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**SUMMARY** * Energetic political and public affairs professional with five years experience in public, private and non

-profit sectors focusing on environmental, climate ch ange, energy and transportation policy; * Strong writing skills with history of preparing policy and legal reports, talk ing points, marketing materials, and press releases; * In-depth knowledge of US environmental statutes/regulations and transportation infrastructure policy; * Led political/environmental education efforts to mobilize 700 college and 150 HS students in civic engagements. **EXPERIENCE** SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE CEO, AMERICAN CLEAN SKIES FOUNDATION, Washington, D.C., November 2009 - Present * Manage foundation's $5 million multimedia advertising and marketing campaign; * Wrote copy for four ACSF banner advertisements placed in Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport to greet attendees of the US Conference of Mayors Summit; * Oversee creative design and printing process for promotional materials such as brochures and flyers; * Assist Communications Director by writing press releases/media advisories and website content, maintaining updated press contacts database, and handling press inquiries; * Research and analyze current events and legislative/regulatory developments on energy issues to write policy memos, reports, external fact sheets and correspo ndence; * Write bi-weekly foundation activity reports to Board of Directors, including t he CEO of Chesapeake Energy; * Launched online monthly newsletter with foundation updates and energy news hig hlights; * Planned, organized and executed a major foundation event at the UN Climate Cha nge Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. MAJORITY RESEARCHER, US SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS, Washin gton, D.C., July 2008 - November 2009 * Sourced critical environmental and transportation policy issues affecting the 2009 reauthorization of $244 billion SAFETEA-LU transportation bill; * Wrote talking points and policy memos for Committee Chairman Senator Barbara B oxer (D-CA); * Represented Committee at briefings and meetings on transportation and climate change policy issues; * Monitored the status of 4000 transportation infrastructure project requests fo r inclusion in the reauthorization of the SAFETEA-LU transportation bill.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT, PROJECT PERFORMANCE CORPORATION, McLean, VA, June 2007 - July 2008 * Successfully prepared a cost benefit analysis for the National Nuclear Securit y Administration (NNSA) within three months resulting in their purchase of recom mended project planning software worth $60 million; * Contributed to NNSA's $50 million Waste Clean-up Program by developing managem ent and operation guidelines; * Ensured compliance and fiduciary controls of six major environmental cleanup e fforts for NNSA; * Provided crucial decision-making tools for NNSA management (project/work break down schedules, risk analyses, month-end budgets and forecasts); * Completed 300 hours as a Field-It Environmental Education Program Coordinator educating Loudoun Valley HS students on environmental stewardship. ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES SECTION INTERN, US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Washington, D.C., Summer and Winter Breaks 2004-2007 * Developed expertise in corporate adherence to federal environmental statutes f or water, air, energy and coal mining; * Supported attorneys in trial preparation process by writing expert witness dos siers and legal reports after conducting extensive background checks and legal r esearch; * Participated alongside management in the interview and selection processes for four new interns and paralegals; * Supervised front desk and reception to support a staff of 40; * Only intern with five repeat service periods due to strong work ethic and perf ormance. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, NEWSDIRECT UK, Edinburgh, UK, Spring 2006 * Distilled developments of Scottish education, climate change/energy, tourism a nd transportation issues from 20 daily newspapers into 1-2 page daily reports wi thin 1.5 hour timeframe; clients using daily reports included Royal Bank of Scot land, the British Council, National Australian Bank, and Highlands and Islands E nterprise; * Wrote 80 legislative monitoring reports covering Scottish parliamentary sessio ns for review by ten top international financial institutions; * Worked 20 hours/week while maintaining a full time course load. POLITICAL AFFAIRS DIRECTOR, MAINE STATE COLLEGE DEMOCRATS, Brunswick, ME, Spring 2005 * Served as primary liaison between 26 college chapters (comprised of 700 studen ts) and state/national political campaigns; * Assisted with incorporating 20 new chapters; * Planned, organized and executed the first-ever Maine State College Democrats C onvention, attended by 360 students;

* Awarded "State Federation of the Year" by the College Democrats of America; * Worked ten hours/week while maintaining a full time course load. **EDUCATION** BOWDOIN COLLEGE - BRUNSWICK, ME, MAY 2007 * Bachelor of Arts: Double Major in Government & Legal Studies and Environmental Studies, History Minor * Awarded the US State Department's Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship (May 2005) UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH - EDINBURGH, UK, SEPTEMBER 2005- MAY 2006 * Studied international and UK environmental law, environmental risk and governa nce, and international political economics **ACTIVITIES/INTERESTS** * Young Professionals in Energy, Member * Bowdoin Alumni Schools and Interviewing Committee, Volunteer * Horseback Riding