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Julie Appelstein
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 • (603) 475-0142 • ja5022a@student.american.edu

EDUCATION
American University, School of Public Affairs (SPA), Washington, D.C. || May 2020
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Law, Economics and Government (CLEG)
Honors: SPA Leadership Program, Early Identification Program, GPA: 3.87, Dean’s List (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019).

EXPERIENCE

Associate, Essential Consulting, Epping, NH || Feb. 2020-present

  • Communicates with client about our email plan and strategizes with the firm’s partner on new fundraising tactics
  • Copyedits all emails, provides thorough and useful feedback, and designs all graphics to be used in the emails
  • Meticulously tracks email metrics through a process I created, to better asses effectiveness and ways to improve

Finance Intern (Remote), Doug Jones for US Senate || Feb. 2020-April 2020

  • Navigated through NGP to enter donor bios, contact information, and giving history pulled from the FEC
  • Performed comprehensive donor research so information could be accurately entered in NGP for call sheets

Client Strategy Intern, Rising Tide Interactive, Washington, D.C. || Sept. 2019-Dec. 2020

  • Analyzes and tracks data from our direct to donate and acquisition digital ads on Facebook, Twitter, and Google
  • Utilizes CRM software to manage data from our clients and pull weekly reports
  • Schedules social media content on Twitter and Facebook for multiple clients and assists in QA testing
  • Codes landing pages for our fundraising ads

Finance & Political Intern, New Hampshire Democratic Party, Concord, NH || May 2019-Aug. 2019

  • Collaborated with political team on new initiatives to engage our volunteers across the state
  • Accurately identified and tagged delegates in VoteBuilder for our state convention
  • Created call sheets within NGP VAN based on giving for previous events and campaigns
  • Performed outreach to activists in NH to notify them about upcoming events and confirm their attendance

Major Gifts Intern, EMILY’s List, Washington, D.C. || Jan. 2019-May 2019

  • Conducted extensive donor research using the FEC and Research Point to develop call sheets
  • Accurately sorted donor data from the FEC; created Pivot Tables in Excel to easily display donor giving history
  • Utilized Raiser’s Edge database to update donor information and track correspondence between solicitors
  • Prepared detailed and well researched memos for the President in preparation for her meetings

Intern, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC || August 2018 present

  • Actively assists the legislative staff through programs like IQ to catalog constituent correspondence; faxes, scan mail and constituent call
  • Drafts form letters in response to constituents who contact the office with questions/concerns about bills
  • Compiles press clippings, leads Capitol tours for constituents, attends briefings, answers phones

Political Director, Naomi Andrews for Congress, Epping, NH || May 2018-September 2018

  • Interacted directly with the candidate; served as the main point person for the campaign
  • Communicated with press, local town Democratic committees, event hosts, radio/TV hosts, etc. to coordinate the candidate’s scheduled appearances; was responsible for the campaign phone
  • Organized a team of over 40 volunteers. Ensured high levels of vol engagement through constant outreach.
  • Designed all graphics for the campaign (social media headers, newspaper ads, promotional literature, etc.)

Sales Associate, Babies R Us, Salem, NH || May 2016-August 2017         

  • Managed the guest service desk and developed creative solutions to complicated guest issues
  • Answered incoming telephone calls with professional and knowledgeable responses
  • Communicated efficiently in English and Spanish to ensure all guest’s needs were met and understood

Canvass Captain, NH Democratic Party, Salem, NH || June 2016-November 2016

  • Canvassed the doors of over 750 local voters, listened to their concerns, and responded effectively
  • Trained and provided transportation to new volunteers
  • Promoted visibility effort by holding signs and attending local campaign events

Digital Lead, Hillary for America, Salem, NH || November 2015-February 2016

  • Coordinated weekly phone bank sessions and conducted over 1,000 persuasion calls
  • Conducted over 1,000 persuasion calls and communicated with voters about key issues

CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
Director of Activism, AU College Democrats, American University || September 2017-present

  • Coordinates activism related events like protests and letter writing for over 200 members  
  • Assists fellow executive board members in programming and campaign tasks for the largest club on campus

Student Ambassador, AU Ambassadors, American University || February 2018-present

  • Assists in guiding tours by speaking about different spots on campus

Peer Notetaker, Academic Support and Access Center, American University || September 2017-December 2017

  • Supported peer with audio disability by providing detailed overviews of each lecture
  • Arranged notes from each class in well organized and timely manner

SKILLS

  • Computer: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop, Google Drive, NGP VAN 8
  • Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat, Pinterest
  • Language: Spanish (intermediate verbal, reading and writing)