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DEBORAH MA 10304 Crown Point Court, Potomac, Maryland 20854 (c) 240 481 0929 a md1333fd4@westpost.

net ________________________________________ EDUCATION Barnard College of Columbia University, New York, NY Major: Cultural Anthropology, Minor: Political Science, Bachelor of Arts, May 20 10 a" GPA 3.4 Thesis: Minority Politics and the Inequality of American Political Culture Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea University of Pennsylvania- Kyung Hee University Advanced Language Program, Augu st 2007 EXPERIENCE The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance Washington, D.C. Policy Associate (Aug.2010-Current) - Wrote press releases on issues regarding foreign media, trade and health-care that have been quoted by publications such as USA Today - Drafted memos on Chinese media and the press plan for the Senatoras visit to B eijing that contributed to positive Chinese press coverage - Composed letters and remarks on behalf of the Senator for the National Associa tion of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) conference - Proofread and reviewed all content drafted by staff prior to being published o n the Senate Finance website or released to the press - Compiled a daily journal covering national news for the Senator and for commit tee staff - Performed press related research in preparation of news releases, speeches and memos - Researched the tax credit impact of recent legislation on small businesses in Montanaas lumber industry and its exports - Analyzed statistical information to support the Senatoras agenda on welfare an d foreign trade agreements in press-releases - Maintained the Senate Finance website and corresponding online documents - Managed press filing system and updated press contact files in database regula rly - Assisted with scheduling and organizing intern brown bag lunches with special guests and senior staff The Dan Seals for Congress Campaign Deerfield, Illinois Communications Fellow (Mar.2010-Aug.2010) - Directed candidateas activities on major events including fundraisers with hig h-profile guests like Vice President Joe Biden - Sought endorsements from Political Action Committees; secured three PAC endors ements in excess of $7,000 - Called upwards of 200 donors a day alongside the candidate to seek campaign do nations and secured support in excess of $6,000 - Drafted press releases, newsletters, media alerts, invitations and web content covering campaign trail events - Analyzed statistical data and wrote briefings on issues surrounding small busi nesses, immigration and health care - Created invitations, posters and flyers for fundraising events and candidate a dvertisements - Managed group of 6 volunteers and delegated tasks for mass mailing projects - Initiated and developed relationships with activists and reporters to promote media campaign coverage

- Regularly updated constituent, voter and donor records through the Vote Builde r database - Maintained the online filing system and communications files Barnard College New York, New York Student Representative to the Board of Trustees (Mar.2007-May.2009) - Proposed and successfully won approval by the Board of Trustees for a $10 mill ion increase for student housing renovations - Created Power-Point presentations and led discussions in Board of Trustees mee tings to report on student needs - Coordinated all general-body meetings, luncheons, networking events and studen t-trustee dinners alongside the Secretary of the Board - Conducted research, interviews and online polls to uncover student concerns on campus The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) Washington, D.C. Legislative Intern for US Congresswoman Doris Matsui of California (Jun.2008-Sept.2008) - Delivered speech at the annual Tri-Caucus Youth Summit, introducing Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta - Represented APAICS at numerous political events, galas and fundraisers attende d by major members of Congress - Researched Asian Pacific American demographics regarding elected officials, el ections and legislative issues - Wrote memorandums and reports compiling the Congresswomanas voting record and legislative stands - Led weekly tours of Capitol Hill, discussing the art, history and culture of D .C. politics to constituents - Managed the front desk; directed guests and visitors; and answered all constit uent inquiries, calls, mail and emails AWARDS AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE - Served as Gallery Teacher at the Freer and Sackler Galleries for the Shahnama exhibit (2011) - Elected member of Barnard Collegeas Student Government Association (2007 - 200 9) - U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (2008) - Served as English teacher to undergraduate students in Almaty, Kazakhstan (200 7) - Student Government Association Award in Leadership (2007 - 2009) LANGUAGES - Fluent in Korean; proficient in Mandarin, French, and Spanish