Dangerous Speech Project

Program Coordinator
December 2011 to present

• Collaborate with project director on experiments to understand and effectively counter online hate speech.
• Establish and maintain relationships with activists, academics, corporations, and think tanks around the world.
• Write and edit funding proposals, grant reports, and white papers.
• Coordinate international and domestic travel, including a conference in Yangon, Myanmar in June 2014.
• Administer a two-year, $100,000 grant from Public Safety Canada for counterterrorism research.
• Review grants to ensure compliance with budget requirements and the completion of promised deliverables.
• Design and maintain the project’s website and blog, voicesthatpoison.org.
• Maintain contact databases and mailing lists, and draft mailings to announce research and upcoming events.

For more information:
Voices that Poison: How to Define Inflammatory Speech and Limit its Dangerous Effects

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

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Instructional and Residential Program Facilitation
• Equinox Summer Program, June-August 2013
• CivicAction Chicago, October-November 2013
• CivicWeek Chicago: Public Health, March 2014
• CTY Civic Leadership Institute at Johns Hopkins University, June-July 2014
• CTY Civic Leadership Institute at University of California-Berkeley, July-August 2014

• Facilitated academic, residential, and experiential learning opportunities for classes of 10-20.
• Maintained high standards of active supervision for up to 180 students.
• Developed strategies for building community within diverse groups of gifted and talented students.
• Established housing and roommate assignments for 350 high school students at Northwestern University.
• Supported and supervised 23 residential teaching assistants in community building and student management.
• Responded to student health concerns, including medication management and emergency care.
• Designed and supervised field experiences in Chicago, Baltimore, and San Francisco with groups of 10-60 students.
• Managed procurement cards, petty cash, receipts, and budget reporting.

For more information:
Center for Talent Development
Summer Program
Civic Education Project

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Communications Coordinator, National Advisory Council
October 2007 to present

Shaping the future of education in the United States by advising and implementing initiatives to support all students regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. As Communications Coordinator, maintaining records and seeking innovative ways to facilitate the work of the Council. Involves fundraising, regular conference calls with executive committee staff and other council members, and annual meetings with the national board of directors in New York City.

Chapter Organizing Intern
September 2008 to January 2009

Facilitated communication between the national offices and a network of 38 chapters nationwide by drafting letters and emails, responding to inquiries and requests for materials, and planning events. This internship followed two years of local organizing and long-distance mentorship of other students as a member of the GLSEN national high school leadership team.

Center for Economic Progress

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Assistant Site Manager
December 2013 to April 2014

• Supported a team of over 100 volunteers in preparing tax returns for low-income individuals and families.
• Conducted intake interviews and identified tax issues for volunteer preparers.
• Reviewed and certified prepared tax returns for accuracy.
• Advised clients of strategies to avoid owing balances in future tax years.
• Prepared complex tax returns involving self-employment income, cancellation of debt, and health savings accounts.
• Screened clients for participation in an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) pilot program.
• Referred clients to partners for information about insurance, public benefits, and legal assistance.

For more information:
Center for Economic Progress

Loyola University Chicago

Graduate Assistant, Gannon Center for Women and Leadership/Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives
August 2013 to May 2014

• Maintained the university’s Social Justice Web Portal, luc.edu/socialjustice, and corresponding Facebook page.
• Researched, developed, and published fact sheets to educate students about key social justice issues.
• Used primary sources at Loyola's Women and Leadership Archives to explore the creation of the university's Peace Studies program.
• Supported working groups to address specific issues across the university, including fair trade policies and support for undocumented students.
• Researched, collected, and digitized course materials.

Graduate Assistant, Institute of Pastoral Studies
August 2012 to May 2014

• Prepared promotional materials, advising worksheets, and course registration information.
• Organized submissions, correspondence, and copyright transfers for the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health.
• Managed website and social media presence for the African Association for the Study of Religions, a-asr.org
• Researched, collected, and digitized materials to promote more open and transparent access for students.
• Participated in social media advisory committee and provided technology support to faculty and staff.

For more information:
Institute of Pastoral Studies

American University

Resident Assistant, Housing and Dining Programs
August 2010 to May 2012

• Mentored and fostered the development of 43 first-year students in the Washington Mentorship Program.
• Studied and implemented student development theory.
• Designed and executed curriculum plans for active and passive learning opportunities.
• Responded to emergencies and policy violations.
• Drafted incident reports for use in student conduct proceedings.
• Served as a liaison between students and professional staff members.
• Encouraged recognition of outstanding leadership and contributions within the residence halls.
• Participated in ongoing professional development and regional student affairs conferences.

President, National Residence Hall Honorary Chapter
April 2011 to April 2012

Recognized and encouraged student leadership in the residence halls by facilitating monthly “Of the Month” award ceremonies, coordinating biannual recognition weeks for student staff and campus partners, holding formal induction ceremonies at the end of each semester, and representing the chapter at regional residence life conferences.

Executive Director, American University Queers and Allies
April 2010 to April 2011

Collaborated with the university administration and a volunteer staff of seventeen to manage a $5000 budget, plan weekly events, educate the community on LGBT issues, and generally ensure the continued success of one of American’s largest and oldest student organizations. Previously served as the organization’s Director of Transgender Advocacy for two years.

Research Assistant, Department of Justice, Law, and Society
January 2010 to May 2010
Transcribed interview notes from the National Crime Victimization Survey and suggested research metrics as part of a long-term criminological analysis of sexual assault data. Worked under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr. Lynn Addington.

For more information:
American University
Housing and Dining Programs
Residence Hall Association
Queers and Allies

McDowell Group Research-Based Consulting

Lead Surveyor
August 2005 to January 2012

Facilitated research on travel to Alaska by interviewing up to 10-15 travelers per day at the Anchorage airport about their experiences visiting Alaska. Trained and supervised employees, communicated with airline agents, and reviewed completed surveys for accuracy and integrity before sending them to the main office in Juneau. Seasonally employed August 2005, April 2006-April 2007, May-August 2008, May-August 2011, and December 2011-January 2012.

For more information:
The McDowell Group
Alaska Visitors Statistics Program

Alaska Teen Media Institute

Summer Program Assistant
May 2009 to August 2011

Supported the development of youth in Anchorage by providing technical assistance, supervision and mentorship to students participating in programs at the Alaska Teen Media Institute and the Anchorage Public Library.

Reporter, Webmaster, and Audio Engineer
March 2006 to August 2008

Worked as webmaster, soundboard operator and radio producer on a team of high school students producing a monthly live radio show. Featured on National Public Radio and local stations across the country. Received an Alaska Press Club Award for Best Education Reporting in 2008.

For more information:
Alaska Teen Media Institute

National Center for Lesbian Rights

Nicholas J. Begich Policy Fellow
September 2010 to May 2010

Sought justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people by collecting stories of workplace discrimination, researching Job Corps center policies on housing for transgender students, and collaborating with coalition partners on federal policy efforts.

For more information:
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Nicholas J. Begich Scholarship and Intern Fund