Social media, posters, & graphics.
Master in International Development | Major in Human Security | Certificate in Eastern European Studies | Pittsburgh, PA | April 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Informational Writing | Minors in Sociology & Political Science | Beaver Falls, PA | May 2013
Certificate in Public Policy | Internship with the US Dept. of State Office to Combat Trafficking in Persons | Washington, DC | Fall 2012
Policy memos, research papers, articles, essays, and more.
I have written several articles through a freelance contract for the site Global Peace Careers. You can find most of my articles here: https://globalpeacecareers.com/author/allie-reefer/ For more information about my articles and this work, please contact me.
I write articles regularly for humanrightscareers.com. I also helped gather, sort, and write information about various topics, careers, educational institutions, and more for databases on the site. The articles credited to me: https://www.humanrightscareers.com/author/allison/ For more information about my work on this site, please contact me.
FEMEN & Pussy Riot: How feminist groups are using media and music to fight patriarchy and traditional gender roles in Russia & Ukraine Dual language research project: English & Russian. Submitted for Music, Arts, and Conflict course and as the Capstone project for Eastern European Studies Certificate.
ADVOCATE & ARTIST
I’m passionate about stories–using them to connect people and inspire others to action. I believe that social media can be a powerful tool in telling a nonprofit’s story and engaging the community in which it works. I love using digital art and media, along with events and community engagement, to raise awareness and enact change.
I’ve worked with nonprofits in Pittsburgh, upstate New York, DC, and even Serbia, telling stories of clients, staff, and the organization itself. And with an educational background in informational writing and international development, I have the skill-set and knowledge to know what stories and strategies will drive people to act.