MALCOLM NII ABLORH SOWAH
Occidental College – Los Angeles, California - May 2020
Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and World Affairs, 3.81/4.0
Kahane Occidental at the United Nations Program - August – December 2019
CIEE Cape Town Community Development and Social Justice Summer Program - June – July 2019
CUNY/Bronx Community College – Bronx, New York - June 2018
Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, 4.0/4.0
Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations, Intern - August 2019 – December 2019
Led resolution negotiations on International Tea Day while supporting mission policy leads on negotiations on International Trade and Development and South-South Cooperation through the coverage of informal consultations, research, and communication with United Kingdom (UK) government leads.
Provided substantive policy and logistical support to the Development and Human Rights Section including the coverage of second committee plenary sessions and accurate and timely reporting to UK government leads.
Provided logistical and administrative support in the preparation and execution of UN General Assembly Ministerial week, including in planning the UK DfID Financing for Development Ministerial Roundtable.
Occidental College International Programs Office, Communications Program Assistant - August 2019 – December 2019
Managed the entire communications portfolio of the Kahane Oxy at the UN program.
Coordinated with other program assistants to plan extracurricular activities and manage the program’s budget.
Philippi Village (Cape Town, South Africa), Service-Learning Intern - June 2019 – July 2019
Worked with members of the Siyangena Township to raise awareness about waste management practices, such as recycling and upcycling, through planning and executing a trash art exhibition project.
Planned, facilitated, and jointly created the curriculum for weekly workshops aimed at community building and skill acquisition as well as independently fundraised for the trash art exhibition project through crowdsourcing platforms.
Occidental College, Oxy Fund, Telefund Caller - February 2019 – May 2019
Supported the college’s fundraising efforts through alumni, parent, and student tele-outreach strategies.
Kept alumni and parents informed about college developments while managing our contacts’ confidential information.
Occidental College, The Occidental, Staff Writer - September 2018 – December 2018
Wrote weekly research-backed opinion and informative articles for publication in the Occidental newspaper.
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, Summer Intern - July 2018 – August 2018
Reviewed, analyzed, and reported New York City business registration records, documentation, and data.
Conducted database, online, and published material research to support the daily activities of the agency.
NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Administrative Intern - June 2017 – August 2017
Devised outreach and marketing efforts which enhanced the recruitment and involvement of young members on the Neighborhood Advisory Boards of the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD).
Researched, identified, and mapped the major languages spoken in each Neighborhood Development Area (NDA) of New York City through the U.S. Census Bureau and New York City Planning databases.
AWARDS: Phi Theta Kappa All New York State Academic First Team Award - March 2018
Bronx Community College Virgil H. Logan, Jr. Memorial and Student of the Year Award - June 2018
SCHOLARSHIPS: Kaplan Educational Foundation Transfer Initiative Program Scholarship - July 2017
Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship - August 2018
EXTRACURRICULAR: Occidental College Diversity and Equity Board, Club Liaison - September 2018 – May 2019
CUNY Bronx Community College SGA, Senator - May 2017 – June 2018
English, Akan (Twi), Ga – Advanced Proficiency Microsoft Office and Google Suite – Advanced Proficiency