, ranging from magazine publications to Press Releases, on a time-sensitive schedule. This was supplemented by interviews and intensive research of the current events in Latin America. My topics covered Latin American culture and educational systems, as well as the propensity of civil society engagements.

Oct 2010Jan 2011

Education and Cultural Affairs Intern

US Department of State

I balanced my workdays between long-term projects and daily tasks, ensuring that I helped the department in the most effective way possible. Projects that I have completed are: updating department links on PD Toolkit (the State Department’s intranet), drafting media notes, expanding media outreach strategies to include new social media, as well as taking notes during all conferences and debriefings. I compiled various presentations and highlights, such as a PowerPoint communicating what Cultural Diplomacy is to the State Department. Additionally, I was given enhanced responsibilities on one of our Visual Arts Projects, requiring me to respond to embassy requests on a daily basis. I had the opportunity to work with a variety of the cultural programs members and thus have been exposed to the regional aspects of envoys and grantees, as well as a slew of mediums including but not limited to visual arts, writing and literature, music, and film.

Aug 2009Jun 2010

Fellow

Anatolia College

I was selected through a series of interviews among 45 other candidates for a live-in resident assistant position for low-income scholarship students and Balkan students attending a separate international school in Thessaloniki. In addition to dorm responsibilities I was also a substitute teacher for the high school English department, a teacher for the writing SAT prep class, an advisor for the Anatolia International Relations Mentorship Program with embassies in Thessaloniki, a mentor in the college counseling office, as well as a volunteer at the American College of Thessaloniki study abroad office assisting students with acculturation issues while writing for their weekly newspaper.

Jan 2008May 2009

Writing Fellow

University of Richmond Writing Center

Completed a semester training course on pedagogy and how to lead effective writing tutorials. I worked with individuals and classes providing instruction on all levels of the writing process from first drafts to final citations. I worked with a variety of students from first years to individuals working on their honors theses. I specialized in working with ESL, helping them overcome their cultural issues in writing.

Jan 2008May 2008

Intern

World Affairs Council

I completed a semester internship with the World Affairs Council of Richmond. While there I compiled research on current international topics for their newsletter while revising and editing radio publications for the Council. Additionally I was responsible for setting-up, attending, and recruiting speakers for the weekly programs offered to the public regarding global topics that affect local communities, including a series with Benjamin Bernanke.

Education

Aug 2010Present

MA International Communication

American University: School of International Service

Skills

Foreign Language
Spanish--Conversational French--Intermediate Greek--Beginner Arabic--Novice Farsi--Novice    
Intellectual Creativity
Cross-Cultural Training
Social Media
I have designed mock social media plans, as well as executed the bolstering of social media plans at the organizations in which I have interned. I am familiar and comfortable using: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Wordpress, BlogSpot, and others.

Writing Sample

Mock Social Media Press Release

Interest

Learning, Challenges, Nature, Languages, Cultures.