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ESSENCE CALEB

28 Clarendon Road, Hempstead, NY 11550 | 646.924.6464 | ecef413a@westpost.net


EDUCATION
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Masters of Arts in English
Graduated: May 2010
GPA 3.8
Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Arts in English
Graduated: May 2007
GPA 4.0, valedictorian
SUMMARY OF SKILLS
Resourceful and accomplished candidate with extensive research, writing, editing
, and analytical skills. Proficiency in office operations and personnel organiza
tion expertise gained in variety of settings. Consistently recognized for improv
ing operational procedures and producing error-free projects/ documents. Highly
organized and able to manage a diversity of high profile projects in a fast-pace
d environment. Knowledge in all Windows operating systems, Microsoft suite appli
cations, as well as other database applications.
RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
SOTAC (State of the Arts and Culture) Magazine; online, Charlotte, NC; October 2
010-present; March 2007-January 2008
Style Writer
*Research and interview local and national artists for stories and profiles.
*Generate and produce bi-weekly articles pertaining to culture and fashion.
*Stay up-to-date with fashion trends and styles.
*Manage online social networking accounts including facebook and myspace.
Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Brooklyn, NY; August 2007-January 2009
Communications Liaison
*Facilitated communication between the Borough President's office and community
regarding current events and city programs.
*Maintained media contact list and disseminated information to the press.
*Formulated press releases, proclamations, citations and journal letters.
*Composed editorials in quarterly newspaper BROOKLYN!! Writing assignments inclu
ded neighborhood news and in-depth features.
*Assisted Special Events staff in the planning and execution of community and pr
ivate events.
*Assisted Communications staff with organization and administrative duties.
Northwest Corridor Community Development Corporation, Charlotte, NC; January 200
5-May 2007
Newsletter Coordinator
*Wrote and fact-checked community related news articles in quarterly newsletter.
*Reviewed articles for style and ensured that content met editorial standards pr
ior to publication.
*Served as a liaison between Johnson C. Smith University and the community to pr
omote positive relationships between students and residents.
*Developed a gratis Spanish class and other special projects for community resid
ents.
*Supervised work-study personnel and scheduled department meetings and evaluatio
ns.
Global Housing Foundation, New York, NY; May 2002-May 2005
Personal Assistant/ Executive Secretary
*Provided executive level administrative support and a personalized level of att
ention to ensure needs of Founder Rene Frank were met.
*Assisted in managing the foundation, facilitated conferences, organized the det
ails of special events and travel arrangements, maintained financial ledger, and
typed reports and other correspondence.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; September 2009-present
Student Researcher- Themes: The Undiscovered Works of James D. Lawrence and the
literary representation of female detectives.
*Conducting a literary critical analysis of the first African American female de
tective.
*Researching the works of Lawrence and his impact on 20th century detective fict
ion.
UNCF/Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Atlanta, GA; June 2005-May 2007
Thesis- Title: Loving My Blackness: Racial Passing and the Dark-Skinned Perspect
ive.
Published in the 2006-2007 Johnson C. Smith University Undergraduate Research Jo
urnal, Volume 15.
Published in the 2007 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal.
*Created a prospectus which identified issues of colorism and racial passing in
the African American community.
*Conducted a two year study on themes of passing in real life situations and in
fictional and non-fictional novels.
*Conveyed research findings to faculty and colleagues.
Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute, New York, NY; May-July 2006
Student Researcher- Topics: Colonization, Segregation and Discrimination in the
Black World, 1880-1899, and Pan Africanism, Caribbean Movements and World War I,
1900-1919.
*Participated in various academic colloquiums and seminars concerning the Africa
n Diaspora.
*Created a thesis on the major themes of the Africana Age including: historical,
literary, philosophical, and art overviews.
HONORS/AFFILIATIONS
Trustees' Minority Graduate fellow, Institute Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) at P
hillips Academy fellow, Schomburg scholar, Mellon Mays fellow, Sigma Tau Delta:
The International English Honor Society and The National Honor Society member, M
cGillicuddy and NOBLE Scholarship recipient, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorpo
rated, Legal Outreach Alumni Association.