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Resume of Saguee Saraf
  1. Excellent Research skills
  2. Strong Quantitative & Analytical skills
  3. Managed five databases
  4. Proven Writing skills
  1. Computer skills
  2. Self-starter
  3. Achievements & Major Completed Projects
  4. Awards
Skills My Experiences & Qualifications
Excellent Research skills
  • Highly proficient in internet and literature searches.
  • Logged over 12,000 hours on the web doing research since 1995.
  • Created this site of links to over 6,000 other sites to service the research needs of myself and others.
  • For fun, used internet to create Ultimate Family Tree database of about 100 relatives of President George W. Bush.
Strong Quantitative & Analytical skills
  • Developed and identified research linking federal campaign contributions of "Forbes 400," 1998.
  • Analyzed tens of thousands of bills for the BillTally study, 1995-1998.
  • Evaluated thousands of congressional testimonies for WitnessTrack study, 1997.
Managed five databases
  • More than 20,000 Congressional bills for the BillTally study, 1995-1998
  • More than 8,000 federal campaign contributions of the "Forbes 400,"1998
  • More than 3,000 Congressional testimonies for WitnessTrack study, 1997
  • More than 1,450 books in my personal library using SmartTracker Books 97
  • Using Ultimate Family Tree, developed database of more than 450 of my relatives
Proven Writing skills
  • "NTUF Policy Paper 101: Contributions of the Forbes 400: A Few Drops in a Sea" (March 20, 1998).
  • "As Economy Surges, Congress Splurges" NTUF BillTally policy paper, 1997, (co-author).
  • "Divided Loyalties" NTUF WitnessTrack policy paper, 1997, (co-author).
  • "Tearing Down Big Government Brick by Brick” internal Cato Institute policy paper, 1995.
    • Researched the background and function of over 100 designated programs as well as articulating a rationale for their termination from a libertarian perspective.
  • Renewing the Dream, sequel to Contract with America, 1995 (research assistant).
Education & Experience
Computer skills
  • Adobe Acrobat, Corel WordPerfect, Eudora Pro, Insight Software Solutions Smart Tracker 97, Lexis-Nexis, Lotus 123, Microsoft FoxPro, Microsoft Office (Excel, FrontPage, Internet Explorer, Outlook and Outlook Express), Microsoft Windows, MSN Messenger Service, Netscape Navigator, Symantec ACT, WestLaw and WinZip
Self-starter
  • Managed three studies that led to published studies.
  • Proposed, designed and performed study on "Forbes 400."
  • Enhanced methodology for research on bills for BillTally study and management of study.
  • Started my own research consultancy/website WheretodoResearch.com.
Achievements & Major Completed Projects
  • Conducted market survey and market research for business plan of start-up IT placement firm.
  • Researched incidence of corporate welfare recipients in "Fortune 500" companies.
  • Directed research and researched all aspects of congressional activities:
    • bills introduced
    • votes cast by members
    • testimony given in hearings
  • Led teams in analyzing fiscal impact of congressional testimony and bills.
  • Supervised and trained two analysts and eight interns to assist research.
  • Oversaw creation of new congressional tracking relational database software system.
  • Created new methodology for coding of donors and prospective donors.
  • Designed and ran e-mail distribution system.
Awards
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