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KELLY MAESHIRO kellymaeshiro@college.harvard.

edu c: 808-728-5731 224 Leverett House Mail Center Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138 EDUCATION Harvard University A.B. with anticipated concentration in Comparative Studies of Religion, expected May 2014 Pearl City High School Valedictorian, Class of 2010. ACTIVITIES Harvard Ichthus: Theology editor, writer, and design contributor, Cambridge, MA Write, edit, and design articles for quarterly publication in Harvards undergraduate journal of Christian thought. As a staff writer, I have been engaged with a Buddhist Sangha (Sayka Center) and various Christian groups (Kuumba, Harvard College Faith and Action, Memorial Church, LGBT faith communities) to bring different faiths and traditions into mutual illumination. 2011Perspective Magazine (Harvard): Contributing writer, Cambridge, MA Write and peer-edit articles for Harvards left-liberal monthly publication. Harvard Tai Chi Tiger Crane Society: Co-president, Cambridge, MA Coordinated efforts to bring Tai Chi to the Harvard and Cambridge community. Continued Shaolin cultural exchange. Currently coordinating international collaborative study of martial arts and childhood obesity with the World Organizer of Martial Arts (WOMA). Institute of Politics Study Group with former United States Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings: Participant, Cambridge, MA Participated in the former Education Secretarys dialogues on No Child Left Behind, standards-based education, testing, and the future of American education, which culminated in a panel discussion: the politics of education with Michelle Rhee, Jeb Bush, and Secretary Spellings. 2010. Board of Education: Member, Honolulu, HI Represented states 180,000 public (including charter) school students on Board of Education, which oversees the tenth largest and only centralized school district in the nation. Committees on Curriculum, Budget, Legislation, and Ad Hoc on Special Programs. Advocated revision of new graduation requirement guidelines, expansion of student credit opportunities, improved communication between state department and schools, systemic accountability, and informational transparency. 2009-2010. Performance Standards Review Commission: Member, Honolulu, HI Collaborated with other commission members to evaluate the Board and Department of Educations implementation of standards-based learning, culminated in a final report*. 2008-2010. *Final Report (PDF): Cambridge, MA 2033 Komo Mai Drive Pearl City, HI 96782

Pearl City, HI

Hawaii State Student Council: Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization Chair, Honolulu, HI Discussed with student representatives from each school district issues facing students in schools. Advocated (lobbied) at state legislature voting rights for the Board of Education student member, a reduction in the minimum requisite vote for the adoption of a new school policy in the HSTA contract from 75% to 66% (successfully), student evaluation of courses and teachers, support for the Race to the Top program. Also, part of Hawaii delegation to National Association of Student Councils annual conferences. 2008-2010. HONORS AND AWARDS Principals list, Pearl City High School, 2006-2010 National Honor Society, 2008-2010 Pearl City High School Charger of the Year, 2009 Harvard Book Award, 2009 Representative K. Mark Takai Scholarship, 2009 Senator David Y. Ige Scholarship, 2009 College Board AP Scholar with Distinction, 2010 Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation Academic Scholarship, 2010 Pearl City Community Association Academic Scholarship, 2010 Ed Nakano Kokua Fund Scholarship, 2010 University of Hawaii Regents Scholar (declined), 2010 CVS Caremark Corporate Scholarship, 2011 George B. James II Endowed Scholarship, 2012 Asia and Fairbank Center Study Grant ($7000), 2012 SKILLS AND INTERESTS Computer: Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Power Point, Internet, SumoPaint, Picnik Language: Conversational Japanese, Basic French Interests: Religion, Philosophy, Literature, Cultural Studies, History, Architecture, Music