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NAOMI KRANZ TSAI

phone: 253.632.8008 email: tsain@sas.upenn.edu website: naomitsai.org

EDUCATION
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 2011 to Present, Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2015
English Major with an emphasis in creative writing, 3.84 GPA
Honors: Deans List 2011-2012

Auburn Mountainview High School, Auburn, Washington


Class of 2011, 4.0 GPA
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, 2011 Washington Scholar

WORK EXPERIENCE
Kelly Writers House, May 2014 to Present
CURF Summer Intern & Founding Editor of The Bell: Proposed and developed a new literary
magazine for 7-12th grade Philadelphia writers and artists. Designed and coded the
magazines website, created promotional materials and recruited staff members. Currently
establishing partnerships with local nonprofits and schools, as well as overseeing the
Editorial Staff.

W.S. Jones & Associates, April 2014 to Present

Freelance Editor/Consultant: Edit and write content for brochures, flyers, and all online
marketing. Design and send out email blasts to insurance agents.

Marks Family Writing Center, January 2012 to Present


Writing Tutor: Offer feedback and guidance to University of Pennsylvania students
regarding writing assignments or personal statements. Visit classes to promote the writing
center. Attended intensive, semester-long seminar on writing pedagogy, peer tutoring, and
the revision process.

Best in Class Education Center, September 2013 to December 2013


English Teacher: Taught group classes on grammar, reading comprehension, essay writing
and vocabulary.

Netter Center Evaluation Team, September 2011 to April 2013


Research Assistant: Worked with Eagles Youth Partnership to evaluate the success and
effectiveness of the Eagles Playground Build for disadvantaged Philadelphia schools. Took
ethnographic notes, wrote literature reviews, conducted focus groups and principal and
student surveys, coded qualitative data, and managed pedometer studies.

University of Washington Summer Youth Program, summer of 2012 and 2013


Group Leader: Responsible for up to twenty-three elementary and middle school age
students. Assisted instructors in running green energy and geology-related projects and
lessons; led recreational activities.

Kumon Learning Center, July 2009 to August 2011

Junior Kumon Instructor: Directed Junior Kumon Program, assisted students ages three to
seven in reading and math assignments and enrichment activities, evaluated students and
tailored the program to meet individual needs.
Reading Program Assistant: Supervised reading program, assisted students ages six to nine
in oral reading worksheets, encouraged students in positive reading habits, increased
retention rate of reading program.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Seneca International, February 2014 to Present

Web/Graphic Designer: Create posters and promotional graphics for womens rights events
and fundraisers, design and update website, and manage social media outlets and website
content.

TIMBA, January 2014 to May 2014


Tutor: Lead reading and writing groups weekly with West Philadelphia elementary school
children from the West African diaspora.

Neighborhood House Association Tutoring Center, July 2010 to June 2011

Tutor: Directed reading program, assisted students who live in low-income housing with
homework and skill building projects.

MISC (Musicians In Support against Cancer) Benefit Concert, 2010 to 2011

Founder: Delegated responsibilities, held auditions, organized rehearsals, advertised and


sold tickets, performed electric fiddle in concert, raised over $2000 for Seattle Cancer Care
Alliance.