Young Creative

Resume posted by ykanaaneh in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Any
Location: Berkeley California, United States


I am a professionally-trained performer with a passion for community organizing and holistic wellness. My artistic and interpersonal skills are balanced by a strong technical side. My organizational capabilities and talent in writing and editing have landed me many positions in marketing, editing, and management. The focus of my art-practice and sociological work has been on gender and sexuality. As I discovered during my undergraduate studies, my passions lie in the arts and social justice, and I am eager to be involved with businesses that align with my values of creativity and decolonization.

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University of California Berkeley, 2014 – 2018

Sociology and Dance & Performance Studies Double Major

Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

GPA: 3.65

NYU Clive Davis School of Recorded Music, Summer 2017

Brown University Journalism Program, Summer 2012


Costume Shop Assistant, TDPS Costume Department, Aug 2018 – May 2019

• Sewed, hemmed, ironed, and labeled costumes for the Theater and Dance program at UC Berkeley

• Organized and cleaned the extensive costume storage unit

• Backstage assistance with wardrobe, makeup, and hair for productions

Workshop Coordinator, QTPOC Conference, Jan – Apr 2018

• Programmed the workshops for the 2018 Queer Trans People of Color Conference at UC Berkeley

• Brainstormed workshop topics, recruited workshop facilitators, filtered through facilitator applications, handled event details including communicating with facilitators, getting materials, stipend facilitation, and more

• Managed event logistics throughout the weekend of the conference (setting up the workshops and conference materials, answering questions, supporting workshop facilitators, etc.)

Operations Assistant, Artmattan Productions at Columbia University, Jun – Aug 2017

• Primarily contributed to the global African Diaspora Film Festival events

• Re-designed the company website, created festival brochures, handled the online archival of film information, sent email and mail communications, and performed other organizational/supportive tasks

Marketing Intern, Yos, Feb – May 2016

• Contributed new ideas towards app development

• Worked on marketing and promotion of the mobile app, resulting in a substantial increase in app traffic and user engagement

• Posted relevant women’s health and wellness content

Sales Associate, Athleta, May – August 2015

• Provided excellent customer service to shoppers visiting the high-end women’s activewear store

• Was featured in company training manual

Staff Editor, CLAM, Aug 2014 – 2015

• Discussed and analyzed art and literature submissions to compile the Cal Literature and Arts magazine

• Provided editing and curating services

Project Leader, Community Service in Action Club, Aug 2010 – June 2014

• Facilitated and lead community service projects around the Bay Area

• Project planning, including proposing ideas to club members and school administration, organizing event logistics, making announcements to the student body to raise awareness, creating flyers

• Supported and participated in the community service endeavors of peers, by attending, promoting, and helping organize their events

Peer Tutor, The Bay School of San Francisco, Aug 2012 – June 2014

• Tutored fellow students in various subject areas (mainly Math, Spanish, and Humanities)

• Strengthened my understanding of these academic subjects, making me a better teacher and student

• Broadened interpersonal and leadership skills

Writing Tutor, WHAM (Writers Helping and Mentoring), Aug 2013 – June 2014

• Edited student papers and gave lessons in writing

• Became a skilled editor, writer, and tutor

Blog Creator and Editor, The Bay School Summer Blog, Aug 2012 – June 2013

• Created and managed a blog that chronicled dozens of students’ summer program experiences as a valuable reference for other students

• Conducted interviews, wrote blog posts, made important announcements, and promoted and designed the blog, contributing my web design expertise !

Editor and Photographer, The Bay School Beacon, Aug 2011 – June 2013

• Editor and photographer for my high-school newspaper

Club Member, Bay School Eco Club, Aug 2010 – June 2011

• Fundraised for eco-friendly organizations, restored  natural landmarks in the Bay Area, and educated local communities on environmental issues


  • Web Design
  • Music Technologies
  • Microsoft Office
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe
  • Google+


    Customer Service, editing, Leadership, Performing, Writing

Spoken Languages

    Arabic, Basic French, English, Spanish