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SDA Program Fall 2012

AnnaRenzetti
(801) 635-8330 | annarenzetti@gmail.com|allaboutannar.com EDUCATION Continuing Education, Grant Writing and Spanish Whatcom Community College, September 2011- November 2011 Bellingham, WA Bachelor of Arts, Communication Major Western Washington University (WWU), June 2008 Bellingham, WA SENIOR THESIS: The Importance of Intercultural Communication Competency in the Multicultural Classroom. Research paper focusing on the importance and need of intercultural communication competency training for educators in K-12 educational institutions. EXTRA-CURRICULAR INVOLVEMENT Peer Educator, WWU Lifestyle Advisor Program, Bellingham, WA 2007-2008 Member of social justice and service-learning group committed to encouraging and motivating students to support diversity, speak up as allies in social and academic settings, and translate egalitarian beliefs into practical action on the WWU campus. Instructor Assistant, WWU Communication Department, Bellingham, WA 2006-2007 Served as undergraduate tutor for group of 12 Communication 101 students. Assisted students in learning effective communication and public speaking skills. Prepared and facilitated lessons and documented student progress for course requirements. Secretary, WWU Kappa Hall Council, Bellingham, WA 2005-2006 Developed and planned events and programs for Kappa residence hall. Took minutes at meetings. Collaborated with council to insure enjoyable and inclusive living environment. Member, WWU Ethnic Student Center Club, Bellingham, WA 2005-2006 Member of multicultural group aimed at planning events and programs on campus that encourage cultural identity and provide an all-inclusive sense of community on the WWU campus. Study Abroad Program, Intercultural Communication Veritas University, June 2007-July 2007 San Jose, Costa Rica

SDA Program Fall 2012

AnnaRenzetti
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS Communication Scholar For extended research and study in the area of Intercultural Communication at WWU. 2008 Published Reporter The Western Front- Conference Series To Discuss Jena 6 Implications, Students Discuss Gender Issues. The Planet Magazine- Green Collar Workers. 2007 Multicultural Achievement Program Scholarship Recipient Demonstrated solid academic abilities, strong leadership qualities and a commitment to multicultural issues and activities on the WWU campus and in the community. 2005-2006 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Rehabilitation Technician, The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Bellevue, WA 12/2011 to Present Assist vocational rehabilitation counselors in helping people with all types of disabilities make progress toward achieving employment. Conduct interviews with potential clients to explain DVR programs and collect information to be used in eligibility determination. Communicate with vendors and resources in the community to provide clients with support in their individual plans for employment. Team Leader, Educating Future Leaders, Bellingham, WA 6/2010 to 3/2011 Collaborated with team of college students to advise and mentor local teens on interest exploration and goal setting. Coordinated public outreach experiences for students including fundraisers, community service projects and leadership retreats. Led in the facilitation of educational workshops, specifically on resume building and electronic portfolios. Communication Associate, The Hamilton Friends Association, Seattle, WA 2/2009 to 11/2009 Assisted Director of Operations with multiple administrative tasks including organizing database, preparing application and curriculum materials, and drafting Website information. Communicated frequently with students, providing support and encouragement with their college entrance process and their career goals. Designed and wrote monthly electronic newsletter, as well as created and presented a PowerPoint presentation for fundraising at the Hamilton Friends annual gala. Group Leader, National Youth Sports Program, Salt Lake City, UT 6/2005 and 7/2006 Mentored and supervised disadvantaged Hispanic and African American youth. Assisted in teaching on topics such as drug and alcohol prevention, nutrition and goal setting. 2