AMAL MANAF AFYOUNI
Ohio University, College of Arts and Sciences Athens, Ohio August 2015-May 2019 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Sociology-Criminology, Minor in Economics, Certificate in Law, Justice and Culture Cumulative GPA: 3.4
Northern Ireland: Human Rights, Law & Justice Northern Ireland, UK March 3rd 2017 – March 13th 2017 Study Abroad
Engaging with local culture and working with the topics of Human Rights, Law and justice in the post-conflict areas Amnesty International USA Washington D.C., USA June 2017 – August 13th 2017 Internship- Middle East and North Africa Research
Conducted research and became well versed on human rights abuses and the political climate within the Middle East contributing to published reports and blogs
Represented and served as an effective communicator for the organization at congressional hearings, briefings, offices and events
Drafted and edited letters and documents to members of congress, state officials and non-governmental organizations and drafted important internal documents
LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Global Ambassadors Athens, OH September 2015 – Present Chairwoman April 2018- Present
The Global Ambassador Chair is a paid student worker position requiring a total of 2-6 hours per week to be carried out primarily in Undergraduate Admissions, but with occasional work outside office hours. The chair is the administrative “second in command” and therefore responsible for general organizational oversight and function of the group, particularly when the advisor is out of the office.
Provide feedback and make suggestions to Admissions regarding Ambassador-led recruitment initiatives and additional Admissions office duties as assigned
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law International Athens, OH February 2016 – Present President March 2018- Present
Serve the fraternity as the chief executive and administrative officer of the Chapter.
Act responsible for the welfare and dignity of the Chapter.
Ensure that the Chapter follows all Fraternity policies including the Pre-Law financial, open membership, drug and alcohol and anti-hazing policies.
Center for Student Legal Services Athens, OH April 2016 – Present Board Member
Assistant in deliberation as a voting member on budget changes, decisions on personnel matters and mediating between conflicting parties Ohio University Student Senate Athens, OH September 2016 – Present Assistant Chief of Staff April 2017- April 2018
Assist the executive staff ensuring that all necessary meetings are scheduled, coordinate with Student Senate Alumni Association and relations and work with other teams within senate to ensure all goals are being met. International Affairs Commissioner April 2018- Present
Collaborate with Ohio University Student Senate commissions, administration, faculty, and students to host events and programs for the domestic and international community
Attended the NAFSA Advocacy Day for International Higher Education and lobbied Ohio Representatives in support of the Senator Paul Simon Act for Study Abroad and for a commitment to international students. Chair of Committee on Diversity and Inclusion April 2017- April 2018
Oversee the committee of 15 members and guarantee we meet all goals of reviewing and recommending policy changes to university admins about campus accessibility, general neutral amenities, cultural competency and also establish a university inclusion handbook.
Served on the executive search committee for the inaugural Vice President and Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Ohio University Mock Trial Athens, OH October 2016 – Present Treasurer March 2018- Present
Represent Ohio University as a witness and attorney at regional competitions in Columbus, OH hosted by the American Mock Trial Association
The primary responsibilities of treasurer are to handle all financial dealings of the organization, balance budgets, and apply for school supplemental funding
Presidential Leadership Society Athens, OH October 2017 – Present Presidential Leader
Engage with faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors and friends of OHIO to advance the university foundation and the reputation of OHIO by showcasing the tremendous talents of its students
Assist the Office of the President in furthering President Nellis’ strategic initiatives including expanding diversity and inclusion, finances, free speech, and sustainability
Represent Ohio University and President Nellis at special events on and off campus TECHNICAL AND LANGUAGE SKILLS
Language: English, Arabic, Spanish
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Scholarship Athens, OH August 2015- Present
§ OHIO Next Generation Award
§ OHIO Distinction Scholar
Political Science Award Athens, OH May 2017
§ Sara Katherine Ullman Memorial Internship Award