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Lani Luo

Lani Luo

Corps Member

Teach For America

Los Angeles, AL




"well-behaved women rarely make history" — Laurel Thatcher Ulrich “The right is ours. Have it, we must. Use it, we will.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Seneca Fall Keynote Speech "The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” — Gloria Steinem “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If y...

Teach For America

Corps Member

Selected out of 58,000 applicants to lead-teach at an Academy for Urban School Leadership School:
• Manage and differentiate instruction for 30 students in a self-contained classroom for all subjects leading to 100% growth in NWEA Standardized tests
• Modify behavior plans to support diverse learning needs resulting in all students meeting academic goals
• Execute interventions one-on-one and in small group instructions leading to student growth up to two grade levels
• Collaborate with colleagues to develop long term plans resulting in four reading modules and six math modules

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Teach For America

Campus Campaign Coordinator (Recruiter)

• Sourced and organized background information of over 300 student leaders in Salesforce
• Recruited and consulted top prospects at Loyola Marymount University for the 2013 corps leading to over 100 applications
• Planned and facilitated Education Inequity Week (movie screening, volunteering opportunities, and a panel)
• Executed presentations to triple the Teach For America presence and marketability


Asia Media International Magazine

Managing Editor & Columnist

• Authored a weekly column that analyzes how social media is changing China’s political and cultural atmosphere
• Managed 12 other writers by editing and posting 10-15 articles bi-weekly
• Fact-checked and copy edited for the Pacific Perspectives Column and The Giants of Asia Book Series

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Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University

Director of Social Justice & Campus Community

• Planned philanthropic, service-oriented, and social-justice related events that promote awareness of and seek solutions. These programs were high in attendance and highly publicized.
• Spearheaded LMU’s first annual Workers Appreciation Week and Education Inequality Awareness Week.
• Planned and facilitated 4 panels, 3 documentary screenings, 1 banquet, 4 off-campus observation trips, and 3 student activities.
• Oversaw the Social Justice Committee of 13 members. Facilitated the weekly meetings, distributed tasks, and appointed leadership positions to the committee members.
• Regularly corresponded with off-campus social justice advocates, vendors, movie directors and producers.


Feminist Majority Foundation

Get Out Her Vote Intern

-Co-planned, facilitated, and presented the Get Out Her Vote Summit to promote voter registration and voter education.
-Conduct campus visits in 10 universities in Southern California.

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Loyola Marymount University Rains Research

Research & Editorial Assistant

• Experienced in graduate research by locating over 50 academic materials on print and the internet, some of which
were obscure texts that were difficult to find.
• Edited the scholastic journal – Spiritus. Proofread, spell checked, and edited over 30 articles.
• Helped complete Burton-Christie’s book on contemporary ecology by drafting and organizing works cited pages and foot/end notes of 9 chapters.


John C. Torjesen & Associates, PC

Legal Aid

• Dealt with fraud, real estate, elderly abuse, product liability, and personal injuries lawsuits.
• Drafted over 5 legal documents each day, including case management statements, judicial notices, notices of depositions, declarations, notices of publication, and notice of lis pendens.
• Extremely familiarized with the Los Angeles County Court through constant communication with the civil department in scheduling and rescheduling court dates.
• Filed and differentiated legal documents of over 30 clients into over 15 categories each day.
• Enhanced customer service skills through assisting clients via 60 phone calls per week. Also improved financial management skills by compiling and organizing all the office expenses from 2008 to 2011.

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Loyola Marymount University Theological Studies Department

Workstudy Assistant

• Assisted 20+ Theology professors’ projects, using multimedia software and providing technical assistance.
• Assisted in the faculty search, including organizing 50+ applicant profiles and calculating traveling and food expenses.
• Edited over 100 course descriptions over 4 semesters.


California State Senator Carol Liu

Special Projects Intern

Exclusive assistant for the district office’s Special Projects Director. Helped Plan: Annual Women in Business Luncheon and Annual Women’s Health Conference. Responsibilities: Arrange meetings, correspond with committee members, shadow the senator at events, work with constituents, casework management on the legislative database, and creating award certificates.

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California State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino

Office Intern

• Representative of the Assemblyman and the 44th District in the 2009 Annual Holocaust Memorial. Interviewed a Holocaust survivor and composed an essay that was published in the 2009 Holocaust Memorial Book. Drafted a press release publicizing the Assemblyman’s participation in the event.
• Spearheaded the project of documenting over 4000 e-mails from constituents against Proposition 8.
• Formatted and drafted over 10 award certificates each week.


Arcadia High School

Loyola Marymount University

The Johns Hopkins University

Master of Science (M.S.), Elementary Education and Teaching

Loyola Marymount University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science