|Alexandra Stefanik Debler
Student at Rhode Island School of Design
Based out of NY
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI — BFA
Expected Graduation May 2023
Garden City High School, Garden City, NY — High School Diploma
Graduated June 2019
RISD Entrepreneurship Board (RISD E’Ship), Providence, RI — Member
September 2019 – Present
–RISD E’Ship is a design-driven entrepreneurship organization. As a network of student-leaders, faculty mentors, and passionate alumni, E’Ship supports and guides students pursuing business ventures within art and design.
-Position: Helps coordinate events wherein practicing professional artists are contacted by the board and speak on their life and experiences in their industry during pubic shows.
-Writes newsletters, films and photographs events, and manages instagram/website with fellow members.
The New York State Senate, LI (District 6), NY — Intern
May 2019 – August 2019
-State Senator Kevin Thomas.
-Orchestrated events with the Senator and team, including food drives, town halls, community events, and LGBT+ events.
-Researched potential bills to address and resolve the public’s needs and concerns and in the upcoming legislative session. Issues include the Long Island/Bethpage plume, installation of 5G towers across the island, and the Telecommunication Act of 1996.
Garden City High School Literary Circle, Garden City, NY — President
2017-2019 Academic School Year
-Organized weekly meetings to share poetry, short stories, and discuss recent literature.
-Seasonal poetry nights in which members of the High School shared literature, interests, works of arts, and musical pieces.
-Responsibilities included designing and managing the event and schedule, and working as the event announcer.
Brown University Chamber Orchestra— Providence, RI
September 2019 – Present
-Preform triennial concerts at Brown University’s Alumnae Hall.
-Previous pieces performed include Sea Sketches: I-V by Grace Williams and Sibelius: Symphony No. 6 by Jean Sibelius.
RISD P.O.S.E.— Providence, RI
-Rhode Island School of Design’s Pre Orientation Service Experience.
-Engaged in an intensive series of community activities across Rhode Island.
-Harvester 100+ pounds of potatoes as Southside Community Land Trust.
-Harvested Japanese Knotweed at Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park to both deweed the forest and collect building materials for a nearby fence for a children’s play area.
-Painted window murals, children’s ice skating aids, and bean bag toss boards for the Alex & Ani Center to prepare for the winter season, during which the center is an ice rink.
-Repainted the railing around the Woonasquatucket River and it’s bridges.
Tutoring: Tutor Special Needs Students — Long Island, NY
2017 – 2019
Girl Scout Gold Award– May 2019
-Created a 100+ page graphic novel to address homophobia and racism by raising awareness of the lack of representation of LGBT+ in media.
-Hosted a booth at Wintercon NYC to debut and promote the book.
-Guest speaker on “It Came From the Radio”, a podcast and radio show, to discuss the novel’s creation and core ideas.
-Presented at Pride for Youth (PFY), an LGBTQA+ awareness and support group, to discuss the book with young members of the community.
Long Island Artist Award of Merit in Visual Arts- September 2018
-Judges assess a portfolio, letters of recommendation, and the candidate’s transcript in selecting recipients.
-Fluent in English language.
-Proficient in Italian language.
-Taekwondo First Degree Black Belt.