Visual Literacy – Resume and Business Card

cindy zavala business card -revised

Cindy Y. Zavala
5832 Lebanon Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
cz9530a@student.american.edu

Education

• Graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School as an honor student with a 4.0 GPA and obtaining the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Governor’s Seal of Excellence, 2010
• Studied and took courses on Foreign Policy at Georgetown University through the Junior Statesmen of America, 2009
• Attended Trinity University’s Summer Seminar in Intelligence, 2007, and the Governor’s School for Humanities at Christopher Newport University, 2009
• Currently working on obtaining BA at American University’s School of Communication, 2010

Experience

Fundraiser Coordinator for ACOSAL (Salvadoran Non- Profit Organization), 2010-present
• Designed sponsorship letters and created sponsorship packages to seek funds for the organization
• Wrote press releases and was in charge of outreach for media coverage for ACOSAL
• Created tickets and flyers for the advertisement of ACOSAL’s events
• Worked with radio station El Zol 107.9 FM and La Nueva 88.7 FM to help organize a telethon to raise funds for flood victims in El Salvador

Intern at NCLR Lideres, 2012
• Offered support to the Lideres Team at NCLR by assisting in major projects
• Created and organized documents for sponsors and community affiliates
• Wrote letters and evaluations for the Lideres team

Co-Director of the Latino and American Student Organization at American University, 2011-2012
• Organized panel discussions, working with guest speakers from various organizations
• Facilitated meetings to recruit volunteers for Telemundo’s Family Expo
• Advertised for LASO’s meetings and events through the use of Twitter and Facebook
• Informed members of LASO of opportunities through its Listserv and e-mail account

Reporter for Asi Es Mi Gente Online TV, 2010-2011
http://www.asiesmigentetv.com
• Recruited sponsors by working with local organizations and local businesses to seek sponsorships
• Conducted news reports for Asi Es Mi Gente Online TV Channel in both Spanish and English, interviewing local community leaders, activist, artists, etc.

Event Coordinator of Fundasal- USA Foundation, 2009-2010
http://www.fundasal-usa.org
• Recorded videos for the organization in El Salvador for their Facebook Account
• Organized and led fundraising events for the Fundasal-USA foundation , collaborating with members of other non-profit organizations

Miss Sister City Arlington-San Miguel, 2008-2009
Arlington Sister City Association
http://www.arlingtonsistercity.org
• Represented the organization through interviews with the Washington Hispanic, El Tiempo Latino, El Pregonero, Pulso Latino, Deportiva TV, and other local media organizations
• Served Arlington, VA and worked closely with members of the Arlington County Board on international service projects
• Attended press conferences, volunteered in the community, and organized fundraising events

Achievements 

• Town Hall speaker at NCLR’s Lideres Summit, 2012
• Second place winner of NCLR’s Lideres Summit Talent Show, 2011
• Winner of the NBC 4 Studio-Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Competition, 2009
• Winner of the Essay Competition for the Hispanic Youth Symposium, 2007

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