B. L. Kennedy

B. L. Kennedy

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Present

TEFL Volunteer

United States Peace Corps

Teach English as a foreign language to students in grades 5-10

Conduct English Clubs for students  in grades 5-11

Collaborate and interact with co-teachers on classroom teachings, projects, and ideas

2001 - Present

Volunteer Tutor

Independent Tutoring

Proofing & editing academic as well as professional documents, such as research papers, scholarship & fellowship essays, cover letters, resumes, and administrative lettersTutoring one-on-one with American and International students for coursework in Geography,  Political Science, Composition and Literature at high school & college levelsTutoring one-on-one and  in groups for world and regional History at the college level

Meeting with international colleagues and students to learn about each other's cultural habits and to improve English conversation skills

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Conversation Leader

Oklahoma State University-English Language Institute

Encourage student adjustment and acculturation in American universities

Facilitate conversation topics and activities in a safe and stable environment

Inform students on local community activities and involvement opportunities

Sep 2003 - May 2008

Student Worker

Texas State University College of Science Advising Center

Responsible for handling confidential student information in a professional manner

Provide service to students, parents, faculty, and staff on the phone and in person

Schedule appointments for four advisors on Microsoft Outlook calendar system

Clerical support for a high-traffic office, including filing, multi-phone proficiency, extensive copier and fax experience, shredding, and data entry

Jul 2002 - Aug 2002

Water Resources Field Worker Volunteer

U.S. Department of the Interior: U.S. Geological Survey

Perform cross-sections and diagram streams; check stream velocities and crest gages; calculate stream dischargeDo manual labor such as clearing debris, loading/unloading equipment, shoveling, etcMaintain and assess ground water and surface water, a priority of the Water Resources’ office in field work





Microsoft Outlook

Ethnographic research

Internet research

Microsoft Office





2012 Mock international business delegation at Ukrainian higher education institute

2011-2012 English Student Scavenger Hunts for Ukrainian primary and secondary school

2011 Participant in workshop on "Local Civic Activism Promotion for Sustainable Community Development"

2010-2012 American culture presentations for Ukrainian primary and secondary school

2008  OSU Crew: Team Member

Model Organization of American States                        2007 Student Team Advisor    2006 2nd Head Delegate

2006 Medical mission to Tarahumaran Indians

2005 Model Arab League: Delegate

2002 Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Club: Team Member



To further international development initiatives by combining my passion for world cultures with research skills and life experience in the international sector.

Academic Interests

The geography of people: Regional, cultural, population, & economic

Natural and technological disaster management (long-term & short-term)

International relations policy

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and charitable organizations


Golden Key International Honor Society: Fall 2006-Spring 2009

Sigma Iota Rho-International Studies Honor Society: Spring 2007-Spring 2008

Dean’s List: Fall 2003, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008