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Katherine Suzuki

Katherine Suzuki

Legislative Fellow

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC

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UC Berkeley

Chancellor's Public Fellow

Served as a Teaching Assistant for Professor Fleming's community-based Ethnic Studies course entitled "Racism and U.S. Law"; interfaced with local community organizations to organize student internships; managed the logistics of student work within the community

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UC Berkeley School of Law

Undergraduate Research Apprentice

Researched the history of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, drawing from a variety of primary and secondary sources; met bi-monthly with Berkeley Law Professor David Oppenheimer and a team of law school students to present findings; created a comprehensive timeline of events leading up to the passage of Title VII

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ASUC Student Legal Clinic

Assistant Director and Senior Caseworker

Oversaw a group of 30 interns, managed the organization's budget, and worked with the officer board to make key decisions; researched, wrote, and presented case reports detailing the legal options of clients and prepare tax returns as a VITA volunteer; developed strong professional skills to work efficiently and handle a variety legal questions; previously served as the Network and Referrals Chair, working to expand the clinic’s network by establishing a partnership with the Cal Career Center, overseeing the co-sponsoring of the Law School Fair, and coordinating weekly events with a variety of professionals from the legal field

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UC Berkeley Department of Asian American and Diaspora Studies

Teaching Assistant

Assisted Professor Tom Fleming with an Asian American and Diaspora Studies course entitled "Law in the Asian American Community" during the Fall 2012 and 2013 semesters; prepared weekly lesson plans and graded homework, presentations, and exams; oversaw 55 students and assisted with their comprehension of the course material

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UC Berkeley School of Law

Undergraduate Research Apprentice

Coded data and conducted research on diversity and law school hiring for Law Professor Robert D. Cooter; compared data from the 2005 national directory of law professors, with particular emphasis on JD school, JD rank, race, sexuality, gender, and legal specialization

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Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs

Intern

Worked with fellow interns to develop VOCAL, a youth mentorship program for recent high school immigrants, and presented the proposal to the APAPA Board of Directors and elected city, county, and state officials; participated in a voter registration campaign within the San Francisco Bay Area; attended weekly workshops to further develop leadership skills and gain public policy experience

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Harvard Business School

Community Partners Intern

Worked closely with the Director to create a database on Salesforce.com, managing clients, consultants, and projects; responsible for inputting data and overseeing the transition to the new database

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Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier

District Office Intern

Researched legislation and proposed change to a section of the Code of Federal Regulations affecting veteran owned businesses in community property states; assisted with casework and drafted letters regarding constituents’ Veterans Affairs and Social Security claims; interfaced with and maintain communication between staffers, other interns, and constituents

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UC Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies

Course Research Assistant

Part of a team of students responsible for creating a new Ethnic Studies course titled "Racism and U.S. Law," which was selected to participate in the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) program; worked closely with Professor Tom Fleming to develop the course syllabus by researching scholarly articles, publications in law review journals, and case books and analyzing major cases and historical legal documents

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Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congressional Intern

Performed a variety of administrative functions which includes handling telephone calls and the Congresswoman’s event calendar, supervising the front desk, welcoming visiting constituents, and compiling daily news clippings; worked with staff on a variety of projects including the creation of an electronic database to expedite the speech writing process, composing memos for staffers, and presenting hearing reports to the Congresswoman; selected from a competitive pool of 150 students to participate in the Cal in the Capital program

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University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor's Degree, History

Sacred Heart Preparatory

University of Cambridge