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Jessica Abelson, RYT
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 784-1465
Upsidedown90@hotmail.com

QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS
RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
Certified Yoga Teacher, Omega and Nosara Institutes
BA  Sociology
Work in administrative capacity.
Work in Social Service capacity
Studio art experience.

EDUCATION
2001
Omega and Nosara Institutes
Yoga Teacher Certification

Certified at 200 hour level as interdisciplinary yoga teacher.
Registered with Yoga Alliance.

Summer 2001, and Current
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 Intensive study of multimedia art.
  19962000
     Vassar College
     B.A. Sociology

Graduated with departmental honors and distinctions.
Recipient of Shouse Fellowship for work in non profit organizations.
Publication in campus magazines, and studio art experience.
Activism in feminist organizing.


EMPLOYMENT

Current
Yoga Teacher
Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge MA
Upside Down Store and Yoga Studio, Belmont MA
Villari's Martial Arts, Walpole, MA

Teaching yoga to adults and adolescents.
Creating and Organizing new yoga programs for Villari's and Cambridge Rindge Latin High School.

February 2001-May 2001
Administrative Assistant
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

August 1, 2000 to January 5, 2001
Research Assistant
Circles
Boston, MA
Research and customer service for American Express Platinum card holders.
Internet research on travel, companies, and obscure information, and hard to find items.
Database work and formatting work.
Business interactions with service providers.

January 28, 1999 to July 30, 1999
Counselor/Advocate
Battered Women's Services
Poughkeepsie, NY
Crisis and non crisis counseling with abused women, including hotline work.
Childcare with children affected by domestic violence.
Advocacy for battered women in the judicial system and department of social services.
Education on the dynamics of domestic violence with community groups.