Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
2019-2022

Juris Doctorate

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar | Co-chair of the Disability Allied Law Students Association | Founder of the Government Benefits Assistance Project

2013-2017

Bachelor of Arts

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Anthropology and Global Development Studies | Tuba Player in the Cavalier Marching Band | Dean's List Honoree | Vice President of Alternative Spring Break | Miller Arts Scholar for Music | Brother and Social Chair of Kappa Kappa Psi | Harrison Undergraduate Research Award

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PRESENT

Treasurer

NATIONAL DISABLED LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION

Serves on the founding board of an organization dedicated to advocating for disabled law students across the country. Handles all financial matters, including tax filings and reimbursements.

SUMMER 2020

Legal Intern

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT

Conducted legal research to support upcoming litigation related to COVID-19 and incarcerated or detained persons. Researched and drafted an appeal to the United Nations Human Rights Council in partnership with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and Michael Brown, as well as over 650 rights groups from around the world. This resulted in a resolution to hold a historic Special Session to investigate police brutality and protest suppression.

2017-PRESENT

Tutor, Editor, Writer

LUCY TRIESHMANN, LLC

Supports students ranging from elementary school to Master's programs as they strive to achieve their academic best. Specializes in research and writing, standardized test prep, Spanish, and proofreading. Also writes content for businesses' marketing materials and websites.

2017-2019

Director of Operations

BLUE TRUNK FOUNDATION

Managed a growing nonprofit focused on accessible travel for people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and age-related conditions. Produced content for the website, social media platforms, and marketing materials. Recruited and interviewed individuals for the blog. Attended networking events and gave informational presentations on accessibility in travel. Coordinated logistics related to operations, fundraising, marketing, web development, and community outreach. Handled the organization's finances, including account reconciliation, tax filings, and donation processing. 

2017

Access Consultant

UNIVERSITY TRANSIT SERVICE

Rewrote the rider's guide and driver training materials for the University of Virginia's paratransit service. Recommended improvements to the service based on institution-specific data and research of other institutions' programs. Connected with other students to incorporate their experiences. 

2014-2017

Safety Supervisor, Trainer, Bus Driver

UNIVERSITY TRANSIT SERVICE

Promoted to Safety Supervisor in October 2016 due to performance as a bus driver (January 2014—December 2017) and trainer (January 2015—December 2017). Head of six-member Safety Committee responsible for assigning penalties for preventable accidents. Devised new measures to help the company exceed industry safety standards.

2015-2017

Student Researcher

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

Performed cross-cultural, international research on barriers to chronic disease management in low resource communities with a team of other students. Focused primarily on the impact of social support structures on health outcomes. Received the 2016 Harrison Undergraduate Research Award. Presented research at both the 2016 and 2017 Human Development Conferences, as well as the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds. Wrote grants, conducted field research in South Africa, and co-designed research models with community partners.

VOLUNTEER WORK
2018 - PRESENT

Interpreter

FORTHRIGHT LEGAL

Interviews Spanish-speaking clients to complete paperwork and secure appropriate documentation to file for legal status in the United States. Translates documents between English and Spanish for use in immigration proceedings.

APRIL 2020 - PRESENT

Volunteer

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

Gathers data on state distance learning policies to connect school districts with the resources necessary to ensure equal access to the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic.

APRIL 2020

Volunteer

CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY

Researched states' voting laws to assess preparedness to hold equal, accessible elections in 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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