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Monica Alava


Dover, NJ


To obtain a professional position in the nonprofit field that will enable the use of historical knowledge, creativity, passion for education, and strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Work Experience


United Nations, "Dept. of Political Affairs"
New York, NY

January 2011 to March 2011

o Transcription of Spanish and Portuguese news articles 
o Utilization and organization of WIKILEAKS for future reference 
o Creation of profiles of international dignitaries for administration use


Jersey Water Watch Campaign
Newark, NJ

April 2009 to November 2009

o Organization and coordination of NJ clean water awareness public events 
o Planning of future water awareness initiatives that involved the public and the private sectors 
o Volunteering cleaning the Passaic river and surrounding areas

Hunger and Homelessness Campaign" Intern

Newark, NJ

January 2009 to April 2009

o Feeding the homeless in Newark Penn Station in a weekly basis 
o Volunteering at churches and soup kitchens in the area 
o Planning and coordination of the high school and middle school hunger awareness initiative 
Technical and Language Skills 
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
• Bilingual Spanish/English; basic understanding of Italian and Portuguese


M.S. in Global Affairs

The State University of New Jersey -
Jersey, UK