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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

The World Bank

Communications Consultant 2017-Present

Duties
• Regularly draft and copyedit blogs, feature stories, and top-line messaging for conferences/events/projects
• Prepare materials before conferences/events, serve as point-of-contact with web vendor, lead changes to website
• Visited, met with colleagues, and drafted stories in Disaster Risk Management Hub in the WB Tokyo Office

Accomplishments
• Drafted and co-authored blog on resilience in transport; drafted blog on disaster risk management profiled by World Bank President

U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman Mike Honda (CA17-Silicon Valley)

Senior Advisor 2012-2017

Legislative, Appropriations and Strategic Duties
• Managed broad legislative and appropriations portfolio, including foreign affairs, transgender equality and more
• Prepare Congressman for hearings and meetings; Draft amendments

Accomplishments
• Secured and coordinated U.S. Secretary visit to Silicon Valley, and drafted opening and closing remarks
• Prepared and staffed Congressman during: (1) Forum on Violence Against Transgender People; (2)Overnight gun violence sit-in; (3) 2016 State of the Union address.
• Drafted amendments, and original resolutions and legislation (114th: H.R. 6524 & 5514; H.Res. 908, 561, & 428)
• Designed best award-winning Congressional website, including logos, photos, typography and layout

U.S. Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations (Chairman John Kerry)

Administrative Specialist 2010-2011

Administrative and Special Project Duties
• Supported Committee and White House staff in Dec. 2010 before Advice and Consent vote of New START
• Held first-ever live-tweet of Committee mark-up on resolution for limited U.S. military force in Libya
• Developed analytics & posted all treaties not entered into force and committee prints for multiple congresses

U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Communications Assistant 2010
• Provided background research, drafted memos, prepared for hearings, and enhanced website design

ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATIONS

Campaign Volunteer (various congressional, gubernatorial, presidential campaigns). 2006-Present
Founder & Treasurer. Raise Voices Not Dollars Super PAC (raisevoicesnotdollars.org). 2012-Present
Author. Published article in The Hill, “The Politics of Resignation Threatens Our Democracy” 2014
Interviewee. Spoke Live on MSNBC’s Chris Jansing on work for campaign finance reform & super PAC 2012

EDUCATION

Georgetown University

Master of Public Policy 2010-2013
• Evening Program; Ottawa exchange program; Presented thesis at MPSA; Youngest in Cohort

Harvard University, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Network Fellowship 2014-2015
• Non-residential; Proposed/developed original project on congressional ethics training; Youngest fellow.

Stanford University

Summer Institute in Political Psychology, Certificate 2012

University of Florida

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy and Political Science 2006-2009
• Full merit scholarship; $2,500 research grant; Thesis awarded magna cum laude; Graduated at age 19