Natasha Schlaffer

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LEADERSHIP/VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY Cincinnati, OH
International Thespian Officer (ITO) Chair August 2015 – August 2016
 Met Congressional Policymakers in Washington D.C. to advocate for funding arts education in public
schools, Arts Therapy for PTSD-afflicted veterans, the National Endowment for the Arts (PBS & NPR), etc.
 Served as the top student leader in the International Thespian Society (ITS) for over 100,000 drama
students in over 4,000 affiliated high schools and middle schools in 12 countries
 Taught Arts Advocacy and Leadership workshops to students at 7 State Thespian Conferences
 Crafted national Theatre In Our Schools Month, a nationwide campaign designed to raise public
awareness of the positive impacts of theatre education
 Crafted and directed the ITO presence on social media and on schooltheatre.org
 Guided, led and collaborated with my team of 5 fellow ITO board members through regular remote
conference calls and quarterly face-to-face planning meetings

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
 California State Thespian Officer (May 2015 – April 2016)
 Thespian Club Treasurer (May 2014 – May 2015); Thespian Club Vice President (May 2015 – May 2016)
 PTSA Historian (June 2014 – June 2016)
 Feminist Club Treasurer (August 2015 – June 2015)
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER SERVICE
 Lead nationwide fundraiser for Send a Troupe to ThesFest campaign and raised $32,000 (2015 – 2016)
 Centre County PAWS Cat Care Volunteer (November 2016 – Present)
 Big Brother/Big Sister Program Volunteer (August 2016 – June 2016)
 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Annual Flea Market and Grand Auction Volunteer (September 2016)
 Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat Canned Food Drive Organizer (October 2015)
 Volunteer House Manager and Fundraiser Solicitor at school theatre productions (2014 – 2016)
 PTA Women in History Volunteer Actress at Hollow Hills Elementary School (2015)

EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
ACADEMIC RESULTS FIRST SEMESTER: 3.88 GPA
HONORS AND AWARDS
 Penn State Provost Award (2016)
 President’s Education Award (2016)
 Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition (2016)
 College Board’s AP Scholar Award (2015)
 California Scholarship Federation Lifetime Member
 Outstanding Senior Project Award for crafting the Theatre In Our Schools national campaign (2016)
 Principal’s Arts Award for excellence in Performing Arts, Academics & National Leadership (2016)
 SSHS Academy of Performing Arts Certification in Theatre with High Honors (2016)
 Santa Susana High School PTA Very Special Person Award (2016)
 International Honor Thespian (2015); Honor Thespian (2014); California Senior Honor Thespian (2016)

WORK EXPERIENCE
 Food Service Employee at North Dining Commons (November 2016 – Present)