Curriculum Vitae

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Colorado College, Colorado Springs                                                                                            August 2011 – May 2015
Bachelor of Arts; Major: Political Science, Minor: Middle Eastern Studies; GPA: 3.8
Honors: Shelby Davis Scholarship, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Sigma Alpha
Coursework:  The Search for Islamic Order; Journalism, Ethics, and Politics; What is Political Philosophy?; Latin America I, American Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa; American Politics and Government; Intro to Comparative Politics; Human Trafficking; Gender and Politics; Political Psychology; Intervention, the Drug War and Human Migration; Origins of Modern State Theory, History of Sexuality in South Asia

American University of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
May 2014 – August 2014
Coursework: Balkan History; Balkan Security; Genocide, War Crimes and Transitional Justice; State-Building

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel                                                                       January 2013 – June 2013
Coursework: Israel and Palestine: A Documentary History; Foreign Policy of Israel; Negotiating Middle East Peace

Mahindra UWC of India, Maharashtra, India                                                                                  August 2009 – May 2011
International Baccalaureate Diploma
United World College Diploma

Relevant Experience

Writer, The Borgen Magazine, Seattle, WA                                                                                               May 2015 – Present

  • Wrote about environmental and climate change issues affecting the United States and other areas in the world
  • Interviewed experts on development and researched issues related to extreme poverty for articles
  • Used social media and funding sites to fundraise for the organization

Writer, The Cipher, Colorado College, CO
September 2011 – Present

  • Wrote opinion articles on contemporary issues in the US and the rest of the world for the school’s award-winning magazine

Web Editor, The Catalyst, Colorado College, CO
September 2013 – Present

  • Helped create a new and improved website for the school newspaper
    • Put together focus groups to better understand expectations for the website
    • Brought together journalists, web designers and interested students to create a design for the new website
    • Wrote a proposal and budget for the website and presented it to Cutler Publications
    • Headed a team to manage the transition between the old and new websites
  • Edited and placed articles on the Catalyst website

Editorial Office Intern, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Bosnia and Herzegovina
May 2014 – August 2014

  • Researched and wrote articles for BIRN’s newspaper, Balkan Insight
  • Edited articles and publications for BIRN and Balkan Insight
  • Attended war crimes trials and wrote up reports for BIRN to use

Research Assistant, Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University, Israel
January 2013 – June 2013

  • Conducted extensive research on the topic of Moroccan Islamist Feminism for Professor Ruth Roded
    • Read and photocopied relevant books and articles
    • Pitched ideas and relayed important information
    • Fact-checked articles written by Professor Roded

Editorial Office Intern, The Hindustan Times, Mumbai, India                                                   June 2012 – August 2012

  • Helped write column “Day in the Life of…”, a weekly column in the Sunday Section of the Hindustan Times
    • Gathered information about possible areas of interest
    • Interviewed various people in areas of interest
    • Transcribed interviews
  • Researched and gathered information for other articles in the Sunday Section
  • Helped edit other articles in the Sunday Section

Leadership Experience

Co-chair of Amnesty International, Colorado College, CO
April 2014 – May 2015

  • Planned and organized multiple school-wide events
    • Held multiple Write-a-Thons for various issues and collected more than 200 letters for each cause
    • Organized a panel with guest speakers and professors about ‘Immigration Under Obama’
    • Organized a fundraising concert, Jamnesty, and raised over $800 for NGOs in Colorado Springs
    • Wrote for and distributed ‘Squatter’s Rights’, Amnesty’s monthly newsletter

‘First-Year Experience’ Mentor, Colorado College, CO                                                         August 2013 – May 2015

  • Provided assistance to freshmen students throughout the year
  • Served as a peer advisor during registration periods
  • Planned group activities and conducted individual meetings

Member of the Honor Council, Colorado College, CO
August 2012 – May 2015

  • Investigated violations of the Honor Code, working with professors and accused students to collect evidence
  • Attended and voted on panels that would determine the guilt of the accused student
  • Interviewed candidates for the Honor Council

Open House Assistant, Admissions Department, Colorado College, CO                         September 2011 – May 2014

  • Helped coordinate activities during Open House programs such as registration, welcome dinner, activities/dept fair, class visits,

luncheons, student/faculty panels, social events, etc

  • Worked with campus activities and groups on campus to coordinate campus events for the Spring Open House weekends
  • Worked with staff assistants and professors to arrange over 700+ class visits for Fall, Spring, and Multicultural Open Houses 

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer, TESSA (Advocacy for victims of sexual and domestic abuse), Colorado Springs, CO
September 2012 – Present

Volunteer, La Puente Shelter and Food Bank, Alamosa, CO
September 2011 – August 2012

Volunteer, Paud Children’s Home (Teaching assistant to underprivileged children), Pune, India
August 2009 – April 2011

Volunteer, Sadhana Special Friends (Interacting with males with mental disabilities), Pune, India                                                                                                                                                               August 2009 – May 2011

Language Skills & Computer Skills

Intermediate Hindi; Beginner Hebrew, Thai, French

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Works, Publisher, etc); Adobe Photoshop; iMovie


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