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Dmitri Leybman

260-348-9103
Leybman@uchicago.edu
5454 South Shore Dr., Apt 1217
Chicago, IL 60615
EDUCATION
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, IL
Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and English Language and Literature, expected graduation date June 2009
Cumulative GPA: 3.6/4.0; Political Science GPA: 3.82/4.0; English GPA: 3.70/4.0
Honors BA Thesis in Political Science: “The Partisan Political Economy in the Age of Polarization”
Dean’s List 2007, 2008, 2009

WRITING EXPERIENCE
The Midway Review, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Staff Writer, 2007-Present
• Composed comprehensive reviews of contemporary works of fiction and non-fiction
• Engaged in analysis and criticism of emerging political and economic theories
• Contacted various publishers to establish a mutually beneficial book exchange between them and the Midway Review

The Triple Helix, International Magazine of Science Law and Society


Staff Writer, 2007
• Conducted peer-reviewed analysis of topics pertaining to biology, medicine, and mental illness
• Published article derived from original research concerning the impact of seasonality on schizophrenia development

The Chicago Maroon, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Staff Writer, 2005-Present
• Composed album reviews of numerous nationally-known musicians
• Publicized albums to expose the University of Chicago student body to emerging musical acts

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Presenter, 2009

• Presented original research derived from Honors BA Thesis regarding the political economy of income redistribution

• Selected out of more than 100 applicants to be one of ten speakers to present original research for academic scrutiny and
advice

Political Science Department, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Research Assistant, March 2007-present

• Obtained, evaluated, and graphed data in preparation for paper publication in a peer-reviewed journal

• Developed research protocol for understanding the formation of political parties in the Untied States

• Conducted regression analysis testing various political models of party behavior

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Neighborhood Schools Program, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Student Tutor, January 2006-present

• Coordinated classroom activities and discussion with a large and divers student body

• Facilitated the development of a curriculum for an eighth-grade biology class

• Communicated concepts in mathematics, English, biology, and chemistry to twenty-five 3rd-12th graders

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

Firescape Films, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Actor, 2009

• Performed in full-length feature film

• Managed the movie’s production schedule to prevent delays and overruns

Euphony Literary Journal, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Member, 2007-2008

• Participated in the review and selection of poetry for publication

RELEVANT SKILLS

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, STATA SPSS, and R

• Fluency in Russian and basic knowledge of French