Kathryn_Thiel_Resume

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  1. 1. Kathryn B. Thiel 4300 Old Dominion Drive #402, Arlington, VA 22207 Ÿ 214-681-0014 Ÿ kbthiel@gmail.com EDUCATION George Mason University Law School, Candidate for J.D. May 2019 Activities: Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, Revive My Vote (restoration of voting rights project) University of Texas at Austin, B.A. History & English May 2015 Honors: Liberal Arts Honors, Normandy Scholar, Junior Jefferson Fellow, Chamberlain Memorial Presidential Scholarship, and Strauss Civic Internship Award Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, The Daily Texan, Club Tennis GPA 3.8/4.0 EXPERIENCE Project Vote Smart, Austin, Texas Project Vote Smart is a non-partisan, non-profit research organization that serves as America’s voter self-defense system. Legislative Research Associate September 2015 – July 2016 • Supervised a team of interns, providing leadership and hands-on instruction to meet daily deadlines. • Conducted independent research on current legislation and contributed to Congressional and state bill summaries published on votesmart.org. • Participated in weekly leadership meetings to determine the department’s agenda and promote the organization. Legislative Research Intern June 2014 – August 2014 • Recognized as the Key Votes Department’s most productive intern and consistently top rated in evaluations. • Conducted independent research on current legislation and wrote over 50 original Congressional and state bill summaries, as well as entered key vote data published on votesmart.org. • Produced accurate and unbiased legislative reports for the voting public, under demanding deadlines. The Miracle Foundation, Austin, Texas January 2015 – May 2015 The Miracle Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides aid to orphans and orphanages in India. Marketing and Development Intern • Worked with leadership to create marketing materials to support the organization’s growth strategy. • Produced reports and content based on independent research to be published on the organization’s website, social media accounts and print material. • Interacted with sponsors and organizations to elicit their continued support of The Miracle Foundation. Andrew Thornley, J.D., Austin, Texas February 2014 – May 2014 Lecturer at The University of Texas and author of Law in the United States: An Introduction. Research Assistant • Responsible for editing Thornley’s legal textbook and met publisher’s weekly and monthly deadlines for content submissions. • Worked closely with Thornley to translate ideas into specific content for each chapter and aided in the design and layout of the textbook. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Speak Up! Speak Out! Civics Fair, Austin, Texas December 2015, May 2016 Volunteer • Served as a Civics Reflections Facilitator and assisted program organizers in planning, greeting judges and other tasks to ensure the Fair was a success. Hook The Vote, Austin, Texas December 2014 – May 2016 Deputized Registrar & Volunteer • Aided others in voter registration and facilitated Hook the Vote on-campus events.

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