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Maria-Cristiana
Marcus
Languages: 
English
Spanish
Urdu
December, 1992
Bio: 
As a War Studies graduate interested to be an aid/humanitarian worker, I believe that education is a key factor for sustainable development. Therefore I enrolled in a two year MSc at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London to study Violence, Conflict and International Development. I focus my studies on South Asia and the Middle East and I am passionate about Education, Religion, Violence, Aid and Development.
Volunteering Experience: 
Looking to volunteer as a teacher, human rights advocate or in other ways where I can use my skills, create an impact and develop my experience. Intern– Middle East and Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Romania (July 2015-September 2015, Bucharest, Romania) o Middle East & Africa Department: I was responsible for updating and briefing the director on daily political and military events which were occurring in Palestine/Israel and Syria. o Open Source Intelligence: I was responsible to gather all the information available from public sources. o Received training and a Diploma in Digital Diplomacy. During the training we also had a role-play where I had to write specific messages for different digital channels learning therefore how to deliver a message efficiently to a targeted audience. o Selected to participate at conferences and meetings with high ranking officials such as the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice-Chair at EU DEVE Committee on Development, Minister of Regional Development and Public Administration, the American Ambassador, The German Ambassador, the Dutch ambassador etc. This demonstrates that I am a charismatic and confident person who is comfortable talking to both senior and junior political figures and stakeholders. Research Intern – United Service Institution (USI) of India: Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research (August 2014 - October 2014, New Delhi, India) o Worked for the Joint United Service of India / the British High Commission WW1 Commemoration project, which aimed to highlight the often ignored role played by the Indian servicemen towards First World War efforts. As a Research Intern, I was a member of the team which composed a book entitled India and the Great War. o Duties: researching for the publication, duty which required a vast use of open source techniques, working with primary sources – such as a few hundreds letters written by Indian servicemen during and after the war and investigating and obtaining historical images from a variety of sources from India, the UK, Australia and the US; researching secondary sources and creating compact and well written synthesis. I was also liaising with journalists to raise awareness for the events’ cause. o Tasks also included writing the storyboards for the exhibition, creating a brochure for the guests to the launch event, and engaging with journalists to raise public awareness about our project. o Additionally we organised a commemorative event, attended by the UK Secretary of State for Defence, India’s Minister of Defence, 2000 descendants of WW1 veterans and current military personnel. The event was held at the British High Commission to commemorate WW1 and to launch ‘India and the Great War’. Fundraising Events Volunteer– Life Charity (November 2013 – June 2014, London, UK) o Life is a Christian charity which offers housing and counselling to vulnerable pregnant women who were disadvantaged by unforeseen circumstances. o During my time volunteering for Life, I organised a successful fundraising event which raised more than £4500. My duties included attending meetings and brainstorming ideas for future fundraising events, proposing projects and furthering the aims of the charity. Project management Intern - Iraqi Centre for Integration and Cohesion (ICIC) (May 2013 – June 2013 - London, UK) o I worked with refugees and asylum seekers through projects which aimed to relieve poverty and prevent social exclusion, by developing and implementing community-level social development and advocacy initiatives on issues and conditions relating socio-economic disadvantaged communities. In particular, these programmes aimed to eliminate discrimination towards asylum seekers, people with disabilities and Iraqi women. Intern – West London Women Refugee Forum WLWRF (May 2013 - London, UK) o Administrative duties, worked with digital media, social media, data entry, analysis, assisting the permanent staff with their projects, dealing with incoming telephone calls, designing posters, general research and admin tasks.
Education: 
Ba graduate in War Studies / Current MSc student in Violence, Conflict & Development
Occupation: 
Student
Maria-Cristiana Marcus
London
United Kingdom
Languages:
English, Spanish, Urdu
December, 1992
Description
As a War Studies graduate interested to be an aid/humanitarian worker, I believe that education is a key factor for sustainable development. Therefore I enrolled in a two year MSc at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London to study Violence, Conflict and International Development. I focus my studies on South Asia and the Middle East and I am passionate about Education, Religion, Violence, Aid and Development.
Volunteering Experience
Looking to volunteer as a teacher, human rights advocate or in other ways where I can use my skills, create an impact and develop my experience.

Intern– Middle East and Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Government of Romania (July 2015-September 2015, Bucharest, Romania)
o Middle East & Africa Department: I was responsible for updating and briefing the director on daily political and military
events which were occurring in Palestine/Israel and Syria.
o Open Source Intelligence: I was responsible to gather all the information available from public sources.
o Received training and a Diploma in Digital Diplomacy. During the training we also had a role-play where I had to write
specific messages for different digital channels learning therefore how to deliver a message efficiently to a targeted
audience.
o Selected to participate at conferences and meetings with high ranking officials such as the Prime Minister, Minister of
Defence, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice-Chair at EU DEVE Committee on Development, Minister of Regional
Development and Public Administration, the American Ambassador, The German Ambassador, the Dutch ambassador etc.
This demonstrates that I am a charismatic and confident person who is comfortable talking to both senior and junior political
figures and stakeholders.

Research Intern – United Service Institution (USI) of India: Centre for Armed
Forces Historical Research (August 2014 - October 2014, New Delhi, India)
o Worked for the Joint United Service of India / the British High Commission WW1 Commemoration project, which aimed to
highlight the often ignored role played by the Indian servicemen towards First World War efforts. As a Research Intern, I was
a member of the team which composed a book entitled India and the Great War.
o Duties: researching for the publication, duty which required a vast use of open source techniques, working with primary
sources – such as a few hundreds letters written by Indian servicemen during and after the war and investigating and
obtaining historical images from a variety of sources from India, the UK, Australia and the US; researching secondary
sources and creating compact and well written synthesis. I was also liaising with journalists to raise awareness for the events’
cause.
o Tasks also included writing the storyboards for the exhibition, creating a brochure for the guests to the launch event, and
engaging with journalists to raise public awareness about our project.
o Additionally we organised a commemorative event, attended by the UK Secretary of State for Defence, India’s Minister of
Defence, 2000 descendants of WW1 veterans and current military personnel. The event was held at the British High
Commission to commemorate WW1 and to launch ‘India and the Great War’.


Fundraising Events Volunteer– Life Charity (November 2013 – June 2014, London, UK)
o Life is a Christian charity which offers housing and counselling to vulnerable pregnant women who were disadvantaged by
unforeseen circumstances.
o During my time volunteering for Life, I organised a successful fundraising event which raised more than £4500. My duties
included attending meetings and brainstorming ideas for future fundraising events, proposing projects and furthering the
aims of the charity.
Project management Intern - Iraqi Centre for Integration and Cohesion (ICIC)
(May 2013 – June 2013 - London, UK)
o I worked with refugees and asylum seekers through projects which aimed to relieve poverty and prevent social exclusion, by
developing and implementing community-level social development and advocacy initiatives on issues and conditions
relating socio-economic disadvantaged communities. In particular, these programmes aimed to eliminate discrimination
towards asylum seekers, people with disabilities and Iraqi women.
Intern – West London Women Refugee Forum WLWRF (May 2013 - London, UK)
o Administrative duties, worked with digital media, social media, data entry, analysis, assisting the permanent staff with
their projects, dealing with incoming telephone calls, designing posters, general research and admin tasks.

Education
Ba graduate in War Studies / Current MSc student in Violence, Conflict & Development
Occupation
Student
Other Skills
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