Emily C Raffensberger

1000 E. Joppa Road, Apt. 210, MD, 21286 | 717-818-0861| |

EDUCATIONTowson University

Towson, MD

Master of Science, Professional Writing

May 2014


WellSpan Health

York, PA

Medical Terminology Certification

February 2014


York College of Pennsylvania

York, PA

Bachelor of Arts

Secondary English Education

May 2011


Aflac Silverman Benefits Group, White Marsh, MD

Marketing and Sales Intern

February 2014—April 2014

  •          Learns consultative selling skills through enrollment certification
  •          Utilizes social media and e-commerce industry-specific marketing
  •          Applies strategic and creative marketing and branding principles


Towson University, Towson, MD

Health Science Program Volunteer Technical Writer

January 2014—May 2014

  •          Analyzed users’ needs to create a program presentation manual for middle school guidance counselors
  •          Designed a Prezi to promote the Health Science program to middle school students


America’s Future Workforce, Washington, DC

Grant Writer Intern

January 2014—March 2014

  •          Assessed organization’s needs statement for the target population
  •          Developed an input/output assessment for project goals
  •          Organized a funding budget for the nonprofit’s future projects


Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City, MD

Grant Writer Volunteer

August 2013—December 2013

  •          Researched and applied for the Ravens ACT Foundation Play 60 grant to fund $5,000 worth of playground equipment for the Hollofield Area Play Space


WellSpan Health, York, PA

Philanthropy Intern

June 2013—September 2013

  •          Completed philanthropy appeal assignments for annual fundraisers
  •          Obtained $4,500 in grant money from the Bob Hoffman Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Conference


Towson University/CCBC, Essex, MD

Physician Assistant Program Graduate Assistant

January 2013—May 2014

  •          Competently updated students’ clinical files and medical records in an electronic database
  •          Completed office duties in a timely and accurate manner
  •          Edited documents for organization, clarity, and word choice to reflect the PA Program brand
  •          Designed a speaking/writing assessment for income PA students


York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

Learning Resource Center Writing Center Fellow

January 2009—December 2010

  •          Improved peers’ word choice, organization, and clarity
  •          Logged hours, sent memos, and scheduled appointments online
  •          Modeled proper research practices and explained citation styles



Housekeeping Aide

March 2009—present

  •          Maintained a sanitary environment for patients, visitors, and staff
  •        Achieved medical terminology certification


Windsor Manor Elementary School, Red Lion, PA

Title I Reading Remediation Paraprofessional

October 2011—June 2012

  •          Held one-on-one consultations with 40 6th graders and 28 4th graders
  •          Demonstrated effective revision strategies
  •          Motivated students to engage themselves as writers within the rhetorical context
  •          Met with low-level reading students in 3rd-6th grades to scaffold and support the main teacher’s instruction


Independent Business, Dallastown, PA

Private Tutor

September 2009—June 2012

  •          Met by hourly appointment students and noted each session’s progress and weaknesses
  •          Maintained open communication with students’ parents, teachers, and support staff
  •          Scaffolded students’ writing processes, reading comprehension, study skills, organizational methods, and note-taking strategies



Towson Graduate Student Association Award                                                                              2014

Gentzler Scholarship                                                                                                                     2010

Department of Education Student of the Month                                                                          2010

Bob Hoffman Writing Contest (1st place nonfiction)                                                                    2009 & 2010

York County Bar Association Law Day Contest (2nd place)                                                           2007



York College of Pennsylvania Senior Honor Society member                                                      2011

Sigma Tau Delta (international English honor society) member                                                 2011

Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Graduate Student Board Representative                    2013

Omicron Delta Kappa (national leadership honor society) member                                           2013



Exuberant attitude

Monitors workload

Inquisitive about best practices

Listens to concerns

Analytic approach towards writing


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