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Sydney Morris

Washington, D.C.  ·  (516) 901 – 9247  ·



American University, Washington, D.C.                                                                                                                                                             05/2021

School of Public Affairs: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

College of Arts and Sciences: Bachelor of the Sciences in Computer Science

Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies

Glen Cove High School, Glen Cove, New York                                                                                                                                                 06/2017

AP Scholar Award with Honors with Distinction

Advanced New York State Regents Diploma



Assistant Principal, Tifereth Israel Hebrew School, Glen Cove, New York                                                                             09/2013 – 06/2017

  • Work with children (ages 8 – 14) in the classroom to teach basic Hebrew language skills.
  • Perform routine clerical and administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.
  • Promotion, coordination, and digital graphic design for special events

Teacher in English Education, English Academy, Shavei Tzion, Israel                                                                                    06/2017 – 08/2017

  • Teach moderate to advanced English languages skills (speaking, reading, and writing)

Counselor, Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, New York                                                                                                            06/2016 – 08/2016

  • Partnered with seven other counselors to care for and entertain a unit of 35 boys ranging in age from 10 – 12
  • Assisted with standard and special needs kids (vision impaired) to give the best camp experience possible to all the campers
  • Developed strong people and “on your feet” thinking skills

Intern, Center for Israel Studies, American University, Washington, D.C.                                                                               08/2017 —   Present

  • Create pamphlets, brochures, and posters for the promotion of various
  • Assist in the planning and logistics of transport to and from events off-campus



Co-president, METNY USY Congregation Tifereth Israel Chapter                                                                                           06/2016 – 06/2017

  • Plan bi-monthly events with attendance ranging from 10-20 teenagers
  • Organize and delegate chapter budget monthly to ensure fiscal responsibility
  • Represent METNY USY at Congregation Tiferith Israel Bored Meeting concerning issues pertinent to the organization

High School Ambassador, Member Democracy Matters                                                                                                         09/2015 – Present

  • One of three High Schoolers chosen to promote campaign finance reform and attend yearly meeting in Albany, NY
  • Coordinate protests around New York, specifically in Manhattan, around the issue of campaign finance reform

Co-Editor-in-Chief, “The Times of Surprise Lake,” Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spring, NY                                                  06/2017-08/2016

  • Edited and organized a bi-monthly newspaper for Surprise Lake Sleepaway camp written by campers ages 8 – 12
  • Managed staff schedules and delegated responsibilities for interview supervision

President, Teen Advisory Board, Glen Cove Public Library                                                                                                     08/2014 – 06/2017

  • Oversaw and planned monthly meeting at the Glen Cove Library
  • Partnered with Head Librarian of Teen Services, Carolyn Pompa to coordinate events

Co-founder, President, Model United Nations, Glen Cove High School                                                                               09/2015 – 06/2017

  • Founded club to expose students in my school to international affairs and world politics
  • Participated, moderated, and judged numerous intra-school competitions

President, “Mathletes” Math Club, Glen Cove High School                                                                                                   09/2014 – 06/2017

  • Participate in bi-monthly competitions hosted at schools around the Long Island area
  • Train new recruits and head weekly practices



Computer: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook and equivalent Google Services; Programming Languages BASIC, Python, and Java; Digital Editing on Camtasia Studios, Adobe Premier, and Apple Final Cut Pro