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Tyra Busigo

Tyra Busigo

Co-Founder

University Students for Human Rights (USHR)

Floral Park, NY

Student at Adelphi University

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S.T.R.O.N.G Youth, Inc.

Youth Mentor

Mentored young girls, aged 12-16, from disenfranchised communities.
Collaborated with counselors and youth enrolled in the Strong Girls program to create a community service project.
Assisted counselors in weekly workshops aimed at promoting awareness for a myriad of issues such as, gang violence and substance abuse.

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Long Island Crisis Center

Counselor Assistant

Aided counselors with online, telephone and in person crisis-interventions.
Received intensive ongoing training on current issues affecting youth and families.
Assisted office staff by answering business phone lines and managing mass mailings.
Member of community outreach team which represented LICC at local schools and community events.

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University Students for Human Rights (USHR)

Co-Founder

Co-founded website aimed at promoting human rights learning amongst university students.
Managed new material such as, blog posts, articles, photos and videos
Facilitated lectures, workshops and events at local universities and high schools that focused on current human rights and social justice issues.

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Alice Brown Early Learning Center

Clinical Psychology Intern

Completed a practicum internship in clinical psychology which culminated in a case study.
Administered supervised diagnostic and projective personality tests.
Completed a clinical portfolio complete with observations and transcribed parent and teacher interviews.
Collaborated with early childhood education professionals to create a positive and encouraging learning environment.

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Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation via Adelphi University

Service Volunteer

Participated in a service oriented trip to the village of La Carpio, Costa Rica.
Assisted in the painting of local homes, distribution of hygiene kits, debris removal and community organizing.
Worked in a Montessori school with children aged 5-12. Assisted with homework completion and conducted a Dream Square community art project.
Learned about global service and awareness while also learning about the political and social issues within the country.

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Lifes's WORC

ABA Direct Support Intern

Volunteered in a biweekly program that assisted ABA therapists with children on the autism spectrum, ages 7-13.
Assisted with the set up of craft projects and facilitated safe outdoor playtime.
Engaged in play-therapy techniques that created a socially engaged environment.

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Adelphi University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology

Dean's List, Tau Sigma Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.