Elyssa Seltzer
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Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
School: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Field of Study: Strategic Communications

Elyssa Seltzer

Elyssa Seltzer
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6107 Ramsgate Road, Bethesda, MD 20816

EDUCATION AND HONORS

University of Wisconsin - Madison; Graduation Date: May 2023 | Fall 2019 Dean’s List
GPA: 3.74; Intended major: Strategic Communications; Courses include Journalism 201, African American Literature 227
Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD; Graduation Date: June 2019 | AP Scholar with Honor
GPA: 3.8; Courses include AP Government, AP Language, AP Comparative Politics, AP Literature

ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP
UW Madison Public Relations Student Society of America (January 2020-Present)
PRSSA provides networking opportunities and real life Public Relations experiences for aspiring undergraduate students in the Journalism field. There are also multiple networking opportunities in major cities including Chicago and Minneapolis.
UW Madison Music Matters (September 2019-Present)
I use various social media accounts to spread the word about performances on or near campus, encourage students to participate in raffles to win tickets to reputable artists performing locally, and learn about the music industry.
UW Madison Alpha Chi Omega (September 2019-Present)
I delivered short speeches to student groups on campus to advocate for our fall philanthropy initiative, “Mr. Alpha Chi,” which raised $20,000+ in two weeks for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.
Walt Whitman High School Speech and Debate (September 2015-May 2019)
As a Debate Team member, I competed in local and national debate tournaments on different matters. Topics included NCAA athlete compensation, the capital gains tax, and Spain’s independence from Catalonia.
Walt Whitman High School Black and White (May 2016-May 2019)
As a Feature Writer and Editor for Whitman's school newspaper, I wrote articles on an array of topics, conducted in-person interviews, and undertook topic research. My articles ranged from high school class recruitment to a review of “Black Panther”.
Walt Whitman’s Peer 4 Peers (November 2017-May 2019)
As Social Media Manager for Peers 4 Peers, the mental health awareness club at my high school, I posted about meetings, fundraisers, resources, and encouraged club participation.
Walt Whitman High School Psychology Journal (January 2017-May 2019)
I was selected as one of 12 out of 85 applicants to work on the nation’s only high school student-based psychology journal. As a journal member, I edited work from students across the world and conducted independent research and experiments.
Walt Whitman Mental Health Seminars (March 2018-April 2018)
I created and presented mental health seminars that were presented in classes throughout my school during Mental Health Awareness Week. These seminars educated teachers and students on different mental illnesses, and they enabled students to share personal stories and resources to address mental health issues.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Equinox - Front Desk Associate Bethesda, Maryland
June 2018-January 2020
As members’ first point of contact in the gym, I work diligently to keep the club running smoothly and ensure all members are satisfied with their experience.
I assist members by checking them in, helping them with account information, helping them pay for cafe items and spa appointments, showing prospective members around, and performing other tasks to keep operations flowing.

Georgetown Aquatics - Front Desk Staff, Merrimack Pool Bethesda, Maryland
May-September 2017
I facilitated the customer experience by answering phones, checking in members, recording guests, answering account questions, issuing guest passes, and addressing any concerns.
I guided new staff members by providing training and instruction on computer systems and phone operations as well as orienting them with information about pool memberships and rules.

Camp Rim Rock - Counselor In Training Yellow Spring, West Virginia
June-July 2017
I cared for 30 girls ages 9-11 full-time at a sleepaway summer camp. My time there was spent providing all-day supervision, guidance, assistance and fun to the campers, starting with waking them up in the morning and helping them get dressed in order to prepare for the day’s activities.
Throughout the day, we engaged in various activities including sports, art, swimming, and hiking. At the end of the day, I ran their showers and supervised them while they washed up and brushed their teeth before they went to sleep.

PR, social media, communications