Rebekah Allen

Freelance Graphic Designer & Article Writer

Location:College Station, Texas, United States
2 Skills

AgriLIFE Extension (College Station, Texas) July 2010-Present

Family Development and Resource Management
? Proofread course scripts and handouts as lead editor working in conjunction with the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to produce online child care instruction tutorials for parents, child care workers, and child care licensing.
? Designed templates and graphics for 150 best practice “how to” documents used in conjunction with the online tutorials, as well as Power Point presentations given by Extension child care specialists at child care trainings.
? Edited video and assisted video production coordinator in filming.

Hangzhou Normal University (Hangzhou, China) August 2009-June 2010

? Taught university level English Marketing, Business English, and Oral English.
? Hosted cultural exchange meetings with Chinese students to improve their spoken English and teach about Western cultures.
? Tutored students seeking advanced degrees in Western countries in English writing.

Freedom Firm (Ooty, India) August 2008- March 2009

? Expanded the existing aftercare microenterprise program by increasing production four times what they had previously been, and thereby increasing profits to a point in which the cost of the aftercare rehabilitation program could be supported up to 50 percent with the micro-enterprise program income.
? Worked with young girls in developing marketable skills for employment after rehabilitation.

World Vision Intern (Washington, D.C.) August – December 2007

? Edited and proofread proposals to secure health grants from major donor organizations such as USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Major projects included a countrywide health initiative following the civil war in Angola and a mid-wife training program for women in Afghanistan.
? Attended congressional hearings regarding the most current research of the World Health Organization, and participated in round-table discussions on solving maternal and child health-care dilemmas with participants from five continents.
? Prepared research and provided assistance to the director of health at World Vision.
? Supervised participants from the Texas delegation for Uganda Lobby Days as we spoke to congressmen and senators about pressuring the Ugandan government to end the war in northern Uganda.

Australian Embassy – Department of Defense August – December 2007

? Worked as a member of a three person team to write a manual used by the defense department for incoming military personnel. The manual cited cultural differences between Americans and Australians, and relevant information regarding transitioning to living in the United States.

Texas Cooperative Extension (College Station, TX) August 2005- June 2006

? Designed, developed, and produced marketing materials used by non-profit organizations in Texas.

Made in the Streets (Nairobi, Kenya) Summer 2005-2007

? Taught tailoring as a trade to rescued street children, as well as educational classes in: Bible, Math, Reading, and English.
? Spoke to churches, college ministries, youth camps, and school groups in Texas on behalf of MITS and organized fundraising events to raise money for the rescued street children’s rehabilitation program.


Texas A&M University
Bachelors: Agricultural Journalism
Courses include: public relations methods, electronic media, photojournalism, publications productions, communications, and media writing. As a student, I was also:
? Awarded the Public Policy Intern Program (PPIP) Scholarship and selected to intern with World Vision in Washington D.C.
? Selected by my professors for opportunities to interview people such as the late Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and Per Pinstrup-Anderson, 2001 World Food Prize laureate.
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Article Writing