KAREN

L O C A T I O N :: Ngatt, Cameroon
E M A I L :: KarenKilberg@saidbyred.com
P H O N E :: Available Upon Request

KILBERG

S K Y P E :: Available Upon Request
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EDUCATION

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY :: Chicago, IL :: August 2010 – June 2013


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Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
Double minor in Peace/Justice/Conflict Studies and International Relations
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.936/4.0

PEACE CORPS PRE-SERVICE TRAINING :: Bokito, Cameroon :: September 2013 – November 2013

Intensive 3-month field-based training consisting of 129 hours of French language, 55 hours of technical training
(community health education), 19 hours of cross-culture training, 25 hours of safety and security training, and 25
hours of medical training

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INDEPENDANT

STUDY/RESEARCH

TRIPS

Sierra Leone Post-War Politics :: Bo, Sierra Leone :: November 2012

Interviewed primary sources on post-war politics in Sierra Leone ahead of the 2012 general election

Sierra Leonean Post-War Health System :: Bo, Sierra Leone :: December 2012

Conducted interviews and analyzed the strengths and weaknesses of the post-war health system

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EMPLOYMENT
U.S. PEACE CORPS, COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH SPECIALIST :: Ngatt, Cameroon :: September 2013 - Present






Managed a PEPFAR-funded HIV/AIDS project alongside my community work partner, which succeeded in
educating 1,500 community members on HIV/AIDS, encouraging them to seek voluntary testing, and empowering
them to seek treatment and follow-up care
Served as Vice Chairperson for Food Security Committee
Monitored projects and submitted quarterly progress reports to headquarters
Counseled community leaders in grant writing for both PEPFAR and USAID grants
Collaborated on a malaria project during World Malaria Day which tested and treated 500 individuals
Organized a beekeeping and bee product transformation food security conference and workshop which was
attended by 14 volunteers and 20 Cameroonian nationals
Facilitated community trainings on soybean transformation and mushroom cultivation, which increased the income
of 21 individuals
Led tri-weekly health discussions at the Ngatt health center and bi-monthly health discussions with indigenous
populations
Assisted in developing and monitoring a Baka beekeeping and soy cultivation income generation group of 20
individuals
Developed an educational manual on soybean cultivation and tofu transformation
Conducted community needs assessments

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, OFFICE ASSISTANT :: Chicago, IL :: June 2011 – June 2013



Performed basic office upkeep and inventory
Created, monitored, and reported office projects and programs
Assisted at special events
Solicited donations from local businesses

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, TOUR GUIDE :: Chicago, IL :: September 2011 – June 2013

Conducted tours of both DePaul University’s campuses
Empowered inner-city high school students to pursue higher education during special events

CARIBOU COFFEE, BARISTA :: Chicago, IL :: September 2010 – September 2011
CHAPTERS COFFEEHOUSE AND CAFÉ, BARISTA :: Batavia, IL :: May 2008 – September 2013

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INTERNSHIP

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VOLUNTEER

EXPERIENCE

HILFE DIREKT, COMMUNITY HEALTH LIAISON :: Bo, Sierra Leone :: June – August 2012



Developed and maintained the website and social media platforms (www.helpdirectafrica.com)
Drafted community-based project proposals
Compiled a prospective partnership list of 99 local NGOs
Liaised with government and NGO medical facilities to compare effective medical techniques

MORNING STAR HEALTH CLINIC, COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSISTANT :: Bo, Sierra Leone :: Nov – December 2011

Performed malaria tests and basic physical examinations and implanted Norplant contraceptive bands
Facilitated health education discussions

REFUGEE ONE, ENGLISH TUTOR :: Chicago, IL :: March - December 2011

Served as cultural mentor and English tutor to a Nepali refugee family of five

GIVOLOGY, CORE TEAM AND TRANSLATOR :: Online :: August 2009 - December 2011


Contributed written content to social media and blog
Established partnerships between Givology and schools in developing nations
Translated letters and content from French to English

SPRING BREAK SERVICE IMMERSION, TEAM MEMBER :: New York City, NY :: March 2011

Empowered youth at an after-school program in the Bronx to avoid risky behavior
Tutored at an adult education/GED program in Brooklyn

CENTER FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS AND GLOBAL PEACE, BLOGGER :: Online :: January 2011 – May 2011

Contributed content on African politics and community health

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SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TRAININGS
Languages: Advanced French (oral & written); basic conversational Fulfulde; Beginner Arabic
Trainings: The Decisions of a Socially Just Leader (2011); Leadership Succession (2011); Beekeeping/Bee Byproduct
Transformation (August 2014); Working with People Living with HIV/AIDS (March 2015)