R e s u m e

EDUCATION

Howard University Ph.D. Student

Program: Culture Communications and Media Studies

August 2019 - Current

Columbia University

August 2017 - May 2018

Major: Journalism

Degree Obtained: Master of Science

 

The Pennsylvania State University

August 2013 - December 2016

Major: Print Journalism

Minor: Innovative Entrepreneurship

Degree Obtained: Bachelors

 

Syracuse University

September 2012 - June 2013

Courses Taken: Psychology, English and Speech 

 

Ramapo High School

September 2009 - June 2013

Degree: High School Diploma

WORK EXPERIENCE

BodiedbyScorp - CEO/Founder

Owner and creator of an online fitness website. The website offers customized weight loss plans to customers. Proceeds of profits will go to a scholarship for a Ramapo High School senior who shows exemplary involvement in their community. (2016 - Current)

Howard University - Lecturer/Professor 

Speech 101 (SMLIT 101) professor at Howard. Teaches undergraduate speech class to 70 Howard students. Classes include preparation for three speeches (informative, introduction and persuasive), instructions on various speech techniques, analyzing and learning communication methods and cultivating effective team/group dynamics for team projects.
- Developed syllabus and overall course structure including weekly curriculum and administered all grades.
- Facilitated students into learning effective communication skills and applying skills to various speeches.
- Creates group and individual assignments to help students develop their oral communication skills in three main categories. (August 2019 - Current)

Center for Educational Improvements/Yale University Initiative - Research Assistant

Research Assistant for the Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) Childhood Trauma Learning Collaborative with Yale University. The Center for Educational Improvement is dedicated to translating the latest education research into practical solutions school leaders can use to fast track academic progress. Our efforts support school leaders as they work with their communities to create a 21st-century vision for their schools, setting the foundation for relevancy. It is also an important step in creating a culture and context for students to become enthusiastic life-long learners and leaders. 
Responsibilities include:
- Researching information on K-12 youth mental health and childhood trauma for a monthly newsletter, blog posts and CEI tool kits
- Editing textbook chapters 
- Performing a literature review on a specific topic 
- Analyzing data from the S-CCATE and/or S-CCATE Supplement 
- Retrieving materials for workshops and webinars 
- Finding background research on a topic, intervention, etc. 
(January 2020- June 2020)

 

The Journal News/ Lo Hud - Reporter

Rockland county education reporter at LoHud.com covering the eight school districts in the county. (March 2019 - August 2019)

 

Americorps - Volunteer

Full-time volunteer for Americorps at the New Jersey Community Development Corporations -Paterson School No. 5 location.

  • Educates students in grades K-6, in English language arts and elementary arithmetic.

  • Provides daily instructional support in classrooms and collaborates with teachers on lesson plans.

  • Advises students one-on-one and in small groups of 10-15 who need extra assistance.

  • Coordinates a comprehensive case management system for students requiring additional assistance in areas, such as homework, social/emotional development, personal growth, college applications, etc.

  • In charge of assessing the educational progress of assigned students; noting any grade changes, hours they were advised and recording their feedback from our sessions.

  • Compiles a monthly report on each student to track progress. (November 2018 - March 2018)

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The Black Detour - Contributing Writer ​​

Contributing staff writer for online news platform focused on black issues including politics, lifestyle, history and breaking news.

  • Covers historic/prominent black icons and black history in America that are not mainstream or covered in American public-school systems, through profiles and feature pieces.

  • Writes opinion pieces on black culture and social issues in American society and media

  • Upcoming series on successful black artists, actors, musicians and academics who have committed suicide via drug overdose or other means, through miniature biographies of each person to shed light on the importance of mental health. (January 2019 - March 2020)

 

Editor-in-Chief/Immigration Policy Researcher - CEO/Founder

Director of a non-profit organization focused on sharing immigrant stories. I created and designed the website, run social media and was appointed Editor-in-Chief for our bi-monthly magazine. Recently, I began doing research about immigration policy for different countries in Africa and will produce reports for Safari Yangu annually. (August 2017 - Current)

Pink Entourage - Communications Manager

In charge of running the entire marketing/communication department and social campaigns for a New York salon. Creates all online visuals, produces and promotes salon products and salon content through different mediums. Assistant ingredient researcher and business admin assistant: performs accounting tasks, develops strategies to reach sales goals, implementing and accessing current policies and developing reachable goals. (May 2014 - Current)

 

Bronze Magazine - Staff Writer

A reporter for an online magazine focused on women of color and minority issues. In charge of producing pieces weekly on fitness, health, beauty, news, politics and various other issues. Responsible for conducting interviews with various celebrities and feature individuals. (May 2017 - December 2019)

Haitian Times - Freelance

Freelancer for the Haitian Times, an online newspaper solely focused on the Haitian community in America and Haiti. Covered local stories in New York and immigration policy. (March 2018 - December 2018)

Miami Herald - Reporter

A daily reporter for the Miami Herald covering little Haiti, daily news and culture writing. (September 2018- November 2018)

Forbes Magazine - Education

Writer for Forbes Magazine's education sector; editing America's Top College List for 2018, assigned over 160 colleges. (June 2018 - August 2018)

 

Use Scoop - Editorial Writer/Social Media Coordinator

Writer for sustainable living non-profit, that offers clothes pickups for donations across the country. Writers articles on sustainable living, national recycling efforts, eco-friendly business and upcycling. (October 2017 - May 2018)

ColigoCo - Staff Writer

Writer for a company focused on bringing companies to non-profit organizations; bridging the gap between the two accompanied by a blog that shows celebrities, organizations and companies that do philanthropic events, fundraisers or donations to media view. Showing a light on philanthropy and giving back. (June 2017 - February 2018)

 

Vera Bradley - Sales Associate

Part-time sales associate for bag/apparel brand. In charge of customer service, assisting story set up and closing store. (February 2017- December 2017)

 

Motivate Art (Web) - Intern

Consulted and managed internal branding for the creative consulting company. Worked right under the CEO to implement new concepts to grow following including; social media campaigns, revamping the website and engaging consumers. (January 2017 - April 2017)

 

Blasting News (web) - Contributing Writer

Writer for online news platform. Writes about trending topics related to news and world issues. The 145th most visited website in the world (Alexa Ranking), counting on 100+ million monthly unique visitors and 1 million blasters from 34 countries, who publish 22.000+ original news each month in 24 different languages. (January 2017- June 2017)

 

TailgatingisGood (web) - Core Leader/Student Representative/Employee

Job Description: Leader for a startup company focused on selling apparel with the tailgating brand. The company is a service company that wants to bring money into the college by giving a $15,000 scholarship to a Penn State student. My job includes designing ideas for apparel or getting outside designers to make new designs. Going out to tailgates and promoting the company with fun games and free give outs. Creating pitches to local companies for sponsorships and sitting in negotiating meetings. Collecting students to work with the company during football games and supervising students during the process. Reaching out to student clubs to partner with the company on fundraising ideas. (August 2016 - December 2016)

 

College Athletic Clips (website) - Intern

Job Description: Helped create a database for a collegiate sports website. Co-wrote and helped aggregate sports news for the website and made a condensed version for emails. (May 2016 - August 2016)

 

The Pennsylvania State University - Teaching Assistant

Job Description: Helped organize and instruct a 400 level women's study class about race, gender and sexual orientation in the media. (January 2016 - May 2016)

 

Lion and Cub (Apparel Store) - Sales Associate

Job Description: Cashier and sales associate for Penn State apparel store. In charge of customer service for the store and checking out customers. (August 2014 - December 2016)

 

Pollock Commons (Dining Hall) - Cashier

Job Description: Cashier at Penn State dining hall. In charge of catering to 3000 plus students a week. Also, responsible for keeping dining commons clean and closing cash register. (August 2013 - December 2015)

 

State College Area School District - Intern

Job Description: Communication intern; helped with re-doing website and making it more readable by students and adults. Also helped rewrite sections and condensing redundant pages. Helped implement new social media strategies to reach their audience (students) better. (August 2015 - December 2015)

 

Greater Monsey Area Soccer - Soccer Coach

Job Description: Instructed and coached boys ages 5-7, on the fundamentals of soccer during a 6-week summer program. Implemented teamwork ethic and very basic soccer skills while engaging the boys in soccer. (2012-2013)

 

Auntie Annie's Pretzels - Cashier

Job Description: Cashier at pretzel shop in the Palisades Mall, West Nyack NY. Duties including running the cash register, answering all customer service questions and closing down shop. (2010)

INVOLVEMENTS

2019 - Current: Communication, Culture and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization (First-Year Representative)

2019 - Current: Howard University CCMS Alumni Mentorship(Board/Planning Member)

2019 -Current: Howard University Scholar Forums (Member)

2019 - Current: NAACP Young Adult Committee (Member)

2019 - NAACP Spring Valley Chapter (Member)

2018: Cannes Film Festival (Correspondent and Social Media Coordinator)

2018: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (Panel Speaker)

2018: Annual African Women Against Gender-Based Violence and Slavery March (Communication Manager)

2018: Women's March (Participant)

2017: Safari Yangu's Immigrant Run (Program Director)

2017: Write for Right's - Protesting Police Brutality in Kenya (Speaker)

2016 - Current: National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ Member)

2016: Black Student Union (Member)

2016: National Association of Black Accountants Fashion Show (Stylist)

2014: Beyond Expectations Fashion Show (Stylist)

2014 - 2016: Penn State Journalist for Diversity (Writer)

2014- 2016: College of Communications ( Diversity Ambassador)

2014 - 2016: African Student Association (Member)

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AISHA POWELL © 2020

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