about me

Hi, I’m Dahvi. I am currently attending The George Washington University in Washington DC, completing a double major in Political Science and Human Services & Social Justice while pursuing my Masters in Legislative Affairs after graduation. Before moving to the nation’s capital, I grew up in Irvine, California. When I’m not answering phone calls from constituents from my living room, you can find me searching for the best coffee shop to work in or enjoying a virtual yoga class.

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C.

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B.A. in Political Science and Human Services & Social Justice

Graduation: May 2021

GPA: 3.96

Dean’s List, Presidential Academic Scholarship Recipient

M.P.S. in Legislative Affairs

Expected Graduation: August 2022

 

education

professional experience

U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN KATIE PORTER, Washington, D.C.

Legislative Intern

(January 2021 – Present)

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PROTECT OUR DEFENDERS, Washington, D.C.

Casework & Policy Assistant, Casework & Policy Intern

(May 2020 – December 2020)

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GIFFORDS: COURAGE TO FIGHT GUN VIOLENCE, Washington, D.C.

Political Affairs Intern

(September – December 2019)

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U.S. SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS (CA), Washington, D.C.

Legislative Intern

(January – May 2019)

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KAMALA HARRIS FOR SENATE, Washington, D.C.

Finance Intern

(September – December 2018)

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COLLEGE DEMOCRATS OF AMERICA, Washington, D.C.

GW College Democrats Senior Deputy Director of Feminist Democrats, Programming Committee

(Fall 2017 – Spring 2019)

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GINDLING HILLTOP CAMP, Malibu, CA

Senior Counselor

(June – August 2017, 2018, 2019)

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NORTH AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEMPLE YOUTH, Los Angeles, CA

Social Action Vice President of Southern California Region

(June 2016 – May 2017)

GW College Democrats

As Senior Deputy Director of Feminist Democrats for GW College Democrats, I led members of the largest, most active chapter of College Democrats in the country and largest student organization at George Washington University. During my time on Programming Committee, I coordinated speakers from Congress, the VA House of Delegates, and other political organizations to educate members on important issues such as interfaith and political acceptance. I also organized events and supervised student leaders, focusing on feminist issues to increase political involvement for young women and educate them on issues regarding women in the political field.

Kappa Delta Sorority, Sigma Mu Chapter

I served on the Executive Council for the Sigma Mu chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority at George Washington as Panhellenic Delegate. In this role, I acted as the primary liaison between Kappa Delta and the Panhellenic Association, both locally and nationally while also organizing events to increase Panhellenic relations on campus. I also served on both the Shamrock and Girl Scout committees. In these roles, I helped organize and coordinate the chapter’s largest community service project, Shamrock Week to raise money for Kappa Delta’s philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America. Additionally, I helped maintain relations with Girl Scout troops in the DC area, which the George Washington chapter of Kappa Delta works closely with throughout the year.

GW Hillel

During my undergrad, I was an active member of the George Washington Jewish Student Association. As both a Jewish Leadership Fellow and Social Justice Fellow, I coordinated educational programming through Hillel to bring in outside speakers to educate the Jewish population at George Washington on important social justice issues such as the intersection of feminism and Judaism. I also served on the Social Justice Committee, introducing new and engaging ways to introduce Jewish values and social justice to the Hillel community on a more regular basis.

Jewish Center for Justice

As a Legislative Policy College Fellow, I coordinate youth activism on progressive issues important to the policy agenda of the Jewish Center for Justice. This includes publishing online calls to action, organizing campus-based activism, and maintaining a strong online presence with the organization.

Religious Action Center

I served as a Staff Assistant for the Religious Action Center’s annual L’Taken Social Justice Seminars for two consecutive years, once as a Rabbi Marcus Burstein L’Taken Fellow. In this role, I coordinated logistic details for the conference and assisted in programmatic elements of the weekend.

Mic.com

I published an Op-Ed with Mic.com in response to the coronavirus epidemic and its effects on college students like myself. In the article, I argue that universities and colleges should offer prorated or partial refunds to students who have paid full tuition costs but are no longer able to access the myriad services that those fees provide. The link to the article can be found here.

New Voices Magazine

I published an Op-Ed with the New Voices Magazine from the perspective of a Jewish college student in response to the tragic shootings in Pittsburgh and Thousand Oaks in 2018. The link to the article can be found here.

activities

more about me

Last March, I returned from a semester abroad in Paris, France where I took courses in international relations, religion and politics, and intercultural communication. I also traveled to a number of neighboring European countries while abroad, exploring ancient ruins in Rome and Florence, tasting the incredible food of Amsterdam, and learning about the rich history of Berlin.

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