My goal is to obtain a position that utilizes my international background and English/German communication skills. A hardworking and conscientious team player, I am also able to work on my own initiative. I am both responsible and reliable, and consider myself to be very approachable and empathetic with colleagues and customers alike. I am capable and have a can do attitude. I would like the opportunity to develop my organizational, interpersonal and language skills further.
Education 8/2005 – 06/2007 Master of Arts in Political Science Virginia Tech. University, Blacksburg Virginia • International Relations and Transatlantic Relations • Thesis Topic: Contemporary U.S.-German Business Relations 03/2008-07/2008 Study Abroad European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) • German Language and East European studies 03/2005 – 07/2005 German Language Training Christian Albrecht University, Kiel Germany • Intensive German language training program as Penn State study abroad 8/2001-12/2004 Bachelor of Arts in International Politics, Minor in German Language Pennsylvania State University • International Politics, Economics and Culture • Translation, Literature and Culture of German-speaking countries Work Experience 08/2011 – present English Teacher Gymnázium, Vodnany, South Bohemia, Czech Republic Public Gymnasium in the Czech Republic • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active
learning experiences • Develop schemes of work and lesson plans and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities 11/2010 – 06/2011 • Interact with people from various different cultures English Teacher Jurisch Miklos Gymnazium, Köszeg, Hungary Public Gymnasium in Hungary • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences • Develop schemes of work and lesson plans and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities 02/2009 – 10/2010 Laboratory Management Technical Assistant University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville Virginia A large state of the art medical laboratory complex for the University of Virginia hospital. It is a leader in medical research and technical developments. • Analysis of human blood and tissue using advanced medical technology • Direct work in hematology and preparation of samples for micro analysis, blood bank, and cytology • Management of medical information and handling of patient information for insurance billing • Resolving problems and issues related to lab testing • Dealing with various customers and clients in the United States 08/2008 -12/2008 Public Relations and Marketing Manager Kaiser Communications, Berlin, Germany International marketing and public relations firm that facilitates companies successful entry into the German and European markets by establishing favorable relations with key actors in German government, media, and business • Preparing press releases • Creation of all types of analysis and reports • Arranging conferences • Putting together publications and advertisements research • Translation, and communication with international clients • Emphasis was on corporate relations to promote business products and image in Germany 07/2007-02/2008 Business Analyst US Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency, Virginia Premier telecommunications and information management agency for the US government. • Financial management of government programs • Audit of DISA programs