Work History

With all the nitty gritty details

Career Summary

As a person with a heart for the world’s cultures, I’ve always looked for positions where I can increase my skill set by learning new things, meeting new people, and growing my passions.

Communicating solutions to problems is a challenge I hope to overcome every time. Honesty, pro-activeness, a positive attitude, and intellectual curiosity describe my enthusiasm for both culture and technology.

Leadership, marketing, customer service, public speaking, coaching, and team-building; oral and written cross-cultural communication; have studied English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese; have traveled extensively around the world; advanced computer user with wide knowledge of hardware and expert user of Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe software; freelance web design in PHP & CSS using content management systems such as Wordpess and Drupal; have lived in China for over 10 years.

Career Experience

October 2009 - July 2012
October 2009 - July 2012

English Teacher

Tianjin Polytechnic University
American China Exchange Society

Taught spoken English to undergraduate and graduate Chinese students in a classroom setting. Using various multimedia and hands-on learning experiences, the students came away from class with a better understanding of the English language, more confidence in speaking with foreigners, and a more creative approach to learning.


University of Northwestern St. Paul, MN

Study Abroad - Wuhan, China

South Central University for Nationalities

Charitable Work

Help charities and registered non-profit organizations with their websites and digital marketing initiatives.
Assisted Somali refugees on their arrival to the USA with English classes, career planning, software training, driver’s licenses, and citizenship exams.

Volunteer Team Leader / Project Director

Led teams of North American teenagers to Panama, Costa Rica, Amsterdam, Africa, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, New York City, Mexico, and Italy, conducting charitable and educational initiatives; oversaw all daily tasks of the projects as well as individual coaching and mentoring of the teens.