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EDUCATION

 Smith College, Northampton, MA

  • Major: American Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts degree received May 2015, GPA 3.6
  • Dean’s List 2011- 2015

South India Term Abroad, Fall 2013

  • Courses in Indian politics, culture, and language
  • Independent Research: Ethnographic study of Indian women’s health narratives

EXPERIENCE AND HONORS

AmeriCorps VISTA Communications, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), July 1, 2015- Present

  • Operate all of HOLA’s social media platforms
  • Contribute content and manage HOLA’s website and blog
  • Work with academic program directors to develop writing class offerings
  • Recruit and utilize HOLA students and alumni to contribute content

Global Studies Center Office Assistant, Smith College, September 1, 2014 – May 2015

  • Assist students with the study abroad decision and application process
  • Help to plan and organize events on campus related to global engagement
  • Greet visitors and students at front desk, manage email, social media, daily office operations

English Language Teacher, Jamyang Foundation, June-August 2014

  • Lived in a small monastery in Ladakh, India
  • Taught daily English classes to resident Buddhist nuns ages 11-60

Intern, Northampton Community Television, June-August 2013

  • Researched and pitched local interest stories
  • Produced stories for NCTV’s station and blog; conducted and filmed interviews; and edited footage using Adobe Premiere
  • Wrote opinion pieces for NCTV’s citizen journalism project, Paradise City Press

Journalism Intern, Smith College Media Relations, September 2012 – June 2013

  • Pitched stories with a student-interest angle for Smith’s online news publications
  • Conceptualized angle, contacted sources, and interviewed members of the Smith community
  • Wrote and edited news stories

Newton Arvin Prize for American Studies, 2012

  • Best long paper in the introductory course to American society and culture

Research assistant, Yale doctoral student, August 2012

  • Worked with archival documents; searched for keywords and topics related to dissertation

Contributing Writer, The Sophian, 2011 – present

  • Pitched, researched and wrote stories for Smith’s independent news publication

Editor-in-Chief, Guilford High School Gazette, 2010-2011

  • Supervised all aspects of production – writing, editing, formatting, gathering sponsors

Fiction Award, New England Young Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College, VT, 2010

  • Selected as a high school sophomore in a national competition to attend a weeklong writing workshop and published a short story in the Breadloaf Writers magazine

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Homework House Tutor, Holyoke, MA, January 2014- May 2014

  • Tutor and mentor kids ages 8 – 14

Boathouse Monitor, Smith College, September 2012-present

  • Instructed visitors on the use of kayaks, canoes, etc.

Student worker, Smith College Dining Services, January-August 2012

  • Washed dishes, assisted with food preparation and delivery

Corps Member, Youth Conservation Corps, Vermont, Summer 2011

  • Worked in small teams to build, update, and maintain hiking trails

Corps Member, Youth Conservation Corps, Yosemite National Park, Summer 2010

  • Worked in small teams to maintain campgrounds, recreate Native American roundhouses, and built wheelchair-accessible trails