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Diplomacy Fellow

Williamsburg, VA
March 30, 2021

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Steven R. Vacnin


Current Address: Permanent Address:

**** ***** **** **** ***** Dr

Williamsburg, VA 23185 Merrick, NY 11566


The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA May 2021

Bachelor of the Arts

Major: International Relations; GPA: 3.5

Minor: History

Coursework: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, History of Brazil, International Law, International Security, International Political Economy, Transitional Justice, Politics of Health

Awards and Honors: Member of the Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity, Multiple Best Delegate Awards at various international relations and security conferences

Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, AN, Spain Fall 2019

Certificate and Study Abroad Completion

Foci: Hispanic Studies, Spanish Governance

Coursework: Politics of Spain, Advanced Spanish Conversation, History of Trans-Atlantic Latin Slavery

Language Skills: Fluent in written and spoken Spanish


New York City Council (30 hours/week) New York, NY

Constituent/Legislative Services Intern May 2019-August 2020

Formulated action plans with constituents related to housing, benefits, and other city/state services.

Synthesized resolutions with city agencies to resolve a variety of constituent services.

Authored proclamations and letters on behalf of the City Council office.

Developed outreach programs and efforts to constituent bodies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

AidData (20 hours/week) Williamsburg, VA

Geocoding Research Analyst April 2018-December 2020

Conducted research on behalf of organizations including the Gates Foundation, GEF, and USAID to assess international aid funding practices.

Employed coding mechanisms such as SQL and STATA to manage data and track financial and social investment information

Best Delegate Institute (15 hours/week) Remote

Diplomacy Fellow May 2020-Present

Crafted and delivered a current events and Model UN curriculum to students ages 10-17

Designed lesson plans covering parliamentary procedure, debate skills, speech preparation, and major news updates.

Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor of Virginia (15 hours/week) Remote

Campaign Fundraising Intern August 2020-Present

Assisted National Finance Director with virtual events and briefings

Managed a campaign donation database using NGP software

Prospects potential donors from across the United States, following up with donation calls


International Relations Club at the College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA

Vice President of Model United Nations Affairs April 2020-Present

Presided over the Model United Nations competitive team at William & Mary, directly managing a small team of staffers and a large team of delegates

Conducted virtual conferences amid the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing together collegiate delegates from across the Western Hemisphere for collaborative online debate.


Customer Service Microsoft Suite Google Suite Strategic Scheduling Donor Research NGP SQL STATA LegiStar FinalCut Pro Digital Advertising Problem Resolution

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