Tendai Mukau

Tendai Mukau

Bilingual Project Assistant at JONES DAY®

Washington D.C. Metro Area
International Affairs

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Tendai Mukau's Overview

  • Bilingual Project Assistant, Global Disputes at JONES DAY®
  • Presiding Officer, Panelist at GW Academic Integrity Council
  • La Jolla Country Day School

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Tendai Mukau's Summary

I am a recent graduate of The George Washington University. I majored international affairs with security policy concentration at the Elliott School and minored in Russian language and literature. I am currently gaining professional experience as a project assistant at an international law firm to help build a career in international human rights advocacy. My experience, knowledge, and professional aspirations concern fundamental human rights, specifically global LGBT rights, political and social expression, anti-trafficking, women's rights, and genocide; I also possess an academic and experiential background in Eastern Europe, and I speak Russian at an advanced level. I am also an experienced orchestral composer and arranger, professional violinist,and experienced digital photographer.

Tendai Mukau's Honors and Awards

  • Summa Cum Laude

    The George Washington University
    • May 2014
  • Special Honors

    Elliott School of International Affairs
    • May 2014

    Special Honors received from the Elliott School for my senior thesis "The Rise of the 'Third Civilization' in Contemporary Russia"

  • Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (Russian)

    US Department of State
    • January 2013

    Received Advanced-low ACTFL certification 8/15/13

  • Secret Level Clearance

    US Department of State

    previous clearance granted September-December 2013

Tendai Mukau's Publications

Tendai Mukau's Experience

Bilingual Project Assistant, Global Disputes


Partnership; 5001-10,000 employees; Law Practice industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Washington, DC

Presiding Officer, Panelist

GW Academic Integrity Council

2011Present (3 years) George Washington University

• As Presiding Officer, I directed proceedings, ensured their fairness, and maintained the integrity of the judicial process by enforcing procedural rules amidst often intimidating and emotional environments, and was entrusted with very sensitive and confidential personal information
• As Presiding Officer, I was tasked with ensuring that all testimony and evidence was relevant to proceedings, applied the university’s Code of Academic Integrity to complicated nuanced cases to my utmost ability while demonstrating sensitivity to the unique circumstances of cases
• As a panelist, I gathered three years of experience developing acute analytical skills by identifying the relevant information in large volumes of exhibits and posed thoughtful and focused “cross-examination” style questions which vastly contributed towards case decisions
• As a panelist, I interpreted and analyzed evidence, conferred with the panel, articulated my arguments, and undertook large responsibility in adjudicating disciplinary decisions in complex multi-hour cases

Arms Division Intern

Human Rights Watch

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2013December 2013 (4 months) Washington, DC

•Helped produce HRW’s official memorandum: Syria’s Use of Incendiary Weapons for the UN Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva, Switzerland (November 2013) by providing extensive translation and research of English and Russian language sources included extensively in the memo See: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/11/11/syria-s-use-incendiary-weapons
•Generated many comprehensive “media monitoring” reports on lethal autonomous robots by locating, translating, and summarizing English and Russian media, one of which is published for the International Committee for Robotics Arms Control
•Provided Russian translation for a variety of other tasks, including identifying incendiary weapons used by the Syrian government
•Assisted the Arms Division by generating summaries, enhancing and editing databases, drafting press releases, and providing other miscellaneous assistance

Philanthropy Chair, External Affairs Chair

Sigma Iota Rho

November 2011December 2013 (2 years 2 months) The Elliott School of International Affairs

•Planned and conducted ΣIP GW’s highest yielding profit-sharing fundraiser for ΣIP’s 2012 philanthropy, LINK
•Expanding ΣIP’s professional network by seeking out and liaising with local professionals, activists, professors, and NGOs
•Conceptualized and helped develop an educational panel on the challenges of asylum-seeking in the United States (November 2013)
•Interviewed and reviewed resumes of prospective candidates, thereby participating in decisions regarding member intake


DC Government

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Government Administration industry

November 2011December 2012 (1 year 2 months)

•Created and researched a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation delivered to delegates of the 2012 Global AIDS 2012 Conference
•Accurately compiled, organized, and cross-referenced data for a large networking project using Microsoft Excel
•Edited, redesigned, updated, and finessed numerous official DC Government documents such as official information sheets and brochures

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

November 2011May 2012 (7 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

• Personalized lessons by communicating with the professor about the student’s particular needs
• Developed skills in teaching Russian, particularly speaking
• Gained experience with tutoring, especially by explaining difficult concepts in novel ways

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Public Relations and Communications industry

20112012 (1 year)

•Researched and repackaged interesting and informative news related to the Balkans and the Serbian diaspora community in the US for publishing though the biweekly newsletter on Constant Contact sent to the Serbian Unity Congress’s constituency
•Learned about nuanced and complicated political issues in the Balkans, especially those related to Kosovo and its Serbian minority
•Experienced and learned about the challenges facing a small NGO, the federal lobbying process, and organizational development

Tendai Mukau's Skills & Expertise

  1. Russian
  2. International Relations
  3. Human Rights
  4. International Human Rights
  5. Digital Photography
  6. Spanish
  7. Piano
  8. Fundraising
  9. Human Trafficking
  10. Philanthropy
  11. Kosovo
  12. Balkans
  13. Constant Contact
  14. Violin
  15. Multi-instrumentalist
  16. Microsoft Excel
  17. PowerPoint
  18. GIS
  19. Adobe Acrobat
  20. Sibelius
  21. Composition
  22. Fact-checking
  23. Chicago Style
  24. String Arrangements
  25. Original Composition
  26. String Quartet
  27. SPSS
  28. Blogger
  29. Event Photography
  30. Photography
  31. WiX

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Tendai Mukau's Languages

  • Russian

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Swedish

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • German

    (Elementary proficiency)

Tendai Mukau's Education

The George Washington University

Bachelor's Degree, International Relations and Affairs -Security Policy


Activities and Societies: Sigma Iota Rho Honors Society Golden Key International Honors Society, GW Chapter

The George Washington University

Minor, Russian Language and Literature


Activities and Societies: Dobro Slovo Slavic Honors Society


Advanced Proficiency in Russian Language


Ufa, Russia

La Jolla Country Day School


Tendai Mukau's Organizations

  • Sigma Iota Rho International Affairs Honors Society

    Chair, Philanthropy Committee
    • November 2011 to May 2012
  • Sigma Iota Rho

    Chair, External Affairs
    • May 2012 to Present

Tendai Mukau's Courses

  • Minor, Russian Language and Literature

    The George Washington University

    • Russian 1,2,3,4
    • Russian Culture to 1825, 1825-present
  • Bachelor's Degree, International Relations and Affairs -Security Policy

    The George Washington University

    • Trafficking in Persons
    • International Security Politics
    • National Security, Foreign and Intelligence Policy
    • National Security
    • Comparative Politics of Central and Eastern Europe

Tendai Mukau's Additional Information


human rights, far-right extremist political groups, gender equality, national security, humanitarian intervention, intelligence, photography, music, history, Russia, eastern Europe

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Tendai Mukau's Certifications


    • American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
    • August 2013

Tendai Mukau's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Human Rights
      • Politics
      • Poverty Alleviation
    • Organizations I support:

      • The Sentinel Project
      • Human Rights Watch
      • The Humane Society of the United States
      • Human Rights Campaign
      • End Human Trafficking Now Campaign
      • Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
      • Amnesty International

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