Mox Schults

Freelance Creative Writer & Russian Translator

Location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Mox Schults
5136 S Harper Ave 4A • Chicago IL, 60615 • 603-229-2406 •

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Sept 2010–Present
• Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, "Translation and Communication" Expected June 2014, GPA: 3.99
• Honors: Rhodes Scholarship Finalist, Fall 2013; Phi Beta Kappa, Spring 2013
St. Petersburg State University, Smolny Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2012–June 2013
• Lived with nine members of a four-generation host family for twelve months while attending classes
• Traveled extensively by train, raft, and foot (e.g. Kola Peninsula, Usva river, Siberia, Mongolia) during breaks, communicated in Russian to organize stays with local families found through CouchSurfing

Mouth Thought Poetry Reading Group, Founder and Leader, Oct 2012–Present
Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia; University of Chicago; Norwich, VT
• In St. Petersburg, initiated first student-led poetry reading group at Smolny College
• Organize and lead multi-lingual readings and discussions of poets and poems by up to twenty participants
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH , Language and Cultural Exchange Program (LACE) Intern, July–Sept 2013
• Co-Organized and co-directed summer-long project which paired 38 participants: international students with native English-speakers who were students of their language
• Contacted and corresponded with multi-cultural body of several hundred students, eliciting nearly 60 applications in under two weeks, jump-starting the program on short notice
• Organized three social events, including a combined canoeing outing and ice cream social with 18 attendees
Chabad Community Garden, Chicago, Co-Founder and Member, Feb–June 2012
• Collaborated with Chabad Jewish Center Rabbi and Intern to plan organic garden space
• Cleared trash and brush from old lot, prepared twelve garden beds, educated several new members, maintained garden
The Mountain School, Vershire, VT, Farmhand, June–Aug 2009
• In a five-person team, coordinated with head gardener to maintain and improve five acres of organic gardens
Facilitated efficient grazing rotations for 20 sheep, 30 lambs, 12 Red Angus cattle

ArtShould After-school Mentoring Program, Volunteer Teacher, Chicago, Mar–June 2012
• Collaborated to plan and implement weekly art lessons for underserved elementary school students
• Helped create safe and positive after-school space for Chicago public school students
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF), Mar–Apr 2010, July–Sept 2011
Corfu, Greece; St. Martin d’Entraunes, France; Louly Ngogoum, Senegal; Sustainable Agriculture Volunteer,
• In Louly Ngogoum, worked with villagers to establish composting system and attempt reduction of pesticide use
Senegal Community Volunteers, Dakar, Senegal, Botanical Garden Volunteer, Jan–Feb 2010
• Assisted in the initiation of urban gardens in two neighboring schoolyards
Schooner J & E Riggin, Rockland, ME, Deckhand, Seasonally 2005–2009
• In a team of five (captains included), provided safe and exciting sailing adventures on a traditional tall ship, gourmet meals, and musical entertainment for up to thirty-two guests, regardless of unpredictable conditions on the ocean
• Educated passengers of all ages about the schooner's history as a national historic landmark;
• Maintained galley inventory and organized weekly re-supply

University of Chicago Institute for Mind and Biology, Chicago, Zebra Finch Colony Caretaker, January 2014-Present
• Communicate observations of bird health and behavior to lab directors
• Keep detailed records of hatchlings, juveniles and adult birds; clean aviaries, maintain inventory of food and supplies
Yvle Constructed Language Project, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Volunteer Translator, Feb–June 2013
• Translated thirty-two pages of Russian example phrases into English for the Yvle /English dictionary
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• Includes photos, cultural observations, stories of encounter and travel, musings on language, history, and poetry
Language Skills: Highly proficient in Russian, French; conversant in Wolof
Computer Skills: Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint