Steven R. Vacnin
Current Address: Permanent Address:
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
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.
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