Bernardita M. Yunis Varas

Professor, Translator, and Facilitator in Washington, DC

Bernardita M. Yunis Varas

Professor, Translator, and Facilitator in Washington, DC

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Professor of Writing at the George Washington University and the District of Columbia.

Previously in D.C., I worked in the Communications department at two different social justice nonprofits.

In graduate school, I taught Effective Speech with a focus on civic engagement through public speaking and group communication at The Pennsylvania State University for two years.

In Miami, I worked supporting mentoring relationships with children in under-served communities.

Services: Public Speaking Training; Editing & Proofreading Services; Writing; Translations (Spanish); Personal & Leadership Development

Areas of Focus: identity, human rights awareness, social justice work, communication across borders, public speaking, enhancing processes for building healthy relationships and mentoring youth, and personal & leadership development

Biographical Information:

Native of Viña del Mar, Chile, and Miami, Florida.

MA in Communication Studies - Rhetoric, Penn State, 2015

BSC in Communication Studies & International Studies, University of Miami, 2008

BLA in Religious Studies, University of Miami, 2008

Young People For Alumni Board Member & Co-Chair 2013

YP4 mentor & trainer (2010 - 2014)

Front Line Leaders Academy Fellow 2008

YP4 Fellow 2007

Correspondence Department intern at The Clinton Foundation 2008

Paralegal in Colson Hicks Eidson, major litigation law firm in Coral Gables, Florida (2009-2010)

Relationship Management (Match Support) Specialist at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami (2012-2013)

Communications Specialist at People For the American Way (2014)

Media Specialist at The Center for Community Change (2014-2015)

  • Work
    • George Washington University
  • Education
    • University of Miami
    • The Pennsylvania State University
    • Queen Mary, University of London