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Emma Burnett

Emma Burnett

Web Development Intern

Big Room Studios

Brigade Captain at Code for America

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Big Room Studios

Web Development Intern

Front-end web development intern. Learning by doing.

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Code for America

Brigade Captain

Advocate for open government initiatives in local municipalities. Helped found the nascent civic hacking community in Maine. Presented to city councils, formed relationships with elected officials, and engaged with citizen stakeholders.

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Maine House Democratic Campaign Committee

Regional Field Director

-Perfected the political pitch. Created and managed targeted campaign communications that included 5000+ person direct mailings, press releases, campaign literature, Facebook pages and websites for 8 different candidates.
-Directly oversaw the grassroots outreach strategy that elected 5 first-time members to the Maine House of Representatives and aided in the reelection of the current Speaker of the House. Won 80% of highly targeted races.
-Recruited, trained and retained hundreds of campaign volunteers. Conducted direct voter outreach through cold calls and door-to-door canvassing.

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Dennis R. Brown, P.C.

Legal Assistant

-Wrote client correspondence, assisted in scheduling, answered phones, edited and drafted legal pleadings and oversaw smooth administrative functioning for a small general practice attorney.
-Created and managed the Google Plus listing and other local directories for the business. Created a wordpress-based website.

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Darfur/Sudan Peace Network

Policy and Communications Intern

-Researched, drafted, and edited policy statements and fundraising appeals for the non-profit organization and posted these to the website using Drupal and HTML. Formatted and sent mass advocacy emails to a supporter base of over 7,000.
- Chaired the Policy and Communications Committee and lead efforts to train and recruit new interns.

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Maine Conservation Corps

Team Member

Lived and worked in the backcountry wilds of the Maine Appalachian Trail clearing and renovating hiking trails. Worked rain or shine in an incredibly close-knit team environment.

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Maine Democratic Party

Youth Outreach Intern

Wrote targeted campaign communications to engage young voters on social media. Managed youth outreach and volunteer recruitment. Engaged voters directly through cold calls and direct voter interaction.

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McGill University

Bachelor of Arts, International; Political Science; History; General Studies