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Debora Aberastury


Professional Status
About Me
I have recently graduated (M.A.) from Webster Vienna Private University's International Relations Program at the School of Arts and Sciences in Vienna, Austria. I have previously studied at Webster University Athens in Athens, Greece and at Regents University London in London, England.
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Since July 2017
  • Writing bi-weekly articles (of at least 400 words) aimed at a college audience including well-researched content with sources/hyperlinks, images, quotes, interviews and/or videos.
  • Providing analysis on general news, politics, business, sports and a wide array of topics including: Local News, Campus Life, Entertainment, Fashion, Sports, Technology, Health, Business, and Politics.

Social Media Assistant

TANGO Argentina Food
Since May 2010
  • Managing social media outlets for TANGO Argentina Food, a family-owned business in Missouri, U.S.A, dedicating approx. 2 hours a week.
  • Creating, curating, and managing all published content, including Facebook and Twitter covers, profile pics, and advertisments.
  • Monitoring review pages (Yelp, TripAdvisor, Google) and ensuring that reviews are read and responded to. Ensuring all messages and comments are read and replied to on Facebook.
  • Creating physical flyers and menus for the brick-and-mortar store, as well as photographing products.

Federal Affairs Senior Correspondent

March 2018 to September 2019
  • Assisted with news coverage; helping report, research and writing breaking news and long-form journalism.
  • Monitored events for development concerning any activity between the federal government and the territories.

Library Assistant

Webster Vienna Private University
March 2019 to July 2019
  • Assisted in the WVPU library, providing front desk service: processing loan transactions, resetting passwords, reserving group project rooms and answering the telephone.
  • Maintained shelf order in the collection, printer paper and toner, refilling staplers, and insured a quiet studious atmosphere.

Research Assistant

Webster Vienna Private University
2019 to May 2019
  • Assisted in a project titled: "Stakeholder Engagement within Rural Tourism in Austria and Serbia" for two terms with the Business and Management Department at WVPU.
  • Gathered scholarly literature on rural tourism in Austria, Serbia and abroad, conducting literature searches with Scopus.

Assistant Editor

Voy Abroad
2018 to October 2018
  • Edited articles by interns and volunteers, writing articles, mentoring interns on writing topics and discussions, and helping with promotion of content and editorial direction.

Federal Affairs Correspondent Intern

October 2017 to March 2018

Collegiate Correspondent

Voy Abroad
September 2017 to 2018

Theater Crew

AMC Theaters
November 2014 to August 2016
  • Ensured guest service was friendly, helpful and fast; answering questions from guests and resolving any concerns. Monitored auditoriums for picture/sound quality, temperature, lighting and guest behavior. Controlled access to theatre by greeting, directing guests and tearing tickets. Performed daily concession duties, as well as cleaning and maintain areas of the theater.

Virtual Student Foreign Service eIntern

U.S. State Department
August 2014 to May 2015
  • Worked with the Foreign Service Institute/School of Language Studies on a project, which served as a backbone to develop a Spanish section reader into aining Foreign Service Officers.

Field Intern

Missouri Democratic Party
June 2012 to November 2012
  • Conducted phone-baking, door-to-door canvassing, and volunteer recruitment during all stages of the campaign: voter identification, persuasion, and the Get Out the Vote operation.
  • Staffed various canvassing events and recruited volunteers.
  • Received insight in the ins and outs of running a field office from field organizers and regional organizers, as well as career advice during weekly conference calls.

Master of Arts - (M.A.), International Relations

Webster Vienna Private University

2018 to 2019
The Master of Arts in International Relations program at WVPU enables students to students to analyze the complexities and processes involved in world politics and international affairs.

• Coursework completed in: International Political Economy; Politics of Development; EU-Asia Relations; Theories of International Relations; Terrorism in World Politics; The European Union
• Completed my M.A. Thesis, titled: "Populism, Multilateralism and Supranationalism: Looking at Cases from The European Union and the Community of Latin American And Caribbean States."

• WVPU Delegate to the 2019 Warwick Economic Summit in Coventry, U.K.
• Runner-up in Poster Presentation at the WVPU Graduate Research Summit 2019
• Received 2 50% Training Scholarships from the Business and Management Department
• Received 2 50% Training Scholarships from the Library
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International Relations

Webster University Athens

Completed 8 Weeks of Graduate Work at Webster University's Athens, Greece Campus.

Courses completed were: Introduction to International Relations, Research Methods and Perspectives; Professional Seminar

As part of the Professional Seminar course, we visited the Hellenic Parliament, the International Organization for Migration, European Parliament Office in Athens, as well as attended roundtable discussion with embassy of Georgia to the Hellenic Republic - "The Future of Europe and the European Future of EU’s Eastern Neighborhood."
From 2012 until 2015, I attended Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri USA, where I completed my B.A. in International Relations with a minor in Spanish Language and Literature.

In the History, Politics and International Relations Department, I completed the following courses:
• International Law; International Political Economy; International Organizations: Structure and Political Conflict; Conduct of Foreign Policy; Diplomatic History; Twentieth-Century United States; Women in Latin American History; Senior Seminar on Arms Control and Proliferation

In the International Languages & Cultures Department, I completed the following courses:
• Intermediate Conversational Spanish; Advanced Spanish: Level I & Level II; Listening, Comprehension and Vocabulary; Conversation and Culture; Culture and Civilization of the Spanish-Speaking World (Espana/Spain); Spanish Literature; Advanced Topics: Spanish-American Theater

Study Abroad Semester

Regent's University London

Spent a semester abroad in London, England through Webster University's study abroad program.

Intensive study of England’s history, customs, traditions, politics and religion. Conducted research on counter-terrorism and international security of Spain, France and the United Kingdom. Attended seminars and trips throughout London as part of the Social History of London course.

Completed coursework in: Social History of London; International Human Rights Law; International Security; Advocacy, NGOs and Civil Society.

General Education

St. Charles Community College

2010 to 2011
Completed my general education credits before transferring to Webster University.