Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Technical Skill set

maintained website for the Office of International Education at the University of Texas at Arlington taught EFL through a multimedia system, Giganet, in Japan for 4.5 years at the NOVA Osaka multimedia center innovative use of technology for ESL teaching, including youtube and various websites programmed in various programming and scripting languages as a computer professional for over 6 years BS double major in Computer Science and Mathematics    

Leadership

  Technical Team Lead at MCI WorldCom:  Responsible for overall software design, allocating modules for coding to other developers on the team, resolving project concerns and concept differences, and main communication between other technical leads and customers. SEVIS Coordinator:  bi-monthly meetings with other University department representatives as part of University-wide integration group for PeopleSoft student information system (MyMav), training on SEVIS Batch to other DSOs at the University, responsible for website content management for the department, and researched/coordinated, jointly with the executive director, the needs of the office when the office started paperless filing.  

Immigration

SEVIS Coordinator for 5 years which included: F-1 student advising and Designated School Official for SEVIS International Student Orientation presentation experience SEVIS Batch and RTI for student population over 3,000 I-20, Change of Status, Reinstatement, CPT, and OPT experience    

TESOL

4.5 years EFL teaching experience: overseas in Japan Summer Intensive English teaching experience 2 years volunteer teaching to immigrants MA TESOL and MA LInguistics

Awards and Honors

Graduate Tuition Fellowship (Enhanced Graduate Teaching Assistantship). Sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington.  2012-2014.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. Graduate Research Fellowship. Sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington.  2012-2013 

TESOL Conference Registration Grant. Sponsored by UTA English Language Institute and the UTA Department of TESOL & Linguistics.  2013.

University Scholar, The University of Texas at Arlington. Sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington. 2011.

Teaching Assistant Experience

Introduction to Human Languages, Instructor of record.

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, TA to Dr. Cindy Kilpatrick. Introduction to Human Languages, Instructor of record.

TESOL Curriculum Design, TA to Dr. Keith Maurice.

Second Language Acquisition, TA to Dr. Naoko Ouchi Witzel.

Pedagogical Grammar, TA to Dr. Jerey Witzel.

TESOL Curriculum Design, TA to Dr. Keith Maurice.

Introduction to Linguistic Science: Descriptive Linguistics, TA to Dr. Benjamin Slade.

International Travel

Asia. China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, and Taiwan. I have traveled extensively within Asian countries and am familiar with many customs. I can also make cultural references as needed to engage student interest.

Europe. United Kingdom. I have traveled in the UK to attend a series of invited colloquia hosted by the IRIS project at the University of York on eliciting data in second language research: Challenge and innovation.

The Americas. Canada and Mexico. In summer 2013, I attended a two-week Spanish language intensive in Cuernavaca, Mexico. 

Work History

Work History
Oct 2001 - Apr 2006

English Instructor

NOVA Group

Education

Education