Ellen Rose Whittaker Bassam


Brighton, United Kingdom
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About me

I am a recent graduate in American Studies open to opportunities in the arts and media industry.


  • Research
  • Academic Research
  • Analysis and Research
  • Social Media
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Thinking
  • Computer Literate
  • Administraion
  • Attentive

Companies I’ve worked with

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    The University of Manchester

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      University of California, San Diego

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          Luciana Berger MP

          Work history


          Jun 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I work at various large scale events across the country requiring me to be incredibly versatile as each job and staffing team is different. The role necessitates being pro-active, enthusiastic and demonstrating excellent communication as I work with varied members of the public and staff.


          Jun 2018 - Jul 2018
          • Andover, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I worked with the team of organisers to run a three-day 500-person charity DIY music and arts festival. My main role involved assisting with online promotion, however, given the nature of the festival i also organised volunteers, helped build the festival site, and worked throughout the event.


          Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I communicated effectively with prospective students and parents, lead university tours and gave multiple talks on study abroad experience.


          Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • I worked to rebuild the garden of a women’s homeless centre. Roles included submitting a successful funding application, organising and attending meetings with the centre and construction partners to plan the DIY SOS-type day and building


          Work Experience

          Peter Kyle MP

          Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
          • Brighton, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • I dealt with Constituency queries via phone and email and completed administrative tasks including but not limited to research, filing, copying and assisting with social media.


          Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
          • San Diego, United States
          • Freelance
          • I volunteered twice weekly as a classroom assistant at a charter school specifically designed to help get children from immigrant and low income families into college. I led exercises with small and large groups and worked 1-1 with disengaged children.


          Oct 2015 - Jan 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Role included managing email inbox, arranging and attending meetings/note taking, social media output, policy research,speech drafting and general office administration.



          Sep 2016 - Jun 2017
          • San Diego, United States
          • I spent a year at the University of California, San Diego where my GPA was 3.95 out of a possible 4.0. Subjects studied included the History of Immigration, The Israeli Palestine Conflict, Gender and Film and Mental Health and The Movies. I also worked on multiple voluntary projects whilst abroad.


          First Class BA (Hons) American Studies

          The University of Manchester

          Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
          • Manchester, United Kingdom
          • Achieved a First in an interdisciplinary course where I was tested through practical and academic means. Completed a dissertation analysing racial capitalism and Donald Trump's election.


          Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
          • Brighton, United Kingdom
          • A* Politics, A History, A English Language, B Sociology and EPQ Dissertation



          Global Ambassador HEAR Award

          The University of Manchester

          • Whilst abroad I worked to achieve the Global Ambassador Award completing a variety of tasks on behalf of my university.