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Milan S.

(814) 933-2989


The Pennsylvania State University​, ​University Park, PA Expected Graduation: May 2020
Schreyer Honors College & Paterno Fellows Program GPA: 4.0/4.0
B.A. International Politics, ​College of the Liberal Arts
B.A. Geography​, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Minors: Chinese, Women’s Studies

State College Area High School,​ ​State College, PA Sep 2013 - June 2016
Graduated June 2016 with honors. GPA: 4.7/4.0

Experience & Activities

Penn State International Affairs and Debate Association (PSIADA) Aug 2016 - Present
VP for Communications; Competitive Team Member; Crisis Director; USG for Conference Operations
● Serve as a voting member on the executive board (May 2017 - Present), handle organization’s
communications, social media, and marketing
● Compete at Model United Nations conferences across the United States, assist team training
● Research, plan and supervise crisis committees with 6-8 staffers at competitive high school (PHUNC IV, V)
and college (PUNC X) Model United Nations Conferences
● Help plan collegiate Model United Nations Conference (PUNC XI), prepare all conference materials

State College Borough May 2017 - Present

Planning & Neighborhood Services Intern
● Conduct research and fieldwork, helped select consultant for Heritage State College Project to establish
local historic districts and a HARB in the State College Borough
● Research various topics and provide policy recommendations to assist Planning Department
● Assisted in planning, organizing, and volunteer recruitment for LION Bash 2017, a community resource fair
and block party uniting permanent residents and Penn State students

Peers Helping Reaffirm, Educate, and Empower (PHREE) Aug 2016 - Present
Peer Educator
● Collaborate with Penn State Center for Women Students and other university student groups
● Educate and raise awareness regarding gender violence, sexual assault, and relationship violence on campus

Penn State Participates Aug - Dec 2016

● Raised political awareness and increased engagement in political discussion and activities in the PSU
student body
● Organized PoliTinder, a spatial installation to educate students about political parties
● Coordinated social media for the project

Alpha Fire Company​, State College, PA Feb - June 2016

● Learned about community emergency response services in Centre County, including volunteer training and
ride-along observations
● Used county and volunteer demographics to facilitate community outreach for volunteer recruitment and
locate new site for fire station

Skills & Interests

Skills​: Intermediate Spanish, Intermediate Chinese, R, ArcGIS

Interests: ​international affairs, politics, travel, reading, horseback riding