Resume

PETER VAN VALKENBURGH

(703) 338-4456 
email: petervan25 (-at-) gmail.com

EDUCATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY
nyuJ.D., May 2014 
Activities:Annual Survey of American Law, Executive Note Editor 2013-14, Staff Editor 2012-13, Note-Writing Program Member 2012-13 
Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association: Rising Tide Capital Program

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, Fairfax, VA
masonB.S. in Economics, magna cum laude, May 2011 
Activities: 1st Stage Tysons, Founder 
Honors: Phi Capa Phi

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS, New York, NY
aadaAssociates in Dramatic Arts, April 2005 
Honors: Admittance into AADA NY Select Professional Acting Company for 2005-06 Season

EXPERIENCE

COIN CENTER, Washington, DC
Director of Research, September 2014 — Present
Drafting and editing policy reports and backgrounders for policymakers. Developing a network of cryptocurrency-curious thinkers, academics, and experts.

TECHFREEDOM, Washington, DC 
Google Policy Fellow, May 2013 — September 2014 
Drafting and editing policy and litigation briefs for TechFreedom, a non-profit, non-partisan technology think tank launched in 2011. “Our mission is to promote the progress of technology that improves the human condition and expands individual capacity to choose.” techfreedom.org

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY MILLER, New York, New York 
Research Assistant, May 2012 — May 2014 
Proofread and substantively edit six chapters of professor’s forthcoming edition of textbook on banking regulation. Draft research memos on the subjects of injunctive relief and regulatory compliance. Conduct data entry and manipulation using Westlaw, MS Excel, and MS Visual Basic for empirical research on attorney fee awards in class action settlements.

CANVAS LLC., Washington, DC 
Founder, Web Designer, Composer, Digital Media Designer, 2008 — 2013 
Founded small-business for contracting-out my services as a web designer and audio-visual designer. Identifying cheap and innovative solutions to meet client’s demands, utilizing social media, open source programming languages, and various free web-tools. Freelance writing and performance of original music for short films, theatrical productions, commercials and private gatherings. Capable with Adobe Creative Suite; proficient in the following programming languages: HTML5/CSS, Python/django, and jQuery. Capable Musician: Piano, Violin, Voice and Percussion (can sight-read music). Composer with firm grasp of music theory. 

1ST STAGE TYSONS, McLean, Virginia 
Co-Founder, Chief Technical Director, January 2008 — September 2011 
See the full story here. Co-founded the first non-profit theater company and theater arts education center in Fairfax County, Virginia with permanent facility, an annual six-performance season, and classes for children and adults. Developed business plan regarding ticket prices, performance schedules, principal marketing techniques, fund-raising campaigns, community outreach program, and production budgets. Designed publicity materials, website and signage. Performed roles, built sets, wrote incidental music, and/or ran technical elements for thirteen live productions—each running for over a month. Won the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre for 2010 given by the Washington DC Helen Hayes Awards.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Enjoy installing and modifying customized versions of Android on phones and tablets, having discussions about the future of technology, Austrian economics, and Bikram Yoga on blogs and social media (Twitter: @valkenburgh), and Kinect hacking. Might be an anarchocapitalist.