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

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.


University of Oregon                                                                                        2011-2012

Bachelor of Science: Planning, Public Policy and Management



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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