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Soudea Forbes

Soudea Forbes

Americorps Summer VISTA






VISTA member

• Co-creating lesson plans on community-oriented journalism projects for “Make the News”
• Trained as a Roosevelt High School Writing Consultant to assist students with scholarship essays
• Providing consultation on scholarship and college application essays for Summer Seniors program
• Developing curriculum for teaching mentorship and other leadership skills to high school upperclassmen

Career medium 03
Career medium 06

Reed College

Lead Student Office Assistant

• Worked as lead assistant in check-in and registration for Reunions 2011 (2500+ guests), 2012, and 2013
• Hired, scheduled, and supervised 5-10 student workers during Reunions 2012 and 2013
• Oversaw the operation of class photo events and sign coordination during Reunions 2012 and 2013
• Provided campus information during Parent Orientation and Parent and Family Weekend 2011 and 2012
• Represented Alumni & Parent Relations through email and telephone communication
• Initiated use of Google Docs for event registrations
• Managed data using multiple software systems to (Argos, BANNER, FileMakerPro)
• Performed data entry for events hosted by the APR office and alumni chapters
• Administered Kerberos account resets


Reed College

House Advisor

• Received training in event management, crisis response, and wellness promotion
• Coordinated several movie nights, a Halloween gathering, and off-campus trips (5-15 attendees)
• Collaborated with fellow house advisors to support a film screening, winter lounge, and “block party” for 6-8 residence halls (100-150 attendees)
• Created a welcoming and supportive environment to build community among residents resulting in shared responsibility, minimal conflict, and high event attendance

Career medium 04
Career medium 02

Leadership & Involvement Committee, Reed College


• Planned Fall 2011 Retreat on Leadership & Multiculturalism and Fall 2012 Retreat on Contextualization and Communication highlighting the 7Cs leadership development model
• Facilitated small group discussion with public figures and students through the Leadership Tea Series including the Oregon Secretary of State and the Director of Diversity and Human Resources as well as local business owners


Multicultural Resource Center, Reed College

Special Programming Intern

• Independently organized an on-campus event featuring an outside presenter in April 2011 (80+ attendees)
• Created proposals and balanced budgets for events
• Facilitated weekly discussions on issues of social justice in current events or theory
• Organized off-campus trips to concerts and film screenings
• Created publicity flyers and blurbs for events weekly

Career medium 03
Career medium 02

Town Square Inc

Team Leader

• Publicized events through posters and online media for family-oriented non-profit
• Supervised children during the showing of a family-oriented film in local park once a week
• Assisted in the set-up of outdoor projection equipment
• Operated concession stand during film screenings
• Collaborated with people, local businesses, and other organizations for publicity and event coordination
• Provided technical support for office using Mac and Windows platforms


Reed College

B.A, Anthropology

Hunter College High School