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Autumn N. Lennon

2607 North 16th Street n Arlington, VA 22201

Phone (410) 746-3858 or (703)528-7389

Email autumnlennon@comcast.com

 

Objective

 Seeking a position that offers opportunities to utilize my excellent communication skills, research talents, internship experience, and liberal arts education.

Education

Goucher College, Baltimore MD                                                                                                                    May 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Intercultural Studies with a Concentration in International Relations and Women’s Studies

American University - Semester in Public Law, Washington DC                                                                                                                    Fall 2002

Studied in the American University Washington Semester. Seminar structured around US law, with a focus on DC district court and Supreme Court cases. Wrote law briefs and acted as lawyer in a mock Supreme Court trial. Used West Law and Lexis Nexis to research cases.

Inequality in South Africa Research Program, South Africa                                                                                                                       Summer 2000

Conducted research project titled “Women in Politics in South Africa” through Goucher College. Researched political situation in Johannesburg by meeting with various parliamentarians and leaders for Sister Cities Program Internship. Worked with rural community leaders. Conducted research in Cape Town, Grahmstown, Durban, and Valley of a Thousand Hills.

 

Related Experiences

Lerner Corporation, Falls Church VA                                                                                                                                                          August 2003- April 2004

Administrative Assistant

Assisted property management staff in running two class A office buildings. Organized office by summarizing tenant leases, compiled Certificates of Insurance into Access files, and restructured office building tenant parking. Completed daily administrative tasks by working with tenants and coordinating staff member projects.

National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington DC                                                                                                                            August 2002-December 2002

Field Intern

Assisted state advocates to lobby for the National Housing Trust Fund. Worked with existing partners to effectively lobby their Congressional representatives to support legislation.  Engaged new partners to support the grass-root lobbying effort. Lobbied Congress offices for support of NHTF legislation.

Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, Baltimore MD                                                                                                                  June 2002- August 2002

Organizing Intern/ Campaign Worker / Voter Register

Organized communities in Baltimore to support workers in the pursuit of earning a living wage. Brought citizens together to develop agendas and implement action plans.  Led efforts to register voters in Baltimore.

House of Ruth Legal Clinic, Baltimore MD                                                                                                                                                  April 2002- May 2002

Intake Volunteer

Worked with staff attorneys on intake process to determine client eligibility for women seeking aid from the House of Ruth.  Recorded descriptions of domestic violence.  Assisted attorneys with case filing.

Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), Washington DC                                                                                                                            July 2001- August 2001

FESS (FESS) Project Intern

Researched existing state and federal laws for the welfare bill WOW was working on with the Building Opportunities Beyond coalition. Provided logistical support for the FESS conference, researched and wrote paper comparing local and state minimum and living wage laws to the Self-Sufficiency Standard developed by WOW.

The Sister City Program of the City of New York, Inc., New York NY                                                                                                         June 2000

Intern

Researched policing practices and education policy in Johannesburg , South Africa, for the Sister Cities Project in an effort to identify opportunities for partnerships between New York and Johannesburg organizations.  

 

Special Projects

Goucher Sexual Misconduct Policy Review Committee, Baltimore MD                                                                                                         October 2001- May 2003

Committee Member/ Co-head of founder of Committee

Started a movement to review Goucher’s Sexual Harassment policy that led to the creation of a more comprehensive policy now known as the Sexual Misconduct Policy.  Setup coalitions between faculty, staff, and students to encourage the policy review. Won the establishment of the committee. Researched policies and best practices from other institutions. Attended meetings with the committee to write new policy. Setup meetings for campus input and review of the new policy.

National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Las Vegas NV                                                                                                              June 2002

Lead- Panelist/Lead-Organizer

Organized a panel titled “How to Review and Rewrite Sexual Misconduct Policies.” Led discussion on how Goucher’s policy evolved and how other schools can change their policies. Raised funds to support travel to the conference.

National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Minneapolis MN                                                                                                           June 2001

Panelist/Co-organizer

Participated on a panel titled “The Making of Feminist Consciousness”. Preparation included writing a personal account of feminism and researching how young people come to see themselves as feminist. Helped raise $2000 to cover costs of attending the conference.

Harvard Model United Nations Goucher College Team, Boston MA                                                                                                              August 2000- March 2001

Researcher/Committee Member

Chosen to represent Saudi Arabia on committee for a mock world summit on Tropical Disease. Preparation included researching United Nations journals and meeting with the Saudi ambassador and Saudi diplomats.

 

Leadership

Goucher College Board of Trustees, Baltimore MD                                                                                                                                     August 2002- May 2003

Student Member of Board of Trustees’ Development Task Force

Represented student opinion about fundraising efforts for the college. Helped trustees find ways to include students in fundraising activities and encourage greater student participation.

Students Active For Ending Rape (SAFER), Baltimore MD                                                                                                                            November 2001-Febuary 2002

Baltimore, Washington DC Coordinator

Organized training about changing sexual misconduct policies to more appropriately recognize the rights of rape victims. Publicized the organization’s mission and reported to the S.A.F.E.R. board in New York City.

Goucher College Take Our Daughters To Work, Baltimore MD                                                                                                                    January 2001- April 2001

Co-Head Organizer

Organized campus for April, 26th National Take Our Daughters To Work Day. Found and coordinated speakers and volunteers. Designed advertising plan and led activities. Raised funds, and managed budget.

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Goucher College                                                                                                                             October 1999- May 2003

Co-President/ Co-founder/ Treasurer

Founded alliance in 1999. Led membership drive and recruited 98 members in the first drive. Worked with members on projects that celebrate women including Love Your Body Day, Sexual Misconduct Awareness Campaign, and Get Out the Vote. Obtained funding for conferences and speakers. Organized clubs on campus to work with the alliance to achieve its goals.

 

Other Qualifications

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, Access, Power Point, Excel, Front Page, Outlook, Word, Lexis Nexis, West Law, and other internet search engines.

Language Skills

Proficient German communication, Intermediate German speaking and writing, Advanced German comprehension, and  beginning Spanish skills.

 

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