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Jonas Caballero Resume

Jonas Xavier Caballero

217 Fisk St

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Phone: 412-879-0429,  Email: joeskillet@fulbrightmail.org

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Philosophy                                                                                                 December 2010

Majors: Media and Professional Communications and International and Area Studies                                   University of Pittsburgh, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Thesis: The Impact of Media Bias on Coverage of Catastrophic Events: Case Study From the New York Times’ Coverage of the Palestine/Israel Conflict

Certificate in Corporate and Community Relations                                                   December 2010

University of Pittsburgh

Master of Philosophy

Middle Eastern Studies

University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, United Kingdom                                   October 2012

Thesis: De-Shelving Apartheid, Re-Imagining Resistance: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions and the Palestinian National Movement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Media Relations Coordinator                                                                    February 2007 – July 2007

International Solidarity Movement (ISM), Ramallah, Palestine

  • Liaised with Palestinian, Israeli, and international media outlets
  • Trained new volunteers in media proficiency, principles of non-violence and direct action, history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, basics in Hebrew and Arabic, etc.
  • Conducted interviews with Palestinian and Israeli activists and officials
  • Traveled extensively throughout Israel and the Palestinian Territories to document and report unfolding stories
  • Wrote timely reports & press releases; faxed and emailed news releases to appropriate local and international news agencies
  • Updated ISM and personal website daily with reports; edited and posted videos

Journalist/Intern                                                                                            January 2010 – May 2010

The New People (Newspaper), The Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Attended editorial collective meetings, pitched story ideas
  • Reviewed the paper and discussed items to publish for upcoming issues
  • Covered news events in and around Pittsburgh
  • Conducted interviews, wrote news articles and photographed events
  • Helped to improve the paper’s content, production and distribution

Co-founder and Chairperson                                                                          July 2002 - August 2004

OPTICS (Organizing Pittsburgh to Increase Community Solidarity) Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Organized and facilitated meetings on variety of social justice topics
  • Designed campaigns aimed at furthering community involvement, including concerts, forums, and rallies
  • Maintained website and mailing list; sent relevant articles and digests
  • Sustained operations through organizing fundraising events
  • Organized and facilitated meetings and lectures

Freelance Journalist and Photographer                                                              July 2007 - Present

Egypt Daily Star, Community Times (Egypt), Insight Magazine (Egypt), Nox Magazine (Jordan), TwoDay Magazine (New York).

  • Conducted interviews with artists, politicians, fashion designers, musicians, singers, writers, entrepreneurs, and others
  • Published articles on arts, entertainment, culture, food, fashion, travel, and politics
  • Photographed events and people for publication
  • Attended staff meetings; pitched ideas
  • Worked in a busy environment and met deadlines

Emergency Medical Technician                                                                       June 2000 – April 2002

Guardian Angel Ambulance Services, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Used skills as EMT to perform life-saving techniques such as CPR and First Aid
  • Performed emergency procedures with EMT and Paramedic units, drove the ambulance, rendered care to patients prior to and en route to hospital, relayed information hospital staff
  • Attended continuing education classes required to maintain EMT certification
  • Worked well and efficiently in high tense situations with coworkers and supervisors
  • Wrote extensive daily reports for each patient with whom I had contact for billing and liability purposes, completed paper and electronic reports, and accumulated hundreds of on-the-ground experiences

PRESENTATIONS

  • Caballero, Jonas and Sarah Moawad (2009). Palestine in a Global Context, Workshop at the People’s Summit, Alternative Voices to the G-20. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Caballero, Jonas (2009). Hope Under Siege: Photos of Occupation. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Caballero, Jonas and Katie Miranda (2008-2009). Memoirs of Nonviolent Resistance. Pittsburgh, PA., San Francisco, CA., Oakland, Ca., KPFA Radio (Flashpoints), San Jose, CA., Berkeley, CA.
  • Caballero, Jonas (2007). Circus for Peace. San Francisco, CA.

MEMBERSHIPS

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, International Solidarity Movement, The Thomas Merton Center

HONORS/AWARDS

UPCEA Outstanding Continuing Education Student                                                           November 2011

Fulbright US-UK Student Program 2011 Awardee                                                                   March 2011

Emma Locke Memorial Award Nominee                                                                               February 2011

Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Finalist                                                                    March 2010

Humanity in Action Fellowship                                                                                              Summer 2010

Nationality Rooms Scholarship- David L. Lawrence Memorial Award                                February 2010

College of General Studies Nontraditional Student Study Abroad Scholarship                February 2010

Global Studies Student Ambassador- Tuition Remission Fellowship                           Spring 2009

John Gongas Scholarship 2009-2010                                                                              November 2009

Outstanding Delegation Honorable Mention, Model Arab League                                  November 2009

Dean’s Honor List                                         Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Summer 2009, Fall 2009, Fall 2010

LANGUAGES

Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Arabic, Beginning Hebrew

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