Self-employed, Freelance Writer, November 2011 to present
• Contact clients and respond to inquiries, writing articles on a wide variety of subjects according to the specifications of those clients. Write regular articles for a group of blogs and the Venango Weekender, a print newspaper in Pennsylvania with a readership of 6,000.
Examiner.com, Boulder County Political Examiner, November 2011 to present
• Research and write 2-3 articles per week, maintaining a column to serve as a comprehensive source on local political news. Attended events as a credentialed reporter. Multiple featured articles, top 5 examiners in the Denver area, top 10 Republican examiners nationwide.
University of Glasgow and Jagiellonian University, Glasgow, UK and Kraków, Poland
Sept 2009-June 2011
• Double Masters; Graduated with Merit
• University of Glasgow: International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies
• Jagiellonian University: Master of Arts in European Studies
• Thesis: “Promoting Minority Rights in Europe’s Last Dictatorship: Polish Actions to Protect Kin-Nationals in Belarus”
• Conducted quantitative discourse analysis of Polish media
• Conducted interviews with ethics committee approval
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Aug 2004-May 2009
• Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, History and Russian Studies Majors
• Coursework included: Extensive study of research methodology including labs, statistics, advanced writing, economics, ethics, mathematics, natural sciences.
Independent Contractor, Tutor, February 2004 to present
• Tutor people on both a volunteer and professional basis on a wide variety of subjects including languages, history, and paper-writing. Wrote online guides to learning languages and paper writing.
LANGUAGES AND SKILLS
Languages: Advanced Polish (2.5 years), Advanced Russian (7 years), Advanced French (12 years), Low Intermediate German (1 year)
Research Skills: Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Research Ethics, Writing
Computer Skills: Typing, Microsoft Office, Internet