Travel, Chinese-language study, live music
Seeking a position in Sino-US cultural, business, or international relations, utilizing cultural insight, professional/academic background, and Chinese and English language skills to excel as a cultural/media specialist.
Jul 2008 - Present
Assistant Account Executive
As a mid-level Account Executive at a full-service, mid-size public relations and marketing firm, managed client communications, media development, and news monitoring on a number of accounts. Responsibilities include media briefing compilation and data systemization, client research, media development and outreach, writing and editing as required, account facilitation and related public relations duties.
Jun 2007 - Dec 2007
Internship experience during advanced academic study, focusing on market research, drafting of international correspondence, Chinese-English translation, and assorted administrative duties
Aug 2005 - Apr 2006
Chief English Editor
English Weekly Magazine
Served in leadership role accountable for proofreading and editing English-language articles for print and online editions, as well as compilation directory. Prepared audio recordings for use on website. Verified information included in English and Chinese bilingual editorials. Partnered with departmental editors to coordinate content and essential details prior to publication. Researched and monitored international source materials for inclusion in publication.
Feb 2004 - Jul 2005
Conducted classes in literature as well as Intensive English for post-graduate students. Created new curriculum and class materials for American Literature Program based upon distinct learning objectives. Collaborated with colleagues throughout department to increase departmental efficiency and revise existing English-language curricula.
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Gallatin School of Individualized Study, MA 2008 Masters Thesis: "Commercialization and Marketization in the Chinese Television Industry, 1991-2007"
2006 - 2006
Advanced-level intensive Mandarin Chinese certificate obtained, July 2006, Shenzhen University
2005 - 2006
Upper-Intermediate certificate in Mandarin Chinese obtained from top Chinese-language university, January 2006.
2000 - 2003
BA in English - Literature obtained, December 2003.