Mike Yavorsky is currently an undergraduate student at Case Western Reserve University as a candidate for a B.A. in Computer Science and Political Science, and plans to graduate in December 2012. His future goals include modernizing tools for grassroots political campaigns and continuing his research into transition theory and recent democratization.
Case Western brought Mike to Cleveland for a unique experience volunteering for two consecutive presidential elections in a swing state. For the four years between, Mike has explored politics as a staff columnist for the campus newspaper and as an officer of Model UN. Mike enjoys learning Arabic and pursuing photography in his free time.
Backend and frontend experience for web application development course and data entry for OFA OH 2012 presidential campaign.
Paid and unpaid experience designing cutting-edge websites for companies and university organizations.
Veteran of FIRST Robotics with several years of C programming experience.
Coordinated canvassing efforts for East Cleveland Ward 4 in the 2012 presidential campaign. Responsible for assembling turf, training volunteers, and entering data. Offered a paid position as deputy field organizer. Position expanded to co-director of staging location, responsible for managing GOTV operations for Election Day and preceding weeks.
Designed, coded and administer a website for a recently opened restaurant in Wilmington, DE. Involved integration of social media, Google APIs, and coordination with companies such as Yahoo!, Bing, Yelp, Urbanspoon, Foursquare, and TripAdvisor.
Staff columnist for the Observer, Case Western’s weekly newspaper. Authored a biweekly political column on local, national, and global politics. Also, contributed periodic news articles on request and functioned as one of the newspaper’s staff photographers.
Consulted for Dr. Casey Taft, Principal Investigator at the National Center for PTSD, developing and deploying the Cardiff Teleform suite for a series of psychological research measures. Designed a reference manual for use by research technicians and supervisors. Conducted a training seminar to train research technicians in the use of Teleform Designer.
Special interest in Middle East and U.S. domestic policy. Thesis on transition theory as it applies to recent democratization. Completed the engineering core curriculum.
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