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KIRBY A. ARAULLO

kirbyaraullo@gmail.com | Davis, CA

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STRENGTHS

 

​I am passionate about serving our communities, about empowering the youth to reach their full potential, and about taking action in helping address the most pressing issues of our day.

  • Passionate about sharing empowering stories through various forms of creative media that inspire and educate

  • Over 10 years of experience of mobilizing the community through multimedia and community organizing

  • Known for energetic approach in creating a welcoming environment with an extensive background in serving diverse communities

INTERESTS

  • Youth Empowerment, Education, & Leadership
  • Political Campaigns & Grassroots Movements
  • Community Organizing & Advocacy
     
EXPERIENCE

 

Co-Founder; Director of Operations | 2018 - 2020

Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies, UC Davis

  • Since 2012, establish foundations of the Institution through student and community outreach, social-media, workshops, and fundraising
  • Manage office space and oversee all center activities including research and advocacy programs

  • Increase student and civic involvement through educational opportunities, internships, lobby day, symposiums, and digital media

 

Department Coordinator | 2017 - 2019

Department of Asian American Studies, UC Davis

  • Manage all 12 department offices including the George Kagiwada Research Library
  • Oversee all department activities and implement student and community outreach objectives and marketing strategies for the department to increase majors, and maintain alumni and supporting networks

  • Provide administrative support for faculty and the Student Affairs Officer to educate and retain Asian American Students through educational programs, academic advising, and knowledge of university and community resources

 

Media Communications Coordinator | 2015 - 2017

Explorit Science Center, Davis, CA​

  • Work closely with the Executive Director & Board Members to develop and implement strategic marketing and social media communications plan for signature programs and special events

  • Provide administrative and events management support to the Director of Operations, Education Specialists, and Guest Relations Specialists

  • Increase membership, attendance, partnership, and community engagement through creative media and outreach to schools in 18 Northern California counties

SKILLS

Highly skilled in gathering data, providing routine and complex administrative support, generating periodical reports, and ability to further organizational mission and work with communities of diverse backgrounds

  • Office Management skills to independently prioritize and coordinate many work assignments in the most efficient manner, with urgent deadlines and with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to communicate with confidence and discretion where matters of confidentiality are concerned

  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, Graphic Design, & Social Media Marketing

  • Multilingual Speaker: English, Filipino/Tagalog, Kapampangan, & Spanish

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

GRADUATE STUDIES & CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

Harvard University | 2015 - 2018

  • Graduate coursework in Government and History
  • U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies Certificate

  • U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy Certificate

  • American Government: Constitutional Foundations Certificate

  • Citizen Politics in America: Public Opinion, Elections, Interest Groups, and the Media Certificate

 

Université catholique de Louvain | 2018​

  • Graduate coursework in International Law

  • International Human Rights Law Certificate

UNDERGRADUATE

University of California, Davis | 2010-2014

  • History, Asian American Studies, War & Peace Studies, and Technocultural Studies​

Cerritos College | 2006-2010

  • Architecture, Geography, History, and International Studies

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

National Coordinator for Culture & Heritage; Communications Coordinator | 2019 - Present

National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)​

  • Direct nation-wide programs to engage, empower, and unite Filipino American communities across the country through campaigns, conferences, and leadership trainings

  • Recruit and supervise the Northern California delegation for the annual medical missions to the Philippines

  • Mobilize and collaborate with student organizations, local businesses and institutions to fundraise for signature relief and rehabilitation programs

 

Culture Bearer & Community Educator | 2010 - Present​

  • Instruct API students and professionals about Asian American history and identity at various programs and non-profit organizations such as:

    • API Legislative Staff Academy, APIs Mobilize Youth Leadership Program-East Bay, Empower Yolo, etc.

  • Facilitate culturally-relevant workshops and hands-on college courses at various youth conferences, community organizations and academic institutions such as:

    • UC Davis, University of the Pacific, San Jose State University, etc.

  • Serve as Visiting Lecturer and Researcher on History and Culture to various institutions in the Philippines such as:

    • The Museum of Philippine Social History, City College of Angeles, Sinupan Singing: Indigenous Research Institute & Center for Kapampángan Cultural Heritage, etc.

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