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Marissa Perry

Marissa Perry

Research Fulbright

U.S. Department of State

Research Fulbright at U.S. Department of State





U.S. Department of State

Research Fulbright

•Conducting research on the post-World War II trial of Hermann Herz, who was charged with Beihilfe zum Mord for his participation in crimes relating to Sonderaktion 1005.
•Attending German language, history, and seminars at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität

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Career medium 01

Self Employed

Private German Tutor

•Created a weekly professional private German language course
•Organize and administer written and oral exams and original homework assignments based on student’s strengths and weaknesses


Independent Research

“Leipzig-Schönefeld: A Social History”

•Independent research project that utilizes prisoner testimony and documentation from the International Tracing Service Archive in Germany to assemble a social history of the Hasag women’s forced labor camp

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Michigan State University Physical Plant

Records Assistant

•Used database system to classify thousands of shop drawings from construction projects at MSU

Michigan State University

Research Assistant

•Assisted with Dr. Senta Goertler’s research on utilizing computer-assisted language learning in the German Department
•Presented preliminary research findings at the Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)

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MSU Office of Study Abroad

Student Mentor

•Assisted German exchange students with registering for classes and transitioning to MSU
•Strengthened cross-cultural understanding by introducing German exchange students to American foods, customs, and holidays


Professor Kenneth Waltzer

Michigan State University

•Translated concentration camp documents and survivor testimonies from German to English for use in Dr. Kenneth Waltzer's research on Buchenwald

Career medium 06

The Office of U.S. Senator Carl Levin

Senatorial Intern

•Processed constituent inquires regarding governmental programs, federal agencies, and current legislation
•Drafted correspondence and grant support letters to federal and state agencies and constituents
•Maintained and updated the staff media website daily utilized by Senator Levin's staff


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau

Fulbright Scholarship, History and International Relations

Michigan State University

Bachelors of Arts, International Relations and German

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Study Abroad Program, Deutsch als Fremdsprache