LARI SA ALEX ANDRA MAN ESCU

807 W. 25th St. Austin, TX 78705 512.964.7144 • l_manescu@yahoo.com

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Project Vote Smart

Legislative Research Intern
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Austin, TX Jan. 2013 – May 2013

Reviewed media press files organized by the Project Vote Smart staff to pinpoint the most controversial sections of state legislation for the 2013 legislative session Analyzed each bill specifically and translated the legal jargon of the text into two-page summaries containing highlights that are coherent and relevant to the general public Collaborated with a supervisor to familiarize myself with the technical and nonpartisan writing style required by the organization Austin, TX Aug. 2011 – Present

Opinion Columnist
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The Daily Texan

Investigate a relevant weekly topic of my preference and present a well-reasoned argument Determine independently which issues crave journalistic attention while simultaneously taking note of which issues are of interest to the public Collaborate with an editor to improve topic selection and organization of the column Adapt to the possibility of rejection and public criticism, and aim to persistently evolve my editorial writing skills NextGen Journal Online Nov. 2011 – Dec. 2012

Voices Contributor, Campus Director
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Contributed bi-monthly columns to entrepreneurial site for college students that serves as an active forum for national debate and discussion Promoted NGJ on the UT campus, and recruited potential writers

EDUCATION
The University of Texas at Austin 2015 May B.A., Plan I Honors; Concentration:

Journalism, International Relations & Global Studies

SKILLS
    Extensive knowledge of spoken and written Spanish, having lived abroad in Argentina for approx. three years Native speaker of Romanian Proficiency in HTML, Final Cut Pro, Prezi, and Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presence on multiple social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITES

LARI SA ALEX ANDRA MAN ESCU
807 W. 25th St. Austin, TX 78705 512.964.7144 • l_manescu@yahoo.com Model United Nations Active delegate on travel team (TexMUN), Crisis Director for annual CTMUN (Oct. 2012) Aug. 2011 – Present