© 2019 By Gavin Aquin.

HELLO, I'M

Gavin Aquin.

History & Religious Studies Student. Writer and journalist.

Gavin Aquin

BA in History & Religious Studies.

Las Vegas, NV

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About

MY BACKGROUND

With a passion for authentically telling a story, I have both the skill set and professional background necessary to dive deep into the creative marketplace. Coming up with California roots, I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and I hope to travel the globe throughout my life and career. I am currently seeking internships in the Las Vegas, NV area, the Los Angeles, CA area, the Montréal, QC area or in Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2018–2022

The College of William and Mary – Williamsburg, Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, History & Religious Studies; Class of 2022,

unofficially completed requirements for minors in Hispanic Studies and Music.

Research Interests: Jewish Diaspora, Zionism, Ancient Israelite history, literary criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Talmud and Midrash, Jewish sacred music, the Convivencia, Borderlands, Sephardic Jews in Ottoman Salonica, traditional Sephardic Music, Catalan and Basque Nationalisms, Spaniards/Mexicans in pre-1848 American West, Organised Jewish Crime in Los Angeles and Las Vegas during the 19th and 20th centuries

  • Spring 2019: Research into Catalan/Chilean painter Roser Bru, for which I helped to prepare a possible exhibit in the Muscarelle.

 

Extracurricular Activities: The Flat Hat, Sinfonicron Light Opera Company, Tribe Sailing, Latin American Student Union

Relevant Coursework:  History and Religion of Ancient Israel, Identidad y cultura vasca (Basque Identity and Culture), History of Jewish Thought, Censura/Censorship, Oral Communication, Cultural Landscapes of Spain, Tonal Theory, Music Cultures of the Middle East, Family Sexuality and Women in Judaism, Literary Criticism of the Torah

Summer 2020

Universidad de Cádiz – Cádiz, Andalucía, España

Study Abroad: Hispanic Studies

Class of 2018

Nevada State High School – Henderson, Nevada

Dual credit experiences at the College of Southern Nevada and Great Basin College where I earned over 62 credits.

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

Sep. 2018–Present

The Flat Hat – Williamsburg, Virginia (writer profile)

  • Jan 2020 – Jan 2021

  • Sports Editor (Newspaper); Jan. 2019 – Jan. 2020

    • Kept the campus updated on sporting events, focusing on soccer, swimming, golf and the nascent esports programme

    • Trained a new staff of writers through the Flat Hat Intern Programme

  • Chief Design Editor and Webmaster (Magazine); August 2019 – Present

    • Oversaw design and production of the magazine

    • Managed a team of writers and curated outside content for publication

    • Created and maintained the magazine's website

  • Editorial BoardFebruary 2019 – Present

    • Vetted candidates for university-wide positions

Aug. 2019–Present

William and Mary Information Technology – Williamsburg, Virginia; Student Support Technician

  • Assisted faculty/staff/students with their technology needs

  • Worked to help facilitate a network switchover as well as two-factor authentication usage in the student body

Jun. 2018–Aug. 2018

Vineyard Vines – Las Vegas, Nevada; Sales Associate

  • Sold merchandise, specialising principally in Spanish and French speaking consumers

Skills & Languages

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

Content Writing & Editing

Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

Data Analysis

Arranging/Executing Interviews

Customer Service

Project Management

Sales and Persuasion

Digital Communication

Computer Hardware/Software Maintenance

Adobe Premiere Pro

Investigative Journalism

IC3 Digital Literacy Certification

Research/Fact Checking/Accuracy

Columns/Editorials/Op-Ed Pieces

English

Spanish

French

German

Portuguese

Italian

Catalan

Modern Hebrew