July 23, 2016

My Resume

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Amy Read



Undergraduate student and aspiring sociologist, seeking research positions in policy evaluation and the social sciences as preparation for doctoral work.



Brigham Young University – April 2018

Biology, French Studies – Provo, UT

  • 3.91 cumulative GPA
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Dean’s List Winter 2016
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Delta Phi


Research Projects

Polygamy and child fostering in Senegal – April 2017 to present

  • Designed an independent, self-directed original research project
  • Using STATA, analyzed data sets and census records for trends and significant correlations
  • Recorded interviews, observed schools and village life, and qualitatively analyzed the findings

Social dynamics of Islam in secular France – September 2016 to February 2017

  • Independently conducted a qualitative research project in Paris, France
  • Arranged and attended interviews, lectures, and roundtables with local leaders, activists, and experts

19th century French perceptions of Mormonism – June 2016 to March 2017

  • Critically read and analyzed primary sources and original historical documents
  • Designed and installed a public exhibit for the Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections


Skills and Abilities


  • Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro)
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, EndNote)
  • Proficient in WordPress web design
  • Familiar with STATA


  • Full professional proficiency in Spanish
  • Full professional proficiency in French


  • Designed a course for the Marriott School of Business on effective presentation of data; created instructional videos for relevant software programs to be used in the course
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, acquired through teaching experience and various positions of authority, especially in humanitarian and volunteer work
  • Professionally trained in customer service operations


Work Experience

Research Assistant – October 2016 to November 2016

University Paris Descartes – Paris, France

  • Coordinated cell cultures in sterile conditions as part of a larger project on muscle hypertrophy
  • Analyzed proteins using the Western blot technique
  • Translated research materials and correspondence from French to English and vice versa

Software Training Instructor – April 2016 to present

Brigham Young University – Provo, UT

  • Solved increasingly complex problems for students and faculty using Adobe and Microsoft software
  • Taught weekly classes on Adobe and Microsoft programs
  • Developed lesson plans, visual aids and instructional videos for use by future Software Trainers
  • Maintained and updated content on the Software Training website (train.byu.edu/wiki)

Lab Instructor/Teaching Assistant – August 2015 to April 2017

Brigham Young University – Provo, UT

  • Conducted exploratory lab experiences to familiarize biology majors with experimental procedures and analytical thought processes
  • Explained concepts of biology and genetics to university students to allow them to make connections to current research questions
  • Achieved high student ratings based on a consistently friendly, helpful and respectful attitude
  • Completed 90% of grading, 30% of instruction for the course


Volunteer Experience

Full-time Representative – January 2014 to July 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Málaga, Spain

  • Served in leadership positions of increased scope and responsibility
  • Organized and taught seminars on effective work and teaching for over 50 other volunteers, to improve overall work efficiency as an organization
  • Averaged 70+ hours of work per week focused on community service
  • Became fluent in Spanish after just 5 months of work in Spain

Intern – June 2013 to September 2013

Les Petits Frères des Pauvres – Paris, France

  • Oversaw daily care of 10 elderly persons, both individually and with a partner
  • Organized 8 successful special events and 20 company dinners, in Paris, France
  • Lived and worked independently in a foreign country at 18 years old