CV

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Lily Cichanowicz
Writer, Editor, & Sociologist

💌  lilycichanowicz@gmail.com

🌐  LinkedIn

📍  Berlin, Germany

Education

2019-present

Freie Universität
MA, Sociology
  • I am currently working on my master’s degree in sociology at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies.
  • My research interests include critical political economy and the sociology of social movements such as labor mobilization and leftist internationalism. I am especially curious about the ways in which political economy itself influences the viability of workers’ struggle for liberation and equitable wealth distribution.
  • Drawing on my background in international development, I am also concerned with the ways that capitalism plays out in the global South in general and in the hegemonic relations between the United States and Latin America in particular.

2011-2015

Cornell University
BS, Development Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Inequality Studies
  • Winner of the Dwight Sanderson Excellence Award; 3.96 GPA
  • Cornell Plant Breeding and Genetics Gender Preferences in Cassava Research Independent Study advocating for female farmers in Uganda

2015

University of Copenhagen
Exchange Semester, International Development
  • Sustainable Land Use and Natural Resource Management Program in conjunction with University of Copenhagen and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Conducted field research with a diverse team of students about the effects of government sponsored development schemes on indigenous longhouse communities in Malaysian Borneo
Work Experience

Berlin, Germany

Freelance Writer & Editor
2015 — Present
  • Produced short and long-form content for a variety of companies and websites including press releases, eBooks, and landing pages  
  • Contributed op-eds to niche publications related to politics, feminism, critical theory, and movement building 
  • Clients: homify, Berlin Art Guide, Where About Now, Peregrine Adventures, Media Consulta, Intrepid Travel, Dispatches Europe, Home2Go, Crobo, VIVA Lifestyle & Travel, and Culture Trip

Berlin, Germany

Co-creator, The Food Keeper
2017 — 2018
  • The Food Keeper is a series of photos and essays based on interviews around women and their relationships to food.
  • Created all written content for the site from the essays themselves to the web text, brand messaging, and outreach emails.
  • Collaborated in a close partnership to develop the project’s visual identity including the front-end of the website and the photography for each profile

Berlin, Germany

Research Fellow & Contributor, Social Science Works
2016 — 2018
  • Planned and led deliberative seminars and ran focus groups  
  • Wrote blog posts on contemporary issues 
  • Coded response data for statistical analysis

Berlin, Germany

Content Writer & Video Performance Manager
2017
  • Developed content marketing strategy, collaborated with team leads, spearheaded composition of all long-form content, published an eBook on digital marketing channels, mastered best practices in SEO, launched drip campaigns, tailored approach to data analytics
  • Partook in an intensive customer support training course, responded to help tickets, used the experience to inform editorial content pitches
  • Exponentially enhanced web traffic and performance in Google search, consistently reached our growth targets as a marketing team, made Oberlo synonymous with dropshipping as the industry standard

Berlin, Germany

Editor, The Culture Trip
2015 — 2016
  • Created all web articles for the Berlin Hub, put together the monthly publishing calendar tailored to the Berlin community, crafted high-performing SEO content
  • Grew the repertoire of Berlin-focused web content by publishing 50 articles per month, ranging from 500-1000 words each

Berlin, Germany

Editor, Berlin Logs
2015 — 2016
  • Coordinated with editorial board at monthly meetings, expanded readership to hundreds of copies sold from locations throughout the city, edited submissions, managed contributors 
Skills
TECHNICAL
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Content Management
  • SPSS Software 
  • MS Office Suite 
  • Teaching (Online/Web)
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Community Management (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat)
LANGUAGES
  • English: Fluency- native language
  • Spanish: Advanced (C1)
  • German: Intermediate (B1)
  • French: Novice (A1)