• Mother Tongue: English
• Fluent: Arabic
Al Jazeera Centre for Studies November 2012-present
• Freelance Arabic translator
o Translated reports and position papers from Arabic to English.
o Edited translations by native speakers to ensure texts read smoothly in English.
Multi-Linguistic Services November 2012-December 2012
• Freelance Arabic Translator
o Translated chapters of a novel from Arabic into English.
o Edited translations by native speakers.
Self-employed August 2011-November 2012
• Private Arabic Tutor
o Privately tutored four students ranging from beginning to second year learners.
o Designed individual activities for the Al-Kitaab textbook series.
o Incorporated activities from a reference grammar to practice technical aspects.
University of Utah Middle East Center August 2011-May 2012
• Arabic Instructor
o Taught beginning Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Arabic.
o Designed lesson plans, activities, quizzes, and exams.
University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law August 2011-May 2012
• Arabic Translator
o Translated a variety of court cases dealing with different subjects (medicine, family law, tort) from Arabic into English.
Master of Middle East Studies – Arabic & Linguistics December 2012
o University of Utah
o Thesis: “Style Shifting in Egyptian and Tunisian Arabic: A Sociolinguistic Study of Media Arabic”
o GPA: 3.9/4.0
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology May 2009
o Missouri State University
o Minors in Arabic and Linguistics
o GPA: 3.6/4.0
Alexandria Center for Languages Summer 2010
Amman Arab University Summer 2006
o SDL Trados Studio 2011
o Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic
o Faruqi’s Law Dictionary
o Arabic-English Lexicon by Edward William Lane
o Al-Mawrid 2011 edition