Yolanda Spura

Yolanda Spura

Washington D.C., DC, USA


Last updated October 9, 2020

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I am a rising junior at Georgetown University, where I major in International Politics (with a concentration in International Law, Ethics, and Institutions), and minor in Chinese with a certificate in African Studies. I have experience in conducting legal research, running small business operations, and working in communications and digital marketing in the Think Tank space. I enjoy working in fast-paced, collaborative environments. Outside of work, I love to watch documentaries, hike, and attend exercise classes!

Interesting Factoid

I'm double jointed almost everywhere and English is technically my third language!


Languages

German
English
Chinese

Countries Visited

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Kenya
Ethiopia
Hong Kong
Luxembourg
Monaco
China
Austria
France
Spain
Japan
Iceland
Switzerland
Malaysia
Italy
Costa Rica
The Bahamas
Germany
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Council on Foreign Relations

Global Communications and Media Relations Intern

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Policy Intern

At NAPABA, I researched legal and political issues affecting the AAPI community and the legal profession including language access, the Adoptee Citizenship Act, DACA, and Filipino WWII Veterans Parole. I also constructed statements on NAPABA’s position in response to current events such as the end of the Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program, assisted in coordinating logistics for the Leadership Advancement Program, and analyzed participant responses in a follow- up survey and provided recommendations to improve both the survey and conference.
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Professional Interests

Public Policy
Consulting
Analytics
Law
Public Relations
Development
Communications
Advertising
Marketing

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Gender Equality
The Environment
Sustainable Development
Social Justice
Women's Reproductive Rights

Volunteer Experience

Campus Tour Guide

Blue & Gray Tour Guide Society

Sep 2019 - Present
Lead tours to prospective new students and families, providing information on the history of the university, academics, student life, and resources.

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Documentaries
Yoga
Martial Arts
Horseback Riding
Music

Food & Drinks

Ramen
Pasta
Sushi

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

6lack
Rex Orange County
Khalid
King Princess

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Champions
Blackfish
Parasite

White Collar
Suits
The Magicians
Avatar

Education  

School

B.S. – Bachelor of Science, International Politics


Clubs and Communities

Students of Georgetown, Inc

Director of Operations and Data Analytics

As the DoDA, I run weekly data reports in Clover and Shopventory, analyzing product sales to reduce spoilage and increase revenue. Additionally, I plan marketing schemes, take the lead in customer flow projects including a current project to extend store hours, and maintain day-to-day storefront operations and develop institutional memory for appliances and operating procedures. I am also responsible for training new hires, baristas, and managers to ensure quality and customer service standards

Innovo

Consultant

As a consultant, I work in a team to help clients develop business and marketing strategies. In previous projects, I have analyzed potential funding sources, including public sector partnership options, for a client working to find a disease vector in bats using drones, identified marketing strategies, and conducted a comparative analysis of target donor priorities to help clients tailor pitches in grant applications.
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Academic Interests

International Relations
Chinese
African Studies
Politics
Refugees and Migration
National Identity

Extracurricular Activities

Georgetown Equestrian Team