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Intro


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Intro


My name is Mary Allison Joseph (I go by Mary Allison), and I am fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

I specialize in Programs, Community Engagement and Operations in the nonprofit and higher education sectors.

I am fluent in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese and have a working knowledge of French.

My professional experience spans the US and Latin America (Venezuela, Brazil, Dominican Republic), where I've studied, performed research and worked for nonprofits and higher education institutions.

I experience the greatest joy from bringing people together for social good, engaging diverse communities and making things better, whether relationships, programs, or processes.

I want to work for an organization (1) whose mission makes me do a fist pump everyday, (2) that allows me to collaborate with uniquely passionate and talented colleagues and (3) gives me opportunities to use my energy and skills to serve diverse communities.

When I'm not working, you can find me... 

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Learning.

Currently brushing up on my French skills by auditing French 325.

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Doing theatre.

Currently witnessing my one-act play "At A Loss" come to life.

Reading fiction.

Currently In the middle of Flannery O’Connor: The Complete Stories.

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Highlights


Highlights


I acquired 3 of 4 partners and put the key operational pieces in place for 4 survey projects (9000+ surveys) at an inclusive market research startup in Brazil.

I spearheaded an election event series with a turnout of 800+, acquiring 12 partners, raising $6,025 and garnering 9 local press mentions.

I recorded 200+ examples of disappearing Dominican traditions by developing 127 contacts and interviewing 38 informants as a Fulbright grantee.

I led 17 international visits to 9 favelas, developed and implemented video journalism trainings for 50 youth and cultivated 45 new contacts for a dynamic NGO in Rio.

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Expertise


Expertise


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LANGUAGES:

  • Native English
  • Fluent Spanish
  • Fluent Brazilian Portuguese
  • Advanced French
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partnerships:

  • Managing Contact Databases
  • Cold Calling
  • Researching Prospects
  • Networking
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engagement:

  • Planning Events
  • Giving Presentations
  • MailChimp Design
  • Managing Social Media
  • Wordpress
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operations:

  • Developing Programs
  • Planning Projects
  • Improving Processes
  • Creating Operational Documents
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Experience


Experience


  • As Student Services and Programs Coordinator, I've streamlined operations and upgraded communications, allowing for focus on engagement for student success at the Department of Political Science at UMKC
  • As Director of Community Relations and Operations Team Lead, I acquired partnerships and developed, streamlined and standardized operations for Mobile Metrix in Brazil.

  • As Networks Coordinator, I built relationships and programs, in addition to blogging, producing video and managing volunteers, for Catalytic Communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • As Engagement & Programs Associate, I supported student development and programming and built the first 2 volunteer partnerships serving local Latino populations at the Wesley Foundation at USC.

WANT A COPY OF MY RESUME? DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

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Education


Education


I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from the University of South Carolina in 2009. I minored in French and completed 33 hours of Political Science coursework.

A FEW OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHILE I WAS IN SCHOOL:

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study abroad

I studied at Universidad Valle del Momboy in Venezuela for three semesters.

publication

I researched interpretation services for Latinas in South Carolina and co-authored a journal article.

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research assistant

I served as a Political Science professor's field research assistant in Venezuela and Argentina. I received an acknowledgement for my work in her book.

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Contact


Contact


Interested in collaborating?

Want to grab coffee and talk about my experience?

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