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Rachael Youra

Rachael Youra

Development Associate

Friends of the IDF

New York, NY

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Hooper, Lundy & Bookman

Legislative Assistant

Monitors legislation and federal regulations relating to changes in health care policy, analyze and understand the effects of ACA implementation, covers hearings regarding to health IT, ACA implementation and repeal, SGR replacement, bundled payments, durable medical equipment and other health care issues.

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Washington Hebrew Congregation

Teacher

Created innovative lesson plans and programs designed to introduce historical topics in an interactive way for two classes of third grade students.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Program Associate

Participated in weekly strategic meetings concerning federal and state outreach to partners and opponents of tobacco control policy, compiled quarterly lobbying reports according to LDA, synthesized comments to FDA and HHS regarding tobacco regulation and implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, conducted research into current tobacco control policies and upcoming legislation, updated and maintained current database related to organizational outreach to Members of Congress, and developed and implemented youth related trips to Washington, DC and Capitol Hill for tobacco control advocates.

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Dutko Worldwide

Assistant - State and Local Government Markets

Managed reporting and compliance with Lobbying Disclosure Act requirements for Government Relations staff, working with the firm’s legal team to ensure compliance, conducted research into potential new client opportunities, analyzing policy issues and trends that could generate revenue opportunities, prepared monthly Operating Unit Reports to discuss at the Board Meetings by compiling comments from multiple team members, managed multiple client servicing pipelines that ensured deliverables were met, organized annual events for clients and staff, and coordinated appointments for Managing Directors of the Government Markets and the State and Local Team.

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US Congress

Intern - Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

Wrote questions for the Congresswoman to ask Administration officials during the BP Oil Spill hearings, compiled daily news clips for the Congresswoman and members of the staff, monitoring district and national publications, researched pending legislation, analyzing policy implications surrounding energy and transportation issues, and drafted hundreds of letters to constituents addressing issues including the budget process, environmental concerns, and foreign policy.

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GreenWorks Partners

Assistant

Quantified and monitored cost savings resulting from green technology recommendations made to clients by the firm, researched green-energy policies, helping enterprises retrofit their facilities to increase energy efficiency, and established daily activities for a “start-up” green consulting firm to help implement a routine.

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Dutko Worldwide

Intern

Intern for a lobbying firm: attended and toke notes at Congressional hearings, wrote letters to Congressmen, researched legislation and completed various administrative tasks, such as updating databases

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Blue Star Camps

Unit Leader

Responsible for the programming and safety of 48 adolescent girls and 8 staff members and supervised fun, safe, and educational summer opportunities for young women.

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Research International

Intern

Mastered the fundamentals of HR in a market research company - understanding benefits and pay scales and created databases of employees, former employees, pay scales and other individual costs.

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Blue Star Camps

Camp Counselor

Responsible for 12 pre-adolescent/adolescent girls; ensured a fun and safe summer; developed responsibility for others and the community

James Madison University

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science