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Isabella Castañeda Godoy

  • 3ra avenida, 18-99, zona 14, Barukoni building 501, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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BA Graduate of Creative Writing and English Literature / Recipient of the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Award

Education

Sep 2014June 2018

Creative Writing and English Literature

Edge Hill University

1st Class Honours in Creative Writing and English Literature BA at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK 

-  3.66 GPA

May 2018July 2018

English Teaching course

Tefl qualification

English Teaching online course, 120 hours. 

May 2014Jun 2014

Travel Writing 

Lorenzo de' Medici, Florence, Italy.

Introduction to travel writing. The courses included theory and practice. 

Feb 2014Apr 2014

Introduction to Film Studies

Lorenzo de' Medici, Florence, Italy.

Introduction to film studies. The courses included modules on technique and theory. 

Feb 2014Apr 2014

Introduction to Drawing

Lorenzo de' Medici, Florence, Italy.

Introduction to drawing. This course included still life and the human body. 

Feb 2014Apr 2014

Intermediate Italian Language

Lorenzo de' Medici

University in Florence, Italy.

2012 Jan2013 Jan

Introduction to Digital Photography

La Fototeca, Guatemala
Jan 1998Oct 2013

High School Graduate

International Montessori School

High school degree in arts and sciences. Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Work History

Sep 2018present

Communications Specialist

Toptal

Remote Communication Specialist / English Screener. 

Experience in dealing with clients and applicants, customer service and interviewing skills. 

January 2018present

English - Spanish Translator

Freelance

Poetry and literary translations between Spanish and English for various academics and poets at Edge Hill University. 

July 2018September 2018

English Teacher

Tefl

English primary teacher in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Sep 2016July 2018

Costumer Service Agent

MissPap.co.uk

Part-time customer service agent at international clothing company MissPap.co.uk

Jan 2016Jul 2017

Freelance Product development and Content creator.

Editorial Entre Comillas 

Freelance work. An editorial that creates paper products such as books, notebooks, daily diaries, and planners. 

Extra Curricular, Volunteering and Internships

Sep 2018Sep 2018

Rhiannon Evans Poetry Scholar

Edge Hill University

I was a recipient of the Rhiannon Evans Poetry Scholarship after finishing my studies at Edge Hill University.  

May 2017May 2018

International Student Officer

Student Union at Edge Hill University

My position as International Student officer made me the representative of all international students during my last year at university for my undergraduate course. It involved attending national events and talks in the representation of my university, as well as looking after the international students and their integration to the university. I was to make sure that their voice was heard justly. 

May 2018May 2018

Elections Panel Committee

Student Union at Edge Hill University

After my time as International Student Officer expired in the last semester of my BA, I was selected to be a part of the elections panel in order to make sure that the new elections at the Student Union were fair and just to all participants. It involved daily meetings during the week of elections in order to asses any complaints and make sure all candidates were following the rules. 

Oct 2016Oct 2017

Intern for Social Media and Website Management

Edge Hill University Press

Intern on Social Media and Website Management for Edge Hill University Press. Blog post writing and advertising for events and the latest published anthologies. I also assisted closely to the production and release of Atlantic Drift: Transatlantic Anthology of Poetry and Poetics. 

Sep 2016March 2017

Assistant Event Planner

24 Kitchen Street and The Blue Coat Gallery

I was an intern and assistant art event planner at 24 Kitchen St. and occasionally The Blue Coat gallery in Liverpool, UK. This internship and placement position was part of my BA course, it also included a research assignment and a final essay analysis on the events themselves and my experience. My final project was to develop a concept for an event and carrying it out. I did a poetry reading, exhibition and performance event with local artists in relation to the influence of different art forms. 

May 2012June 2012

Translator and Interpreter

Helps International.

I volunteered as a Spanish/English translator for a Healthcare American organization that provides support to third world countries in need of medical assistance. 

Jan 2012Jan 2012

Volunteer

Un Techo Para Mi País, Guatemala

I volunteered for an organization that helps build houses for people in need all around Central and South America. 

Sep 2009Dic 2010

Summer Volunteer

Aurora Zoo, Guatemala

I volunteered and assisted the veterinarian in Guatemala's National Zoo, Zoologico La Aurora. I assisted with the care of newborn lions, monkeys and wild cats. Additionally, I assisted and sat in different medical operations of different species. 

Sep 2008Dic 2008

Summer Intern 

ECO Young & Rubicam

I worked as an assistant to the graphic designers in a prominent advertising agency in Guatemala.

Skills

Spanish Language

Native Language

English Language

Second Language Fluent

Italian

Third Language, fluent speaker. Intermediate in academic writing

IT Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.

Other Interests and Skills

  • Guitar. Music.
  • Writing: creative and academic.
  • Digital Photography.
  • Philosophy and Literature