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Olivia Phillips – 781.789.4791


American University, School of Public Affairs (SPA), Washington DC 2021

BA in Literature and Political Science

Concentration in Advanced Leadership Skills

Major GPA: 3.63

GPA: 3.52

Winchester High School, Winchester, MA 2017

GPA: 3.3

Professional Experience

Communications Intern, Coalition for Juvenile Justice, Washington D.C.           August 2020- December 2020

  • Assigned a myriad of tasks at nation-wide coalition of State Advisory Groups, representing the interests of children and their interactions with the court system
  • Designed and marketed social media posts for Coalition events and informational awareness on current and developing topics on Juvenile Justice
  • Collaborated on a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Peer Resource Guide through research and writing
  • Directly worked with Director of CJJ to research sources of data for speeches and presentations

Tutor, Writing Center, American University                                                                    December 2018- present

  • Assisting undergraduate students by reviewing and editing papers, emphasizing improvement of writing style
  • Recruited from undergraduate literature accomplishments as a sophomore to work with University-wide students

Second Year Teaching Assistant, SPA Leadership Program, American University        March 2020-present

  • Selected to assist collaboratively in creating and implementing a curriculum within the Leadership Program addressing the issues and concerns of societal diversity

Communications and Legislative Intern, Office of State Representative Mike Day, Massachusetts State House

Summers 2019, 2020

  • Drafted press releases and op-eds for the Representative to be published in local news outlets
  • Organized monthly calendars, scheduling local community events in the Representative’s district
  • Communicated directly with constituents on behalf of the Representative

Co-Director of Diversity and InclusionSPA Leadership Program, American University.

March 2017- May 2019    

  • Established a newly organized mission to implement diversity and inclusion within the Leadership Program through guest speakers, student-led forums, and workshops

Assistant Tennis Pro,Winchester Swim and Tennis Club, Winchester, MA             June 2016- August 2020

  • Developed competitive tennis skills in children and adults ranging in age from 3-60 at all skill levels
  • Coordinated events with management team including mixed doubles night, men’s social and women’s social

 Vice President and Member, Student Council, Winchester High School        September 2013-June 2017

  • Four-year elected class representative
  • Carried our student art show, fundraising events and charitable student participations

 Captain, Winchester High School Girls Tennis Team, Winchester High School   June 2016-June 2017

  • Led team players, as well as to fundraise for the team
  • Developed close relationships with all the girls on the team, on and off the court, as well as fostering an inclusive family-like environment

Student Representative, Winchester School Committee, Winchester, MA       September 2016- June 2017

  • Represented high school students at the Town School Committee on student issues and concerns

Instructor, Winchester Indoor Lawn and Tennis Club, Winchester, MA                  September 2016- present

  • Led small-group instructions and worked with children from 4-15 years of age
  • Assisted in coaching junior varsity indoor team, and worked with individuals one-on-one to develop and improve skills

Assistant Sunday School Teacher, St. George Albanian Orthodox Cathedral, Boston, MA               September 2013- May 2017


  • Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Canva)
  • Languages: Spanish (intermediate verbal, reading, and writing)