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Christopher James

Christopher James

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

Recent Graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) currently seeking entry level positions in public affairs or communications; would consider any Internship position available as well. I am particularly interested in working on sustainable design projects, public interfacing and communication strategies with government agencies or local press. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Morphosis Architects, Culver City, CA, US, Communications Intern

Jan 2014 - current
 

California Forward, Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Assistant

Assistant researcher of shared service initiatives throughout Southern California and their possible implementation in Los Angeles County. Gained Experience working with local press and government agencies.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2013
 

California Strategies, LLC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Research Intern

As a research intern I was focused on the research of information relating to the implementation of the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). I gained experience in the analysis of public policy and California's regulatory history. The position required that I assisted in the presentation of information to relevant supervisors and development of specific policy proposals.

Jan 2013 - May 2013
 

The Red Shirt Project, Red Shirt, SD, US, Project Volunteer

Annual summer project in South Dakota constructing and designing new shelters/utility services/infrastructures on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. As a volunteer I was responsible for several wide ranging aspects of the project including Accounting, Construction, Architectural Consultations, and the daily maintenance of the camp. Over the past several years I assisted in the construction of sustainable designs, including a local straw-bale house at the border of the Reservation. I also gained proficiency with building tools and machine operations.

Jul 2005 - Aug 2012
 

Canterbury USC, Los Angeles, CA, US, Office Assistant

As an assistant/secretary I assisted in the management of office filing system and daily activities. My tasks included outlining schedules, events, spreadsheets for analysis and distribution.

Mar 2009 - May 2011
 

Education 

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2013
 

Awards 

5th Year Independent Research Award, 1st Place

This award is a recognition of exemplary research and scholarship on a written topic from a 5th Year student. The research paper was titled “To Kill a Lakota,” and represented a historical and contemporary analysis of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 

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