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EXPERIENCE

2017 / AUG - Present

European Parliament | Office of Fulvio Martusciello

Brussels, Belgium

Legislative Intern 

  • Draft questions for the Member of Parliament to ask the European Commission
  • Travel with the MEP to plenary in Strasbourg, France, and assist with his events while away
  • Attend committee meetings that focus on the MEP’s primary areas of concern
  • Assist with administrative duties in the office

2017 / MAY - 2017 / AUG

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Washington, DC

Research Intern

  • Researched general education curricula of institutions of higher education
  • Evaluated colleges and universities based on breadth of their general education programs
  • Wrote a blog post on the importance of free speech on college campuses

2017 / JAN - 2017 / MAY

Office of Speaker Paul D. Ryan

Washington, DC

Congressional Intern

  • Researched, prepared, and drafted policy memoranda for the Speaker’s policy advisors
  • Assisted in facilitating the Speaker’s large scale events
  • Greeted and escorted guests of the Speaker onto the Speaker’s balcony
  • Organized and drafted 1200+ letters for constituent correspondence
  • Executed clerical and organizational tasks necessary for the order of the office
  • Escorted guests on historical tours of the Speaker’s Suite and the Capitol complex

2016 / JAN - 2016 / Mar

Marco Rubio for President

Greenville, SC

Campaign Intern

  • Assisted with registration and directing guests at campaign events
  • Made phone calls to Greenville residents to garner support and answer questions about candidate’s policies
  • Utilized social media to encourage campaign volunteerism

EDUCATION

2014 /AUG - 2018 /MAY

Furman University

Greenville, SC

Furman University
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and International Affairs
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
Honors & Awards
  • Philosophy Scholar
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society
  • Edwin M. Coulter Award for Study Abroad
  • Deans List (all semesters)
  • Study Away: The Brussels Experience (Fall 2017); The Washington Experience (Spring 2017)
Extracurricular
  • Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Portland, OT, Honors Scholar
  • American Enterprise Institute Executive Council, Furman University, Member
  • Furman Creative Collaborative | TEDxFurmanU, Furman University, Curator
  • Student Conduct Board, Furman University, Chair
  • Society of Tocqueville Fellows, Furman University, Fellow

2016 / JUNE - 2016 / AUG

Harvard University

Milan and Siena, Italy

Harvard University – Summer Session
Summer Study Abroad
  • Spent nine weeks in Italy taking courses on Italian language and the philosophy of beauty as it relates to culture and economy
  • Explored Italy’s artistic heritage and contemporary culture as a means of generating value and innovation

2011 / AUG - 2014 / MAY

Stanford OHS

Stanford, CA

Stanford OHS
Pre-Collegiate Studies

Leadership & Activities

  • Student Ambassador – Represent OHS answering questions from prospective students and parents; attend open houses, college visits, and assemblies
  • Pixel Cluster Leader – Assist new students transitioning into the OHS community

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