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Loris Shannon

Loris Shannon

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Forword Translations

Temporary Outreach Associate

• Successfully promoted Forwords' mission to provide quality and inexpensive translation and interpretation services through various communication outlets
• Initiated key partnerships with NGO's and small businesses through phone calls, personal letters and email interactions
• Managed Forwords' social media networks i.e. Twitter and increased its follower base and business partnerships
• Served as a blogger to generate discussion about the language industry and cultural diversity
• Conducted weekly meetings with the CEO of Forword to discuss new marketing strategies

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International Institute of New Jersey

Case Manager/AmeriCorps member

• Served as a Case Manager to 16 Francophone survivors of torture and domestic violence in efforts to help them obtain asylum and build new lives in the United States
• Worked diligently with my clients and lawyers to prepare various components of their asylum cases
• Made referrals to programs within and outside of the agency in correspondence with clients medical, legal and social needs
• Provided translation and interpretation services
• Performed community service in correspondence with AmeriCorps mission to build communities and improve the livelihoods of those in need

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Grassroots Campaigns

Canvasser

• Initiated action on behalf of Save the Children to eradicate child poverty through outreach campaigns
• Fundraised in various boroughs of New York while educating the public about the importance of ameliorating child health in 137 countries
• Remained informed about food security and child malnutrition issues in the developing world

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American Red Cross

Volunteer

• Achieved a more efficient workplace by receiving guests, answering phone calls and maintaining the office database
• Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution, copying and filing
• Supported staff during fundraisers and blood drives by coordinating youth volunteers
• Constructed a poster presentation concerning measles, preventive measures and treatments for a workshop

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United Nations Mission in Liberia

Humanitarian Coordinator Office- Intern

• Attended meetings and conferences with persons from NGO's, Government ministries and international organizations to discuss post-conflict reconstruction in Liberia
• Conducted research and drafted reports pertaining to health, gender, education and security issues
• Studied the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper implemented by the Government of Liberia for University course work
• Organized a high volume of Alphanumeric data and maintained the office database

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The University of Manchester

Master's degree, Development Studies

Widener University

International Relations

American Cooperative School of Tunis