Matthew D. E. Graber — — — 757-969-9120

Masters of Social Work
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
One year completed of a two-year program

Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, Chemistry Minor
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Work Experience:
MSW Student Affiliate of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence
Philadelphia, PA
September 2009 – September 2010
• Organized a cell phone collection drive, with Verizon Wireless donating $5 per phone collected to the Ortner Center, and phones being donated to Philadelphia women’s shelters
• Created an internet presence for the Charles Hall art exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania, ‘This is not an invitation to rape me’
• Voice-over contribution to a spoken word piece featured in the Charles Hall art exhibit, ‘This is not an invitation to rape me’
• Campus advertising for the ‘This is not an invitation to rape me’ exhibit, including pamphlet distribution and putting up posters
Contact: Susan Sorenson, Ph.D.

Holy Land Trust – Volunteer
July 2010 – August 2010
Bethlehem, Occupied Palestinian territories
• Photographed and wrote stories in a blog documenting the situation in villages of Palestine
• Trained in non-violent actions
• Volunteered at a center for children with special needs in a village outside of Bethlehem
Contact: Dan Koski
Telephone: 972 2 276 5930

Peace Corps Volunteer, English as a Second Langauge (ESL)
Cherkassk, Kazakhstan
August 2007 – March 2009
• Lived and worked in rural Kazakhstan, serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer and a local English teacher in a mixed Russian and Kazakh community.
• Studied the Russian language, attaining a proficiency of Intermediate Advanced when tested by a certified ACTFL language evaluator.

Jumpstart Corps Member
Pittsburgh, PA
September 2006 – April 07
• Received the “Spark Award” for the most energetic among over 150 Corps Members
• Worked one-to-one to prepare at-risk preschool children for school success.
• Paired with a 4-year-old boy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contact: Angela Gordon, Senior Site Manager

Membership and Affiliations:
• Organizing member – Philadelphia Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Coalition.
• Amnesty International
• Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Published work:
Summertime in Palestine – A Zine
Self-published, 2010

Book Reading Engagements:
February 19th, 2011 – Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mount Airy, PA
Contact: Maleka Fruean. (215) 844-1870

March 25, 2011 – Wooden Shoe Bookstore in Philadelphia, PA
Contact: James Generic. (215) 413-0999.

“Local Traveler Tells Story of Palestinian Refugee Camp,” Walter Foley. The Mount Airy Patch, February 18th, 2011.