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Laura Farinas

Campaign Manager

Michael Grieco for Miami Beach Commission, Group 2

Campaign Manager I Michael Grieco for Miami Beach Commission, Group 2

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Michael Grieco for Miami Beach Commission, Group 2

Campaign Manager

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Florida International University

Student Body President and University Trustee

•Elected with record voter turnout of approximately 10,000 constituents.
•Represented 50,000 students at local, state, and federal level.
•Responsible for an upwards of $15 million budget and a staff of 35.
•Served on committees vital to university interests and operations such as health and capital investments.
•Focused on creating community partnerships, fundraising, and enhancing student experience through outreach and involvement.
•Fundraised and allocated over $200,000 in scholarships for students.

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Florida Student Association

Board of Directors

•Charged with advocating and lobbying student impacting issues both locally and federally such as: Pell grant funding, gainful employment, student loan debt, and tuition increases.
•Helped plan and execute numerous advocacy trainings and meetings in both Tallahassee and Washington D.C.
• Represent the State Universtiy System (SUS) of over 321,000 students.

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Field Investigation in Psychology for Group Therapy

Researcher and Participant

•Attained training in a dual-role capacity for a broad range of therapy techniques, psychological testing, diagnostic clarification, and treatment planning and facilitation.
•Constructed weekly Progress Notes to denote overall assessment of therapy, observed dynamics, and prognosis.

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Florida International University

Lectures Coordinator for Student Government Council

•Established and executed a geo-political lecture series that engaged over 8,000 students in the topics of economic prosperity, immigration, human trafficking, and engagement of federal government.
•Created and edited the first monthly lectures newsletter with attained readership of 2,000 students, faculty, and staff.

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Office of the Congressman- Mario Diaz-Balart FL-21

Intern

•Assisted constituents and congressional staff by providing custom solutions and referral to federal agencies.
•Utilized IQ systems to log and record internal constituent interaction and case progress.

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Dave and Buster's Recreation and Dining

Certified trainer

•Trained in S.T.A.R. program and received senior certification in exceptional food service, employee training and development, grievance resolution and guest experience standards.

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Florida International University

Peer Mentorship Program

•Provided Freshman students with insight and knowledge about academics and involvement opportunities on campus.
•Assisted teachers by creating and facilitating lessons and presentations within the curriculum.

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Florida International University Student Government

Intern Coordinator

•Devised a “worlds ahead” curriculum that focused on personal development, team building, and leadership enhancement.
•Instructed over 60 members utilizing a co-participatory and transformative approach.
•Increased retention of members by 65% in one year.

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Florida International University

Special Events & Logistics Chair

•Coordinated all event logistics for the week of Homecoming including event program management, volunteer coordination, and safety standards regulations.
•Directed a team of 15 in the successful execution of events such as parades, concerts, alumni events, and receptions.

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Citigroup Smith

Summer Executive Intern

•Helped manage, purge, and reassign closed or stranded accounts.
•Used Procure to Pay (P2P) system to handle all accounts payable and requisition supplies.
•Monitored and track portfolio performances as well as weekly reporting of market trends.

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Florida International University

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Psychology