Chronological Resume

Chronological Resume :

Marisol A. Ybarra

181 B. 16th Oxford, Berkeley, CA 94720


3 years of experience leading diverse groups of students through both campus and community leadership roles

Strong understanding of politics and governmental structure from Political Science education and internships

Teaching and workshop facilitation experience; ability to develop lesson plans and assess learning outcomes

Strong commitment to public service and volunteerism as demonstrated through extensive community service


University of California, Berkeley Expected May 2013
B.A. Political Science; minor Ethnic Studies. (GPA: 3.7)
Senior Thesis : Voter awareness among California Latino youth in low-income urban neighborhoods
Relevant Research Project : Comparative Urban Analysis: New York vs. Chicago
Researched the political and development histories of two major U.S. cities; identified and reference 8 professional sources. Composed a 22 page research paper and presented findings to a class of 35 peers
(The Politics and Policy of Metropolitan America – Fall 2011. Grade A)


Event Planning Intern – UC Berkeley Leadership Programs (09/11-Present)
Coordinated, managed, and hosted Lunch with Leaders leadership symposiums attended by over 125 students over the course of 2 years; Events resulted in improved communication skills for attendees

Designed and implemented creative marketing strategy, including press releases and local advertising

Worked with a team of 5 on a committee planning board for the Winter Leadership Conference attended by over 300 students; developed professional communication and networking skills

Legal Intern – Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley

Assisted over 50 students by providing legal information related to establishing residency in California

Provided information and answered questions regarding housing and rental issues such as contacts and leases

Gained a solid understanding of legal issues that affect undergraduate students related to housing and residency

Professional Committee Chair – Sigma Delta Psi Honor Society (09/07-05/08)

Researched and analyzed professional needs and interests of 150 Sorority members through surveys and interviews, resulting in improved communication and rapport within the community

Organized and hosted 10 events, workshops, and business tours to better prepare peers for professional success. Examples include: resume writing workshop, job shadowing day, and company tours in SF.

Tutor – Oakland Outreach Program (05/10-Present)

Organized and implemented lesson plans for over 20 ESL students in reading, writing, and composition

Taught 4 writing workshops to high school ESL students resulting in a 15-20% increase in essay grades

Work with a team of 3 community advocates to analyze and improve individual success of students in program


San Mateo Assisted Living Homes, Adult Activities Volunteer (05/12)

Cal Campus Police Assistance Programs - Library Escort Service (09/09-08/11)

Safe Halloween Alternative Festival Staff - Halloween Hoopla, UC Berkeley Residence Halls (10/10)


Fluent in both written and spoken Spanish

Studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for Spring 2010; Enhanced Spanish skills and cross-cultural sensitivity


Proficient in MS Office Suite; Effective internet research skills; comfort with both Mac and PC platforms

Knowledge of MS Access Database programming & Raiser’s Edge Fundraising Development Database

Familiar with SPSS statistical research/analysis software

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Chronological Resume