Research, Journalism, Photography
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Resume

Resume / CV

Seattle, WA, USA

isoloaga@berkeley.edu

+1 707 438 5115

isabelsoloaga.com

Isabel Soloaga

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, InDesign ; Web and Graphic design; CSS and HTML code; Excel; News, Investigative and Academic Writing; Research; Interviewing; Photography; Film; Blogging; Nonprofit Organization Management; Events Coordinator; Communications; Customer Service; Conflict Resolution; Team building; Teaching; Environment; Leadership; Adaptability

Languages: Intermediate Italian, Elementary Spanish 

EXPERIENCE

Watson Immigration Law, Seattle — Legal Assistant

December 2018 - PRESENT

  • Facilitate communication between customers and attorneys

  • Draft legal documents related to customer engagement and closing proceedings

  • Design graphics and promotional materials for social media, web and events

Migrant Voice, London — Reporting Intern & Event Planner

August 2016 - January 2017 ; July 2018 - October 2018

  • Original research, news and blog writing

  • Planned and led academic conferences and educational events

  • Completed Projects: Report on The Dublin Convention, Roads to Nowhere ; Conference at the University of Birmingham, Migrants Post Brexit: Finding our Voices ; Led Various Media Trainings with Migrants  Current: Coordinator, Changing Lenses, a photography exhibition at The Guardian

Care 4 Calais, France  Refugee Camp Volunteer and Researcher

October-November 2016 ; September-October 2018  

  • Forged relationships with members of vulnerable migrant populations, including refugees, children and the elderly

  • Taught English to non-native speakers in small groups in informal migrant camps and sanctuary centers

  • Distributed essential supplies to refugees in Calais, Dunkirk, Paris and Brussels

  • Took portraits and photography of daily life for refugees

Cal Performances, Berkeley, California — Front of House

January 2017  - August 2018

  • Managed events at the largest performing arts center on the West Coast, inc. training and supervising teams of 20+ volunteers

Winckelmann Middle School, Rome, Italy  — English Tutor

  • Tutored Italian students aged 11-17 in preparation for their state-level English exams in class, small group and one-on-one environments

  • Provided engaging, fun class materials and topics for discussion

  • Led grammar lessons and speaking practice

TPI News, Rome, Italy — Multimedia and Photography Intern

January 2018  - May 2018

  • Freelance photography focused on Italian elections

The Daily Cal Newspaper, Berkeley, California — Columnist    

January 2017 - September 2017

Berkeley Native Plant Garden, Berkeley, CA — Garden Manager

January 2017 - June 2017

  • Researched native plants to attract native species back to the Berkeley Campus

  • Trained and led teams of volunteer gardeners to plant, weed and maintain the garden

Nemea Center for Archaeological Research, University of California, Berkeley — Research Intern

January 2017 - July 2017

Bay Nature Magazine — Research and Reporting Intern

August 2015-May 2017

  • Researched and reported on the native pollinators and plants of the SF Bay

  • Wrote engaging stories to promote the environment of the Bay Area

EDUCATION

University of California, BerkeleyB.A.  

History of Art, “Art and Politics” focus

Journalism minor

August 2015 - May 2018,  GPA 3.9

AWARDS

  • Departmental Citation, History of Art, for outstanding undergraduate research in the class of ‘18

  • Highest Honors, College of Letters and Sciences, UC Berkeley

  • Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, Institute of International Studies

  • Outstanding Internship Award granted by UC Berkeley Study Abroad Office for work with Migrant Voice

  • Delta Phi Epsilon, foreign service fraternity member