Résumé

EDUCATION

Washburn University School of Law
Juris Doctor
International and Comparative Law Certificate
Member of Kansas Bar Association
G.P.A:  3.02     Class rank: T58/139

George Washington University
Oxford International Human Rights Law Program

Pittsburg State University
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Political Science
G.P.A.:  3.98
Kansas Associated Collegiate Press awards

  • First Place: Feature Writing, News Writing
  • Third Place: Column Writing
  • Honorable Mention: Column Writing, Sports Writing, Sports Column Writing
PUBLICATIONS

Mindy Townsend, I Fought the Law, and I Won: How My Love of Music Taught Me Not Just to Survive Law School, But to Live It, 79-MAR J. Kan. B.A. 13 (2010).

Mindy Townsend, HPV Vaccine Should Be Mandatory, Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, edited by Lauri S. Friedman and Jennifer L. Skancke Gale, a part of Cengage Learning: 2008, pp. 101-106, originally published in Collegionline, June 15, 2006.

LANGUAGES
  • Native English
  • Basic French
EXPERIENCE

Skepchick
Teen Skepchick Managing Editor (Feb. 2011-present)

  • Coordinate and mentor a team of 14 bloggers to write about science, skepticism, feminism and geek culture on a blog that receives around 2,000 hits per week
  • Write at least two posts per week and edit posts written by contributors
  • Assign post topics as needed
  • Maintain the website’s presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus

Amnesty International USA-Midwest Region
Midwest Regional Planning Group (April 2011-present)

  • Volunteer leadership body that provides planning and strategic guidance for human rights initiatives in 13 Midwestern states.

Local Group Coordinator (August 2011-present)

  • Lead a group of human rights activist in planning human rights events
  • Run monthly meetings
  • Maintain the group’s social media presence

Social Media Consultant (October 2011-present)

  • Advise the Midwest Regional Office on developing blogging guidelines
  • Develop strategies around the effective use of Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr

Student Area Coordinator for Kansas (November 2009-May 2011)

  • Coordinate local Amnesty International university and high school student groups
  • Disseminate information relating to Amnesty International’s campaigns

Change.org
Freelance Organizer/Writer (September 2010-September 2011)

  • Produce petitions and blog posts relating to the LGBT community

Washburn University School of Law
Research Assistant for Professor Nancy Maxwell (September 2009-August 2011)

  • Research and write memoranda on conflicts in family law statutes in the U. S.

Research Assistant for Professor Bill Rich (August 2009-May 2010)

  • Edit and fact-check a treatise on Constitutional law

National Organization for Women
Foundation Intern (June 2008-July 2008)

  • Help coordinate speakers and presenters for the NOW National Conference
  • Research and summarize information relating to family law and international women’s rights
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