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International Affairs Consulting

I understand the processes of globalization and modernization and their subsequent effects on the world. I work with ecotourism, non-governmental organizations, and grassroots projects in order to promote human rights, sustainable tourism, and cultural appreciation. My goal is to help admirable, busy movers and shakers to best articulate their mission and effectively take action.

MAYA MEHTA

Welcome! I'm Maya, a professional traveler, talker, creator, writer, and researcher. I spend my days working with grassroots projects, NGOs, and ecotourism companies to highlight their dream for a better world. It is of my fullest belief that we all have the power for incredible change if only we work together and trust in our own story. Words are my passion, and so are people. No matter what corner in the world I turn, I encounter ideas and minds with great potential. At the core of my work is an exchange of knowledge and experiences and a shared mission of equity and empathy.  

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

THE NEW SCHOOL, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 

08/16-05/18

MA International Affairs

Thesis: Projeto Morrinho 

TOWSON UNIVERSITY, TOWSON, MARYLAND

08/10-05/14

BS Law and American Civilization and Political Science

"A Healthy Approach to Justice: Ending the Policies of the War on Drugs"

UNICEF: A Monitoring and Evaluation Study

SKILLS

Critical thinking, qualitative research design, data collection, writing, editing, analytical thinking, public speaking, interpersonal communications videography, photography, pedagogy design, logic, and time management

Technical:

Adobe Indesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro., Microsoft Office, Mac OS, Google Suite, Wix, Wordpress, Squarespace, MailChimp, Social Media, Google Analytics, SEO, CSS, HTML

Language:

English (Native)

Portuguese (Conversational)

Learning French and Spanish

 

EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Communications Consulting

08/18-present

 

Copywriting/ Editing, web design & administration, research, data collection, marketing strategy, external outreach, fundraising

 

Clients:

 

Itaway Ecotours

Projeto Morrinho,

EcoCaminhos

EQUITY FOR CHILDREN 

Communications Assistant

02-08/18

External outreach, published advocacy briefs, blog posts, event coordination, and video interviews (shot&edited)

THE NEW SCHOOL GRADUATE PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Research Assistant

08-02/17

Responsible for game design and research packaging of the 2016 designed by Professor Christopher London: The Corporate Vortex

Teaching Assistant

08/17-05/18

Course: Children's Rights, Poverty, and Inequality, Professor: Alberto Minujin

 

THE LOWER EAST SIDE GIRLS CLUB

Afterschool Mentorship

08/16-05/17

Participatory Media coordinator and Afterschool mentorship

 

GLOBAL VISION INTERNATIONAL

Community Engagement and Education Intern

08/14-01/15

 

 

*For full list of Experience and Research please view my CV