Tatyana Poltoratskaia

Work History

Work History
Feb 2011 - Feb 2011

Customer Service Associate

Edible Arrangements
  • Assisted customers with information about the products the company sold.
  • Responsible for over $5000 in sales over the Valentine's Day season.
  • Contacted customers to follow-up on order delivery.
  • Received payment and processed orders in person, over the phone and online.
  • Assisted staff with wrapping arrangements and cutting fruit.
  • Conducted opening procedures for the store.
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Graduate Research Assistant

The University of Texas at Austin
  • Acquired and cataloged Arabic and Turkish texts.
  • Checked in and bound serials from the Middle East dealing with contemporary issues in Arab society.
  • Trained eight new employees in cataloging procedures for Turkish, Persian and Arabic texts.
  • Wrote training documents to help train future Middle Eastern library employees.
  • Maintained files of Middle Eastern invoices.
  • Responded to customer inquiries about the collection, both in person and over the phone.
Jun 2008 - Oct 2008

Public Health Volunteer

United States Peace Corps
  • Organized and performed a series of presentations dealing with malaria prevention.
  • Worked with the local midwife to organize a series of presentations dealing with nutrition and proper weening techniques.
  • Started a weekly English club for some of the girls in the local community.
Jun 2004 - May 2008

Laboratory Assistant

Attagene, Inc
  • Maintained inventory of chemicals and plasmid database with use of Excel.
  • Worked with sales representatives to complete orders for necessary lab supplies.
  • Assisted laboratory staff in aliquating samples. cloning plasmids and media preparation.
  • Synthesized and analyzed data for a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency dealing with the effects of pesticides.

From 2004 to 2007 I worked in this position during the winter and summer holidays when I would be home from school.  Upon the completion of my undergraduate degree in August 2007, I started working in this position full time.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006

Public Relations Intern

New York Regional Peace Corps Office
  • Composed press releases and created mail mergers to organize Peace Corps events.
  • Maintained database of returned Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Facilitated staff with planning recruiting events by compiling necessary documents and contacting returned volunteers to speak about their Peace Corps experience.
  • Assisted in planning the annual company retreat at the Delaware River Gap.
  • Worked on special project to improve college recruiting for Peace Corps.
  • Performed various other duties as assigned.
Jan 2004 - May 2006

Office Assistant

Off-Campus Housing Office
  • Organized and maintained online housing database using Microsoft Access.
  • Answered customers' questions, both in person and via the phone, about the different services the Off-Campus Housing Office provides.
  • Assisted both faculty and students in navigating the housing website.
  • Processed payments and new information submitted about housing advertisements.

Education

Education

B.A.

Stony Brook University

In addition to a full course load, I was an active member of the Student Activities Board from 2003 to 2007 and helped schedule different events for students on campus, including lectures and film screenings.

Honors

Boren Scholar, 2006-2007

Dean's List, 2003-2007

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

M.A.

The University of Texas at Austin

Skills

Skills

French Language

I have studied French for three years and while I have difficulty producing the language, I am able to understand conversations  and read articles on a topics I am familiar with.

Internet Research

I have extensive experience performing open source research on a number of different subjects.

Microsoft Office Suite

I am a strong user of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.  I have used these programs throughout my school career for a number of projects.  I am proficient in advanced tasks, such as mail mergers and inserting page breaks into a Word document and have used Excel to create budget spreadsheets and transform these spread sheets into graphs to be presented to my superiors.

Russian Language

I am a native Russian speaker and can read and write in Russian on a variety of advanced topics.  Due to the fact that I grew up speaking Russian, I also have a great deal of technical vocabulary that an average student of Russian would lack.

Arabic Language

I am fluent in Arabic and can speak not only Modern Standard Arabic, but am also familiar with the Egyptian, Levantine and North African dialects.

Summary

I am a skilled communicator with strong analytical and research skills.  My graduate school training taught me to be a self-started and arrange my ideas concisely into an organize and understandable product.  I have a strong work ethic and experience working as a team leader on research projects.

Interest

Travel, dogs, movies, swimming, hiking, reading, TED talks, John Stewart Show, the Middle East, photography, health and fitness, baking