profile

Alissa Kirby

Intern for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Washington, 20016, USA

Skills

Oral and Written Communication

Organization

Research

MS Office

About

I recently graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies from American University in Washington, DC where I studied environmental issues across disciplines including: climate change, sustainability, conservation, atmospheric and ocean science, energy markets, international development, and economics. In addition, I was previously an intern at Environmental Working Group where I spent time maintaining and helping to create online database systems as well as conducting background research on laboratories, companies, products, and chemicals. I am now currently an Intern in U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer's office, as well as an Intern at Gerry Connolly For Congress where I have been acquiring new skills in the political arena and working to use my background in environmental science to gain new insight on policy and advocacy. I am a meticulous researcher, strong editor, and am effective at synthesizing information into summaries to be used as action tools. I have experience conducting telephone and Internet research, strong written and oral communications skills, and have a disposition that encourages people to work with me so that I can acquire the information needed to accomplish the task. I am also an effective multi-tasker, fast learner, team player, and am able to work independently when necessary.

Education

American University

Environmental Studies , Environmental Studies

December 2011 - December 2011

W.T. Woodson High School

June 2007 - June 2007

Experience

Intern

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer , Washington, DC

September 2012 - January 2012

Office Duties
Research
Special Projects
Intern

Gerry Connolly For Congress , Fairfax, VA

September 2012 - January 2012

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Research Intern

Environmental Working Group , Washington, DC

September 2011 - August 2012

•Maintaining Skin Deep, the cosmetics database using an online database system; assisted in research and design for a Household Cleaners database assessing safety of household cleaning products. •Helped to update the Sunscreen Guide for the 2012 summer season. •Conducted online research as necessary to find information on laboratories, companies, products, and chemicals

Database Entry
Research
Special Projects
Receptionist Assistant

WAMU 88.5 FM - NPR Affiliate , Washington, DC

August 2009 - August 2011

• Interacted with about 120-130 donors/members and station staff daily; directed office inquiries. Assisted the Diane Rehm Show in sorting through show ideas, book and music submissions.

Administrative
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Cashier/Employee

Robek's , Fairfax, VA

June 2009 - August 2009

•open/closed store, handled money; assisted custom

Customer Service
Cashier
ex: PHP
Grassroots Organizing Team Member

Greenpeace , San Francisco, CA

September 2008 - December 2008

•Selected as one of only eleven students from North America for three month long program •Received in-depth leadership training along with campaign organizing and recruitment experience •Strategized and implemented national and international campaigns in Arizona, San Francisco, and traveled to Poznan, Poland for week long campaign involving the COP 14 Climate Conference •Received professional non-violent direct action training used during civil disobedience actions

Campaigning
Leadership Training
Travel/Recruitment
Canvasser

Grassroots Campaigns, Inc (for Democratic National Committee) , Washington, DC

July 2008 - August 2008

•Canvassed DC Metro area for fundraising; Educated the public about party philosophy; Encouraged people to vote

Fundraising
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Sustainability Office Assistant

Ithaca College , Ithaca, NY

February 2008 - May 2008

Tracked/managed participation by 50+ residents; organized/managed dorm kitchen; organized files

Management/Organizing
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Sales Associate/Cashier

Victoria's Secret , Mclean, VA

June 2007 - August 2007

Customer Service
Cashier
ex: PHP
Intern

Genetics & IVF Institute , Fairfax, VA

November 2005 - June 2006

• Participated in genetic counseling sessions • Researched congenital heart defects in fetuses and infants; Helped track a fertility drug study • Worked with insurance companies to verify coverage; assisted physicians by preparing appointments

Research
Insurance Verification
Administrative

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

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