Ian Kraft

Freelance Spanish Translator & Writer

Location:Washington, United States
2 Skills
Education Northern Virginia Community College - Currently taking Pre-Med courses
George Mason University (GMU) - Several Graduate classes in Foreign Language Education
University of Mary Washington (UMW) - Fredericksburg, VA Sept 2008 - May 2010
Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in May 2010
Overall GPA 3.66

Randolph Macon College (RMC) - Ashland, VA Sept 2006 – June 2008
Overall GPA 3.88

Honors and • Dean’s List all semesters at both UMW and RMC
Activities • English tutor for Hispanic immigrants at weekly ESL classes
• UMW Spanish club
• Big Brother Big Sisters of America program
• Academic Tutor and Study Hall Advisor for UMW athletes
• Selected for residency at Scholar House by UMW
• RMC Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence
• National Honor Society (NHS) Lake Braddock High School
• Numerous writing awards in high school: Creative Communications Young Poets Contest and Young Writers Contest Fall 2005, PTA reflections contest 2005, Selected as a youth editor for Devozine, a youth magazine 2006.

Language - Spanish – approaching near-native; Spanish Major at the University of Mary Skills Washington.
Italian – basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills; one semester Italian class along with significant private study.
Portuguese – intermediate reading and writing skills, some speaking and oral comprehension skills; continuing private study.
French – basic communication ability; 2 years of French in high school.
American Sign Language – Basic signing skills; continuing private study.

Work Disaster Relief Letter Translator for FEMA (November-December 2011)
Summer Camp Counselor at Fairfax County REC center – Springfield, VA Summers
Experience 2008-11
Tutor - tutoring High School students at Thomas Edison High School as a part of
the AVID program (January 2011-present).
Stafford Junction Inc. - Academic Internship, providing translation services for low-
income and disadvantaged people – Spring Semester 2010
Mover and Packer – Interstate Van Lines, Springfield, VA, June – July 2006
Data Entry – JIA Enterprises, Springfield, VA, July – August 2005
Swim Coach – Burke Station Junior Swim Team, Summers 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
IT Skills Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite programs and keyboarding

Interests Learning and using foreign languages
Creative Writing
Appalachian Service Project to repair homes in Appalachia
Annual Brain Tumor Society Race for Hope to raise money for brain tumor research
Skills (2) Rating
Spanish Translation