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- RESUME FOR SEAN HENNESSY -
 
EXPERIENCE
 
The Humane Society of the United States: Gaithersburg, MD (July 2017 – present)
Events Coordinator
• Maintained a national humane education budget of $72,000 while boosting attendance by 80% 
• Secured airtime on CBS and NBC with a press release for a Virginia Dept. of Education event
• Negotiated a $1,000 discount with Marriott for a corporate event
 
Jack Norris, RD: Columbus, OH (May 2016 – July 2017)
Outreach Coordinator
• Created the company’s nutrition presentation and spoke to 40 classes in one semester
 
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Pretoria, South Africa (May – Aug 2015)
Agricultural Specialist
• Published reports on topics in agricultural trade including the export potential of health foods
• Initiated collaborative meetings with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
• Analyzed trade policies for the U.S. Ambassador to Malawi and other senior diplomats
• Evaluated USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub travel requests against the $82 million work plan
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Urbana, IL (Aug 2014 – May 2016)
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Fellow
• Led weekly lectures for six World Food Economy classes, graded papers, held office hours
• Mapped over 850 farm sites and soil quality in Tanzania for government-funded research
 
University of Vermont: Burlington, VT (Aug – Dec 2012, Dec 2013 – May 2014)
Teaching Assistant
• Led two reviews per month for a Principles of Microeconomics class of 92 students; held weekly office hours for homework help, revised exams, managed grade records
• Held office hours for a Principles of Ecological Economics class of 237 students, graded exams and weekly homework, co-lectured at review sessions with other TAs
 
University of Vermont Learning Co-op: Burlington, VT (March - May 2012) 
Subject-Area Tutor
• Assisted students with homework in multiple areas of study including English and statistics
 
LANGUAGE AND TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
 
• Native English, basic Korean, proficient French, conversational Spanish
• Creative software: mapmaking in ArcGIS, video editing in iMovie, brochure design in Illustrator
• Web design: SquareSpace, basic HTML, Sequel Pro, Coda
 
EDUCATION
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Urbana, IL (Aug 2016)
M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics
Certificates: full tuition waiver, Departmental Award for Outstanding M.S. Student of 2014-15, Gamma Sigma Delta (agriculture), AYRE International Travel Fellowship of $2,500
 
School for International Training: Yaoundé, Cameroon (Jan – May 2013) 
Study abroad concentration in International Development 
Field research paper: “Income Mobility in Yaoundé: A Case Study of Cyber Cafés”
 
University of Vermont: Burlington, VT (May 2014)
B.S. in Community and International Development
Certificates: Presidential Scholarship, Alpha Zeta (food), Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics)
 
CERTIFICATES
 
• Certificate for Elementary Korean; Yonsei University (expected ’19)
• 120-Hour Premier Online TEFL / TESOL Certificate; TEFL Org (expected ’19)
• Certificate of Professional Development in Communication, Emotional Intelligence, and Effective Delegation; Skillport (’19)
• Recognition for University of Illinois Alumni Excellence; The News-Gazette (’18)
• Certificate of Teaching for a Positive Future; Institute for Humane Education (’16)
• List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Students; University of Illinois ('15)
• Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service; University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (’15)
• Certificates of Social, Behavioral, and Internet-Based Research; Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (’14)
• Certificate of Community Service; University of Vermont (’14)
• Akraia Chapter Member; Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society (’13 – ’14)
• Certificate of Individual Subject-Area Tutoring for Agriculture, Life Sciences, Community Development, Economics, Applied Economics, English, French, Political Science, and Spanish; University of Vermont (’12)
• Green Mountain Chapter Member; Alpha Zeta Honor Society (’12 – ’14)
• Youth Service Medal of Honor; Office of the Cook County Sheriff (’08)
• Certificate of Lifeguarding and First Aid; American Red Cross (’07)
 
VOLUNTEERING 
 
• Coach; University of Illinois Economics Students Intramural Soccer Team (’14 – ’16)
• Project Manager; University of Vermont Service-Learning Trip to Honduras (’12)
• Snowboard Instructor; Burton Chill Program at Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports (’08 and ’10)
• Secretary; Riverside Brookfield High School Library (’07)
• Youth Development Instructor; Chain Skimmers Water Ski Show Team (’06 and ’07)
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