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Selected Professional Experience

October 2019 - June 2020

Communications Specialist & Academic Instructor at Maria Grzegorzewska University, Poland

  • Developed a set of guidelines for the university faculty on how to write about disability and people with disabilities in English

  • Prepared promotional materials for our international partners

  • Managed and updated the English version of the university's official website

  • Translated academic papers from Polish to English

  • Taught English-language courses on Critical Theory and Human Rights to 30 graduate students

  • Advised graduate students on research methods and helped them develop their own research projects

August 2016 - May 2019

Teaching & Graduate Assistant at State University of New York at Albany, US

  • Taught Introduction to Cultural Anthropology to over 40 undergraduate students each semester

  • Incorporated non-standard teaching methods, eg. created Jeopardy games for students and used short YouTube videos to illustrate problems presented in assigned readings

  • Graded students' homework and exams

  • Revised and discussed with other TAs reading materials selected for the course

  • Consistently received high ratings in student evaluations of teaching

April 2012 - July 2015

Freelance Researcher, Analyst & Translator

Selected projects:

  • Created a database of 60 MENA NGOs working in the field of human rights for a charity from Kuwait

  • Wrote a report on 30 MENA NGOs operating in the social development field for a consulting company from Kuwait

  • Conducted a feasibility study on online payments implementation for the Kuwait Port Authority

  • Conducted informational research and wrote a report on Qatar's LNG export capacity for a consulting company from Poland

  • For a consulting company from the US conducted informational research on Rosoom, the electronic payment gateway developed by Dubai Trade

  • Analyzed and identified language skills essential for Saudi Arabian students to pass Qudarat Exam (Saudi Arabian equivalent of GRE tests)

January 2014 - January 2015

Junior Consultant at Delta Consulting for Economic & Financial Consulting, Kuwait

  • Conducted informational research for the ongoing projects using sources in English and Arabic

  • Wrote reports on such topics as Kuwait Energy Market; Wastewater Treatment in Kuwait; Government Performance Management System and Environmental Fuel Analysis in the State of Kuwait

  • Cooperated with the representatives of the World Bank, the IMF, and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance on the Public Finance Management Project

  • Trained and supervised a multinational team of interns

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