Academic and Professional Background

8 Years of Experience in Academic Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement

Academic background in the humanities and arts. Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) and the ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively collaborate and build partnerships. Demonstrates understanding of the current research, information resources, and scholarly trends in humanities disciplines, including knowledge of emerging issues and technologies.

Yale Research Fellow, Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

June 2019 - May 2020

Experienced life as a graduate student at a major research university, took graduate level courses in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department, conducted an independent research project and received mentorship support. Learned and studied educational curriculum that consisted of research literature seminars, graduate school, and career workshops.

Digital Manuscript Processing Assistant,  Beinecke Library

January 2020 - May 2020

Collected, arranged, described and processed digital materials (i.e. CD, DVD floppy disks), manuscripts, electronic records, and other research materials in accordance with standard and local principles and practices. Assisted in the appraisal of records and items within the Beinecke Library collection at Yale University.

Poetry Teacher, Research Fellow, Shinnyo-en Foundation

August 2018 - April 2019

Worked with 12 Black and Brown girls (6th grade) at West Oakland Middle School. This service project incorporated Black creative arts (e.g. poetry, singing, dancing) peace building, mindfulness and sisterhood. I executed this project by teaching them the foundations of poetry and facilitated workshops with Black women artists. I also conducted research on alternative Black girl schools and programs.

© Shelby Mack, PhD Student in Performance Studies, Northwestern University