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Legal Secretary Assistant

Arlington, Virginia, 22209, United States
May 24, 2018

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Joseph Fons

**** *. ****** **. #* Arlington, VA *2209 703-***-****


The George Washington University Law School Washington, D.C. J.D. to be conferred May 2019

Extracurricular Involvement: Lambda Law, Labor & Employment Law Society Northern Kentucky University, College of Informatics Highland Heights, KY B.A. in Communication Studies with concentration in Public Relations May 2012 GPA: 3.95 Summa Cum Laude Ranked 1st in GPA among NKU Communication Department Honors and Awards:

2012 Outstanding Senior, Communication Dept.

2012 NKU Foundation Leadership Award

2012 NKU Legacy Award

2011 - 2012 Senator of the Year Award

Leadership: Selected to serve as the student delegate on the Presidential Search/Screening Committee. Extracurricular Involvement: Cheerleading, Student Government Association, Presidential Ambassadors, Odyssey of the Mind, Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Golden Key Honor Society Experience

Legal Enforcement Intern Washington, D.C.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) June – August 2017

Conducted intake interviews to evaluate allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on evidence provided by (potential) charging parties.

Formalized and filed charges of EEO law violations against corporate and nonprofit respondents.

Advised whether the EEOC should devote resources towards investigating a charging party’s claim. Publicist McLean, VA

Emilie Brzezinski Sculpture February 2013 - January 2017

Produced, edited, published, and promoted Emilie Brzezinski: The Lure of the Forest: Sculpture 1979-2013, a career-spanning photographic monograph surveying Brzezinski’s oeuvre.

Collaborated with media to generate press, corporations to secure sponsorships, and public and private institutions and museums to commission works and install sculpture exhibitions. Campaign Finance Intern Washington, D.C.

The Kauffman Group April – July 2013

Drafted fundraising briefs for four United States Senator clients.

Processed campaign fundraising transactions using NGP VAN software. Congressional Intern Washington, D.C.

Office of Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-4) January – April 2013

Attended briefings and drafted memoranda for the Member and Chief of Staff. Field Organizer Reno, NV

Organizing for America July – November 2012

Reached out to 1000s of voters and identified, recruited, trained, managed, and led over 40 team members to engage in grassroots campaign to reelect President Barack Obama.

Exceeded recruitment goals; ranked 2nd in state for completed volunteer shifts.

Achieved as much as 90% eligible voter turnout in targeted precincts. Special Assistant to the Vice President Highland Heights, KY NKU, Office of the V.P. for Government and Community Relations January 2011 – May 2012

Collaborated with local, state, and federal elected officials to advance university initiatives.

Executed strategic plans to mitigate state budget cuts to the university through stakeholder action.

Drafted factsheets, delivered tailored presentations, and produced online content to educate public groups about state budget cuts affecting university funding.

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