Resume

Contact information:
mintydao@gmail.com

EDUCATION
University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, College Park, Md.
Concentration in print journalism. B.A. anticipated in May 2011.

Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, Salzburg, Austria
Participated in this three-week summer academy that gathers 60 university level students and a dozen faculty from five continents to explore media’s role in global citizenship. Completed in August 2010.

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE
Environment reporter, Capital News Service, Annapolis, Md.
Cover environmental issues relating to Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay for a news service operated by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism with a circulation throughout Maryland. (Since September 2010.)

Features editor, The PublicAsian, College Park, Md.
Edit and give feedback to writers for stories relating to the Asian American community for this on-campus monthly newspaper. (Since September 2010.)

General assignment reporter, The Diamondback, College Park, Md.
Covered various campus-related stories for the university’s independent daily newspaper with circulation of 17,000. (From September to December 2009.)

Copy editor, The Diamondback, College Park, Md.
Fact-checked and proofread stories for the university’s independent daily newspaper. (From September to December 2009.)

Freelance writer, Takoma Voice, Takoma Park, Md.
Covered Takoma Park news for this monthly independent newspaper chain with circulation of 15,000. (From September to December 2009.)

General assignment reporter, The PublicAsian, College Park, Md.
Covered issues related to the Asian American community on and off-campus for the on-campus monthly newspaper with circulation of 1,500. (From September 2008 to December 2009.)

General assignment reporter, Unwind Magazine, College Park, Md.
Covered various topics like style and sports with an on-campus angle for the student-run campus publication with a circulation of 3,000. (From September to December 2009.)

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Intern, Compassion Over Killing, Takoma Park, Md.
Wrote letters to editors for various newspapers about vegetarianism or animal-related issues, researched animal rights issues, organized and participated in various feed-ins, expos, and other events relating to animal welfare. (From September to December 2009.)

SPECIALIZED SKILLS
Fluent in Vietnamese. Familiar with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Final Cut Express.

ACTIVITIES
Member/Film & Music Committee President, Global Communities
Participated in living-and-learning community and in colloquium courses, cultural events, and embassy trips, interacted with international students, and organized events to bridge gap between different cultures to become certified as globally competent. (From September 2008 to May 2010.)

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