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Marie Christelle “Isel” Garcia      


Educational Attainment 

Sarah Lawrence College, MFA in Creative Nonfiction ‘13

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), BFA Creative Writing ‘09


Work Experience 

Graduate Office Assistant, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville NY, September 2011 to present

–          Managed front desk, answered and directed phone calls, ran errands to different offices, provided assistance to administrative staff, filed documents, conducted research for HAP program

Creative Writing Teacher, Baccalaureate School for Global Education, Queens NY, October 2011 to present

–          Taught the basics of poetry, fiction and nonfiction to a seventh grade class of 25 students

Associate Publishing Specialist, Thomson Reuters Legal Editorial Operations, Taguig, March 2010 to July 2011

–          Prepared law materials for printing both in print and online

–          Events Committee Member: organized office events, summer outings, etc.

Contributing Writer, Hinge Inquirer, Makati, Jan 2011 to August 2011

–          Wrote advertorials, conducted interviews with companies like Unilever and Diversey

Executive Assistant and Staff Writer, Expat Communications (Expat Travel and Lifestyle Magazine, Expat Newspaper), Makati, April 2009 to August 2009

–          Wrote articles on travel, food, style and human interest; conducted interviews; reported on global issues like Global Warming and Green Architecture in the Philippines; interviewed Burma’s consulate regarding Aung San Su Kyi; conducted an interview with diplomatic wives in the Philippines; helped in project management of photo shoots; assisted marketing department in securing sponsorships, advertising opportunities; provided administrative support to Managing Director

Editorial Assistant, Strut Magazine, LSA Publications, Mandaluyong, Internship, August 2008

–          Assisted editor in conceptualizing and publishing pioneer issue of Strut magazine, copy wrote advertising placements


“New York Minute”, Travel feature, Expat Travel and Lifestyle Magazine, August-October 2010 issue

“Joie de Vivre: The Exu(belt)rant Life With Cintura”, “Making Waves”, “Comforting Women”, Expat Travel and Lifestyle magazine, Sept. – Nov. 2009 issue

“Braving the Pinatubo”, Expat Newspaper, August 2009 issue

“Dumaguete Dreaming,” Expat Newspaper, May 17-30, 2009 issue

“Committed to Faith,” Expat Travel and Lifestyle magazine, May-July 2009 issue

“Argao”, Heights Publication, vol. LVI no. 2, December 2008

“All the Angels and Saints”, Heights Publication, vol. LVI no. 2, December 2008

“Specially for Me” (a feature on Jackie Aquino), Strut Magazine, Oct.-Dec. 2008

“Coffee Shop Girl”, Read Magazine, a Powerbooks Publication, October 2007


Skills/ Special Interests/ Talents 

Strong writing and analytical skills, team player, willing to learn.  Also interested in traveling, fashion, art, interior design, acting, cooking/baking, photography, history


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