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Work Experience - San Francisco

Academy of Art University

Graduate Student Advisor

January 2018 - Present

  • Worked with portfolio of 250 graduate students ages 21 - 60+

  • Assisted students with academic difficulties and class registration

  • Portfolio included many international students from Asia, Europe, S. America, and Middle East.

Kaplan International


May 2015 - January 2018

  • Managed student visas and student accommodations for school of 200+ international students from all over the world.

  • Hired host families for school homestay program.

  • Helped students to remain in compliance with US visa policies.

Kaplan International

ESL Teacher

April 2013 - May 2015

  • Taught English as a second language to students ages 18 - retired; students came from all over the world.

  • Helped students to adjust to life in the USA.

  • Created original lessons and led field trips around San Francisco.

Three Girls Theatre

Program Associate

July 2013 - Present

  • Managed ticketing and front door for local theater company.

  • Assisted with annual week-long festival of performances.

  • Helped to organize monthly public readings of new plays.

Various language schools

ESL Teacher

January 2013 - April 2013

  • Worked part time at several language schools teaching classes for English as a second language.

  • Started as on-call substitute teacher. 

  • Assisted with administrative tasks at various schools.

Work Experience - Osaka, Japan

AEON Language Schools

ESL Teacher

December 2009 - January 2013

  • Taught English lessons to Japanese students of all language abilities, ages ranging from preschool to retirement.

  • As sole foreign teacher at school, acted as representative of the United States to student population, many of whom had never visited this country.

  • Assisted high school and college students with English language test prep.


Wayne State University, Detroit MI

MA in World Politics

September 2007 - December 2009

  • Course of study: international law, conflict resolution, statistics

  • Read lots of world history, political theory, and philosophy. 

  • Topic of masters essay: where do new countries come from?

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

BA Political Science & Economics

September 2003 - April 2007

  • Course of study: history, economics, political theory, French

  • Read lots of novels, took a Shakespeare class, read a statistics book or two, briefly understood astronomy.

  • Favorite class: U.S. History Since 1945.