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John Fernandez · · · 414-306-5433


American University, School of Public Affairs (SPA), Washington, DC                                                                  May 2023

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies

Minor in Computer Science

Cumulative GPA: 3.66/4.0


Greenwich High School, Greenwich, CT                                                                                                            June 2019



Team Member, Chick-Fil-A Tenleytown, Washington, DC                                                              February 2021-present

  • Developed and perfected customer service skills, learning to treat every guest with a kind and empathetic attitude.
  • Trained on food-service industry practices such as proper cleaning techniques, dish washing, health standards, and operation of POS equipment.


Cashier/Crew, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Riverside, CT                                                                        May 2020-August 2020

  • Worked as the cashier for a busy store, processing customer transactions and facilitating customer issues
  • Bussed tables, cleaned restrooms, soda fountain, and other food-prep equipment
  • Was trained on FOH duties, involving cash handling, the burrito line, and customer service
  • Resigned in Aug 2020 due to moving permanently from CT to DC


Event Staff/Waiter, Partyhands, Washington, DC                                                                      October 2019-March 2020

  • Organized catering trays and monitored food service for events with hundreds of people
  • Bussed tables and collected dishes, organizing them for rental pickup
  • Learned and practiced server etiquette with high profile events including those at embassies, government agencies, and houses of politicians


Intern, Office of the Tax Collector, Greenwich, CT                                                                           May 2019-June 2019

  • Sorted documents from years of municipal tax collection, becoming familiar with many of the processes involved
  • Processed and released property tax liens once paid off
  • Used databases to locate delinquent taxpayers with undeliverable mail



Member, School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, American University                                   August 2019-present

  • Selected to participate in a four-year leadership training program involving formal instruction of leadership theory, and guidance for a series of social action projects


Chair, American University Model United Nations Conference, American University         September 2019-January 2020

  • Led 40+ high school students in rigorous debate surrounding the future of left-wing ideology in South America
  • Researched and co-wrote a comprehensive 50+ page topic brief on the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA-TCP), published under the American University International Relations Society (AMIRS)


Presenter and Simulation Chair, Washington International Relations Conference, Washington, DC              October 2019

  • Gave an educational presentation on the basics of Model United Nations to a group of high school students from the greater DC area
  • Led and moderated debate between students, providing feedback and suggestions for improvement.



  • Computer: Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel), Basic Java, HTML/CSS
  • Language: Native proficiency in English and Spanish