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Professional Experience

September 2017 - May 2021

The University of the South - Editorial Assistant

  • Wrote feature articles on topics such as aquaponics, sustainable fish farming, and the anniversary of the Tennessee Williams Center for the Sewanee alumni magazine

  • Edited and compiled class notes and obituaries while fact-checking alumni names and class years to ensure a well-written and error-free publication

  • Collaborated with the Director of Publications on research projects, which then became magazine stories and/or alumni profiles

Summer 2019

Nashville International Center for Empowerment - Grant Writing Intern

  • Collaborated with the Director of Development and the Development and Outreach manager to research, write, and edit grants that would allow for the expansion of existing services and programming to better serve immigrant and refugee communities in Davidson County; received $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo

  • Represented NICE at various events, such as World Refugee Day and Walk Nashville

Summer 2018

Hunter Museum of American Art - Communications Intern

  • Drafted social media posts and email blasts while adopting museum language and posting regularly on social media to maintain the Hunter’s online presence, resulting in an upsurge of activity

  • Worked with the Director of Communications to write three promotional articles on exhibition preparators, Family Fun Day, and the Hunter Invitational IV for the Lookout Mountain Mirror and an article on the Invitational for ArtView, the museum magazine


Poetry Against Tyranny, Harvard Universtiy Asia Center

On February 4, 2022, the Asia Center, Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, and Aruna Global South sponsored the event Poetry Against Tyranny: A Reading and Conversation with Three Burmese Poets to commemorate the anniversary of the coup that took place in Myanmar on February 1, 2021.

Art & Power: A Diaspora Dialogue on Myanmar/Burma

Organized by University of California-Riverside's Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual, Performance (SEATRiP) program. Guest speakers: Chaw Ei Thein and Mandy Moe Pwint Tu. Note: the documentary "LISTEN" about Chaw Ei Thein that was shown during the event has been omitted from this video.

Why creativity is challenging for minority students

Minority students face a wide range of challenges at predominantly white institutions and may find that their creative pursuits come secondary to fostering inclusive spaces. Drawing from her own experience as an international student, Mandy Moe Pwint Tu describes the difficulty she has faced in striving for inclusion at her university while simultaneously cultivating her creative work.

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