Education

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - TEMPE, AZ

August 2011 - Present

PhD in Sustainability anticipated 2015

Research: Sustainability in Urban Development

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - WASHINGTON, D.C.

June 2008 - May 2010

MA in Global Environmental Policy May 2010

Research: Challenging Ecocities: Narrative, Reality and Implications for Development Policy

GPA: 3.87/4.0

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - WASHINGTON, D.C.

August 2006 - May 2008

BA in International Studies: International Economic Relations May 2008

Honors: Magna Cum Laude, University Honors, Dean's List 2006-2008, Merit Scholarship Recipient

Research: The Evolution of International Terrorism and Contemporary Globalization Theory

GPA: 3.72/4.0

MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE - MESA, AZ

February 2004 - May 2006

Honors: Dean's list 2004 and 2005

GPA: 3.94/4.0

Work

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WASHINGTON, D.C.

August 2008–July 2011

Management Analyst Contractor, Contracted by the Department to work with personnel throughout the Departmentt. Assisted in various processes which include: drafting research articles, coordinating meetings for the Middle East Partnership Initiative, drafting memos regarding national positions on human rights, genocide, and women’s issues, the hiring of Foreign Service professionals, fundraising efforts, crafting Department teleworking policy, and supported training staff at the Foreign Service Institute.

Volunteer

OBAMA FOR AMERICA, FAIRFAX, VA

June 2008 – August 2011

Community Organizing Fellow. Worked to register voters, mobilize political supporters, and connect the Obama Presidential Campaign to voters on the grassroots level.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, PARIS, FRANCE

January 2002 - February 2004

Volunteer International Representative. Worked to develop inter-faith relationships within various French communities. Managed, for 18 of the 24 months, groups ranging in size from 8 to 150.

CARE FOR LIFE, MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE

June 2001 – August 2001

International Volunteer. Taught English, health, sanitation and AIDS awareness classes in orphanages and schools. Built outbuildings and maintained school and orphanage grounds. Distributed food aid and health care packages.

Projects

STOP THIRST LIMITED, ACCRA, GHANA

February 2010 – Present

Co-Founder and Director of Marketing, Sustainability, and New Products, Joint venture sachet water production company operating in Ghana branded as Vive. Introducing new flavored water product, building new factory, increasing output, and implementing biodegradable packaging.

MYLIFING

June 2011 – Present

Founder and CEO. MyLifing is an internet application that aggregates user information from across the social web and adds a private layer for personal writing and reflection. Users can then export their profile into a hard copy format (PDF, ebook or printed book). Currently in beta.

THE SCHELLENGER GROUP

January 2012 – Present

Founder. Consultancy focused on developing and deploying comprehensive web solutions for small and medium sized businesses with under-developed web resources.

THE AFRICAN EQUITY FUND, ACCRA, GHANA

February 2008 – Present

Co-Founder and Director. Co-Founded 501(c)3 in order to promote entrepreneurship and develop scalable and sustainable business. Completed projects include: a small bakery, a clothing store, an Internet café, and a school with 450 students. Built Empower Academy website to facilitate communication between the school and international donors. All projects have either repaid their loan or are on pace to do so. Projects in development include: an import facilitation company, more internet cafés, and a textile production facility. Co-Hosted a celebrity charity golf tournament with the Forever Young Foundation that raised over $200,000 in the summer of 2009 and led a volunteer trip in the summer of 2010.

Languages

FLUENT IN FRENCH

Internships

CONGRESSMAN HARRY MITCHELL, WASHINGTON, D.C

August 2007- May 2008

Congressional Intern. Assisted congressional staff with administrative duties including: drafting letters responding to the specific concerns of constituents, researching the effects of specific legislation and the reaction of the Congressman’s constituency, conducting Capitol tours, and responding to immediate inquiries over the phone.

NORTHERN TRUST BANK, PHOENIX, AZ

February 2004 – July 2004

Intern in the Department of Lending.

Skills

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS Proficient in writing the following scripting languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Liquid, AJAX, and XML. Proficient with the following programs: Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Fireworks, and Final Cut Pro. LEED Accredited Professional, May 2009. Basic Knowledge of Auto CAD for Landscape Design.

CUMULATIVE UNDERGRAD GPA: 3.84/4.0