Hi!
My name is Adam and I’m currently a Sophmore here at American University.

I’m passionate about understanding other people and that’s what ultimately led me to the career of public relations.   It frustrates me to see people in power manipulate others to serve their own agenda, but I know it doesn’t have to be this way. I want to dedicate my life to PR to serve as the ethical conscious of an organization.  I want to lead through honesty and vulnerability, putting my foot down to apologize in an increasingly unapologetic world.

My minor is international relations to understand the universal wants and values that connect all people.

In addition, I really enjoy reading, working out, cooking, making videos, and enjoying good music with the company of others. Doing things differently and making myself or other people laugh is also a big part of my personality; being a goof can really make life a lot brighter. I use these hobbies as a way of slowing down my day and enjoying the present moment.

Experience

September 2017-Present

DC Reads Team Leader and Tutor/ H.D. Cooke Elementary School / Washington, DC

Supervise, train, and mentor 25 American University students to help improve the historically low literacy rates in local D.C public schools.  Includes reading to kids and working with them through their understanding of the alphabet, word comprehension, and sentence structure

August 2018-Present

Community Engagement Chair/Sigma Phi Epsilon Delta Chapter/Washington, DC

Reach out to local organizations to partner as sponsors to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

 

January 2018-March 2018

Crew/The Elements D.C./Washington, DC

Led a team of natural young explorers on hikes throughout D.C ‘s beautiful landscape, encouraging education, creativity, and a whole lot of fun.  A side job also consisted of setting up a delicious meat and cheese smorgasbord after a meaningful adult hike.

 

September 2017-Present

AU Ambassador/American University/Washington, DC

Helping prospective students find out if AU is the best fit for them.  Leading campus tours, Preview Days, Freshmen Days, overnights, day hosts, and accepted student receptions under the guidance of AU Admissions.

 

June 2017-August 2017

Camp Counselor/Camp Galil/Ottsville, PA

Worked with 9-year olds and 13-year olds at an overnight camp for 7 weeks. Educating them values such as collective responsibility, empathy, consent, and piggy back rides.

 

November 2013-June 2017

President of the Class of 2017 / Perkiomen Valley High School / Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Made Speeches, lead meetings, planned and executed fundraisers, and facilitated communications between the needs of the students and administrators.

 

October 2016-June 2017

Student Leader of Bereavement Club / Perkiomen Valley High School / Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Led b- weekly grief counseling for both students and teachers. Created, ran, and lead the agenda for the day, hoping to help gain insight into loss.

 

 

May 2014-June 2017

Volunteer / Local Borough’s Community Events / Collegeville, PA

Worked at the primary and general elections, marched in a parade for the war veterans on Memorial Day, and helping run other community events throughout the year

 

October 2015 -June 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor / Perkiomen Valley High School / Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Mentored two elementary school children at different schools, playing games, reading books, and giving them a positive role model to look up to.

 

April 2015-June 2017

Volunteer / Daily Bread Community Food Pantry / Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Interviewed clients about personal care needs, pack and carry out groceries to cars, and work in the office when there were computer related needs

 

Skills

Proficient in filming and editing, Strong verbal communication, Empathetic leadership, Comfortable public speaking.