Boston University: Class of 2019
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Minor in Economics
“The Voice of Thunder” – rainakadavil.com/vot (August 2015)
Young Adult Fiction Novel, 497 pages
Rt Hon David Lammy, MP: London, United Kingdom (January – April 2017)
Draft letters, write briefings, articles, and press releases on a range of policy issues; Accompany Mr. Lammy to meetings both in the constituency and in around the House of Commons; Compile PR material from events.
The International Commission of Jurists: Sydney, Australia (June-July 2016)
Research various legal issues and preparing summaries of state government legislation; Identify key threats to human rights in Australian legislature; Present these reports at monthly ICJ meetings; Work with the President of the ICJ to organize meetings and legislature.
ActionAid Australia: Sydney, Australia (June-July 2016)
Organize the Mt. Kilimanjaro initiative to empower rural women in Africa to fight for their land rights; Research case studies of women affected by female genital mutilation; Write and publish press releases and blog posts; Communicate with ActionAid’s partners; Create trailer videos from footage compiled in Uganda.
Creative Consequences: Law, Business and Regulation Advisory: Sydney, Australia (July 2016)
Research Alternative Business Structures in England, Wales, and Australia; Create multilateral reports on the function and significance of existing ABS’s.
Friendship Ambassadors Foundation: New York, NY (October 2014 – August 2016)
Programming and Mission Visits Coordinator
Network with speakers, workshop leaders, NGOs, UN Missions, UNDP and UNOP offices, UN logistics people, and Microsoft to coordinate the 2015 and 2016 Youth Assemblies at the UN; Oversee and speak in front of 1,000+ youth at the General Assembly Hall; Moderate two UN panels on sustainable environmental development; Develop a report on global youth’s ideas for action on the Sustainable Development Agenda.
Pardee School of Global Studies: Boston, MA (September 2016 – Present)
Dean’s Research Assistant & Office Assistant
Conduct research throughout Boston University about the Pardee School, International Relations courses, student satisfaction levels, post-graduate careers paths; Conduct subsequent research among external sources about international relations programs in other high-ranking schools and programs; Compile data into report form and present to the Pardee board and Dean; Answer phones, assist visitors, coordinate lectures.
Global Ambassadors – wphsambassadors.org: White Plains, NY (September 2008 – Present)
Design, print, and sell peace-themed merchandise to raise money to build fresh water facilities in the Gesusu Chibwobi School in Nyanza, Kenya (raised over $2,000); Collect 100+ eyeglasses for donation; Lead a group of over 200 students grades K-12; Write and receive grants; Set records in the Students Rebuild art-service challenges; Develop and run all social media; Design and update website; Organize videoconferences between schools in 6 different countries.
REACT News: White Plains, NY; Boston, MA (September 2010 – Present)
Host, edit, and market episodes about social and international issues; Teach other students how to write scripts, conduct interviews, and use TV studio technology (tricaster, teleprompter, mics, lights, iMovie)
Episodes feature politicians, CEOs of NGOs, Syrian refugees, UN Ambassadors, etc.
Founded REACT News at Boston University in November 2015, as a branch of the International Relations Review.
Huffington Post: New York, NY (August 2015 – Present)
Write about the UN, Sustainable Development, and social/human rights issues.
UNA-USA: Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (May 2013 – August 2015)
Speak at the United Nations and the New York Times Building about the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda; Organize conferences about Sustainable Development; Develop the “World I Want” video contest to raise awareness among youth
Museum of Fine Arts: Boston, MA (October 2015 – Present)
Guide museum patrons; Give talks about art history and style; Help with museum events.
Digital Media & Production Classes: White Plains, NY (May 2014 – Present)
Teach students how to create REACT News episodes; Network around the community to connect students with local partners such as City Hall.
2015-16 Boston University International Affairs Association (Executive Board: Marketing Director)
2015-16 Boston University International Relations Review (Staff Writer, Media Specialist)
2015-16 Boston Area Model UN Conference – (Chief of Staff, Modern Crisis Coordinator)
2015-16 Boston University Travel Model UN Team (Competed in Harvard’s MUN Conference)
2015-16 Boston Invitational Model UN Conference – (Chair, Assistant Crisis Director)
2015-16 Boston University Chankaar (Premier Girls’ Bollywood Fusion Team, 3rd place, UGA Competition)
2012-15 Independent Science Research: The Impact of Climate Change on Limulus Polyphemus Populations and Breeding Patterns Along the Northeastern United States Coast – placed 2nd in the Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.
2016 UN General Assembly Hall, SDG #12
2016 Sustainability Panel, 16th UN Youth Assembly
2016 Women’s Club Fundraising Fashion Show Gala
2015 White Plains Youth Bureau 45th Anniversary Gala 2015 Zonta International District 3 Conference
2015 14th Youth Assembly at the United Nations
2014 UNA-USA’s UN Day: 70th Anniversary Event
2014 Featured in United Nations’ 2014 Day of the Girl 2014 HHREC Institute at Manhattanville College
2015 HHREC Institute at Iona College
2014 Solomon Schechter Human Rights Assembly
2013 UNA-USA “Post 2015 Development” Conference
MAJOR AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
2015 Coca Cola Scholarship
2015 American Association of University Women Excellence in Writing Award
2015 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship
2015 The President’s Volunteer Service Award
2015 Zonta International Scholarship: Regional, District, International
2014 Nobel Week: Sweden Travel Ambassador
2014 City of White Plains Youth of the Year
2014 ABC Service Grant Recipient
2014 AXA Community Scholarship
2013 ADO Youth in Philanthropy Award
2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Aw
Languages: English, Malayalam (fluent); Spanish (7 years), Arabic (2 semesters)
Computers: iMovie, Photoshop, WordPress, HTML code, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
International law and policy, human rights, sustainable development
Writing, reading, public speaking, dancing, hiking