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Kathleen E.

D'Urso
25 Armour Road Mahwah, NJ 07430 kathleen.durso@tcu.edu (201) 248-6616


EDUCATION

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, May 2015
Minor in Economics
Overall GPA: 3.65/4.0, Major GPA: 3.8/4.0
John V. Roach Honors College
Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
Political Science Distinction

STUDY ABROAD

Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, Spring 2014
Studied Intensive Korean Language and International Trade Practices

EXPERIENCE

U.S. Department of State Intern, Virtual Student Foreign Service August 2014-Present
U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia
Currently creating an in-depth program for the Embassy of Indonesia to increase the amount of U.S. teachers in
Indonesia, as well as conducting high-profile research, monitoring diplomatic communications, and promoting U.S.
values.
Selected from over 3,000 applicants for the Virtual Student Foreign Service Program

Founding Chairman August 2011-Present
TCU Young American's for Freedom, Non-Profit Fort Worth, TX
Founded a non-partisan political activism club with now
over 75 members and national media recognition
Headstarted an annual 9/11 Never Forget Project,
planting 2,977 flags representing those who tragically
died
Fundraised and brought Former U.S. Treasurer Bay
Buchanan to speak on campus about the 2nd Amendment
Led at least one activism event a month and sent student
members to D.C. and the Reagan Ranch free of charge

Head News Anchor and Intern May 2013-Present
Bergen County Executive's Office Hackensack, NJ
Co-Founded "Spotlight Bergen" TV News Segments Designed child engagement program at County Zoo
Coordinated two Job Fairs of 3,000 attendees each Wrote formal news articles and media announcements


Co-Author and Research Assistant June 2013-Present
Dr. Eric Cox, Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
Collected and analyzed data on voting behaviors and
regional patterns in the U.N. Human Rights Council
Only undergraduate to present data and overall research
conclusions at the 2013 ISA Annual Midwest Conference
Specialized in U.N. resolutions and international law Managed case studies and research to be published


Head Delegate of TCU Model UN Team August 2014-Present
Dr. Eric Cox, Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
Taught and directed 25 undergraduate students in U.N.
procedures, diplomacy, and expertise in Israeli policy
Mentored students in preparation for top competitions,
career exploration, and overall academic involvement
Led the TCU Model UN Team to New York City for the
annual academic competition at United Nations HQ
Piloted group research and UN similatuions, training
students in public speaking and communications

Campaign Aid and Volunteer May-September 2013
NJ Governor Chris Christie Campaign and Donovan for County Executive Campaign Hackensack, NJ
Identified voting preferences of county constituents Facilitated communication between political groups
Cultivated county demographics and communications Promoted rallies/events to local officials


Congressional Intern May-August 2012
U.S. Congressman Scott Garrett Glen Rock, NJ
Wrote and organized formal letters and invitations Promoted increased interaction with small businesses
Interpreted and promoted federal grants for constituents Computed constituent data input and relations

Contributing Editor and Intern May-August 2012
THE BLAZE/The Glenn Beck Program New York, NY
Conducted and transcribed high-profile interviews Published stories on the 2012 Presidential Campaign
Designed an in-depth local news database for Editors Spearheaded investigative research on political activists

OTHER EXPERIENCE AND AWARDS

Awarded and nationally recognized Speaker and Debator
through Pi Kappa Delta
NCHC (National Collegiate Honors Society) Research
Scholar on humanitarian intervention and Game Theory
Campus activism covered on ABC Dallas, Breitbart.com,
and NRA Radio including live interviews
Certified "Top Conservative Student Activist" in the U.S.
two years in a row (Young America's Foundation)
200+ hours of volunteer work, including administrating
an annual Fashion Show fundraiser for the Tarrant
County Women's Center
Honors College Community Service Member
Bible Study Leader for young women and Ministry Team
Volunteer
Selected to attend the Clare Boothe Luce Institute's "2014
Women's Summit"