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-Provincial scholarship and bursary

-Studied international relations; human security; conflict analysis; perspectives on development, democracy, government, justice, history, civil society, religion; international political economy; international law; comparative politics of Europe, North America, the Middle East, Latin America and East Asia

Work experience




-Delivered prepared and impromptu speeches on various topics to small and large audiences

-Entered every speech contest available and received awards

-Attained Competent Communicator and Advanced Communicator Bronze designations

-MCed the Golden Gavel 2009 speech competition

Jul 2009Present


Victoria International Academy

-Taught intermediate ESL, business English and TOEFL classes to students of nine nationalities

-Taught online TESL program

-Taught grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, speaking, listening on numerous topics

May 2008Jan 2009


Web International English

-Taught students of various ages and levels

-Used spontaneity and creativity to make classes fun and exciting

-Taught interactive classes where everyone had the chance to practice

May 2007May 2008


New Channel Education Ltd

-Taught English to students of ages 5 to 75 of all skill levels

-Taught through interactive discussions with adults on food, culture, movies, sports, politics, clothing, etc.

-Recruited new students at promotional events

-Taught a hundred potential students at once



Why Interculturalism Will Work

Assimilation and multiculturalism, cultural conflict and political correctness - are these our only options? We are told that diversity is great - but why? Why Interculturalism Will Work teaches you the why and the how of learning about cultures (including your own), and how to create interculturalism to get all the benefits of diversity. This book will change how we think about cultural difference and what we gain from it. For a copy of my ebook and other written works, please see

Mar 2005Jun 2006

VP External Relations

AIESEC Slovenia

-Raised money and serviced partnerships with firms such as PwC, P&G and Dale Carnegie

-Recruited dozens of new members and helped create a culture of leadership, learning and motivation

-Trained 35 members in sales and leadership

-Chaired three conferences of over 100 delegates in Canada, Germany and Macedonia

-Trained at and facilitated over 20 international conferences in Canada, Austria, Croatia, Poland, Estonia and Slovenia

Sep 2005Mar 2006


Academia d.o.o.

-Taught and tutored English to bankers, bureaucrats, engineers and businesspeople of varying proficiency

-Wrote and edited school training materials

May 2003Feb 2005


AIESEC Victoria

-Led three teams of seven direct reports and 40 volunteers

-Oversaw the organisation of and fundraised $21,000 for a major conference

-Oversaw three Career Fairs that raised over $80,000

-Ensured the success of partnerships with the Government of British Columbia and the University of Victoria

-Won three team awards for customer satisfaction and living the organisation's values

Jul 2000Dec 2000

Team member

Canada World Youth

-Ran projects with a team of Canadians and Uruguayans to improve the conditions of a poor district of the city

-Conducted team learning events on community issues such as drug abuse and cultural conflict


Interpersonal conflict resolution
Crisis management
Decision making
Thriving in diversity
Teaching and training
Relationships, dealing and getting along with anyone
Public speaking and presentations
Political analysis

Political Science Essays



Looking to start a master's programme in ethnic conflict, nationalism and the causes of war. My analysis of conflict combines understanding of politics, culture, history, psychology, business and economics, and makes them understandable to everyone.

Areas of Study:

Ethnic conflict

Racism, nationalism and identity politics

The causes of war

Civil society and war


Ethnic conflict

Racism, nationalism and identity politics

The causes of war

Civil society and war

Human nature and violence

International politics

Human geography

World history

Moral philosophy