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EDUCATION AND HONORS The American University, Washington, D.C. M.A. Journalism and Public Affairs *Recipient of the Burnell and Crawford Scholarship Award Oxford Seminars, Washington, D.C. Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) The Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, United Kingdom B.A. (Hons) English with Creative Writing: Second Class Honors (1st Division) Bethesda Chevy-Chase High School, Bethesda, Maryland International Baccalaureate

July 2012 – August 2013

March 2012 October 2005 –June 2008 August 2003 – June 2005

WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE The Independent on Sunday, London, England April 2011 Work Placement Completed an internship at a national newspaper publication. This experience provided an insight into a professional environment. Had a very hands-on role involving:  Carrying out computer research for articles;  Conducting a vox populi;  Collating case studies;  Interviewing individuals for a cover story. Mosaic, World Bank, Washington D.C. October 2008 – December 2010 / July 2011 – June 2012 Writer Volunteered for the World Bank’s monthly newsletter Mosaic, producing articles on a frequent basis. Conversely, over time, gradually gained greater responsibilities as a member of the writing team. Exemplified by:  Attending regular meetings to discuss and decide the contents of each issue;  Proof reading and editing articles;  Writing articles for the online version of the newsletter MosaicPlus;  Delegating article assignments to junior volunteers. Platform Magazine, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom October 2007 – May 2008 Film Critic Writer Furthered interest in journalism by writing for the university’s student publication. Was able to develop and hone writing skills by being a critic. Duties included:  Reviewing newly released movies for the film section read by 10,000 students;  Conceiving and writing reviews for DVDs;  Penning reviews for classic DVDs.  Published articles on the online version of the magazine.

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE Book Project, World Bank, Washington D.C. October 2008 – December 2010 / July 2011 – June 2012 Volunteer The Book Project is a non-profit organisation affiliated with the World Bank that receives donated books from various institutions from the Washington, D.C. area and sends them to schools in developing countries. Role involved:  Dealing with the donated books by keeping those that were in adequate condition and by discarding those that weren’t;  Assorting the books and separating them according to subject area and age appropriate levels (e.g. Primary, Secondary & Tertiary);  Packing boxes with books which were due to be shipped;  Assisting in the monthly book sale to raise money to buy new dictionaries, encyclopaedias and atlases;  Actively participating in meetings that decided various issues such as, the location of future shipments.

SKILLS IT: Proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook. Also familiar with the basics of HTML and CSS.