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Audrey Atencio

Audrey Atencio

Development Team Member

The Hilltop MicroFinance Initiative, Inc.

New Vernon, NJ

Student at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

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The Hilltop MicroFinance Initiative, Inc.

Development Team Member

-­ Contribute to grant proposals for major foundations to secure sources of funding for a rapidly growing microfinance institution

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Georgetown University Social Innovation Public Service (SIPS) Fund

Social Ventures Director

- Work with a team of eight students to allocate over $50,000 annually from a $1.25 million fund for Georgetown students’ innovative service projects, research, and social businesses, typically disbursing grants between $1,000 and $13,000
- Assist seven SIPS applicants to develop and refine proposals for more effective and sustainable use of potential funds
- Evaluate finished projects of the first round of grant recipients to determine best practices for SIPS in its second year

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Capital Educators

SAT Tutor - Reading

- Teach classes of nine to twelve high school juniors the necessary skills to excel on the SAT Reading section, using pre-approved lesson plans and strategies developed by professionals at Capital Educators
-­ Develop customized, data-driven lesson plans based on performances on practice tests to target areas of needed improvement for each class

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Georgetown University Student Association Election Commission

Election Commissioner

- Facilitate and run the GUSA Senate and Presidential elections, as well as other elections throughout the school year
- Participated in two rounds of electoral reform, which overhauled electoral districts to equalize student representation and changed several districts from an instant runoff vote (IRV) to a single transferable vote (STV) electoral system

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Hudson Institute - Center for Global Prosperity

Research Intern

- Investigate the regulations on civil society, taxes, and cross-border flows in Argentina, Canada, and Kenya to recommend government policy changes to increase philanthropy in the first full Index of Philanthropic Freedom
- Independently identify and compose short, research-intensive blog posts on relevant topics in global development

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TechnoServe

Research Assistant

- Research and analyze the markets and value chains to advise a major multinational corporation on opportunities and challenges in sourcing these products from those markets
- Develop global value chain analyses of crops to produce roadmaps for sustainable regional sourcing

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The Hilltop MicroFinance Initiative, Inc.

Key Account Manager on Client Recruitment Team

-­ Established and maintained relationships with a DC government office and a small nonprofit to recruit new clients

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U.S. Department of State

Sudan and South Sudan Desk Intern, Office of the U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan

- Analyzed U.S. government interests and policies in response to a sudden government cabinet reshuffle, oil trade negotiations, humanitarian crises, rebel insurgencies, and other developments in Sudan and South Sudan to write memos distributed within U.S. federal agencies, talking points for DoS officials, and demarche communications to foreign governments
­‐ Created internal databases of research about human rights abuses in Sudan and South Sudan for internal DoS usage
- Completed various consular tasks to support Embassy Khartoum and Embassy Juba

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International Fund for Agricultural Development

Intern

- Researched issues including small-scale agriculture and rural development, development finance, sustainability, climate change, and gender to create issues papers and country reports for internal distribution

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USAID

Development Credit Authority Communications e-Intern

-­ Developed blog posts and project reports and edited material for internal and external distribution

Grameen Foundation

Social Performance Management Center Intern

- Wrote training materials for Grameen Foundation’s Progress Out of Poverty Index
- Wrote blog posts about the Progress Out of Poverty Index

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Grameen Foundation

Institutional Relations Intern

- Wrote and edited grant proposals for major institutional donors, contributing to grants of over $1 million from one donor, over $500,000 each from four donors, and over $100,000 each from four donors
- Analyzed foundations’ financials and priorities and corporations’ philanthropic practices to identify potential donors
- Maintained relationships with corporate donors and foundations through meetings and reports

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Georgetown Diplomacy and International Security Conference

Director of Outreach

- Directed outreach programs to eight local D.C. schools to organize 91 attendees for the first GDISC-High School
- Raised ~$3,000 to fund GDISC and coordinated relations with eight GDISC co-sponsors

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NAIMUN XLIX

Director of Philanthropy and Executive Assistant

For NAIMUN XLIX, a 3,000 person, four day high school Model United Nations conference:

Director of Philanthropy:
- Managed fundraising efforts of over 300 staffers across 39 committees which yielded over $24,000 for charity: water, the second highest total in NAIMUN history and 25% more than the subsequent year’s fundraising
- Administered the allocation of $10,000 in financial aid to three schools and $900 in aid to four students
- Created and organized the Social Justice Symposium with representatives from seven nonprofit organizations

Executive Assistant:
- Helped Executive Director manage $238,000 budget, conference logistics, 220-person staff and 22-person Senior Staff

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No Labels

Communications Intern

- Developed blog posts, mass emails, and op-ed articles for distribution by No Labels, a nonpartisan political advocacy nonprofit organization
- Monitored and managed No Labels activity on social media websites

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Georgetown University

BSFS, International Politics and International Development

CIEE Buenos Aires

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child Jesus

High School