Resumé

 

Alexandra Stefanik Debler

Student at Rhode Island School of Design

astefani@risd.edu

www.art-phoenix.com

Education 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI — BFA (Intended Major: Apparel)

Expected Graduation May 2023

Garden City High School, Garden City, NY — High School Diploma

Graduated June 2019

Leadership Positions

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 in the upcoming legislative session. Issues included 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 poetry nights, the schedule, and working as the event announcer. 

Community Engagement 

Brown University Chamber OrchestraProvidence, RI

September 2019 – Present

  • Second violin.
  • Preforms 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

2019

  • Rhode Island School of Design’s Pre Orientation Service Experience. 
  • Engaged in an intensive series of community activities across Rhode Island. 
  • Harvested 100+ pounds of potatoes at 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

Awards

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. 
  • Was a 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 LGBT+ 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. 

Personal Skills

  • Native to English language.
  • Proficient in Italian language. 
  • Taekwondo first degree Black Belt.