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VANESSA MCCOY

6113 Finn Glen Dr. | Westerville, OH 43081


mccoyva@mail.uc.edu | (614) 205-2830
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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Communication and Sociology student with four years of experience in non-profit administration and fundraising.
Seeking opportunities that will allow me to develop skills in social justice, advocacy, education, and law to better
the advancement of my organization.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Communication & Sociology Expected Graduation: Fall 2020
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
GPA: 4.0/4.0

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Intern
Ohio Innocence Project, Cincinnati, Ohio January 2019– Present
• Counsel clients on confidential matters relate to rights, responsibilities, and judicial matters.
• Categorize and organize confidential documents.
• Inventorying exoneree case files in a logical system.
Research Data Collector January 2018 – May 2018
Department of Sociology, Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio
• Identified patterns of food insecurity/inequality through a combination of quantitative and qualitative data
gathering methods in the Greater Columbus Metropolitan Area.
• Suggested community gardens as a possible solution to patterns of food insecurity.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Sociology Club Outreach Coordinator August 2018– Present
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
• Collaborate with a team of students to create solutions to local, national, and international problems in a
conversational environment.
• Participate in practice debates on current events and their impact on our local community.
Fundraising Committee Member January 2017 – January 2018
The Byron Saunders Foundation, Columbus, Ohio
• Implemented and deliver a monthly newsletter reaching an audience of 500 donors and volunteers.
• Fundraised over $30,000 to support non-profits mission through public speaking events.
• Planned fundraising events such as large-scale galas, tailgates, and golf outings.
• Build relationships with sponsors to propel a lasting network.
• Executed a silent auction for our annual gala.

RELEVANT SKILLS
• Computer: Google Analytics, Finance Management, MailChimp, Microsoft Office, Ohio Dept. of
Rehabilitation and Corrections Database
• Fundraising: Event planning, grant writing

HONORS AND AWARDS


• TAFT Undergraduate Enrichment Award November 2018
Grant awarded to assist undergraduate research initiatives.
• Prudential Community Spirit Award 2017 & 2018
Awards youth who have shown commitment to service in their schools and communities.