You are on page 1of 2

AARON J. REIBEL 3430 Wilson Blvd - Arlington - Virginia, 22201 | 202-615-6906 | ard3c7b6@westpos t.

net EDUCATION Master of International Relations (MIR), with merit February 2008 - February 2009 Victoria University of Wellington - Wellington, New Zealand * Foci: Post-conflict transitions, civil society, and geopolitics. * Publications/presentations: "An African Success Story: Civil Society and the ' Mozambican Miracle'," published in Africana Journal (June 2010) and presented at DevNet2008 (December 2008). Bachelor of Arts (BA) Political Science & Spanish August 2002 - June 2006 Williams College - Williamstown, MA WORK EXPERIENCE NZ Parliament, Office of John Hayes - Wellington, NZ Member of Parliament and Chairman of Foreign Affairs, Defense, & Trade Select Co mmittee Executive Assistant / Director of Research & Strategy March 2009 - June 2010 * Recommended agriculture, trade, international development, and defense policy positions based on analysis of domestic agriculture markets, geopolitical consid erations of East Asia, and academic critiques of New Zealand's overseas developm ent assistance policy. * Generated a long term review of New Zealand's Pacific aid policy and frequent short issue briefings, policy papers and press statements. * Managed the successful delivery of malaria medication to the Solomon Islands w eeks before expectation by directing inter-agency cooperation between the NZ Air Force, Police, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and implementing redundant logis tic plans. * Enhanced Member of Parliament's professional standing by drafting speeches on issues ranging from New Zealand's involvement in the UN to New Zealand's Free Tr ade Agreement with Australia and ASEAN. The Electricity and Gas Complaints Commission (EGCC) - Wellington, NZ Conciliator February 2009 - March 2009 * Resolved disputes between complainants, electricity lines firms, and energy re tail companies. * Expanded the EGCC's client base by identifying underserved client segments and developing targeted outreach strategies to attract new clients. Perkiomen School - Pennsburg, PA High School Teacher/Dorm Parent/Coach August 2006 - June 2007 * Championed behaviorally at-risk students by supporting them in the classroom, dormitory, and in sports. * Developed and delivered original Spanish curricula from print and electronic r esources for five classes. OTHER

* Languages - Bilingual Spanish & English, conversational Portuguese. * International experience - Lived or studied in over 10 countries, including: C osta Rica, Mozambique, South Africa, Pakistan, and New Zealand. * Skills - Excel, PowerPoint; LexisNexis, JSTOR; Mac & PC. INTERESTS * Geopolitical Stock Analysis - Currently research, write, and produce twice-mon thly news bulletin identifying promising investment opportunities based on analy sis of macroeconomic, industry, and international political trends. * Activities/pursuits - Sailing, tennis, landscape history, Latin American poetr y.