About the Author

Jeremy Gerhardt

Email addressjgerhardt1@eagles.ewu.edu

 Websitehttp://angewandterwashington.com/

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Eastern Washington University

Master of Arts

20/09/2019 – Current

  • Field(s) of study: History
  • Final grade: 3.7 GPA (standard American grading system)
  • Type of credits: Quarter Credits

Passau University (Germany)

B2 German language credits

06/01/2018 – 05/01/2020

Eastern Washington University

Bachelor of Arts

21/09/2016 – 01/08/2019

  • Field(s) of study: International Affairs
  • Final grade: 3.5 GPA (standard American grading system)

North Idaho College

Associate of Arts

24/08/2013 – 29/05/2015

  • Field(s) of study: General Studies

WORK EXPERIENCE

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Eastern Washington University

15/09/2019 – 27/06/2020

Location:  Cheney, United States

  • Organized daily lectures and class material
  • Graded tests, essays, and research reports
  • Held weekly office hours to advise students on class matters, career outcomes, and potential internships in history
  • Helped with teaching classes in online format in wake of pandemic

English Tutor

Independent

05/01/2018 – 04/01/2019

Location: Passau, Germany

  • Held conversation practice at the community center
  • Assisted with grammar and writing techniques
  • Copy edited English resumes and papers for a small fee

Political Organizer at Net Impact

23/09/2017 – 29/11/2017

Location: Cheney, United States

  • Informed students on issues related to the United States’ national debt
  • Gathered pledges from students concerned about the national debt
  • Held debates on solving the national debt

Student Government Senator at North Idaho College

19/08/2014 – 31/05/2015

Location: Coeur d’Alene, United States

  • Listened to the needs of students and advocated for college policies based on their needs
  • Served on budget committee for recreation center
  • Created Commencement ceremony presentation

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Mother tongue: English

Other languages: German

Listening :B2
Reading: B2
Spoken interaction: B2
Spoken production: B2
Writing: B2

DIGITAL SKILLS

Other

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Google Docs
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Zoom
  • Power Point
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Google Drive
  • Linux (RHEL CentOS Ubuntu Debian)
  • Web Design(WordPress Wix)

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

Add the Words

29/07/2014 – 27/05/2015 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

  • Lobbied for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to be added to Idaho’s human rights charter
  • Convinced North Idaho College as a whole to urge legislators to support the bill
  • Promoted LGBTQ+ tolerance and equity throughout Idaho

https://www.addthewords.org/

Raise Idaho

01/01/2014 – 05/11/2014 Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

  • Gathered signatures to put raising the minimum wage on the ballot in Idaho
  • Campaigned for state legislator candidate Anne Nesse
  • Gave interviews with media on local issues such as voter turnout and local poverty related issues

https://www.idahopress.com/members/state-and-federal-efforts-under-way-to-raise-minimum-wage/article_abb8d152-8639-11e3-a1f9-0019bb2963f4.html

ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS

Intercultural communication

I’m experienced communicating with people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds in both English and German.

Self-motivated worker

I am able to complete quality work in a timely manner with little or no supervision.

Holistic researcher

I value holistic research that takes societal and historical narratives into account when forming a hypothesis.

CREATIVE WORKS

Die Geschichte des Trabant (The History of the Trabant)

I gave a presentation in German on the History of the iconic East German automobile known as the Trabant.

Between Two Countries: The Story of Turkish Guest Workers in Germany.

08/02/2020 – 08/02/2020

In cooperation with Eastern Washington University’s German Club and the School of Global Learning, I gave a presentation on the history of Turkish guest workers in Germany.