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My career   mission statement is to secure professional employment for human resources in   training and development, adult education, information processing,   communications project management in a corporate and/or academic environment   to implement goals and objectives, applying core competencies in technology   and business intelligence acquired through employment experience in the   following:

  •   Project Management for Communications
  •   Information Technology in Communications
  •   Technical Documentation
  •   Information Processing
  •   Communication with Diplomacy and Tact
  •   Communications Media Arts Consulting
  •   Educator and Personnel Developer in Public and   Private Training
  •   Communications Faculty Researcher and Developer   for Project Study Program
  •   Faculty Development for Curriculum Designed   Courses and Objectives
  •   Corporate Communications Media Marketing
  •   Translation and Interpreting in English,   French, Spanish
  •   Cross-Cultural Ethnography
  •   Business Intelligence Analysis
  •   Integrated Marketing Communications
  •   Emergency Services—First Aid, CPR, AED, Search   Rescue
  •   Health Food Nutrition—Organic, Herbal, Natural   Wholesome Foods, Teas, etc.


University of Illinois at Chicago

Master of Arts in Communications, Rhetoric, Ethnography,   Theatre 1985
Dissertation: Published Ethnography and Research for   Cross-Cultural Thesis. “The Chinese in Cuba”Honors: Dissertation passed “with Distinction”, Honors GPA

Northeastern IllinoisUniversity, Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Communications, English,   Spanish, French, Writing 1982
Thesis: “Individualized Differences Education for the   Student in Secondary Education”Honors GPA

College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn

Associate Degree in Adult Continuing Education. 2000
Areas of Concentration: Communication, Adult LearnerHonors, GPA: “Accelerated Learning and the Adult   Student”


  • Abraham   Lincoln Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago
1983 – 1984
  • Chinese   American Service League Certificate, Volunteer Service, Chicago
1983 – 1984
  • Hispanic   Scholarship Fund, Northeastern Illinois   University, Chicago
1981 – 1982
  • LavalUniversity   Scholarship, Québec, Canada
1981 – 1982
  • Mecklenburger   Scholarship, Northeastern Illinois    University
1977 – 1980


College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Faculty – “Communications for Health Care   Professionals” English/Spanish 1997 – 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and   administered all grades.
Adjunct Faculty – “Developmental Writing” 1998– 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure, and   administered all grades.
Communications Faculty – English 101, 102,   103, 104, 105 1998– 2000
Developed syllabus and overall course structure,   including weekly lab practicum,
and administered all grades.
Faculty – Business Professional Institute   Adult Education Programme 1997-2000
Collaborated on curriculum and exam development, met with   students upon request,
and graded all written work, including final exam papers.


Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc., Illinois,   U.S.A.

EditorEditorial support, including developmental and copy   editing of their internal online and printed documentation. 1993 – Present

Illinois   Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL)

Researcher/PresenterCompiled cross-cultural and language study reports,   including analytical and global market trends, to track the cross-cultural   linguistic exchanges and    language-acquisition practices. 1995 – Present

Federation Internationale de Traducteurs (FIT), Vancouver, Canada

Researcher/PresenterCompiled reports, including projections,  statistical and market trends, to track the   growth and development for integrated marketing communications,   socio-economic and political changes, from local to global trends,   “glocally”.
Ethnographer and Language ConsultantTranslated American-English external cross-cultural web   site content to French, Spanish. 1993 – Present

Communications Media Arts

Writer, Editor, Publisher, Digital Media ProfessionalProvided written feature articles for professional   publications, newsletters, associations, brochures, internet web sites,   frequently-asked questions, communications media arts. 1998 – Present

Publications and papers

  • “A Cross-Cultural Perception of the World   Through Language Communication”
    Guest faculty speaker at 2002 Conference for the Illinois Council on the   Teaching of Foreign Languages, Springfield, Illinois, 15th   Anniversary Festivities
  • “Interpreting and Translation as   Communication Processes for the 21st Century”
    Proposal/Dissertation presented at FIT 2002, XVI World Congress of the   International Federation of Translators. Meeting of International Translators   and Interpreters, Vancouver Canada 2002
  • “Interpret and Translate to   Communicate”.  Illinois   Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Springfield, Illinois,   Fall, October 2002
  • “How Are Languages Used as Communication   Tools in the Twenty-First Century”
    Paper presented to the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,   Itasca, IL   2001
  • “Communicate:  Speaking, Listening, Reading, and   Writing”.  “Add Value to Your Life,   Learn a Second Language”.  Guest   Faculty Presenter for the Illinois Council   on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Itasca, Du Page County, Illinois, Fall,   October 2000



  • English   – Excellent usage as native language for speaking, listening, reading, and   writing.
  • French   – Excellent usage for speaking/listening fluently, reading/writing with high   proficiency
  • Spanish–   Excellent usage for speaking/listening fluently, reading/writing with high   proficiency
  • Portuguese   – Basic competence to speak, listen, read, and write.
  • Italian   – Basic competence to speak, listen, read, and write.



  • State   of Illinois Teaching Certificate, U.S.A.
  • U.S. Federal Certification for Interpreting   Medical Reports, Chicago,    Illinois.
  • Notary   Law Institute, Notary Law Seminar for the State of Illinois   in Downers Grove.
  • American   Management Association, Certificate for “Communicating with Diplomacy and   Tact.”
  • American   Management Association, Certificate for “Technical Writing.”
  • Université   de Montréal, Certificate for Legal Interpreting, Canada.
  • Université de Montréal, Certificate for Consecutive   Interpretation in the Courtroom, Canada.
  • DV:   Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals at Central   Du Page Hospital, Winfield, Illinois.

Taught   and developed 10-week program for the College of Du Page, Business   Professional Institute, Fall 2000, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, U.S.A.

  • DV:   San Filippo Plum Tree Farm, Barrington     Hills, Illinois, in   Color and in English, Summer 2000.
  • DV:   Southern/Central Spain—Art and Architecture.   Study and Travel Field Experience, Spring 2000

College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

  • DV:  Latin American Studies Open House, College of Du Page, Glen Ellyn,   May 10, 2000. Sponsored by the Latin American Committee.


photographs and visual graphics   designs—the arts

  • Digital   Photographs Asian Pacific American Dances and Folklore by Children from the   Chicago Public Schools, Office of Language & Cultural Education, The 8th   Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration, Wednesday, May 24,   2006, Richard J. Daley Center Plaza, Chicago Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Digital   Photographs from Holy Name Cathedral, Old St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and   St. Peter’s Catholic Church by Franciscan Friars in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • “Tricolor   Ribbon and Excellence Medal,” Designed Logo Graphic for I.C.T.F.L. Fall 2001.
  • “Strawberries   & Currants in the Sunlight,” from my Lombard garden, Summer 2001, Illinois.
  • “Variegated   Green Canadian Maple,” from the Montréal Botanical Gardens, Québec, Canada,   2001.
  • “Peonies   in Bloom.” from my Lombard garden, Summer   2000.
  • Open   House Poster for Latin American Studies Programme, College   of Du Page, Glen Ellyn, 2000.
  • Poster   for Canadian Travel, French Club, Northeastern Illinois   University, Chicago, Spring 1980.
  • “Autumn,”   Original Charcoal Drawing, Madonna High School, Art Department,   Sr. Sponsa, 1977.

community volunteer activities

  • Asian-Pacific   American Festival, Daley Center, May 2006, Students, Children from Chicago   Public Schools Performing Cultural and Folkloric Dances, Office of Language   & Cultural Education
  • Contributions   and Donations to the American Veterans
  • Local,   State, Federal Government, International, Global
  • Health   Care
  • Children
  • Environmental/Ecology

technical competencies

  • Project   Management for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc., Dewars Newspaper   Software, etc.
  • Computer   Trainer for Software and Hardware
  • Technical   Troubleshooter, Hands-On PC, Media/Audio
  • Technical   Writer for Specifications, Reports, Documentation, etc.
  • Microsoft   Office, Excel, Access, experience with other software/hardware
  • Typing   Speed:  100 WPM

References Available Upon Request:

Samuel R. Lewis & Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers, Mr. Manuel Cordero, Engineers for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Services, 777 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, Illinois  60068, Tel. 847-692-6620

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc., AES IBM Series with the University of Illinois at Chicago, SearsTower Project

Babcock America Corporation, Roselle, Illinois

Northeastern IllinoisUniversity, Career Services, 5500 North St. Louis   Avenue, Chicago, Illinois  60625USA

College of Du Page, Human Resources Department – Adult Continuing Education, Faculty,

425 Fawell Blvd.Glen   Ellyn, IL60137 | (630) 942-2800

Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.  Contact: