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Resume – Katia Savelyeva

Resume

Skills

  • Written and verbal communication
  • Microsoft Office and Google suites, Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Graphics creation (Canva, Adobe Spark)
  • Editing and revision (Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Tutoring, public speaking, small group communication
  • Web accessibility
  • HTML-5
  • WordPress and Omeka
  • Digital mapping and timeline tools
  • Proficient Spanish and fluent Russian

Portfolio

Work experience

UMW WRITING CENTER – Lead Consultant
January 2019-May 2022
Worked with students to improve their papers, at any step from brainstorming to the final edits. Cultivated a familiarity with grammar, punctuation, clarity, organization, and a variety of citation styles. Created teaching materials and social media content for the Writing Center, researched and implemented how its pedagogy can be adjusted to English language learners, and and took part in its transitions to remote and hybrid operations. Managed the Writing Center’s Twitter account from September 2020 to May 2022, helping to implement web accessibility policies into its social media operations. Assisted with the recruitment, scheduling, and training of Spring 2022 trainees.

US GHOST ADVENTURES – Guide
May 2021-August 2021
Applied storytelling, performance, and public speaking skills to lead groups of 15-45 people on ghost tours in Colonial Williamsburg, balancing historical documentation with creative storytelling for informative entertainment. 

RAPPAHANNOCK REVIEW – Design editor
August 2020-December 2020
Worked as part of a two-person team to create and format webpages for the Rappahannock Review’s 8.1 issue using WordPress and Elementor. Additionally read submissions, made publication decisions as part of the poetry editorial team, and wrote and edited author interviews.

Education

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg – BA in English,
August 2018-June 2022
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with departmental and university honors.
English major, Digital Studies minor.
Overall GPA: 3.98; Major GPA: 4.0. See below for academic work.

Jamestown High School, Williamsburg – Honors Diploma
September 2016-June 2018

PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta in Spring 2021
  • Worked on a five-person team producing and displaying digital materials that celebrated James L. Farmer’s educational impact at the University of Mary Washington; the final product can be found at farmer.umwhistory.org
  • Completed numerous independent digital projects
  • Volunteered for 20 hours total with the Central Rappahannock Library’s MakerLab in Fall of 2019
  • Served on the UMW Honors Student Advisory Council from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020
  • Received Accessibility 101 training from the UMW Office of Disability Resources in Fall 2019

PRESENTATIONS AND STUDIES

  • Presented short paper “Pinning Your Collar Straight: Adulthood in Little Women” at Spring 2019 English and Linguistics Symposium
  • Presented long paper “‘You Russ in Russia’: Comparing Russian Translations of Walt Whitman” at Spring 2021 English and Linguistics Symposium
  • Presented long paper “‘Tea With Mr. Darcy’: Audience and Commodification at Bath’s Jane Austen Centre” at Spring 2022 Virginia Collegiate Honors Conference
  • Presented 40-page independent study paper “Little Women, Little Houses: Authorship and Authority in Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder,” 10-page seminar paper “Comrades and Selves: Calculating Individualism and Collectivism in First-Person World War I Prose,” creative nonfiction flash essay “What’s he use of worrying?” at Spring 2022 English and Linguistics Symposium
  • Participated in an independent study with the University of Gloucester’s Dr. Debby Thacker in Fall 2021, producing the long paper “‘Here is a story to believe…’: Master- and Counter-Narratives in Pullman, Pratchett, and Jones”
  • Participated in an independent study with UMW’s Dr. Mara Scanlon in Spring 2022, producing the long paper “Little Women, Little Houses: Authorship and Authority in Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder.” This paper received departmental honors and can be read through UMW Libraries here.