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									                                       Leslie Berntsen
604 Field St.                                                                         817-773-1535
Colleyville, TX, 76034                                                         leslie.bern@nyu.edu


New York University, New York, NY                                                       May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minors in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies and Anthropology
Psychology GPA: 3.90/4.00
Cumulative GPA: 3.43/4.00
GRE Verbal: 720/800 (98%); GRE Quantitative: 800/800 (94%)


Dean’s List, NYU College of Arts and Science                                                2010
National AP Scholar                                                                         2008
Scholar Finalist, National Hispanic Recognition Program                                     2008
National Merit Commended Scholar                                                            2008
Degree of Outstanding Distinction, National Forensic League                                 2008
Delegate, Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce Youth                                   2005-2006
      Leadership Conference
Delegate, Texas Young Leaders State Convention                                               2004


Social Evaluation and Perception Lab                                       September 2010-present
NYU Department of Psychology, New York, NY
Lab Director: Dr. Jay Van Bavel
Research Assistant
   • Run participants in an experimental study assessing the effect of
        trust perception on attentional processing and executive control
   • Perform data analysis and review relevant literature
   • Collect data in the field and provide feedback for related lab


NYU Palladium Athletic Facility, New York, NY                              September 2008-present
Rock Climbing Wall Instructor
   • Belay, spot, and supervise patrons while offering instruction in
      correct top-rope climbing and bouldering technique
   • Create new climbing routes and perform regular wall
Outreach Health Services, Colleyville, TX                                     June-August 2009/2010
Home Healthcare Attendant
   • Assisted two children, ranging in ages 5-8, with all activities of
       daily living, including personal care tasks, protective supervision,
       as well as academic, musical, and athletic enrichment
   • Became acquainted with symptoms and treatment modalities
       associated with various developmental challenges


NYU Alternative Breaks/Office of Residential Life, New York, NY               September 2010-present
Site Leader (Dominican Republic)
   • Plan and facilitate a service-learning trip for 10-12 students to the
       Dominican Republic to teach English at a local orphanage during
       spring break (March 2011)
   • Organize fundraisers and relevant educational opportunities for
       participants prior to the trip
   • Serve as a liaison between NYU and Orphanage Outreach to
       confirm logistical details

Hispanic Scholarship Fund, NYU Chapter, New York, NY                          September 2010-present
Events/Programming Coordinator
    • Plan, coordinate, and publicize social events and community
       building activities for current and prospective chapter members
    • Participate in campus-wide events such as open houses and town
       halls that promote the enrollment and retention of Latinos in
       degree-granting programs

NYU Middle C, New York, NY                                                    September 2009-present
Vice-President/Musical Director; Secretary/Musical Director
   • Acquire or arrange pieces for community service concerts around
      New York City and serve as the conductor during rehearsals and
   • Design publicity materials for new member recruitment and
      community outreach
   • Maintain the club listserv and respond to all inquiries

NYU College of Arts and Science, New York, NY                                 September 2009-present
Peer to Peer Mentor
   • Provide guidance and resources to incoming freshmen concerning
      academics, student life, and the transition to college
   • Organize monthly outings in order to develop a relationship with
      first-year students
   • Contribute advice columns to the Peer to Peer Mentor blog
NYU Student Resource Center, New York, NY                                     September 2009/2010
Welcome Week Leader
   • Facilitated a week of informational programming for 5,000
      new freshmen and transfer students and performed crowd
      control duties for large events
   • Answered questions about New York University posed by
      parents and students

NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, New York, NY         September 2009-May 2010
Participant, Undergraduate Cultural Training Program
   • Took part in weekly seminars in order to further develop
       knowledge of diversity and social justice issues
   • Assisted with the planning and presentation of Center-
       sponsored events

The Patch Adams, M.D. Gesundheit! Institute, Hillsboro, WV                               March 2010
Field Hand/Volunteer
    • Assisted with the construction of the country’s first pro bono,
       community-based hospital complex

Orphanage Outreach, Jaibon, Dominican Republic                                           March 2009
Teach Corps Member
   • Instructed third and fifth grade students at a neighboring
      school in introductory English vocabulary
   • Completed various work projects to improve the infrastructural
      functions of the orphanage


National Residence Hall Honorary                                                                2009
National Honor Society                                                                          2007
Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society)                                            2006
National Society of High School Scholars                                                        2005
National Forensic League (Speech and Debate Honor Society)                                      2004


Language: Spanish: fluency in reading, writing, and listening; functional proficiency in speaking
Technical: Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, iLife, Microsoft Office, Windows Moviemaker, Adobe
Photoshop, SPSS
Certifications: American Red Cross Heartsaver CPR/First Aid, NYU Safe Zone (LGBTQ ally
Interests: contemporary literature and non-fiction, current events and foreign policy, Latin
American culture and history, musical theater, professional sports

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