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GABRIELLA MIKIEWICZ gabriella.mikiewicz@gmail.com | +49-152 0602 3095 | linkedin.com/in/gmikiewicz

ABOUT ME: Date of Birth: 31.03.94 Nationality: U.S.A/Poland

EDUCATION:

SKILLS: ✓ Always curious and willing to learn

✓ Customer service

✓ Intercultural communication

✓ Time management

✓ Fast learner

✓ Multi-tasker

✓ Organizational skills

✓ Detail oriented

Master of Art in Migration and Intercultural Relations, Erasmus Mundus. Located in Germany, Norway, and South Africa. 2017-2019.
 Bachelor of Art in Journalism and Arabic, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA. 2012-2016.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Communications Specialist & Applications Manager, EMMIR; Oldenburg, Germany — Dec 2018 - March 2019 • Developing and implementing a communications strategy for EMMIR • Designing and rebranding the logo, official documents, and all external webpages/emails according to the strategy • Managing all social media outlets on behalf of EMMIR • Screening applications for the 2019 cohort according to two levels of eligibility and requirement checks; organising & filing applications

Languages:

✓ French - moderate

✓ Arabic - moderate

✓ Polish - fluent

✓ English - native

✓ Norwegian - beginner

Research Intern, Felsberg Institute, Germany — Sep-Nov 2018 • Conducting independent research focusing on Eritrea • Researching and writing report comparison of constitutions in preparation for an international workshop on Eritrea • Implementing personal research project pertaining to societal transformation and the Eritrean Diaspora in Germany, to be published with Institute


Computers: ✓ Microsoft Office

✓ Graphic Design

✓ Adobe: InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, Illustrator

✓ Basic HTML coding

✓ Wordpress & Social Media

✓ Video editing

✓ Statistical analysis: Stata, R

Cultural and Political Assistant Summer Hire, European Union Delegation to Asmara, Eritrea — Jun-Aug 2016 • Planned logistics for the 2016 European Film Festival in Asmara and Massawa, Eritrea, including contacting local officials for permission • Designed and created posters and pamphlets for European Film Festival • Organized logistics for a tree planting ceremony in honor of the Paris Climate Agreement and attended tree planting with local officials • Engaging with local officials to plan events in support of the EU • Created and managed Delegation's Facebook page 
 Floor Manager, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL USA — 2015-2016 • Oversaw the daily running of the customer service team at the planetarium, a large museum in Chicago
 • Scheduled and assigned the Guest Host team to areas to meet the needs of the museum, trained new staff
 • Responded to all supervisory radio calls and quickly investigated medical, safety, security, and fire detection calls/alarms • Handled all emergencies, opening and closing of the museum


Administrative Assistant Intern to Human Resources, RefugeeOne, Chicago, IL USA — SepNov 2015 
 • Provided office administration and support for the Human Resources department in a not-for-profit refugee organization as an intern • Managed receptionist area, including greeting visitors and clients, handling calendars for all staff members, and responding to telephone and in-person requests for information • Worked with Human Resources with sensitive information
 • Completing special projects, such as organization of winter clothing drive Swim Instructor and Aquatics Team Supervisor, LakeShore Sport & Fitness, Chicago, IL USA — 2013-2015 • Guided and supervised the Aquatics team (lifeguards and swim instructors) as per company regulations and expectations 
 • Promoted to supervisor after 8 months of working as a swim instructor 
 • Managed scheduling of entire department and conducted meetings and training sessions monthly for staff
 • Participated in social media for the department and fitness centre Media Hub Summer Hire, U.S. Consulate Dubai, UAE — Jun-Jul 2013 • Took part in Arabic-based social media, such as responding to Arabic speaking Twitter users sending in government-related questions • Helped to prep the Media Hub Chief for appearances on local television and attended live interviews in newsrooms  • Supported Media Hub Chief as administrative assistant, sent emails, answered phone calls, and organized files within the office Editorial & Social Media Intern, The Real Chicago Magazine, IL — Jun 2014-Dec 2015 • Conducted interviews and compiled research for stories, wrote and published magazine articles about Chicago • Designed several pages and projects with Adobe Creative Suite  • Photographing events, restaurants, bars, and performances
 • Posting on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress) about stories and covering events live

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Erasmus Mundus Association: Editor-in-Chief of EMANATE magazine & Volunteer Coordinator
 • Currently holding two remote volunteer positions with the Erasmus Mundus Association: as a volunteer coordinator and as the Editor-in-Chief of EMANATE magazine, the official EMA magazine 
 • Reviewing applications, scheduling interviews, preparing volunteer agreements, coordinating onboarding of volunteers, preparing reference letters, and more. 
 • Designing magazine layouts and posters for social media • Copywriting and editing stories for the magazine; in-charge of editorial process
 Angloville: Volunteer English Teacher, Poland & Czech Republic, 2016-2017 • Participated in 3 week-long programs where I volunteered to teach English to Polish, Ukrainian, and Czech participants PAWS Chicago: Humane Animal Rescue Volunteer, 2013-2015 • Volunteered to take dogs on walks and clean around the shelter building • Volunteered to foster homeless dogs at my home

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