Tamara Savannah Biddle

Tamara S. Biddle (Research Fellow)
VIA Fellow
Email: tamarasb@bu.edu


EDUCATIONS
Boston University, Boston MA (Class of 2018 (Expected May 2018)
Bachelor of Science in Communication
• Concentration in Political Science


PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

ActionAid Australia (Sydney, Australia)

Women’s rights non-profit organization—part of a global federation working in over 45 countries to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication. Worked as a communications intern to:
• Produced content for social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and for the website, reacted to current events, promoted ongoing campaigns, advertised upcoming events, and shared women’s stories.
• Tracked data on Sprout Social and Google Analytics, conducted research and outreach to potential partners and various e-commerce platforms—wrote reports about innovative ways to expand the organization digitally.

Let’s Get Ready (Somerville, MA)
Site Director (Jan-May 2017)
Nonprofit program committed to helping low-income students get in and through college (Free SAT tutoring, college tours,
peer-peer mentoring)
• Worked in LGR Access Program, directing Somerville High School site–working with volunteer college coaches
and HS Juniors preparing for SAT/college applications (Daily onsite management/ Data management)
• Utilized leadership and organizational skills, communicating between program manager, students, and coaches

Year Up (Boston, MA)
Outreach Coordinator Intern (Jan-May 2016)
Nonprofit program working to shrink the opportunity gap in the US (Free professional development training through
college credit classes and organized internships—for urban community students)
• Worked in Admissions and Recruitment— conversion calls, community outreach fairs, and data management
• Gained essential communication and reception skills, as well as creative sale techniques

Boston University Telefund (Boston, MA)
Fundraiser (Jan-May 2015)
Fundraised for BU’s Annual Fund
• Spoke with alumni, parents, and friends of the university
• Developed interpersonal skills, sales techniques, and data management

Grass Roots Campaigns (Boston, MA/ Philadelphia, PA)
Fundraiser (Sept-Dec 2014/ Nov-Jan 2016)
• Informed interested passersby’ about the Nature Conservatory, Planned Parenthood, and Doctors without Borders
• Requested donations throughout different areas of Boston and Philadelphia through enthusiastic and informative
scripts, utilizing passionate sales techniques


ENGLISH TEACHING EXPERIENCE

DaDa Online ESL Tutor

Teaches four regular Elementary English students based in Beijing, China.

DOX Conversation Course English Teacher (Cabo Frio, Brazil)

School working to provide a natural English environment for Brazilian students focused on verbal practice and conversation. Taught two intermediate classes, one beginner class, and one advanced class


CERTIFICATIONS
Stafford House of English, Boston MA (August 2016)
Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with Honors


SKILLS
Proficient in both French and Portuguese, familiar with Spanish
• Confident with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Salesforce, Google Analytics, Outlook, Canva
• Strategic with Social Media (Sprout Social, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat)