Savannah N. Jelks

jelkss@union.edu—(571) 236-4497


Union College; Schenectady, NY

Bachelor of Arts, History, Minors in Law and Humanities, Studio Fine Arts                                  June 2020

GPA: 3.90

Awards: Presidential Scholarship, Union College                                                                                         September 2016

Maret School; Washington, D.C.

High School Diploma, June 2016

Oxford University; Oxford, England: Oxford Tradition Summer Program                     July 5 – August 1, 2015


Leadership Experience

Tour Guide, Gatekeeper Honorary Society, Union College – Schenectady, NY            January 2017 – Present

  • Facilitate campus tours for prospective Union students, parents and guidance counselors, answering questions on academic, social and career topics

Member, Messa House Council, Union College – Schenectady, NY                  September 2016 – Present

  • Collaborate with council members, Messa students and Union faculty in brainstorming, planning and executing social and academic events
  • Oversee $30,000 annual budget; collaborate with council members in making fiscal decisions and appropriating funds towards Messa house programs and maintenance

Sports Editor, The Woodley Leaves, Maret School – Washington, D.C.                           May 2015 – June 2016

  • Managed sports section of school newspaper, communicated with writers to organize and produce monthly issues, planned content and edited articles



Intern, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution – Washington, DC                                                                                                                                                                                                    June – August 2017

  • Worked in the Digital Media and Technology (DMT) department, launched Instagram Stories for the Freer|Sackler, which included storyboarding and filming content
  • Drafted and sent out listserv posts to the WordPress community; collaborated with other interns to create content for the Freer|Sackler Bento blog

Server, Carluccio’s Restaurant – Alexandria, VA                                                                            June – August 2016

  • Participated in a 3-day intensive program to develop basic serving and customer service skills
  • Managed a section of tables; interacted with customers to enhance their dining experience

Camp Counselor, Browne Summer Camp – Alexandria, VA                                                    Summers 2013 – 2014

  • Supervised groups of 10-15 children and guided campers from different activities, planned projects on weekly basis



Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint as well as WordPress

Language: Intermediate proficiency in French

Social Media: Proficient in Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook