Agazi Desta


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Agazi Desta



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School: University of Southern California

Year: Junior

Major: English Literature; Narrative Studies

Minor: Screenwriting (undeclared)

Other Organizations: USC Program Board-Speakers’ Committee, S.O.L.I.D. (Students Organizing for Literacy, Inclusion, & Diversity, USC Volunteer Center, Community Outreach Council

Birthday: August 26, 1993

Hometown: Boston, MA

Hobbies: Hanging out with close friends, family, writing, listening to music, playing/watching sports



Why I Joined:

I want to have a brotherhood, “a home away from home,” so that I may become something larger than myself; I would also love to further grow the chapter’s presence by effectively strengthening the Alpha programs on campus

Chapter Goals:

Special Alpha Events Attended:





University of Southern California – Dana & David Dornsife College of Arts & Letters

Los Angeles, California

Class of 2015; Major(s): BA English Literature, Narrative Studies

Deans List Recipient Fall 2012


Belmont Hill School, Belmont, Massachusetts

Class of 2011; High School Diploma

Magna Cum Laude; Edward M. Burt Community Service Award; National Latin Exam Gold Medal (9th-12)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                 _______

College Department of English- Dornsife College of Arts & Letters

                Personal Research Assistant; (Fall 2011- Fall 2013)

Supervisor: David Roman, Professor; Director of Undergraduate Studies, (213) 740-2821

Tasks: Prepared administrative procedures for professional work and reimbursement forms (traveling/non-traveling expense reports); Organized/Hosted events for the selection of potential professors; Delegated responsibilities of coordinating class schedules, flight arrangements, and research event planning


The Steppingstone Foundation, Boston, MA 02110

Teaching Assistant; Intern (Summer, June 2010 – August 2010)

Supervisor: Nina Sheff, 617-423-6300

Tasks: Assigned to Teacher Mentor, Assumed 40% of teaching responsibilities; Administrative duties; Engaged in seminars concerning issues that surround Education for the youth of Boston



Community Outreach Council, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                     Fall 2013

            Co-Founder/Event Planning Director Executive Board Member

Chartered the organization; Chaired the events for the interaction and engagement of the mentoring and tutoring services for the students; Referred administrative directors to other community service groups at USC; Visited local schools programs to help restructure the curriculum plans of schools


Speakers Committee-USC Program Board, Los Angeles, CA                                            Spring 2013

            Executive Board Member/Administrative Director         

Promoted the events largely hosted by Program Board to the USC community; Helped to establish networks between committee and agents of potential speakers

Community Service Committee- Alternative Spring Break, San Francisco, CA                       Spring 2013

            Volunteer Center Participant

Advocated for the improvement of student scholarship; promoted the community’s efforts in the reformative procedures of juvenile justice;


Amnesty International, Belmont, Massachusetts                                            Spring of 2011-Summer of 2012

Chapter President

Participated on Board of AI’s nonprofit initiative to generate one of the first student-led movements for the discussion of the current state of global equality; Led national campaign for the disproval of domestic violence in Syria,


INDEPENDENT RESEARCH____________________________________________________________

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Los Angeles, CA

-Committed to independent study of Director David Roman’s research on American Theatre

-Analyzed financial disbursements for independent account within English Department


Independent Projects Screenplay & Playwrights, Boston MA

-Submitted propels to local advisors on the platform of a promotional narrative

-On route to completing five year project concerning the screen edits for a motion picture



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