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Marika O'Connor Grant

Marika O'Connor Grant

Student Wellness Advocate

Carleton College Student Health and Counseling

Northfield, Other

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Quantitative Analysis Social Media Stata Legal Analysis Microsoft Office suite Qualitative Analysis Languages: Fluent: English, French, and Spanish. Intermediate: Modern Standard and Levantine Arabic LexisNexis Qualitative Analysis Reason (website management program) LawManager Pro
Interests

Civil rights law, constitutional law, equal access to justice, ethnic conflict, reproductive rights, civil right litigation, human rights law, and international humanitarian law.

Carleton College Student Health and Counseling

Office Assistant

Manage and organize medical inventory, office supplies, and patient files.

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Carleton College

Student Wellness Advocate

Facilitate health-related workshops and encourage Carleton students to lead healthy, balanced lives. Support and counsel at risk students by providing a safe environment for discussion. Created and pioneered campus-wide alcohol education program that takes the form of a wine tasting, under the theory that if you appreciate alcohol, you are less likely to abuse it.

Career

Screen Porch Films

Social Media Coordinator

Created, updated, and managed blog for documentary, "Actual World, Possible Future," on the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom and her husband Vincent Ostrom. Selected content, assembled press lists, and coordinated outreach for $20,000 crowd-funding campaign.

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International Center for Alcohol Policies

Consultant

Reviewed national legislation from all available countries regarding provision on health risks of alcohol consumption information. Reviewed practices of major alcohol beverage producers regarding consumer information on primary and secondary packaging and compares with legislative requirements. Reviewed effectiveness of voluntary private sector agreements addressing these issues. Compiled a report summarizing findings.

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The Legal Aid Society (Civil Practice) - Harlem Community Law Office

Summer Intern

Researched and drafted memos on federal social security laws. Prepared hearing-ready files for claimants and attended hearings. Investigated client claims for inconsistencies between client and Social Security Administration records. Translated documents and acted as an interpreter. Assisted clients with a variety of tasks, including contacting welfare agencies, seeking additional documents, and completing health care proxies. Conducted client intake in person and over the phone. Administrative work: created and organized case files, closed and filed cases, compiled manuals, and contacted clients with updates.

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Freedman Consulting, LLC

Intern

Selected content for website on information technology (IT) & IT policy; selected content for award-winning website on poverty; read and summarized policy papers & reports from leading think tanks & institutions; assembled press lists; fact checked documents; helped maintain Facebook and twitter.

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New Rules for Global Finance

Intern

Wrote blog posts, attended meetings and lectures, researched and summarized articles, updated website, updated facebook, and performed basic administrative tasks.

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Carleton College

Lifeguard

Guard open swim & monitor gym entrance during academic year.

Patagonia

Salesperson

Worked in both men’s and women’s departments helping customers find the clothing most appropriate for the activities in which they planned to participate.

Patagonia

Salesperson

Worked in both men’s and women’s departments helping customers find the clothing most appropriate for the activities in which they planned to participate.

Revive + Replenish

Counterperson

Worked in a small, gourmet delicatessen and coffee shop, preparing and serving food, bussing tables, stocking products, taking orders, and assisting cooks. Also washed dishes, floors, restrooms, glass and windows. Emptied trash.

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Selma Cafe

Volunteer

At a local foods “breakfast saloon”, assisted local chefs in all aspects of meal preparation, washed dishes, set tables, and served food, in order to help support local cultivators through a “Farmer’s Fund” (the proceeds from which local farmers apply for in order to have a hoop house (a simple, easily-assembled green house) built on their farms to extend the growing time of their crops).

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Bivouac

Salesperson

Worked in the “Women’s Tech” and “Men’s Tech” departments, fitting customers with athletic clothing for - amongst other activities - skiing, running, hiking, climbing, and everyday.

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Fundacion Quetzalcoatl

Violence Prevention Volunteer

Taught English and environmental preservation to “circle participants” (16- to 25-year-olds at high risk of largely gang-related violence) in countryside. Helped facilitate sessions with “circle participants” on violence prevention, discriminatory gender expectations, and destructive societal pressures on young Salvadorans. Performed manual labor to improve physical conditions of the community. Translated Foundation’s website into English.

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Avoided Deforestation Partners

Intern

Advocated in US House of Representatives offices and meetings for passage of Waxman-Markey climate bill (American Clean Energy and Security Act). Researched climate action globally and kept ADP Program Director current in organization’s action areas. Accompanied Program Director to press interviews. Reported to him on conferences and lectures attended on his behalf. Summarized scientific, research, and policy papers & articles. Performed basic administrative tasks.

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International Center for Alcohol Policies

Intern

For a project coordinated by a Member of the House of Lords and run out of a corporate social responsibility nongovernmental organization, helped review papers on the future of alcohol education, written by professionals working in diverse educational sectors. Co-wrote paper contributing the perspective of young people to this exchange on effective alcohol education.

Career

University of Michigan

Political Science and Government

Middle East Institute

Beginner Modern Standard Arabic

Al Quds Bard Honors College (Al Quds University)

Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Law and Human Rights

Carleton College

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science