Shabd Singh Khalsa

Multi-lingual, world traveled entrepreneur, teacher, and writer

High School Economics                                                                                             2012-2014

Miri Piri Academy

Amritsar, India

 

Policy Intern                                                                                       

The INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy                                    2012

Alexandria, VA

  • Published country reports on religious freedom in Serbia and Botswana

 

Congressional Intern                                                                                     2011

Offices of Congressman Peter DeFazio and David Wu

Washington, DC

  • Policy research
  • Constituent communication
  • Wrote memo on Sikh influence of foreign and domestic policy in India

 

Executive Appointee to Athletic Contracts Finance Committee                       2011-2012

Associated Student of the University of Oregon

Eugene, OR

  • Negotiated contracts on behalf of University of Oregon students
  • Navigated political process to pass responsible, effective budget

 

Policy Intern                                                                                                    2011

Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Washington, DC

  • Policy research
  • Blogging on issues of Sikh civil rights
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Professional Summary

My professional life has taken me down several avenues. While my job experience is varied, the common thread through each experience is my ability to learn and adapt. I am a quick learner, effective communicator, and creative thinker. I have experience in education, service, manufacturing, politics, and writing. I also own and manage a small, online shoes store that specializes in shoes that are made to measure in India.

Education

University of Oregon                                                                                        2011-2012

Bachelor of Science: Planning, Public Policy and Management

 

Skills

Communication:   Fluent in French, conversational in Punjabi, writes clearly and concisely, speaks effectively, listens attentively, openly expresses ideas, negotiates/resolves differences, gathers appropriate information, confidently speaks in public

Interpersonal Skills:  works well with others, sensitive, supportive, motivates others, shares credit, counsels, cooperates, delegates effectively, represents others, understands feelings, self-confident, accepts responsibility

Research and Planning: identifies problems, meets goals, gathers information

Management Skills:  leads groups, teaches/trains/instructs, counsels/coaches, manages conflict, delegates responsibility, directs others, implements decisions, enforces policies, takes charge, makes decisions.

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