I am an American University graduate student who speaks French nearly fluently and is beginning to study Russian and Hindi/Urdu.  I have completed my Graduate Certificate of Cross Cultural Communications from American University in December 2011. I am interested in studying Central/South Asia as well as the global south in general.

My immediate goals are to gain work experience in an environment that focuses on cultural issues in development, and to finish my certificate in Cross Cultural Communications to prepare myself for a masters degree in Public Policy. Ultimately I wish to increase understanding of, and prevent issues relating to, cultural misunderstanding and ignorance in order to increase human and social development throughout the world. 

Work History

Work History
May 2010 - Present

Office Manager

New Era Eyecare

This among many others:

  • Created advertisements
  • Managed Social Networking platforms as well as conventional web search
  • Create and maintain the webpage
  • Medical Billing/Insurance Claims
  • General clerical activities
  • Eyeglass sales and manufacturing


Sep 2010 - Present


American University


  • Cross-Cultural Communications
  • International Communication
  • Comparative Regional Studies Theory
  • East Asian Politics
  • Microfinance: Concepts and Tools
  • Social Policy Analysis
Aug 2007 - May 2010

Bachelor of Arts

Hampton University
  • Democratization in Central Asia: A Case Study of Kazakhstan 1991-2010
  • Freshman Honors Research Paper:  Understanding Post Soviet Changes and Differences of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan
  • Volunteered to administer the Language Lab and tutor French 
  • Assisted professor in the French-English translation of a scholarly article 
  • 2009 VA Gubernatorial Election Campaign Volunteer
  • Canvassing, Phone banking, Data Entry