Resume

Madison Ianniello

732-374-6349 | mads.ianniello@gmail.com | Linkedin 

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Madison is an advocate first, and a student always. She prides herself on being a strong public speaker, but recognizes the importance of listening and reflecting. As a current undergraduate student, she prioritizes opportunities which push her out of her comfort zone and broaden her professional and academic portfolios. 

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EDUCATION

American University, School of International Service                 Washington, DC

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies                       Expected May 2023

  • Thematic Concentrations: Foreign Policy and Global Governance
  • Regional Concentration: Europe/Eurasia

South Brunswick High School (SBHS)                 Monmouth Junction, NJ

High School Diploma (4.02/4.00)                          June 2019

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HONORS

  • All-National Attorney at the Opening Round Championship Series (AMTA)
  • Merit Based: Presidential Scholarship, CBRS, SPA Leadership
  • School of International Service Dean’s List: Cumulative GPA: 3.95/4.0
  • American Legion Oratorical Competition Second Runner Up at States; Post, County, Regional Champion

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PUBLICATIONS

National Commission on Military Aviation Safety Report To Congress, Staffer/Research Assistant

A Perfect Match, Or Convenient Friend: Sino-Russian Energy Partnerships, Sycamore Institute Fellow

USA Bureau on International Narcotics Background Guide, AMERIMUNC

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FEDERAL EXPERIENCE

Office of Congressman Swalwell   Washington, DC

Congressional Intern         January 2021-Present

  • Researches and formats daily press clippings on the Congressman and his district using open source search skills.
  • Answers phones and sorts constituent mail into relevant categories for supervisor and colleague usage.
  • Attends virtual briefings/events on national security and international affairs topics with the goal of bringing new ideas back to the office.
  • Networks with senior colleagues and navigates Hill culture through email outreach and professional conduct.

National Commission on Military Aviation Safety                 Crystal City, VA

Paid Research Assistant                     May-December 2020

  • Wrote literature reviews on supply chain management and submitted weekly virtual briefs to supervisors.
  • Drafted a white paper contrasting aviation training across airframes and branches of the military.
  • Researched for and wrote executive summaries and definitions for the final report.
  • Researched and coded contemporary and historical documents using research Dedoose.
  • Provided editorial support through proofreading and formatting elements of the final report. 

Volunteer Research Assistant             January-May 2020

  • Researched topics such as contract maintenance and generational leadership structures using open source searches.
  • Wrote and formatted literature reviews with 10-12 relevant documents to fit a given research brief.
  • Synthesized 50-60 pages of supervisors’ notes in manuscript format following 8-10 hours of meetings on a monthly basis.

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SKILLS

  • Microsoft Office Suite- Proficient
  • RAND, CNA, and DTIC- Familiarity
  • Research Software Dedoose and Zotero

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RESEARCH/WRITING EXPERIENCE

School of Public Affairs Leadership Program   Washington, DC

Leadership Scholar         August 2019-Present

  • Researched the question “How do DC-level climate change effects impact national security through the destruction of federal policy and the creation of factors leading to social unrest?” independently during a semester-long research period.
  • Researched the question“How do legal classifications of refugees impact an individual’s ability to integrate into local communities?” on a team over a semester-long research period.
  • Prepared a multi-media campaign to fundraise $500 to create a scholarship for the children of local immigrants.

Sycamore Institute   Washington, DC

Energy Security Fellow         January 2021-Present

  • Wrote and edited op-eds on a bi-weekly basis on energy security topics.
  • Researched Sino-Russian energy relations and outlined a policy proposal for publication in a national journal.

Community Based Research Scholar Program Washington, DC

Research Scholar                 August 2019-May 2020

  • Researched and presented a poster on “overachiever culture” at American University.
  • Created, distributed, and analyzed a survey studying the impact of socio-economic classifications impact social networks.
  • Facilitated work with DC Ethics Bowl to prepare for a semester-long research initiative and planned an “ethics bowl” for local high school students.
  • Applied the nuances of community engagement and relationship building to diverse community interactions.

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LEADERSHIP

American University Mock Trial Team   Washington, DC

Captain         August 2020-Present

  • Leads a team of 10 individuals to receive the following honors: AUMT Internal Scrimmage Champion, Honorable Mention at Colonial Classic Invitational, 2nd Place at Regionals, and an invitation to the Open Round Championship Series.
  • Leads practices and workshops surrounding cross examinations, objection arguments, and trial decorum.

Treasurer               May 2020-Present

  • Prepares and formats a budget of  $50,000 and advises on all team purchases.
  • Creates and petitions for “virtual contingency fund” for teammates struggling financially due to online competition.

School of Public Affairs Leadership Steering Committee   Washington, DC

Co-Director of Alumni Relations and Networking             May 2020-Present

  • Plans two panel events for students in the program focused on exploring government occupations.
  • Creates a “coffee-chat” series for students to network with alumni and gain career insights and connections.
  • Manages a network of more than 100 alumni through newsletters, email updates, and social events.

Sigma Kappa Lambda Eta   Washington, DC

Vice President of Standards and Values         January 2021-Present

  • Initiates Code of Conduct revisions regarding social media policies and offensive language.
  • Leads bi-weekly standards council meetings during which chapter policies are discussed.
  • Evaluates violations/conflicts and assigns appropriate sanctions as needed.
  • Advises the President on chapter matters and enforces Parliamentary Procedure during chapter meetings.

Sycamore Institute   Washington, DC

Secretary         January 2021-Present

  • Initiates a meeting schedule and facilitates general body meetings and executive board meetings.
  • Leads topical discussions based on agenda and ensures meetings follow outlined goals.
  • Enforces action items and deadlines and outlines goals in club meeting minutes on a bi-monthly basis.

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VOLUNTEER

Latino Student Fund   Washington, DC

Tutor                   February 2020-Present

  • Instructs a student in math, social studies, science, and language skills on a twice per week basis.
  • Evaluates academic goals and tracks progress throughout a semester.
  • Implements action plans to foster academic success and reflects with students on a monthly basis.