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33 Woodfield Road 

Stony Brook, NY 11790 


(631) 235 - 2687 
sharifmelanie@gmail.com 
http://melaniejeans.com​ (website/portfolio)  

Melanie Sharif
 
CANDIDATE SUMMARY 
Experienced student researcher, editor, and writer with a 5-6 year history of self-direction, 
peer leadership and management. 1-2 years of experience in successfully managing own small 
business project. Design thinker, sustainably-minded, adaptive, a team player, and 
compassionate, I want to progress the scope of human knowledge and help to improve quality of 
life by fully pursuing my curiosity with determination and a growth mindset. 
 
Relevant Coursework 
Current​: L
​ inear Algebra (Khan Academy), Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 
Using Python (MITx), Foundations of Data Science: Prediction and Machine Learning (BerkeleyX) 
Completed​ (
​ BU)​: ​Experimental Cognition, Experimental Cognition Lab, Experimental Learning, 
Philosophy of Mind, Research Methods, Statistical Analysis & Design, Calculus, Psychotherapy: 
Methods, Human Origins, Organism & Population Biology, Human Epidemiology, Developmental 
Psychology, Behavior Disorders.  

EXPERIENCE 

Melanie Jeans, Greater New York ​— ​Founder/Lead Designer 


May 2017 - Present 
● Started a sustainable fashion initiative from scratch with options for brand expansion 
● Saw a nearly 200% net profit in sales 
● Managed models, coordinated production and photo shoots 

Interdisciplinary Research Group, Binghamton University (BU)  


— ​Research Assistant 
Sept. 2015 - May 2017 
● Made possible a mix of social, developmental, and evolutionary psychology research 
that helped empower students to continue leading healthy lives in college 
● Created interactive research presentations and proposals 
● Learned the ins/outs of descriptive data coding, applied statistical analyses, 
literature analysis, data interpretation and stat software, e.g. SPSS 

Educational Opportunities Program, BU​ — ​Tutor 


Aug. 2015 - May 2017 
● Directed students from diverse backgrounds in one-on-one weekly tutoring sessions in 
advanced psychology and biology coursework to elevate learning achievements 
● Helped to assess/meet learning needs, made lesson plans, coordinated schedules  

Pipe Dream, BU​ — ​Opinion Columnist, Copy Editor 


Aug. 2013 - May 2017  
● Published 500-word opinion articles approx. 2x/month on topics of my choice for four 
years. Samples available. 

 
● Helped publish two complete issues of University-funded newspaper 2x/week by reviewing 
for clarity, accuracy, AP style contingency, and departmental guidelines 

Psychology Department, BU​ — ​Teaching Assistant 


Aug. 2016 - Dec. 2017 
● Selected to offer assistance to distinguished psychology professor and a class of 50 
undergraduate students to facilitate a successful senior seminar by assisting with 
organization of paper grading, filing, and blackboard interfaces 

EDUCATION 

Binghamton University​ — ​B.A. in Experimental Psychology 


Aug. 2013 - May 2017. Vestal, N.Y. 
● Minor in Anthropology 
● Graduated cum laude, 3.56 GPA; Dean’s List all semesters. 
● Related studies in cognitive science, statistics, biology, epidemiology, 
developmental psychology, and philosophy of mind. 
● Elected Vice President of Outdoors Club 2016-2017. 
● Volunteer for NGO Coins for Change, NGO Active Minds; Member of Student 
Psychological Association, Evolution Dance Company, BTV6. 

PUBLICATIONS 
Binghamton Writes, 10th Edition: A Journal of First-Year Writing​ ​“Wikisourced”​ (2015) 
Selected from a pool of 1,000+ students to have an op-ed published in a class textbook 

PROJECTS 
Student Research Fair (2017) - ​“Oops, I Did It Again - Calculating gender 
differences in relationship regret among college-aged individuals” 
My senior research poster, this project sought to explore the experience of 
Tinder users by analyzing what the service was like for college students and 
what kind of effects the app was having on their lives in general. 
The research made predictions about what kinds of reasons individuals would cite 
for regretting their interactions on the app. We analyzed these predictions by 
recording responses to open-ended questions, comparing these responses to our 
hypotheses, and then assessing the resulting implications for standing theory, 
future research, user-centered application development and beyond. We succeeded 
in confirming several of our hypotheses while also finding novel hypotheses 
about gender on Tinder. 

SKILLS  
Programming​ HTML, some Java, some C 
Software​ SPSS, Qualtrics, Survey Monkey, MS Office Suite, Google Analytics, 
Adobe Creative Suite, Squarespace 
Language​ ​beginner Spanish, intermediate Italian 
Hobbies​ Poshmark, guitar, singing, biking, kayaking, backpacking, yoga 
 

VOLUNTEER WORK 
WWOOF (2018); Active Minds (2013-2017); Coins for Change (2013-2014)