Box 5250 | Davidson College | Davidson, NC | 28035 | USA
DAVIDSON COLLEGE 2013-present, expected May 2017
Bachelor of Arts in History, honors (GPA: 3.88)
CIEE DAKAR Fall Semester 2015
Language & Culture Program (GPA: 3.93)
An immersive bilingual program (French/English) with classes in African Studies, French/francophone Studies, International Relations and Development Studies. Students live with host families and also take a class on Wolof language and culture.
UWC PEARSON COLLEGE 2011-2013
IB Diploma (42 Diploma Points)
A two-year pre-university boarding school for up to 200 students from over 100 countries with the mission to use education as a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Pearson is one of fourteen United World Colleges around the world and until 2014 every student studied on full scholarship ($80,000).
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS
MCGAW SCHOLAR Recognizes one rising junior with excellent academic credentials who has demonstrated significant leadership qualities and who has the potential to make positive contributions to society ($10,000/ year)
WILLIAM HOLT TERRY FELLOW Recognizes two juniors each year, who exemplify principles of leadership, integrity and service. Fellows are invited to participate in the William Holt Terry Scholarship Program, are mentored by the program director and receive an annual leadership stipend ($750 per year)
PHI ALPHA THETA A national History honor society with over 350,000 members and 860 chapters. Undergraduate inductees must complete a minimum of four courses in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall
KEMP/BANK OF AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP – Summer 2015 Grant to cover the expenses for a research project to London, England. My project aimed to analyze documents in the British National Archives in order to examine and compare British imperial constructions of “indigeneity” in the chartering of the Royal African Company in 1660 and the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1670. ($3000)
WEINSTEIN GRANT – Winter 2014 Applied for and received full funding for a self-directed project focused on American knitting and textile arts culture. Planned and carried out a two week road trip through fifteen states. ($4400) Read more at www.blog.elahefler.com/Weinstein
DEPARTMENT OF MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS Fall 2014-present
Student Assistant (10 hours per week)
— Assist with scheduling and programming in the Multicultural House
— Liaise with the Student Initiative for Academic Diversity for scheduling and structural growth
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MINNESOTA (UCC) Summer 2016
Each year, Davidson College selects five rising seniors to be Ministry Fellows. Fellows are placed in congregation-based summer internships of their choice, with the intention that they receive broad exposure to the practice of leadership and service in a local church, synagogue, or other house of worship under the mentorship of a seasoned member of the clergy.
— Plan and help lead Sunday worship each week, as well as a week-long summer camp for youth
— Organize and execute a 4-5 week community engagement project
UMC OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT TEAM Summer 2015
Each year Davidson selects five students to undertake this ten‑week integrates urban service work, reflection on social justice, and Christian spirituality.
— Guided homeless neighbours through the Section 8 Housing Application Process
— Provided outreach services to chronically homeless individuals in uptown Charlotte and the surrounding area
— Managed spreadsheets to assist with Housing First initiative
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
STUDENT INITIATIVE FOR ACADEMIC DIVERSITY
Student Liaison to Multicultural Affairs (Fall 2014-present)
Co-chair (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
SIAD is a group of committed student leaders and activists, operating under the purview of the Director of Multicultural Affairs, which exists to represent the needs and aspirations of underrepresented students and allies in discussions about faculty and curricular development at Davidson College. One of the roles of SIAD members is to participate as student representatives in tenure-track searches to evaluate professors on their ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students.
— Scheduled group meetings, training sessions with Human Resources and interviews with search committee candidates
— Liaised with the Multicultural Affairs Department for administrative support and budgeting
— Oversaw and helped coordinate SIAD’s participation in eight tenure track faculty searches
— Served as search committee liaison in a total of five tenure track searches, one visiting Chair search and one Executive Director search
ACTIVITIES TAX COUNCIL (ATC)
Chair (May 2016-present)
Vice-Chair (January 2016-May 2016)
Secretary (January 2015-May 2015)
The Activities Tax Council (ATC) is an elected and appointed body of primarily students, which allocates funds collected from the student activities tax to all chartered student organizations desiring those funds.
— Co-ordinated the budget submission and hearing process for 73 student organizations and 10 Council members
— Lead the distribution of ATC funds totaling ~$750,000 for 2015/16 academic year and ~$840,0000 the 2016-17 academic year
RUSK EATING HOUSE
Kitchen Manager (Fall 2014-present)
— Managed kitchen budget of approximately $92,000/year
— Planned and facilitated the service of ten meals per week for 140 house members
— Co-ordinated the weekly schedule for dish washing and meal cleanup by house members
QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN TASK FORCE (QEP)
Student Representative (Fall 2014-present)
The QEP Task Force guides the planning, preparation and initial implementation of Davidson College’s QEP, which will focus on inclusive pedagogy in the STEM disciplines. The QEP is a required component of Davidson College’s reaccreditation and affirmation process through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which occurs every 10 years.
— Represented students’ interests, experiences and needs on the task force of primarily staff and faculty
— Conducted stakeholder interviews and gathered student perspectives to guide the development of the QEP