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547Rebecca Lester


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY — Bachelor of Science

AUGUST 2014 – MAY 2017

Communication major with a focus in persuasion and social influence. Law and Society minor. Study abroad semester at John Cabot University. Graduated Magna Cum Laude 3.71 GPA

Miami Dade College, Miami, FL— Associate of Arts

AUGUST 2012 – MAY 2014

General studies major, completed while in high school. Graduated with Highest Honors.


Cornell Group Communication Lab — Research Assistant 

JANUARY 2015 – JUNE 2017
  • Run experiments on group task experiments.
  • Code content analysis transcripts.
  • Enter data results for experimenters.
  • Hold focus groups, collect, file and analyze results in order to make suggestions on effective promotion strategies.

Catherwood Library — Circulation Staff

JANUARY 2015 – JUNE 2017
  • Help customers find books, check in and out books, and get around campus.
  • Catalog books by Library of Congress system.
  • Create labels and records for books using Voyager Database.
  • Organize and maintain Library assets (computers, and other non-book resources).

Cornell University Study Abroad — Blogger

  • Create and design my own blog page.
  • Write and share blog posts about my study abroad experience in Rome, Italy.

Cornell University Sustainable Design — Marketing & Communication Consultant

AUGUST 2015 – May 2016
  • Create and edit content for website and print distribution.
  • Manage social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

Juana la Iguana — Communication and Research Analyst 

JUNE 2015 – AUGUST 2015
  • Complete market analyses and SWOT analyses.
  • Develop a digital marketing strategy using social media, third-party analytics, and advertising services such as AdWords.
  • Edit and create content for a WordPress site, including minor HTML and CSS coding work in order to improve site interface.
  • Manage social media engagement and create or distribute content for social media.


Technology: Pages, Keynote, Numbers, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word, Excel, Sway, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Photos, Drive, iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Illustrator, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics, Twitter Analytics, Qualtrics, AdWord, iAds, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads and Lists

Languages: English, Native Fluency; Portuguese, Native Proficiency; French, Semi-Native Proficiency; Spanish, Conversational Fluency; Italian, Elementary Proficiency

Other: Editing, Research, Design


Research Scholarship (Fall 2014-Spring 2017)
Dean’s List (Fall 2015-Spring 2017)
Kenneth J. Bissett Award (2017)



Miami Dade College: Multicultural Communications and Relations, Intro to Mass Media, Intro to Microcomputer Usage, Intro to Speech Communication

Cornell University: Personal Branding, Oral Communication, Media Communication, New Media & Society, Research Methods in Communication, Writing About Communication, Persuasion and Social Influence

John Cabot University: Traditional Photography, Digital Photography, Video Art, Comparative Politics, Introductory Italian


Communication Student Advisory Board (2015-2017) – President
Intramural Soccer (2014-2015)