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Published by: Ryan Ubuntu Olson on Jan 20, 2011
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 ryan.olson15@gmail.com (303) 587-8126
Please view a
representation of my resume` at:http://www.slideteria.com/slidecasts/show/348
Clinton School of Public Service
, Little Rock, Arkansas
 Master of Public Service
The Clinton School offers the nation's first Master of Public Service degree which stresses academics for  practical application by integrating students’ public service practice at the individual, group and internationallevels with a curriculum focused on equitable and lasting social change.2008
Gonzaga University
, Spokane, Washington
 Bachelors of Arts Degree
Public Relations,
Political ScienceSenior thesis was entitled “How Homophobia Affects Straight People” exploring the use of homophobia as areinforcement of masculine behaviors throughout the US.2007, 2011
Semester at Sea
, World-wide/ Mediterranean
 Academic Cultural Immersion
 While traveling to over 14 countries around the world, conducted research and wrote major paper on cross-cultural comparisons of hyper-masculinity. /Traveled to 8 countries around Mediterranean examining LGBTculture and life.2005
Gonzaga in Florence
, Florence, Italy
 Academic Cultural Immersion
 Participated in a cultural immersion program that allowed me to live in Florence, Italy for 6 weeks during thesummer while traveling throughout Italy and the surrounding countries.
International Day Against Homophobia
 Paris, France
Communications, Outreach, and Mobilization Officer 
Built strategic relationships with key stakeholders representing 90 countries around the world. Developedand managed 2011 IDAHO international initiative, the
 As I Am campaign
. Maintained website informationand social networking elements regarding country participation in IDAHO. Drafted final IDAHO 2011report. Worked from home in US.2010-2011
Unitarian Universalist - United Nations Office
 New York City, New York 
Clinton Fellow/LGBT Programs
Conducted needs assessment of faith-based NGO’s measuring levels of advocacy for LGBT human rightsalongside an asset map of LGBT resources matching advocacy needs. Convened over sixty pro-LGBT faithleaders to identify ways of countering religious exportation of homophobia to East Africa concluding inmajor report. Analyzed communication strategies identifying trends to constituents2010
Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK)
 Nairobi, Kenya
 Produced “
My Way, Your Way or The Right Way
” human rights training and accompanying educationalmaterials, including a train the trainer experience surrounding Yogyakarta Principles. Trained LGBTI populations with training, evaluated progress, and adapted into sustainable program for GALCK.2009
Center for Artistic Revolution
 Little Rock, Arkansas
 Programs Coordinator 
 Developed comprehensive curriculum for disenfranchised youth, facilitated meetings, managed conflict.Identified strategic plan with organization, conducted focus groups, surveys, and best practice research.2008
Odyssey LGBT Youth Center
Spokane, Washington
Communications Internship
 Directed public relations plan and strategic development for 
“Safe Schools for All”
initiative including mediarelations, campaign development and implementation, communications analysis.2007
Matthew Shepard Foundation
 Denver, Colorado
Communications Internship
 Created online resource listing of drop in centers for LGBT youth. Produced online ad materials, workedwith strategic planning team to assist in website development, created and produced podcast radio showtargeting disenfranchised youth collecting interviews from major stakeholders within US LGBT movement.
Other Professional Experience
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
, Little Rock, Arkansas
Odyssey LGBT Youth Center
, Spokane, Washington
Communications Internship
National Coalition Building Institute
, Gonzaga University
 Ally Project Program Coordinator 
Gonzaga U. Student Activities
, Gonzaga University
 Kaleidoscope Project Program Coordinator 
Walt Disney World Resort
, Orlando Florida
College Program Internship
2010 “
CGIU Outstanding Commitment
Award at 2010 annual meeting Clinton Global Initiative University2008 Named
20 Young People Under 30 Doing Kick-Ass Work in the Inland Northwest”
Inlander Newspaper 2008 Inaugural student recipient of the
Bill Wassmuth Giraffe” Award
Gonzaga University2008 Awarded the
“Ellison Executive Inclusive Community Building Advocate for Change”
Gonzaga University2006 Named
Future Gay Hero”
 by nation’s longest running LGBT publication
Advocate Magazine2006 First ever recipient of the
 Making a Difference Award” 
Matthew Shepard Foundation

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