Laura Castro Lindarte

lauracas96@gwu.edu

EDUCATION

The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.May 2018
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication, Political Science
University Alumni Award Recipient
GPA: 3.7

Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogota, ColombiaJuly 2016
Certificate on the Post-conflict in Colombia as part of a
program titled “The Road to the Post-conflict: Colombia in the
Intersection Between War and Peace”

EXPERIENCE

Hearst Newspapers Washington Bureau, Washington, D.C.January 2017- Present
Intern

  • Covered the nomination hearing of Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch
  • Authored stories that appear is several newspapers
  • Attended Congressional hearings and reported on events
  • Helped co workers with their stories by gathering more information, contacting sources, transcribing interviews and writing a few paragraphs for them to use

The GW Hatchet, Washington, D.C.September 2015- Present
Opinions Writer

  • Published weekly blogs of my experience during summer 2016
  • Authored many published columns expressing point of view regarding occurrences that affected the GW community
  • Collaborated with the editors to make the necessary corrections
  • Met deadlines set forth by editors
  • Attended weekly meetings to brainstorm possible stories

https://www.gwhatchet.com/tag/laura-castro-lindarte/

Studysoup, Online January 2016 – Present
Elite Notetaker, Campus Mentor and Campus Ambassador

  • Uploaded weekly notes of several classes
  • Designed and uploaded study guides for upcoming exams
  • Recruited new notetakers
  • Provided mentorship to new members

Washington Examiner, Washington, D.C.September 2016 – December 2016

Intern

  • Monitored major TV stations through snapstream
  • Cut and uploaded recordings of TV stations
  • Wrote countless news stories on a variety of topics
  • Pitched original story ideas

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/search?search=laura+castro

Eurasia Center, Washington, D.C.January 2016 – May 2016
Research Assistant

  • Supervised the Country Reports
  • Oversaw social media presence (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Gathered information of potential donors
  • Conducted research for Russian-American education convention

Lindarte SPA, Sterling, VAFebruary 2014 – December 2014

Assistant

  • Provided effective customer service
  • Scheduled appointments using Google calendar
  • Designed business cards, flyers, logo and banners using Adobe Photoshop
  • Constructed and maintained the spa’s website using WordPress.com
SKILLS

Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Herff Jones eDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,
Adobe Premiere Pro, Omnigraffle

Language: Spanish, Native

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