Profile of ISMAEL

ISMAEL Software developer with emphasis in front-end. Experience in data analysis in campaign context. Experience in non-profit and political campaigns.
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Data VisualizationFrontend Web Application DevelopmentWeb, Mobile & Software Dev

I am a software and web developer building technology to connect and inform people, so they are more engaged in democracy. I create applications, features, and products that help people connect to build movements that produce change. Previously, I have used social media, search engine optimization, and content creation/curation to help organizations’ digital marketing. I use data to develop strategy, plan, and produce results in software development and digital marketing.

I have over 3 years of experience in digital marketing and field experience in the non-profit advocacy industry as a student organizer. As a student leader developed skills in community outreach, public speaking, and event planning while developing events with over 200 students and community members, and earned local press coverage.

In my work at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, I helped mentor over 300 high school students. Assisted in running events with over 100 participants (students and their parents) and was a staff of a department that put on over 5-grade school summer camps.

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Linkedin URL:https://www.linkedin.com/in/ismael-melendez/

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Work Experiences

  • Digital Editor

    The Pan American Student Newspaper

    October 2012 - December 2013

    Student newspaper at UTPA, now UTRGV. Hired as social media strategist apprentice then promoted to editor. * Supervised four blog writers. Blog sections included entertainment, fashion, fitness, Greek life * Mentored and trained 10 person staff with best practices for creating, managing, monitoring, and developing content for social media
  • (Volunteer) Co-founder and lead student organizer

    The Progressive Young Democrats at UTRGV

    November 2015 - May 2018

    Registered organization with student involvement. Created and strategized outreach on campus. Recruited team of 8 main organizers and over 30 members and over 100 subscribers. * Organized a countywide candidate forum with over 150 attendees and local media coverage * Coded the website and used Search Engine Optimization (SEO) expertise to get the website on the first page of Google results for the target search terms, UTRGV Democrats and RGV Democrats * Used Action Network, grew a list of 400 subscribers in the first six months
  • Student Academic Assistant

    UTRGV P-16 Outreach

    October 2016 - May 2018

    Create a college-going culture at assigned high school. Do public outreach for department and university at community events. * Assisted over 300 student’s complete college and scholarship applications. * Registered over 1,100 visits to the advising office. Assisted students to apply to college and financial aid (one-on-one meetings and group presentations)
  • Residential Digital Media & Marketing Manager

    UTRGV P-16 Outreach

    May 2018 - August 2018

    Promoted to this role for the duration of summer camps, six in a total, of different durations. Our audience was participating in school district educators and the student’s families. In charge of project development and management for the creation of video and written content, also in charge of social media. * Increased Twitter impressions by 300% and Facebook page 38%, compared to the previous year 2017 * Shot and produced marketing and event videos using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Spark * Designed marketing fliers using Publisher and Canva, shared to over 30 school districts to solicit registration for summer camps * Trained 50+ staff on social media and communications tips and guidelinesThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley P-16 Outreach, Edinburg, TX
  • Phone Representative

    Xfinity

    August 2019 - March 2020

    Communicate empathetically with customers and develop questions to investigate and determine their specific problems. Clearly communicate steps for troubleshooting and clarify the importance of completing steps in order. Resolve technical problems over the phone or set up technician appointments as determined by the Customer Relations Management application. * Maintain under 13-minute Average Handle Time, 10 minutes 11 seconds * Answer over 400 calls per 40-hour workweek The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley P-16 Outreach University department working to increase college access in Rio Grande Valley
  • Compass Fellowship

    Cultivate Compass

    April 2020 - Now

    -Political and Digital Strategy -Data in Politics | Care-Based Approach to Data + User Security -Product Development -Cybersecurity: Threats + Responses in Campaign Context -Legal Compliance

Certification

  • Generation Data

    https://www.generationdata.org/

    May 2020 - Now

Education

  • BS

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

    February 2012 - May 2018

    Computer Science