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Marissa Jackson

407 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115 Jackson.ma@husky.neu.edu (804) 380-4088

EDUCATION Northeastern University Boston, MA Candidate for Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology, Minor in International Affairs May 2014 Honors:Deans List, Charles Irwin Travelli Scholarship GPA: 3.66 Relevant Coursework: Research Methods in Sociology, Public Speaking, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Health and Illness, Current Issues in Cities and Suburbs EXPERIENCE Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA Yawkey 8 Clinic Volunteer October 2011Present Maintain welcoming presence in waiting area to ensure comfort of patients and care givers Bring patients to treatment area Ensure each patient has water and blanket as needed Perform general hospital duties Assist with patient transport Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Assistant to the Annual Giving Program July 2011-December 2011 Participated in fundraising strategy meetings Assisted in coordination of solicitation mailings; including preparing mailings lists and mail merges Assisted in preparation of reports, documents, and spreadsheets tracking responses to solicitation mailings Researched and verified alumni giving histories Assisted with Harvard Medical School event preparation Assisted with inter-office clerical tasks Northeastern University (NU) Boston, MA Peer Mentor (Volunteer) August 2010Present Speak to classes and events with undecided students Offer support and advice about classes, professors, and general university issues Teachers Assistant for Connections and Decisions January 2011- April 2011 Teach class lectures or chime in as needed with class of undecided freshman Explain Northeastern and academic majors available; facilitate exercises Share personal experiences with and lead discussions about undeclared program Team Member - Alternative Spring Break program (Antigua, Guatemala) March 2011 Work as team with Bridge Builders company on community development projects with locals Focus on sustainable development in organic coffee industry Orientation Leader-New Student Orientation May 2010- September 2010 Worked with incoming students and parents; helped with adjustment to new chapter in lives Prepared and organized materials for all incoming students; offered extreme attention to detail Facilitated icebreakers and important discussions about various aspects of Northeastern

Invisible Children Boston, MA Executive Board Member May 2010-Present Bring Ugandan students to campus to share experiences in war and hopes for future for Face to Face Screening event Raise funds for organization in Uganda focused on helping HIV/AIDS patients Member September 2009- May 2010 Raised awareness throughout campus about recovery efforts occurring in Northern Uganda after 22 year long war involving use of child soldiers; screened documentaries; brought in lecturers SKILLS Computer: Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel Languages: Basic Conversational and written Spanish Interests: Social Advocacy, Public Health, Running, Baking