Kameron’s Extended Résumé

EDUCATION

Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration
Exp. Graduation Date, May 2019
Minor: Rhetoric and Composition, Journalism focus

University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
Detroit, MI
Diploma, with Honors
May 2015

Semester at Sea
Fort Collins, CO
April 2017

  • (Global Comparative Study Abroad Program, Diversity Abroad Scholar)
  • Completed a full semester course load while traveling via ship through Japan, China, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), India, South Africa, Ghana, Morocco, and Germany.
  • Studied International Security, Globalization and Sustainability, and Interpersonal Communication Skills with practical application at the United States Pacific Command Center.
  • One of four scholars selected and sponsored by the national Diversity Abroad organization.
  • Led the on-ship Writer’s Guild; spoke as a panelist and guest lecturer for various topics including political debate and presentation instruction; served as a student representative to the administrative team.

Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD)
University of Pennsylvania | Summer Business Institute
Philadelphia, PA
July 2014

  • Worked with Foot, Cone & Belding (FCB, New York) on federally sponsored anti-smoking campaign.
  • Learned topics of marketing, networking, and social (external agency sponsored) growth through PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC, Philadelphia).
  • Participated in marketing and advertising project for Google (New York) Web Applications.

Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD)
Morehouse College; University of Cape Town
Atlanta, GA; Cape Town, South Africa
August 2012

  • Partnered with university faculty to study economic patterns throughout South Africa.
  • Developed marketing campaign for solar sustainability in economically poor, urban areas.
  • Analyzed low income South African neighborhoods and examined the effect of urban sustainability and marketing.

EXPERIENCE

United States Senate
Cleveland & Lorain, OH
Intern, Office of Senator Sherrod Brown
September 2016–December 2016

  • Crafted written and oral communication while representing the Senator in external correspondence with constituents.
  • Assisted congressional staffers with constituent correspondence.
  • Manipulated data entry with IBM Intertrac Constituent Relationship Management Program.
  • Recorded requests for federal assistance and formal expressions of concern.
  • Navigated constituents with federal agency needs towards specialized advocacy staff members.

The Huffington Post
New York City, NY
Campus Editor-at-Large, Huffington Post Blog
August 2016–Present

  • Content drafting and producing for The Huffington Post’s various blog sections.
  • Communicating campus news to HuffPost managers and assisting in planning campus projects.

Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
Speaking and Writing Associate, Department of Rhetoric and Composition
August 2016–Present

  • Creating and presenting workshops to various departments, classes, and organization on public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Staffing the Oberlin College Writing Center; tutoring students in writing, written composition, and oratory work.

The Grape
Oberlin, OH
Staff Writer, Editorial Team
June 2016–January 2017

  • Found and produced the stories that matter on campus for Oberlin’s only alternative student newspaper.
  • Supported freelance contributors in their efforts to complete a piece from initial development to final copy editing.
  • Collaborated with the editorial team to build innovative projects that further the publication’s mission

City of Detroit
Detroit, MI
Communications Intern, Office of the Mayor
June 2016–August 2016

  • Supported the Mayor’s Communication Team, including the Chief of Staff, Director of Communications, Senior Publicist, Deputy Press Secretary, and Social and Digital Media Coordinator.
  • Managed and wrote content for the City’s social and digital media outlets consisting of the official City blog and the Mayor’s and City’s verified social media accounts.
  • Assisted the Strategic Communications Advisor in writing and preparing mayoral briefs, press releases, media advisories, and correspondence with constituents.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, D.C.
Civil Rights Intern, Office of the Administrator
January 2016

  • Operated under the direction of the Senior Advisor to the Director; assisted in the development of an external compliance toolkit designed for recipients of EPA funding.
  • Focused on using Federal Plain Language standards to increase the EPA OCR’s accessibility.

Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
Assistant Controller, Office of the Student Treasurer
October 2015—Present

  • Processing forms and spending reports into the office database and monitoring account transactions and balances.
  • Maintaining a record of year to date transactions of all student organizations, while making this ledger available to the Student Finance Committee and Organizational Treasurers for reference.
  • Using oral and written communications skills to push creativity, drive, and team brainstorming.

Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
Blogger, Office of Communications
October 2015—Present

  • Writing first-person narratives about experiences as an Oberlin student.
  • Using oral and written communications skills to push creativity, drive, and team brainstorming.

Quicken Loans
Detroit, MI
Mainstream Communications Intern, Mortgage Operations
May 2015–August 2015

  • Consulted directly with an Operations Director in the area of Mortgage Operations.
  • Performed daily data entry via Excel and inter-corporate software to track team member performance, and distributing it effectively among the team.

University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
Detroit, MI
Annual Fund Student Representative, Office of Development
March 2013–April 2015

  • Contacted alumni, past parents, and friends of the institution to maintain relations and acquire contributions to the Annual Fund.
  • Collected and verified personal and professional information for database upkeep.

COMMITTEES & LEADERSHIP ROLES

Representative, Sea Council
Fort Collins, CO | January 2017
Division of Student Life, Oberlin College

Director of Communications, Student Senate
Oberlin, OH | September 2016
Division of Student Life, Oberlin College

Strategic Planning Implementation Group for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Oberlin, OH | May 2016
General Faculty Committee, Oberlin College

President, Class of 2019
Oberlin, OH | February 2016
Deans’ Office, Oberlin College

Communications Coordinator, Student Union Board
Oberlin, OH | January 2016
Student Union, Oberlin College

Alumni Facilitator, Generation of Promise
Detroit, MI | August 2013
Focus: Hope [501(c)(3)]

CONFERENCES AND TRAININGS

Delegate, College Debate ‘16
San Rafael, CA | June 2016
Commission on Presidential Debates

Campus Camp Wellstone | Oberlin, OH
May 2016
Wellstone Action [501(c)(4)]

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Leadership Fellow | Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association
June 2017

Law Scholar | Oberlin College
April 2016

Bonner Scholar | Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation
July 2015

Rosa Parks Scholar (Butzel Long Scholar) | Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation
June 2015

Urban Solutions Scholar 
| Urban Solutions, Inc.
June 2015

John Philip Sousa Award | University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy
May 2015

Youth Citizen Service Award | Detroit Rotary Club
April 2015

ORGANIZATIONS

National Association of Black Journalists
August 2016

PROFICIENCIES AND SKILLS

Blogging Platforms
xBlog by dnngo.net, WordPress, and Movable Type Open Source

Social Media Platforms
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Managing Software

Microsoft Suite
Word, PowerPoint, Excel (including VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables), Outlook, Publisher

iWork Suite
Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

Communications and Public Relations Tools
Cision, GovDelivery, and Google Alerts