Assistant Language Teacher, Nagasaki Prefecture, Emukae Town Board of Education
7/2005 - present, Japan Exchange Teaching Programme
Responsible for developing and implementing curriculum and teaching materials in conjunction with local Japanese English teachers for town’s elementary and junior high schools. Taught English to over 1000 elementary and junior-high students, including after-school tutoring and a community-based English-speaking club.
Junior Graphic Designer/Administrative Coordinator
7/2004 - 7/2005 Interactive Taxi, LLC, New York
At a digital media start-up company, played dual support roles as both designer and office manager; assisted with GUI design, drafted artist’s conceptions of product installations, created sales materials. Managed inventory and shipping of new product components using bar code-generating software. In support of New York, San Francisco and Chicago offices, ordered office supplies, routed correspondence and press inquiries, liaised with local and national vendors and made travel reservations.
9/2000 - 1/2003 Columbia Graduate School of the Arts Admissions, New York
Responsibilities included interaction with prospective students in need of
assistance, filing, faxing, and database data entry. Responsible for the daily deposit and documentation of hundreds to thousands of dollars in application and processing fees in cash and checks. (Work-study/Part-time)
Aviation Electronics Technician
5/1996 - 5/2000 United States Navy, Various locations
Responsible for aircraft radar, weapons, and radio equipment troubleshooting and maintenance, maintenance documentation, performing periodical and pre-launch aircraft inspections, supervising up to three junior technicians, and maintaining the security clearance required for access to schematics and communications frequencies. Responsible for the management of the entire unit's technical library while stationed in El Centro, CA, including inventory and classification of all publications on hand and on order and performing quarterly audits of both the central library and each work center library (7/8/98 – Awarded the Strike Fighter Wing Pacific Command "Standout Warrior" Commendation by the wing commodore for raising library accuracy to over 90%).
5/2004 Lehman College of CUNY, New York - BA English Literature, Summa cum laude. Minor – Japanese. Cumulative GPA 3.8 Phi Beta Kappa.
9/2000 Columbia Univ. School of General Studies, New York - Completed freshman and sophomore years prior to transferring to Lehman. Cumulative GPA 3.2
1994 Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Arts –Art. 1994 (hours of instruction equivalent to BA in Studio Art, including drawing, painting, color mixing, anatomy, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and a survey of art history)
1993 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Summer Art Program
- Adobe Creative Suite - MM Dreamweaver - MM Fireworks - MS Office
- Web research -PC hardware installation/removal - Japanese
May 2003 recipient of 4 Lehman College English Department Writing Prizes.
Volunteer mentor, Navy and Marine Corps Drug Education For Youth,
California - Summer 1997 and Summer 1998. Volunteer, 2003 English Camp
Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture. Other activities include oil painting and
community education work.