Jacqueline “Jac” Lanza Desio

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 ~~~


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

  • Majoring in Political Science with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, CA June 2019


Member, SPA Leadership Program, American University, Washington, DC September 2019– Present

  • Selected to study and develop leadership skills through an advanced leadership program through social action projects
  • Cultivate leadership and group collaboration skills around access to clean potable water in the DC metropolitan area
  • Teaching Assistant for the Public Health and Policy Issue Group
  • Conducting research on the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on women in living situations with domestic violence

Intern, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, San Francisco, CA June– August 2018 & 2019

  • Gathered data on rates of domestic violence in the United States
  • Researched gun violence in the most populated cities in the United States for lobbying purposes
  • Contributed to the Giffords Youth Voices Project writing a piece on urban gun violence in my local community in Oakland

Social Media Assistant, Blue Ladybug Communications, Los Angeles, CA December 2016– April 2018 

  • Generated content through posts, comments, and captions on the social media platform Instagram and Facebook
  • Increased account following after analyzing follower trends and patterns

Working Student, Blackhound Equestrian, Castro Valley, CA March 2008– March 2019

  • Preserved a calm and friendly attitude in stressful environment with horses
  • Lead a monthly camp to foster self-esteem and community 

Nanny, Private Family Client, Piedmont, CA May– August 2019

  • Provided safety and care for two young children 
  • Anticipated family’s needs and demonstrated initiative by providing additional services such as cleaning and organizing

Lead Peer Tutor, Bishop O’Dowd High School Academic Support Center, Oakland, CA September 2016– June 2019

  • Managed other tutors including scheduling and necessary skills trainings
  • Taught time management skills, organizational skills, as well as provided homework aid in subject areas including math, science, history, english, and writing 

Club Manager, Students Demand Action Bishop O’Dowd High School, Oakland, CA April 2017– June 2019

  • Organized, recruited speakers, and moderated panel discussion on gun safety

Camp Counselor, Take the Reins Scholarship, Castro Valley, CA June 2018 & 2019

  • Taught self-confidence, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills to 8 campers ages 7-13

Volunteer, Saint Vincent’s Day Home, Oakland, CA June– August 2018

  • Offered detailed reports of children’s daily activities and schedule of children age two years old
  • Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Google Docs, Sheets, Slides; JSTOR
  • Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter; generating content, Instagram analytics




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