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Education

Work experience

Dec 2008Jul 2009

Policy Analyst

EcoNorthwest
  • Presented research findings to policymakers, including the City of Portland and Oregon Public Health Advisory Board.
  • Led a cost-benefit analysis of $8 million in annual state anti-tobacco spending.
  • Drafted and presented an issue paper demonstrating a business case for increased government investment in Oregon's public health programs.
  • Interviewed Portland-metro education administrators in order to develop a resource map of $30 million in annual alternative education spending.
  • Cultivated client relationships by negotiating and fulfilling business contracts.
  • Used MS Excel extensively to perform advanced quantitative data analysis.
Jul 2006Aug 2008

TEFL and Development Volunteer

Peace Corps
  • Trained five English teachers - serving over 300 students, grades 3 to 12 - in communicative instruction and non-corporal discipline methods.
  • Managed construction and operation of a $13,000 USAID community IT center.
  • Led eight facilitators in the planning, financing, and management of a youth development camp for over 50 youth leaders from across Jordan.
  • Spoke Arabic in professional situtations requiring persuasion and tact.
  • Leveraged personal relationships with public officials and tribal elders in order to facilitate the execution of service- and project-level objectives.
  • Developed human capital and created social value in the Middle East.
Sep 2005Jun 2006

Foreign Language Teacher

Maine School Admin. District 74
  • Taught French and Spanish grades 6-12 at Carrabec High School and Middle School.
  • Designed curricula for high school Spanish I and II and middle school French and Spanish.
  • Assessed students' language acquisition and developed remediation tools.
  • Served as assistant coach for the track and field team.
  • Served as Class of 2009 Advisor and faculty board member of the National Honor Society.
Sep 2004May 2005

Assistant English Teacher

L'Academie de Creteil
  • Taught English and developed English curriculum in underprivileged North Paris elementary schools.
  • Navigated French legal and bureacratic systems in order to establish residency and procure housing, health care, mobile phone service, and other essentials.
  • Established a cultural discovery program for disadvantaged youth.
Sep 2003Jun 2004

Administrative Assistant

International Affairs Office - University of Oregon
  • Engaged in marketing and promotional activities for study abroad programs.
  • Executed information management and administrative tasks.
  • Awarded UO Work-Study Student of the Year.
20002004

Framer

Judson Construction
  • Worked summers and academic breaks to pay for college.
  • Developed wood and concrete construction skills.

Skills

International English
Exceptional capacity for communicating with non-native English speakers. Significant training and experience in assimilating foreign customs.
Spanish
Functional proficiency.
Colloquial Arabic
Peace Corps Language Proficiency Index Rating:  Advanced High.
French
DALF (Diplome Approfondi en Langue Francaise) Certification:  Advanced level written and oral.

Certifications

Aug 2008Present

GMAT

GMAC

Leadership Development

International Development

Profile

Specialist in International Business Resources Development. 

  • Articulate cross-cultural communicator
  • Analytic problem-solver
  • Principled team leader and incentives-oriented motivator

Executive Leadership

President:  University of Oregon Net Impact

  • Executive leader of a graduate student group focused on CSR

Officer:  Friends of Jordan

  • Responsible for fundraising activities
  • Increased 2009 revenues by 177% of 2008

Social and Environmental Advocacy

Founding Member of the Fourfold Project for intergenerational and environmental justice.  http://home.bendbroadband.com/fourfoldproject/index.html

  • Co-author of Human Commitment to Earth and Environs: Life and Coming Generations (Bend, OR: Fourfold Project, 2001). 
  • Grassroots activist for the promotion of sustainable and enviro-friendly ways of life.