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Isabella Glaser

Isabella Glaser

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International Development Advocate & Communications Specialist

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UN Women

Strategic Partnership Division Intern

• Supported ongoing relationship management of/with UN Women’s current and future non-traditional donors; assisting in reaching USD 227 million in funding (USD 102 million for non-core, USD 125 million for core funding)

• Contributed towards generating, maintaining and updating cutting-edge and time-sensitive government donor intelligence to underpin and inform targeted, timely and effective outreach

• Supported the monitoring and reporting on funding trends, funding mechanisms, political developments and emerging opportunities, providing an important source of information and knowledge

• Assisted in developing messaging and arguments to support and strengthen the investment case for UN Women and gender equality

• Revised financial records in order to maintain databases and liaise with the finance division of the agency

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Americans for UNFPA

Consultant

Americans for UNFPA is an NGO focused on building political and financial support within the United States for the work of the United Nations Population Fund. The 7 Billion Actions Campaign was launched by UNFPA in 2011 as a worldwide effort to mark the world's population reaching 7 billion people. 7 Billion Actions' focus is to mobilize the world's population to address 7 key issues: poverty, gender equality, youth, aging, urbanization, environment and reproductive health and rights.

• Acted as a partnerships liaison for UNFPA's 7 Billion Actions Campaign by working with public and private partnerships including those with IBM and National Geographic
• Helped to enhance public and private partnerships in order to procure programming and design services from IBM, a dedicated National Geographic issue (October 2011) to the core values of the 7 Billion Actions Campaign
• Provided direct assistance to the Senior Director of 7 Billion Actions Campaign

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United Nations Population Fund

Executive Board & External Relations Intern

UNFPA’s mission is to ensure "every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect”.

• Represented UNFPA at UN inter-governmental meetings, negotiations, briefings, including the General Assembly,its committees and ad hoc working groups; the Economic & Social Council and its subsidiaries, including in particular all discussions and preparations towards the high-level General Debate and Millennium Development Summit
• Wrote reports and analysis of meetings and negotiations assigned for coverage at the United Nations
• Performed other assigned duties to enable the Section effectively carry out its mandate, including the organization of the Office Management Plan, provision of support for the 28th annual United Nations Population Award, and assistance during the convening of the Executive Board comprised of member states
• Supported the UNFPA delegation to the high-level Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV) through the assembling of travel itineraries, organizing the agenda for the Executive Director, and the collection and preparation of delegates’ information in order to obtain accreditation for the Conference

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N.G.O. Vidigal Feliz

Social Responsibility Associate

N.G.O Vidigal Feliz is based and focused in a slum community (Vidigal) located in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The organization seeks to improve infrastructure in Vidigal through community programs which are vital to the development and progress of the area, as they bring with them inherent social and economic benefits.

• Conducted research into potential community programs for Favela Vidigal, some of the programs included a recycling-to-art initiative where commonly found items such as glass and plastic bottles were turned into art by local children after school in an effort to deter involvement in local gang activity.
• In order to garner interest from an international audience, I assisted with the translation of text from Portuguese to English
• Administrative tasks such as managing correspondence

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The Grace S. Webb School

Volunteer

The Grace S. Webb School is part of the Institute of Living (a psychiatric hospital) and provides special education to elementary, middle, and high school students.

•Provided classroom assistance to Middle School Social Studies teacher during lessons
•Assisted students with activities such as comprehension, writing, and rhetoric
•Engaged students in developmental and educational activities

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Trinity College Zachs Hillel House

First-Year Student Outreach Liaison

Trinity College Zachs Hillel House is part of the Hillel Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Hillel Foundation's mission is to "to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world". The Foundation has a global presence in colleges and universities.

• Initiated contact with students new to the campus community
• Coordinated events such as: theme Shabbats, socials, charity and fundraising events, concerts including a performance by Israeli band Hadag Nachash

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Jerusalem Center for Genocide Prevention

Intern

The Genocide Prevention Network is an Israeli-based think tank focused on researching genocide and publishing work in the hopes of preventing future tragedies.

• Analyzed rhetoric used by past and present leaders to promote and/or commit genocide
• Compiled research on past genocides and human rights violations for a website and future publications
• Developed historical timelines and maintained up-to date information for the files of various “hotspot” countries
• Researched for and reviewed “Can we Prevent Genocide by Preventing Incitement?” written by Hebrew University Professor Elihu Richter for future publication

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Relay for Life at Trinity College

Advocacy Chair

Relay for Life is a volunteer-driven event part of the American Cancer Society, focused on fundraising and the promotion of cancer prevention tools and awareness.

• Part of student-led team for organizing the annual Relay for Life event which raised $43,000 for the American Cancer Society
• Promoted awareness of various cancers; including risks, detection, and treatment through marketing and management of advocacy tent on day of Relay for Life event

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New York Institute of Technology-Old Westbury

Master of Arts (M.A.), Communication and Media Studies

Trinity College-Hartford

Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Minor: Arabic Language and Literature

Boston University

Public health, international affairs

Milton Academy

High School Diploma