Ariel Abdallah

Ariel Abdallah

Claremont, CA, USA


Last updated December 17, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

A young woman who motivates others through transparent communication

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Ariel, a rising senior at Westmont College, is driven by a love of learning that she uses to translate knowledge into effective action. As a Business Economics student, she maintains a 3.79 gpa and enjoys comparing the ways the major allows for theoretical and practical thinking. She plans on studying in San Francisco this fall semester! Ariel's main professional pursuit is to attend law school and become a business or Constitutional attorney. She is highly involved at her school and serves as the president of three organizations. Her objective is to make others feel heard and recognized and to communicate with transparency. She excels at each job and activity by motivating herself and others with a deep love for humanity.

Interesting Factoid

All of the my Spotify playlist covers are photographs from my favorite couture shows.


Languages

Spanish (limited working proficiency)
English

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Student Alumni Association at Westmont College

President; Logistics & Operations Manager

As President of Student Alumni Association, it is my job to be a liaison between Westmont alumni, current students, and the alumni office. My mission is to listen to hear others and show them honor by remembering details of our meetings. I lead a team of 16 students in weekly meetings and frequent trips to meet with professionals. This role includes the following: cultivating personal growth within the team, leading volunteer events, maintaining college traditions, communicating with a number of alums and community members, and planning additional events and seminars. It is also my job to manage the four members of the executive team and their branches of finance, social media, logistics, and hospitality. I have grown extremely familiar with Microsoft Office and Google Sheets in this role. I am currently redoing the organization’s website and planning virtual events.

Westmont College Library Academic Services

History Tutor

My work as a history tutor required that I facilitate a helpful, learning environment for a difficult GE course, Perspectives in World History. I hosted general and pre-test study sessions in-person and more recently, over Zoom. Additional responsibilities included motivating student attendance and volunteering to help organize the tutoring program with the director.
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Professional Organizations

Co-Chair; Executive Council Member


Professional Interests

Business Marketing
International Business
Antitrust Law
Intellectual Property Law
Securities Law
Constitutional Law
Business Management
Finance

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Sustainable Development
Judicial Philosophy
Free Enterprise
Tariff Policy
Campaign Finance


Volunteer Experience

Training Camp Foundation

Franklin Elementary, Santa Barbara, CA

Aug 2018 - Present
My volunteering weekly for this organization for nearly two years gave me a deeper understanding of the people and culture of Santa Barbara. Alongside other students, I tutored and mentored underprivileged kids and helped host the charity events.

Citizens' Climate Lobby

Inland Empire Chapter (Virtual)

May 2019 - Present
As a member, I participate in advocating for non-partisan environmental policy.

Favorites  

Hobbies

Singing
Reading
Hiking
Creating Handmade Cards
Studying Fashion
Softball
Eating
Playing Piano
Painting

Food & Drinks

Mediterranean
Peruvian
Vegetarian
Japanese
Korean
Thai
Italian
Greek
Indian
Mexican

Games

Risk
Clue
Mao
Spite and Malice
Sudoku

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Indie
Lana Del Rey
MARINA
Ali Gatie
Lo Fang
Paolo Buonvino
The Killers
Bahari
Sleeping At Last
Dean Martin
The Airborne Toxic Event
Adele
Labrinth
Linkin Park
Muse
Whitney Houston
R&B
Alternative
Pop

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Softball
Volleyball
Baseball

Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Lakers

Kerri Walsh
Patrick Mahomes
Peyton Manning
Jennie Finch
Maria Sharapova

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

An Affair to Remember
The Pink Panther
Charade
Phantom of the Opera
Miracle in Cell No. 7
A Few Good Men
The Untouchables
Fitoor
Inception

Shark Tank
Medici
Gilmore Girls
White Collar
ANTM
The West Wing

Sandra Bullock
Russell Crowe
Adam Sandler
Cary Grant
Tom Cruise

Brands

Ellie Saab
Zuhair Murad
Alexander Terekhov
Chanel

Education  

School

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics


Clubs and Communities

Law & Society (Pre-Law) Club

President; Vice President; Event Coordinator

My roles as Event Coordinator, Vice President, and currently Co-President for the pre-law club on campus centers around planning the organization's vision, budget and bi-monthly meetings. I built this club with its founder to fulfill the need for a pre-law club at Westmont. I am proud to say that it is one of the most ethnically diverse organizations on campus. It is also my job to recruit students for membership, contact local lawyers and judges, coordinate meetings with professionals and manage the hospitality aspect.

Students Seeking Awareness in Theological Studies Club (SSATS)

Regular Member

As a member, I attended bi-weekly meetings to discuss theological topics pertaining to metaphysics, epistemology, politics in religion, etc. This club seeks to foster healthy communication among students of all religious backgrounds.

Academic Interests

management
Economics
Psychology
Accounting

Extracurricular Activities

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Capax Dei
Women's Mentorship Program