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AYANA ROCKETT

738 Longfellow St. NW #415 Washington, DC 20011


Tel: 917-865-8512, E-mail: ayana.rockett@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Government of the District of Columbia, 2004 – 2009

MAYORAL AIDE, Mayor’s Office of Community Relations and Services (MOCRS),


2007 – 2009
 Act as the primary representative and point of contact for the Mayor at more than 250
meetings per year including events with other entities, businesses, community-based
organizations (CBO’s), and citizens to support service initiatives and community problem
solving
 Organize weekly meetings with key governmental agencies, utility companies and
CBO’s that work directly with district residents
 Coordinate and provide direct supervision to agency representatives based on the
priorities of the community and the Mayor
 Train community leaders, civic associations, and CBO’s on community engagement by
using practices of successful models
 Create and implement development plans that address persistent problems such as
crime and blight
 Brief the Mayor on issues critical to community stakeholders, city council members, the
media, and other government agencies
 Assess partnering agencies on program objectives, issues and performance
management
 Liaise with Limited English Proficient members of the Spanish speaking community on
behalf of District government

NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES COORDINATOR, Office of the City Administrator, 2004 –


2007
 Lead the organization and efforts of 20 different agencies based on the priorities of the
community, the City Administrator and the Mayor
 Advised the Commander and Lieutenants of the 4th District Metropolitan Police
Department on issues affecting residents and businesses
 Developed effective community policing curriculum for members of the Metropolitan
Police Department
 Created and implemented targeted development plans for areas with high crime and
blight
 Represented Mayor and City Administrator at key community events
Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC, 2003 - 2004

INTERPRETER/TRANSLATOR (English ↔ Spanish), Clinic of Community and Economic


Development
 Counseled predominantly Latino small business owners on the principles of small
business development
 Served as interpreter in all face to face interactions between the students and the
small business owners
 Translated retainers and other legal documents from English into Spanish
 Provided cultural competency training to students
Ehrenkrantz School of Social Work, New York University, 1999 - 2003
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
 Researched Masters of Social Work and Certificate of Social Work programs in
universities nationwide to identify library resources that could be used by Ehrenkrantz
professors
 Maintained and updated content on department website

EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Arts, New York University, May 2003
 Dual degree in Metropolitan Studies and Latin American Literature
AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITES:

 Recipient, 4th District Metropolitan Police Department and Citizens Advisory Council
Outstanding Human Service Award
 Member, Latino Community and Economic Development Commission
 International City/County Management Association