Riddhi Shilpi

2515 Hawk’s Nest Trail, Topanga, CA 90290

linkedin.com/in/rmshilpi (503)-713-7443 r.m.shilpi@gmail.com



Critical thinker, analyst, and problem-solver. Experience in writing, editing, and project management. Additional skills in multimedia content creation, tutoring, education, outreach, event planning, interpersonal communication, office maintenance, and administrative assistance.




  • University of California, Davis – Sep. 2014 – Jun. 2016

Political Science (B.A. Major), War and Peace Studies (Minor)

  • Santa Monica College – Aug. 2011 – Jun. 2014

Public Policy (A.A.), History (A.A.)



  • Politics – U.S. Foreign Policy, Politics of Interdependence, International Law, Judicial Politics, Politics and Media, Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Comparative Politics, U.S. and CA Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Statistics, War and Conflict in Political Analysis
  • Customer Service – Acting as the face of a business, providing information to guests, directing multiple people to correct locations, managing crowds in small spaces, maintaining clean and orderly premises and workspaces, managing multiple tasks at once, professional conduct,
  • Project and Event Planning – executing projects and events on tight deadlines, coordinating between multiple people, preparing presentations and events, maintaining accurate information,
  • Communication/Writing/Editing – Newspaper Production, Newspaper Editing, Mass Media Studies, Public Speaking, Voter Outreach, Tutoring/Education, Multiple Communication Styles,
  • Globalism/Multiculturalism – World Civilizations, Russian Politics, Recent Middle Eastern History, Middle Eastern Politics, Peoples of Latin America, Comparative Electoral Systems
  • Leadership/Professionalism – Introductory Army Leadership, Team Leadership, Individual Leadership Skills, Professional Development, Student Organization Leadership and Management
  • Computer Competency – Office Applications, 80 WPM Typing Speed, Basic HTML5 and CSS3, Basic Web Design, Intermediate Photo-Manipulation, Basic Video Editing, Multimedia Content
  • Language/Linguistics – Comparative Linguistics, Language Construction, Beginning Spanish
  • Politics – U.S. Foreign Policy, Politics of Interdependence, International Law, Judicial Politics
  • Quantitative Reasoning – multiple Economics and Statistics courses




  • Poll Inspector for Los Angeles County, November 2016 – Present

Prepared workspaces, provided information, processed paperwork, gave directions, maintained a professional appearance and environment, upheld proper election conduct

  • Amateur Author, Unpublished Independent Literature, 2008 – Present

Outlined, wrote, edited, and published novel-length and novella-length stories, developed multimedia projects in conjunction with written stories, met deadlines for literary challenges, collaborated with artists and other authors

  • Barista, Starbucks, Sep. 2016 – Present

Managed multiple tasks at once, provided customer service, presented a friendly face as part of the company brand, provided information, quickly assist large groups of people,

  • Event Planner, Queer Student Union, January 2016 – June 2016

Developed and executed workshops, presentations, and awareness events

  • Legal/Vice Chair, Model United Nations, January 2015 – June 2016

Managed multiple legislative documents in short time-frames, mediated discussions and debates between 30-40 participants, analyzed policy documents and historical research

  • Cadet, Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Sep. 2014 – Jun. 2015

Participated in simulated military exercises, strenuous daily meetings and activities, and studied leadership and team-building as part of officer training

  • Cashier at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, May 2014 – Sep. 2014

Assisted customers with finding merchandise, gave directions, provided local information,

  • Section Editor and Writer, The Corsair, Sep. 2011 – Jun. 2012

Planned and produced page spreads, met tight deadlines every week, wrote and edited articles for newspaper and opinion sections, managed a team of writers, line- and copyediting

  • Voter Registration Intern at the NAACP, Sep. 2013 – Dec. 2013

Provided extensive technical information, quickly processed people and paperwork,

  • Computer Assistant, Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2013

Assisted client with photography database, web design, and managing small business

  • Peer Tutoring, Mar. 2012 – June 2016

Trained students in specific subjects, edited essays, and brainstormed study strategies

  • Vice President, Gay-Straight Alliance, Sep. 2008 – Jun. 2011

Planned and executed multiple fundraising and awareness events, coordinated with other student organizations for events, created and distributed educational content

  • Research Officer, Human Rights Watch: Student Task Force, Sep. 2010 – Jun. 2011

Created and distributed educational content, planned fundraising and awareness events, liaised between student activist groups, coordinated teams for executing events,

  • Volunteer Counselor at Bright Horizons: Northwest Impact, Jul. 2011 – Aug. 2011

Managed large crowds of children, directed activities, provided general support to teachers

  • Administrative Assistant for Smart Fire & Electrical Technology, Feb. 2011 – Jul. 2011

General Office Maintenance, Correspondence and Billing, Documentation Management

  • Staff Tutor at Palisades Charter High School, Oct. 2010 – Jun. 2011

Assisted students with homework, generated study strategies, peer mediation

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