Tiffany L. Gilligan
4226 ½ River Road NW, Washington, DC 20016 | (315) 945-4492 |
American University, Washington, DC                                                                                            December 2020                                                   
Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government); Minor:  Criminal Justice                                   
Honors: School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, Dean’s List (Fall 2017-present)
GPA: 3.82/4.0
Relevant Coursework:Political Power and American Public Policy, Intro to Systems of Justice, Critical Issues in Justice, Writing for Communication, Intro to Justice Research, Macro and Micro Economics, Law, Psychology, and Justice, Corrections & The Constitution, Democracy and Development
New York State Senator Pamela Helming                                                                                             Geneva, NY
Constituent Services Assistant                                                                                          May 2018-January 2020                                               
  • Corresponded with 200+ constituents by answering phone calls, writing letters, and interacting with the community at local events
  • Navigated a contact database, BlueBird, to update cases, maintain up-to date contacts, and record constituent inquires and concerns regarding legislation and local issues
  • Authored 40+ congratulatory letters to constituents and local officials regarding awards/recognition
National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA)                                                                                             Washington, DC                                                   
Government Affairs and Professional Development Intern                                  August 2019-December 2019                                       
  • Created a document of all relevant criminal justice bills in the 116thCongress, including summaries and updates that was sent to the National Sheriffs’ Association Government Affairs Committee and 30+ sheriffs
  • Authored letters of support on behalf of NSA to various Congressmen for criminal justice legislation
  • Improved and updated ‘All Sheriff’ Excel sheet with information for over 3000+ sheriffs
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth                                                                                  Washington, DC                                                                  
Communications, Legal, and Policy Intern                                                                       January 2019-May 2019                                          
  • Crafted 50+ letters to incarcerated individuals to offer support, references, and general information
  • Researched and compiled data on legislation regarding juveniles serving life without parole
  • Authored 2 Op-Ed pieces regarding juvenile justice legislation in Oklahoma
 School of Public Affairs Leadership Program                                                                             Washington, DC                                                    
Interclass and Community Co-Coordinator                                                                             May 2018-May 2019                                                   
  • Orchestrated 8 program-wide events, along with 2 co-coordinators, for 100+ people with the themes of community exploration, mentorship, and program bonding
  • Promoted interclass relations with innovative social media, program newsletters, and public speaking
  • Facilitated a volunteer day with 5 group members titled “Planting for Progress” to help the DC Urban Greens with their efforts to feed those in need in the community
Democracy Matters                                                                                                                           Washington, DC                                                                    
Director of Outreach                                                                                                                  April 2018- May 2019                          
  • Corresponded with local organizations regarding training and lobbying opportunities for 68 members
  • Studied the history of local campaign finance reform organizations and legislation for 3 presentations
Alpha Kappa Psi: Professional Business Fraternity                                                                    Washington, DC                                                                                     
Community Service Director                                                                                   February 2018-December 2018                   
  • Organized a Brotherhood Event at Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk to raise $900
  • Completed a rigorous 8-week program which included a case competition (runner up) and practice of professional development skills, presenting, and public speaking
  • Computer: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Mailchimp
View resume in PDF: Resume