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Tutor profile: Iris M.

Iris M.
Published writer, translator, academic researcher -- and tutor
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About Iris

About Iris
Hi! I’m Iris. I just graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Comparative Literature, where I received High Honors on my diploma (equivalent of Manga Cum Laude.) At UC Berkeley I worked as a research assistant to 2 professors, was published twice, and received a prestigious fellowship for my honors thesis. In college I studied mainly German literature, but I also read in Latin, and speak some Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese. I am a very friendly and energetic person, with a lifelong love of reading, writing, and foreign languages, as well as a...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I worked for the San Francsico Unified School District as a Student Advocate intern for one year before starting college, and in that capacity I worked with high schoolers to determine what their schools needed and advocate this to the Board of Education. I'm passionate about education and having high-quality schools with well-supported teachers, so in college I also worked closely with the Oakland Teachers Union and supported their strike for higher wages. I’m also an experienced childcare provider, and I’ve worked with children ages 2-18 as...
University of California - Berkeley
Comparative Literature
Bachelor's Degree
2016 - 2020

Work Experience

Work Experience
UC Berkeley Foundation, Student Fundraiser
2020 - 2020
- Maintained relationships with alumni donors, with a wide range of giving histories. - Cold-called alumni to solicit donations, staffed fundraising events.
50+1 Strategies, Digital Organizing Fellow
2018 - 2018
- Wrote and developed messaging in ads, fundraising emails, and campaign materials for prominent candidates at local and state levels across the United States. - Used software to manage social media, website, and online campaign presence. - Provided support at fundraising and canvassing events.
GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice, Intern
2017 - 2017
- Researched gender-aware urban planning and development strategies for areas suffering the effects of climate change; wrote case studies to inform climate policy decisions. - Organized and led a workshop at the annual UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.
San Francisco Unified School District, Student Advocacy Intern
2015 - 2016
- Worked one-on-one with high schoolers to draft policy recommendations to the Board of Education. - Assisted and advised the Board of Education on student outreach and legislative issues. - Handled official office correspondence, publicity, and communications.

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