Master of Public Policy, December 2008
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Specialty: International Relations and State and Local Policy.
Course Micro- and Macroeconomics; Statistical Research Methods; Ethics and Public Policy; Political Economy; American Democratic Cultures; Legal Framework, Deliberative Democracy
Capstone: Policy Seminar â€“ Middle East
Bachelor of Arts in History, June 2006
University of California, Los Angeles
Minor in Middle East/ North African Studies
Coursework in Jewish Studies
Deanâ€™s List; cumulative GPA = 3.24
Common Sense California 2008 Graduate Assistant, Pepperdine University
Researching state-wide deliberative democracy projects, as well as writing briefs for the multi-partisan and non-profit organization, Common Sense California.
City of Calabasas 2007-2008 Deputy Intern, Mayorâ€™s Office
Researched city ordinances and policies. Attended regional government conferences, such as Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and bi-monthly city council meetings. Discussed policy issues with diverse members of the community and key governmental officials (police officer chief, school district superintendent, Community Development Directors). Composed a policy implementation to the Mayor Pro Tem for a Social Host Party Ordinance, which impacted the cities ordinance.
Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) 2004-2006 Director of Academic Programming, UCLA Chapter
Helped organize academic and social events, including the Southern California Regional Conference at Cal Poly Pomona and a fundraising event at the Getty Villa
Helping Hands Club, Los Angeles, Ca 2001-Present Vice President
Fundraising to buy toys for underprivileged children
Provided events and services to Boys and Girls Clubs
Extra-curricular activities (basketball/arts and craft)
Farsi: conversationally fluent
French/Spanish: basic conversation
M/S Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) fully proficient