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Leyla Balimtas

Current Address: 443-285-1675 Permanent Address:
4500 College Avenue 14041 Big Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20740 Dayton, MD 21036

EDUCATION University of Maryland, College Park May 2017
B.A. in Communication – Public Relations
Minors in Sustainability Studies and Spanish Language and Cultures
College Park Scholars – Science and Global Change Program
Cumulative GPA: 3.53
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona January–April 2016
Maryland-in-Barcelona Study Abroad Program

RELATED Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) January–May 2017
EXPERIENCE Communications Intern
• Supported CIEL’s communications capacity and strategy through digital media campaigns
• Drafted materials on behalf of CIEL programs, activities, and leadership
• Edited external communications and supported online outreach and engagement
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory – UMCES May–August 2016
Communications and Outreach Intern
• Designed panels and graphics on Adobe InDesign and Photoshop for outreach events
• Wrote and designed one page newsletters for community distribution
• Conducted interviews and served as the liaison between laboratory scientists and the public
Office of Sustainability, University of Maryland May–August 2015
Communications Intern
• Managed and posted environmental content on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
• Regularly updated office website using Adobe Dreamweaver/CSS
• Created monthly video projects using iMovie

Doo Consulting, LLC – LEED Consulting January–May 2015
Communications and Marketing Intern
• Administered and regularly posted company updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
• Created and marketed blogs and articles to company website
• Gave monthly corporate social responsibility presentations to clients

CAMPUS Maryland Images: Campus Tour Guides September 2013–May 2017
• Gave 1–2 tours per week to prospective students and organizations
• Recruited potential applicants and train newly inducted tour guides

Office of Sustainability, University of Maryland September 2015–December 2016
Sustainability Advisor
• Gave weekly presentations about sustainability to undergraduate students
• Served as a liaison between university students and the Office of Sustainability
• Provided insight into environmental issues and corresponding university efforts

University of Maryland Department of Communication August 2016–December 2016
Teaching Assistant – News Editing for Public Relations
• Led class discussions, quizzes and activities
• Met one-on-one with students when they have questions or concerns
• Met regularly with other Teaching Assistants to design weekly class agendas

SKILLS Professional Spanish Wordpress HTML/CSS Adobe Premiere
Microsoft Office Hootsuite Dreamweaver Adobe InDesign
Copywriting/AP Style Cision Google Analytics Adobe Photoshop

RELEVANT Introduction to Environmental Law Ecosystem Health and Protection
COURSEWORK Introduction to Environmental Science Professional Writing about the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Policy The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
News Writing and Reporting for Public Relations Public Relations Techniques
News Editing for Public Relations Senior Seminar in Public Relations
New Media Writing for Public Relations Introduction to Public Relations