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BRENDA GONZALEZ ABAGY

1722 19th St Apartment 311 - Washington, D.C. 20009


(202) 368-6818 - bmg45@georgetown.edu

EDUCATION

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, DC


M.A. COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY (Graduating May 2010)
GPA 3.89

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO OVIEDO, SPAIN


BACHELOR OF ARTS, ART HISTORY (2001-2006)

UNIVERSIDAD LA SALLE DEL PEDREGAL MEXICO CITY


GRAPHIC DESIGN (2000-2001)

EXPERIENCE

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY NEW YORK, NY


ASSISTANT CURATOR (Summer 2009)

 Research on over 1,500 unpublished negatives recently located in what is called the "Mexican Suitcase." Worked directly
for Cynthia Young--Robert Capa's curator. More information about this project at - museum.icp.org/mexican_suitcase/
 Cataloguing new prints recently acquired by the International Center of Photography in TMS.

MUNICIPALITY OF AVILES, SPAIN SPAIN


ASSISTANT PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY CULTURAL PROGRAMS (2005-2008)

 Promoted, implemented and programmed a high profile, comprehensive series of exhibitions, workshops and public
cultural programs for the Municipality. Press releases.
 Curator of the annual workshops of the City: “Creating new spaces for Contemporary Art,” two years.
 Promoted, edited and coordinated catalogues for exhibitions, and records of workshops.
 Trained and supervised part-time staff for different cultural activities for the City, such as festivals and performing arts.

NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS MEXICO CITY


ASSISTANT COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR (1998-2001)

 Responsible of organizing and safeguarding the complex archive of a multinational company as Novartis.
 Performed annual budget, accounting, managing calendar, travel coordination and expenses.
 PR experience coordinating multiple projects with government authorities and international institutions.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

 Native Spanish, proficient in English and conversational French.


 Excellent oral, written, and visual communicator.
 Excellent cross-cultural communication and interaction skills with individuals of all levels, and of diverse cultural
backgrounds.
 Effective multi-tasking. Work efficiently calm and under pressure. Detail oriented.
 Strong analytical and problem solving abilities, work as a team player.

HONORS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 "La Caixa" Bank: Full-scholarship to study abroad. (2008-2010)


 Scholarship for excellent GPA to study Bachelor of Art History at the University of Oviedo. (2001-2006)
 AJE Junior Award 2006 – Prize for the best Junior businessmen project: Geko Tower. (more information upon request)