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					                           Rebecca Crosswaith
                                           • La Coruña, Spain •


                                              Education
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations                                         Graduated May 2010
Concentration in Global and Human Security

Study Abroad: Centro de Lenguas Modernas, Granada, Spain
Universidad de Granada                                                         May 2008-June 2008
     Studied Spanish culture, history, and language immersion for increased fluency

                                    Leadership Activities

      Connecticut Cherry Blossom Princess in the 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival
      Founder/President of the Simmons College Model United Nations organization
      Political Chair of the Like Minds Coalition, organization for increasing diversity and inclusion
      Vice President of the Simmons College Sirens A Cappella group

                                            Experience
Spain Ministry of Education, La Coruña, Spain                                    September 2011 –Present
North American Language and Cultural Ambassador

      Promote cultural, educative and scientific knowledge exchange by supporting Spanish teachers
       in teaching and students in learning the English language, and foster understanding and
       appreciation between different cultures.
      Further benefits include international work experience, travel, improvement of my knowledge
       of Spanish language and culture, and the opportunity to positively represent the United States
       of America abroad. I look forward to using my experience upon my return to the United States
       and therefore further developing cultural understanding between the citizens of Spain and the
       United States of America.

Trinity Volunteer Corps/AmeriCorps, Washington, DC                            August 2010 –July 2011
Administrative Assistant, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc. (Youth-Led program)
     Assist in overseeing the 21st Century Community Learning Center in Ballou Senior High School in
         Anacostia, Washington D.C.
     Coordinate, compile and collect data from partner organizations
     Supervise and delegate tasks to two interns
     Co-facilitate Rite of Passage Sisterhood group and Community Organizing group
     Provide follow up with Sisterhood students in one-on-one consultations
     Handle newsletter contributions, monthly reports, and daily attendance
     Provide therapy and counseling using the competency-based model to students in need
     Provide administrative support
Seeds of Peace International Camp, Otisfield, ME                              June 2010 –August 2010
Counselor, Waterfront Dock Director, Lifeguard
    Live in the bunks with campers from various international conflict regions while they learn to
       cohabitate with their “enemies”
    Work together with other staff members in instructing activities and ensuring a safe
       environment (both physically and emotionally) for campers to engage in challenging dialogue

Fenway Community Development Corporation, Boston, MA                         January 2010 –May 2010
Community Organizing Intern
    Provide support at various workshops/meetings with the Board members, public and
      community residents, including designing flyers and other educational materials
    Help mobilize people to participate in community building and planning efforts for priorities
      such as affordable housing, a community center, and public transit
    Help recruit new Fenway CDC members and sustain current membership

Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Boston, MA                                         Fall 2008
Intern
     Research upcoming legislation, major donors, award nominees, and write press releases
     Attend MWPC networking events, design and assist in mailing, contact vendors and advertisers,
       and assist in the coordination of logistics for events
     Assist women candidates on the campaigns of Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Sarah
       Orozco and coordinate MWPC efforts on behalf of endorsed candidates
     Provide administrative support

The Progeria Research Foundation, Boston, MA                                  as Needed (2008)
International Volunteer Translator (Spanish)
     Translate medical information and instructions for international families seeking medical
        attention for clinical trials in Boston
     Interpret between personnel providing transportation and Spanish-speaking families

Simmons College School of Management, Boston, MA                           September 2007- May 2008
Receptionist, MBA Office Assistant
    Provide customer service and support for students, faculty, staff, and guests
    Accept telephone requests and verify that assigned projects meet specifications
    Efficiently handle multiple tasks during peak hours
    Compile data needed for later analysis of school efficiency

                                         Achievements
      Commencement Speaker for the Simmons College Graduating Class of 2010
      Elected Vice President of the Simmons Alumnae Class of 2010
      Appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to the Connecticut State Board of Education
      Internationally Recognized First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do

                                Professional Development
      Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
      Languages: Fluent in Spanish
      CPR/AED For the Professional Rescuer Certification

				
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