Friday, August 19, 2011


Alexander Lotorto

495 Log Tavern Rd  Milford, PA 18337
(570)-269-9589 ·
Self-motivated, enthusiastic problem-solver with diverse professional experience and a passionate commitment to serving others.

Special skills include:

·         Analyzing political systems and economies on a macro and micro scale.
·         Adapting work style to coincide with changing workplace environment.
·         Collaborating with coworkers and clients to contribute to a safe, productive, and respectful workplace.
·         Integrating a variety of experience and background into a broad range of settings.

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

Bachelor of Arts, May 2009
Dual Major: Political Science and Film Studies               
Minor: Economics                                                       

Intro. to Comparative Govt. and Int’l Relations,  Intro. to American National Gov’t,  Political Science Research Methods, International Political Economy,  AP / Intermediate Microeconomics,  AP / Intermediate Macroeconomics,  Public Finance,  Public Administration,  American Foreign Policy,  AP U.S. History,  AP Calculus BC,  Public Relations Seminar, Conflict and Compromise, Intro. to Visual Communication, Environmental Science, Film History I & II, Dissent in US History, American Economic History, Documentary Film, African Governments & Politics, Political Parties & Elections

Technology skills: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher; Web & Graphics design, Lexis Nexis, Salesforce CRM, Final Cut Pro
Professional Experience

Mon-Valley Unemployed Committee, Homestead, PA          September 2010 – June 2011
Unemployment Compensation Specialist
  • Audited two unemployment compensation third-year law school classes at Duquesne University and University of Pittsburgh
  • Assisted over a thousand people on the phone with unemployment compensation questions
  • Represented over two dozen clients in unemployment compensation referee appeal hearings
  • Coordinated outreach efforts with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to assist unemployed workers at food distributions with questions and information regarding unemployment compensation.

Public Allies Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA          September 2010 – June 2011
Americorps Member
  • Received weekly leadership, diversity, and skills trainings on various non-profit and social issues
  • Built relationships with my Team Service Project team and West Oakland community leaders through an interview listening project
  • Facilitated at seven major community discussions in the Oakland neighborhood for the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation 2025 Community Plan process
  • Logged over 1,700 hours of service
2008 Presidential Campaign, Washington, DC – Northeast Pennsylvania          April 2008 – August 2008
Ballot Access Coordinator
  • Coordinated successful ballot access drives to place a presidential candidate on the ballot in Colorado, Arkansas, Idaho, Missouri, Arizona, and California
  • Transitioned to northeast PA and managed a dozen petitioners in Allentown, Bethlehem, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Milford that gathered over 10,000 signatures
  • Observed and facilitated signature turn-in, press conference, and certification at the PA State Department

Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC          January 2008 – April 2008
Global Economy Project Intern
  • Searched SEC 10-K filings for public companies’ unionization rates, corporate governance structure and “golden parachute” severance pay.
  • Planned strategies for institutions to engage in a dialog about the financing, building, and management of 127 private prisons by Sodexo Alliance, the world’s largest facilities management corporation.
  • Drafted memos and compiled dossiers on globalization, sovereign wealth funds, free trade, financial institutions, wealth divide, and tax policies.

Altec Lansing, a div. of Plantronics , Milford, PA          May 2006 – January 2008
Human Resources Intern
  • Managed confidential employee salary, benefits, and background data, screened resumes
  • Ensured Sarbanes-Oxley compliance within the Human Resources audit narrative
  • Performed extensive bivariate analysis of interior Associate Opinion Survey for executive management
  • Led a cross-functional team of 11 interns (2 summers)
    • Facilitated and set agenda for weekly meetings; arranged regular executive speakers to discuss global functions
    • Cultivated my original idea for an on-campus college marketing program by executing a month-long  research project to test effective strategies
  • Audited all employee information during data transition to Oracle EBusiness Suite
  • Prepared for IRS tax audit and staffing audits
  • Coordinated four company picnics and two annual blood drives.
  • Recruited 11 college interns during my 2007 Spring semester for Summer 2007 via college career centers
Certifications, affiliations & honors

Pike County Youth Coalition, Milford, PA          December 2007 – Present
Founding Organizer
  • Organized advocacy coalition for comprehensive sex education, school board accountability, and drug policy reform
  • Won grant from for proposal to establish live-stream service to observe and record school board meetings

Muhlenberg College Student Government        2005 – 2009
Class Representative
  • Finance Committee (appropriated student organization budgets and special requests)
  • Communications Committee (facilitated publicity / gather student opinion for policy changes)
Other work experience                                                                     
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel NY          July 2011 - Present
  • Grounds Technician
Alfredo Landscape Development Corporation, Mount Kisco, NY          Summers 2002 - 2004
  • Landscape Maintenance Laborer