University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences, 2021
Major: Hispanic Studies & English (Law & Literature Concentration)
Language: English (fluent), Spanish (Limited business proficient, 9 years of academic experience), Italian (some conversational, very limited)
Skills: Leadership and Delegation (President, Chi Omega Fraternity), Writing & Communication (academic, professional, & creative), Graphic Design (Canva, basic level), Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel), Social Media Ads & Marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, etc.)
Cara Mahoney is a Junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying English and Hispanic Studies. In her studies of English, Cara is particularly interested in examining international political past and present through the lens of contemporary popular media—i.e. Literature, film, news sources, and other sources of information. As a Hispanic Studies major, she is also interested in Comparative Politics and International Development, specifically as they relate to Spain and Latin America. For the past two years, Cara has served as a City Council Fellow for Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. She performs research and writing tasks to assist the Councilwoman in her legislative agenda, in addition to developing positions on legislative proposals by other Councilmembers, Mayoral initiatives, and priorities advocated through civil groups and think tanks. With interests in immigration and refugee policy, Cara spent the Summer of 2019 at Nationalities Service Center where she researched the political, social, and cultural barriers to domestic violence and sexual assault resources for immigrant and refugee survivors. She also served as a translator for Spanish-speaking clients. At the University of Pennsylvania, she serves as President to the Beta Alpha chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity, where she leads weekly meetings with her chapter of more than 150 members, in addition to coordinating with Chi Omega National organization, Penn Panhellenic, and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. She is also the Vice President of Global Women Empowerment, a service organization dedicated to empowering women around the world through healthcare, education and self-sufficiency.