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Jaya D.
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About Jaya

About Jaya
My name is Jaya Duckworth, and I am a student at Occidental College studying Diplomacy and World Affairs and minoring in Public Health. I have worked in childcare and tutoring for a total of 7 years now, and I have also worked in the public service and nonprofit sectors. I am passionate about child development, fostering a love of learning among kids of all ages and backgrounds, and working to decrease barriers that prevent marginalized students from achieving in school. I have a strong writing background, as I have worked as a staff writer...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have worked for two years as a reading tutor for kids ages 8-10, and I have also worked as a tutor for clarinet and music theory for kids ages 8-10. Additionally, I have tutored high school students in Latin reading and comprehension as well as essay writing. I also have one year of experience working as a teacher's assistant at the Occidental Child Development Center, with kids ages 2-5, and I have one year of experience working as an Open Play Teacher at the Seattle Children's PlayGarden, which is an outdoor summer camp and preschool for...
Occidental College
International Affairs
Bachelor's Degree
2019 - 2023

Work Experience

Work Experience
Occidental College Child Development Center, Teacher's Assistant
2019 - 2020
Assisted preschool teachers with classroom activities and games, helped plan and facilitate lessons, facilitated inclusive play among children, mediated classroom conflicts, etc.
Justice for Girls Coalition of Washington State, Youth Program and Training Specialist
2018 - 2020
Helped plan and facilitate equity trainings in which I taught girl-serving advocates and professionals in social and judicial systems. Helped create and launch the Girls Advocacy and Impact Network, a coalition that allows girls to share experiences, teaches them about healthy relationships, advocacy, and policymaking strategies.
Seattle Children's PlayGarden, Open Play Teacher
2019 - 2019
Facilitated inclusive outdoor play for children with and without disabilities, led accessible art projects, games, and activities for children ages 0-15, taught nature-based lessons about gardening, biology, etc, assisted with data input and maintenance of the garden.
The Occidental Newspaper, Staff Writer
2019 - 2019
Reported on community news, wrote and edited articles
POST 84, Executive Board Member
2017 - 2019
Participated on the board of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for outdoor education. Planned and led outdoor trips with lessons and activities about biology, geology, and environmental science. Planned and led trainings for high school student staff members centered around leadership, equity, and inclusion.
Technology Access Foundation, Intern
2018 - 2018
Organized a retreat for teachers of color, including managing logistics, designing media, and working with guest speakers to develop their presentations and facilitate lessons about teaching strategies.

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