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PRINCIPLE Summary

I am a member of the Class of 2024 at Indiana University studying journalism, political science, and economics. You can find my work within both student media and professional media. I have covered 10 Presidential candidates, two U.S. Congressmen, two U.S. Congressional candidates, two city mayors, a city mayoral candidate, and a city council. Additionally, I have held leadership roles in my upper school's Model United Nations program, as well as our internationally competitive, award-winning robotics program. I have been recognized for my achievements by both my school community and a national community. Please download my resume below to view my accomplishments in greater context.

Skills

Public Relations  Writing    Campaign Management    Reporting 
Social Media 
  Event Management    Video    Photo    Public Speaking

Work Experience

Summer 2019

General Assignment Reporting Intern, WFYI News Radio

  • Worked as the only non-college student intern on staff, reporting on major events within Indianapolis

  • Covered ten Presidential candidates, two city mayors, a mayoral candidate, city council, two members of Congress, a Congressional candidate, a county prosecutor, and local businesses

2017-PRESENT

Director of Business Development, PigPen Robotics Inc.

  • Led the creation of a plan to help and mentor underfunded robotics teams in Indiana

  • Created a set of sponsorship documents, aimed to help raise money to fund the non-profit organization

Summer 2018

Cashier, Huddles Yogurt Shop

  • Worked to help maintain a standard of excellent customer service
  • ​Managed a tough work schedule, balancing work and extra-curricular activities

Education

Graduation: 2024 (Expected)

Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)

  • Entering the 2024 Class, with a goal of majoring in both journalism and political science

ERNIE PYLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

  • Admitted to the Media School's elite and prestigious honors program for journalism students

HUTTON HONORS COLLEGE

  • Pursuing a track of high-level honors courses within the University's Honors College

Graduation: 2020

Park Tudor School (Indianapolis, Indiana)

  • Pursued a track of high-level courses (5 AP Classes, 9 AP Tests by graduation)

  • Conducted an independent study and research project: "Journalism in the 21st Century: Ethics, Issues, and Transformations"

Activities

2013-2020

Panther Robotics

  • Managed a 40-student robotics program, working with the mentors and coaches of the organization as the Student President of the organization (2016-2018)

  • Instrumental in becoming the winningest organization in Indiana during the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 robotics seasons (high school or middle school)

  • Successfully hosted five, 40-team VEX Robotics tournaments with the organization

2017-2020

Park Tudor Model United Nations

  • Attended a regional conference in Dayton, Ohio and successfully wrote a five-page resolution, which eventually passed with 85% support

  • Worked as the Assistant Liaison Officer for Chicago conference, editing position papers

  • Selected from the Park Tudor delegation to serve as the press corps member at an internationally-attended conference in Chicago, Illinois

  • Attended the North American Invitational Model United Nations in Washington, DC (Feb. 2019)

© 2020 by David Wolfe Bender.

Photos courtesy of the Freedom Forum Institute.