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Senior Compliance Specialist

Berlin, 10407, Germany
October 16, 2019

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Amanda Lee

Cotheniusstraße * ***** Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49-177-******* E-Mail: Nationality: USA Languages: English (Native), German (C1) Statement:

I recently graduated with a Masters of International Affairs from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. Building upon the skills gained through my professional and academic experience, I am interested in research positions where I can advance knowledge towards a meaningful and important cause. My career goal is to exercise and develop my knowledge skills in a challenging and fulfilling environment and grow within or expand the responsibilities of a position within a dynamic team.


M.A. Hertie School of Governance Berlin, Germany

1,7 (1,0) International Affairs June 2019

B.A. University of Rochester Rochester, NY, USA

3.55 (4.0) International Relations and German May 2014 Employment History

• Senior Compliance Specialist, Guaranteed Rate, Chicago, IL USA Ø Manage upfront fee appraisal audit on adverse loan applications

Ø Working across various departments to manually collect, organize, and report evidence of overcharges

Ø Issue refunds as needed

Ø Since August 2016 worked remotely part-time

September 2016-August


• Compliance Specialist, Guaranteed Rate, Chicago, IL USA Ø Adverse Action Help Team member

Ø Ensure compliance of federal, state, and company policies are taken while terminating the loan application process Ø Provide internal customer service by answering questions on compliance issues and procedures, as well as perform adverse actions on requested files

April 2015-August


• Merchandiser, Macy’s Department Store, Chicago, IL USA Ø Worked in a team to process, display, and organize new products on the sales floor as well as in stock rooms Ø Manage and prep for yearly inventory

November 2014-March


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Ø Assist sales associates as needed

Internship Experience

• Foreign Direct Investment Analyst, Conway Advisory, Berlin, Germany

Ø Provided industry and market research and analyses Ø Cold call outreach to potential partners for our clients Ø Event research and preparation

May 2018-August 2018

• Policy Research Intern, SPD faction of the Berlin State Parliament, Berlin, Germany

Ø Researched and wrote analytical reports on statewide minimum wage, compulsory child daycare, and teacher education reform bills

Ø Attended and kept minutes of faction, committee, and work group meetings

Ø Conducted general administrative office work

September 2013-December


• Research Intern, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), Berlin, Germany Ø Conducted preliminary research on leading economists’ work on the challenges and qualms of creating a EU Banking Union for my advisor in an international affairs policy think tank

Ø Proofread papers to be published in English

Ø Attended research conferences and took notes for my advisor

Ø Attended policy consultation meetings with German senior officials

June 2013-August 2013

Awards/ Grants

• Kreyer Prize for Excellence in Spoken German May 18, 2014

• Dean’s Scholarship Grant September 2010-May 2014 Amanda Lee

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IT, Language, and Work Qualifications

• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Stata, and R capabilities for research, data analysis, and creation of reports, proposals, and presentations, as well as experience in quickly learning other job-specific software

• C1 Level German language proficiency in reading and speaking, B2 level for writing

• Effectively and professionally communicates verbally and in written form with costumer service focus while handling confidential information

• International experience in deadline-focused work environment and ability to work well in a team as well as independently with minimal supervision

• Demonstrates organization skills, with experience in taking the initiative, managing multiple projects simultaneously, and planning and executing meetings and events Affiliations/Memberships

• Hertie Climbing Club, Berlin, Germany February 2018-May 2019

• Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity, Delta Beta Chapter, Rochester, NY US

March 2011-May 2014

Research and Writing

• Political Internet Memes (Masters Thesis) April 2019

• Incel Internet Rising (Final Research Paper) May 2019

• Trump’s National Security Strategy: What does this mean for democracy promotion and how does it affect the Transatlantic Partnership? (Final Research Paper)

December 2018

• Ognian N. Hishow. Banking Union in EU: Cure-all Drug for Distressed Banks. (SWP Working Paper)

November 2014

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Research Interests

• Online Political Communication

• New media’s effects on democratic stability

• Online subcultures, networked propaganda, and radicalization

• Transatlantic politics

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