Professional Profile
Teaching Portfolio



  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY-Atlanta, Georgia, 2007-Present     

 Associate Director for International Educational Exchange

Provide overall guidance, coordination, and visibility to the university's internationalization efforts; promote the newly-established study abroad program (both at GSU and University of Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines).  Participate in advertising the program and in student recruitment activities; design brochures used for advising students about general study abroad; facilitate visa and immigration procedures.  Serve as campus liaison and advisor for French students at GSU and for American students at UVSQ (academic and personal).



Expatriate Trainer/Consultant

Provide group and one-on-one cultural training to adult professionals who have either just arrived in the US, are about to move abroad, or are working with international colleagues and customers.  Serve as translator and/or interpreter when needed; give coaching sessions that help expatriates focus on individual concerns in the areas of daily living, adjustment or business issues after arrival in the new culture. 


Professional Profile and Team Management

  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY-Atlanta, Georgia, 2006-Present


Codeswitching: The Graduate English Association Newsletter

Overall responsibility for the production of the newsletter.  My duties include: setting the master timeline; organizing meetings; staffing all other roles for the newsletter; training newly-hired staff, Management of team: following up on the staff and their responsibilities and timelines; handling crises.


Layout editor, 2008-Present

Polyglot: The Newsletter of the Modern and Classical Languages Department

Working closely with the production and the graphics editors, my duties include: designing the look (colors, shapes, etc.) of the layout, adding all appropriate articles and associated art/photos and making any necessary changes to the layout as requested by the editor and/or proofreaders.


Volunteer International Student Assistant Leader, 2006-2007

Individually lead group sessions of new international students, providing information about registration, housing options, banking, campus life, and adjusting to life in the USA, specifically Atlanta.



USA Rotaract Ambassador 

Follow-up on activities of already involved clubs, while energetically reaching out to the under-involved ones.  Collaborate with Rotaract to add content to the projects of the club(s); identify and attract Rotaract clubs to cooperate in international fundraising activities for worldwide projects.


  • E-ROTARACT by Rotary International


General Secretary, 2003-2007

Communicated with leaders and organizations. Planned and scheduled meetings. Represented e-Rotaract at many district conferences. Conducted research for planned projects.

Director of European Projects, 2003-2004

Identified projects to be pursued by e-Rotaract in consultation with the club members, Rotary International and our sponsor, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Atlanta, Ga.  Identified and contacted potential funding opportunities regarding proposed projects (ex: building of new rooms for a hospital in Hungary).  Developed and submitted strategic plan to prospective funding agencies/organizations.  Supervised planning and conduct of conferences, as assigned by the President of e-Rotaract.


  • DIOCESE CATHOLIQUE Nîmes, France, 2001-2002

Director of Youth Programs      
Planned a yearly calendar of events and fundraising activities to enable 60 French young adults to attend the 2002 World Youth Days event in Toronto, Canada.  Developed catholic partnership possibilities with a foreign diocese (from theory to implementation); assembled, motivated, and supervised a team of volunteers. Responsible for the overall administration of the youth program, as defined by the bishop of Nîmes, France and the bishop of Rockville Centre, NY (expense report, planning, etc).