Name: Yvette Trapani
Country: United States
EDUCATION M.A. (War Studies), King’s College London, 2006 B.A. (Political Science), Plymouth State University, 2005 Diploma (Digital Design), Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online, anticipated 2009 EXPERIENCE Independent Nonprofit Contractor (06/2008 to Present) Currently collaborating with the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, Amnesty International and The International Committee of the Red Cross on a human rights and conflict education initiative. Designed a curriculum centered on complex multi-cultural issues. Lesson plans include history, political and legal issues, foreign policies, & international law. Currently working with international organizations to create a sustainable rehabilitative art and music program for former child soldiers and war orphans in Uganda. Responsibilities include writing and editing proposals and project plans; volunteer coordination and fundraising efforts. Consultant (2/2007 to 7/2008) Touchstone Consulting Group – Washington, DC Designed and coordinated Emergency Responder panel for the Department of Homeland Security national convention. Initiated contact with emergency responders and coordinated logistics to ensure a successful panel for an audience of over 300 industry representatives, federal stakeholders and public safety officials. Military Police Non-Commissioned Officer (1995 to 2004) U.S. Army – Various Locations Developed solid range of diverse assessment and communication skills as well as flexibility to adapt within dynamic situations. Designed and implemented daily and ongoing training programs; instructed courses and delivered presentations to team members. Bosnia/Hungary: Chosen by senior officers to represent group at high-profile functions attended by senior and international military and civilian officials. Recognized by senior leaders and government officials for exceptional service. Recognized by senior military leaders and government officials for role in the Rhode Island National Guard statewide effort to collect, transport and deliver toys and clothes to orphanages in Hungary. Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: Directly involved in the strategic planning, organizing, and implementing of improved security measures. Responsible for briefing and conveying vital information to incoming and outgoing members of Joint Task Force Eagle. Interacted and coordinated daily with intelligence community and international organizations to ensure the proper flow of operations. Organized and prepared daily reports on classified information.