186 MADCAP LN. APT 12• FARIBANKS AK, 99709
PHONE 750-0474 • E-MAIL UPONWINGS4@YAHOO.COM
[ 11/05- ] Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Fairbanks, AK
Drawing blood from patients for testing. Including bed ridden patients, mental health patients, severely intoxicated patients and legal draws for police and state troopers. Specimen processing. Many times I was asked to translate for non-English speaking patients.
[ 02/04-11/05 ] UAF Admissions Fairbanks, AK
Daily mail, answering requests from prospective students about information over specific programs offered at the university, data entry, front desk duties, EMAS and Banner database experience, labor work, carrying boxes of catalogs. I translated for non-English speaking students and prospective students.
[ 08/00-01/04 ] Princess Hotels Fairbanks, AK
House keeping, delivery of misc. items for guest, janitorial work, moving furniture in and out of rooms. I often translated for non-English speaking customers, Spanish and a little Japanese.
[09/03-09/10] Securitas Fairbanks, AK
Security Officer for the Tanana Valley State Fair, patrolling, watching booths, searching for lost children.
[08/00-03/01] GameStop.com Fairbanks, AK
Ran cash register, helped customers, kept up the appearance of the store.
[05/00-08/00] Alaska Aerofuel Fairbanks, AK
Data entry, ran the credit card machine, sorted outgoing mail, answered phones, took orders from customers.
[ 08/00-5/11 ] UAF Fairbanks, AK
B.A. Foreign Language Spanish and a Minor: Psychology
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
I am a native Spanish speaker from Puerto Rico. I attended the University of Fairbanks Alaska and graduated with a B.A. in Foreign Language and a minor in Psychology. I have been translating from a very young age for my family as well as other non-English speakers. My parents got married at a very young age and my father joined the military when I was one month old. The first place we moved to was Germany and my mother did not know English or German. By the age of five I learned English, Spanish, and a little bit of German. For a while I was my mother's personal translator and later one I helped her learn English.
When we came to the US my parents became religious and I would often be called upon to be a personal translator for any non-English speaker in the church. Later my parents became pastors and my duties as a personal translator switched to public translator. As my father would give the sermon in Spanish I would translate from Spanish to English to the audience.
I am currently working in the hospital in the laboratory where my duties include drawing blood from patients for diagnostic testing and I have often been used as a translator for non-English speaking patients. I have also been under subpoena by the court as an impromptu translator because I assisted a court Psychiatrist in speaking with a non-English speaking patient.
Spanish- 1st language, fluently
English- 2nd language, fluently