Niko Haley Newbould
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Location: Bellingham, WA, USA
School: Western Washington University
Field of Study: English

Niko Haley Newbould

I am a college student looking to stay busy outside of class time while gaining experience and new skills. I make music, design some of my own clothes, and I do freelance writing in my spare time.


Niko Haley Newbould


Cosmopolitan Magazine, New York, Ny — Editorial Intern
September 2019 - December 2019
Here I learned about digital publishing, social media marketing, and was SEO trained by Hearst media. I wrote articles, did research for editors, transcribed interviews, as well as performed administrative tasks around the office.

Oceti Wakan, Pine Ridge, SD — Book editor and volunteer
Jan 2014 - Present
Here I worked on, edited, and helped distribute books concerning suicide prevention and mental health awareness to Native children in Pine Ridge Reservation and beyond. My aunt Cindy and uncle Peter Catches are the founders and have provided me the opportunity to help volunteer and learn from the foundation. 100% volunteer service

Faithfully Sweet, Washington DC — Cashier, Food Handler, Janitorial Help
August 2018 - Present
My aunt runs a catering company in DC, so over the school year I pick up temporary shifts for full weekends by taking the train from NYC to DC. While there I typically work 18hr shifts for conventions. I have lots of practice of service with a smile, cashier duties, and working under lots of pressure. I make my own scheduling for this job, so it would never conflict with any days I’m supposed to be working.

Red Mill Burgers, Phinney Ridge, WA — Waitress, Cashier, part-time frycook, Janitorial Help
August 2016 - June 2017
My first paying job. I learned cashier duties, customer service skills, how to grill burgers, assist in any and all restaurant duties. I quit due to my family having to move to an apartment on the other side of town, but it provided me with lots of experience.

ZooCorps, Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle, WA) — ZooCorps Leader
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Worked with children of all ages, educating them on conservation awareness, environmental impact, and the importance of animals. Held positions of greeter, led talks on conservation in many different biomes, was a kindergarten camp counselor, and helped work behind the scenes in the petting zoo with animal care and clean up. 100% volunteer service.

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
August 2020- June 2022
I am starting this fall semester with the plan to double major in English and Psychology.

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY — Transferred
August 2018- June 2020
I just completed my sophomore year. So far, I have primarily focused on creative writing and sociology. I won third place in an undergraduate fiction writing contest my first year. I am also a part of the crew team. I am transferring colleges to be closer to home due to the pandemic as well as to pursue psychology.

Ballard High School, Seattle, WA — Graduated
Sept 2014 - June 2018
I’ve participated in many AP classes. My grades were all As with a C that came from a really hard time I was facing junior year when my uncle died. I’ve been in choir since freshman year and have run track since my sophomore year. I also was a Link Crew leader and was a part of my newspaper staff where I wrote many featured articles.

4.0 College GPA
26 articles published with ------------
Won 3rd Place in an undergrad fiction competition
AP National Scholar (For receiving a score of 3 or more on multiple AP Tests)
Honor Roll all 4 years
AP U.S History - Scored a 5 (out of 5), AP Bio - Scored a 3, AP LA - Scored a 5, AP World History - Scored a 4
Went to Carnegie Hall with Choir and participated in a National Choir Festival
Successfully transitioned 15 freshman students through Link Crew Leadership at Ballard High
Consistently had work featured in school newspaper as a staff reporter

English, French (3 years of study in high school), Italian (1 year of college)

student, writing, editorial