Research Asst Resume
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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: Harvard University Graduate
Major: Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology

Research Asst Resume

MADISON DEMING


EDUCATION
Harvard University | Cambridge, MA cum laude Class of 2018
B.A. Degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology GPA: 3.701
Secondary Field in Theater, Dance and Media

Relevant Coursework at Harvard University

Research Methods in Child & Adolescent Clinical Psychology | Prof. John Weisz
Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences | Prof. William Mair
Cognitive Neuroscience | Prof. Daniel Schachter
Contemporary Issues in Psychology: Intensive Cross-level Analyses | Prof. Jill Hooley
The Creation and Critique of the Psychological Test | Prof. Marla Eby
Psychological Science | Prof. Steven Pinker
Abnormal Psychology | Prof. Joshua Buckholtz
Social Psychology | Prof. Fiery Cushman
Free Will, Responsibility, and Law | Prof. Joshua Greene
Hormones and Behavior | Prof. Carole Hooven
Brains, Identity, and Moral Agency | Prof. Steven Hyman
Madness and Medicine: Themes in the History of Psychiatry | Prof. Anne Harrington
Psychology of Consumer Behavior | Prof. Prerana Bharadwaj
Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology | Prof. Robert Lue


EMPLOYMENT
Research Assistant | Laboratory for Youth Mental Health – Harvard University Jan 2017 – May 2017
Assisted in data entry and analysis of psychological testing/youth mental health measures
Provided operational support to researchers
Participated in weekly research meetings discussing relevant academic papers in the youth mental health field

Executive Assistant | Stage Left Children’s Theater | Tappan, NY June 2018 – Aug 2018
Provided executive support to Executive Director of 300+ children ages 4 to 18
Assisted with budgeting and scheduling throughout summer season
Updated and inventoried 15+ year DVD, CD, and script catalogue
Researched and implemented new shows to add to creative repertoire

Production Assistant | Office for the Arts at Harvard | Cambridge, MA Aug 2017 – May 2018
Created and managed schedules for large-scale events
Developed successful promotional strategies and communicated these strategies to students and professionals across campus
Created promotional and marketing materials
Created and organized training materials for various office positions
Created and maintained archives for 100+ performances

Venue Manager | Office for the Arts at Harvard | Cambridge, MA Aug 2015 – May 2018
Managed guest flow into and out of theatrical spaces
Ensured safety of up to 300 patrons at a time
Performed routine walk-throughs of theatrical spaces to ensure continued safety of patrons
Supervised Box Office and House Managers for over 100 performances

Teacher | Clarkstown Family Resource Center | New City, NY Sept 2018 – May 2019
Taught the basics of acting for the stage to children in grades 2 to 5 through play
Created and executed curriculum for 8 weeks of programming
Helped children devise original short plays based on children’s books

Teacher | American Repertory Theater’s Kids Company | Cambridge, MA Jan 2017 – May 2018
Created and adapted lessons and activities to meet students’ individual needs
Taught children ages 4+ communication, teamwork, creativity, and story-building
Communicated student progress and areas needing improvement to parents

Director | Stage Left Children’s Theater | Tappan, NY June 2016 – Aug 2019
Taught children from ages 6 to 15 complicated music, choreography, and staging
Created and adapted teaching strategies and activities to meet students’ individual needs
Created instructional materials for students with wide range of mental, physical, and emotional maturities
Supervised up to five assistants in childcare and leadership skills
Established and maintained relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members

Tutor | Ivy League Learning | New City, NY Sept 2018 – Aug 2019
Taught skills to master SAT Verbal, Math, and Essay sections, as well as writing fluency and reading comprehension


VOLUNTEER WORK
Intake/Trauma Assessment Specialist | Safe Horizon Counseling Center | NYC Fall 2019
Conducted pre-intake interviews and trauma assessments for prospective clients
Participated in clinically-focused group staff meetings

Consent Advocate | Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response | Harvard Jan 2016 – May 2018
Taught workshops, spoke at events, and helped organize programming to educate students on primary prevention of sexual assault and survivor-sensitive spaces
Raised awareness, confronted rape culture, and promoted consent and healthy relationships through educational advocacy and social change communication

Practitioner | Angel Shed Inclusive Theatre Company | London, UK Summer 2016
Helped run weekly classes with children of varying ages and abilities
Implemented skills to include children with non-verbal disabilities and varying attention and behavioral disorders

Practitioner | Unicorn Theatre | London, UK Summer 2016
“Young Mums” Program: Helped mothers under the age of 25 participate in creative play with their infants weekly
“Unicorn Young Creators” Program: Helped lead a comedy workshop with children in foster care

AWARDS
Cum Laude in Field from Harvard University
Artist Development Fellow 2016
Louise Donovan Award for Theatre from Harvard Office for the Arts

SKILLS
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
Quickbooks
Photoshop (proficient)
Editing/Proofreading
Schedule management
Strong verbal and written communication

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