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Los Angeles, CA

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English Instructor

Hansa One Inc, Singapore

Jan 2011May 2011

Taught expatriates living in Singapore from children to adults with various English
  • Created English lesson plans incorporating reading, writing, listening, and conversation.
  • Performed weekly evaluations for constant English level improvement.

English Instructor and Mentor

LIDA Global Initiatives, 上海市

Jul 2008Jul 2010

Taught college students from the ages of 18-28 with varying English capabilities.
  • Created a textbook to improve all levels of English in essay writing techniques and speaking.
Encouraged students to apply to universities abroad helping with essays and college
Worked in a team of other English Instructors to create effective teaching methods and lesson plans.


Home Videos, International Channel Shanghai, 上海市

Sep 2009Apr 2010

  • Single Host entertaining a variety of both local and foreign viewers.
  • Copy edited and rephrased original English scripts from America’s Funniest Home
  • Memorized and translated 15 scripts to film 15 shows once a week.
  • Worked with Producers to constantly improve show ratings. Became a primetime
show airing Monday to Friday at 6 PM on ICS after becoming the new host.


Connection: Write it Right, Make it Right, International Channel Shanghai, 上海市

Sep 2009Apr 2010

  • Single Host promoting the Shanghai World Exposition.
  • Worked with a group of Chinese students to explore Shanghai and correct English
errors around the city.
  • Made the show exciting and interesting for all viewers.
  • Worked with Producers to create scripts and search for filming locations.
  • Memorized script and incorporated improvisational dialogue.

Actor and Host

In Chinese, International Channel Shanghai ICS, 上海市

Sep 2009Apr 2010

  • Acted in skits to teach foreigners Mandarin Chinese.
  • Worked with Producers and Actors to create interesting and entertaining scenarios.
  • Memorized script and incorporated improvisational skills.


Shanghai A to Z, International Channel Shanghai , 上海市

Jun 2009Apr 2010

  • Hosted with a Co-Host to introduce hot spots around Shanghai, China.
  • Worked with Producers and Co-Host to search for new restaurants, bars, and
  • Used entertaining improvisational dialogue with Co-Host.
  • Interviewed both locals and foreigners for general opinions.

Interpreter and Translator

Sports Traveler, 北京市

Aug 2008Aug 2008

Aug 2008
  • Interpreted and translated Chinese to English and vice versa at the Beijing Olympic
  • Provided direct interpretations and translations for overall smooth operation of projects.
  • Translated for foreign VIP clients.

English Instructor

Beijing New Oriental Foreign Language School, 北京市

Aug 2007Jun 2008

Taught American cultural studies and American English focusing on listening,
speaking, reading, and writing skills to 200 students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Taught students preparing students for the Test of English as a Foreign Language
(TOEFL) and the SAT.
  • Created and successfully executed daily and stimulating lesson plans.


B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology and Asian Studies

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN



Communication: Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and professional skills: proven dynamic and respectful communicator in both cross-generational and cross-cultural contexts. Language:Native level Mandarin Chinese speaking, reading, and writing abilities. Computer: Advanced MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), quickly type Chinese characters. Other:Proven training, teaching, team-building and leadership skills; creative, detail-oriented problem solver.

Additional Information

In addition to my experience with teaching English to varying levels of Chinese students, translating and interpreting for foreigners during the Beijing Olympics, and hosting several television shows for the International Channel Shanghai (ICS), I extend my talents to languages being fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. These talents are complimented by my active, curious mind and my ability to think about the world in creative, passionate, and important ways. 
Having traveled the world, I am a dynamic and respectful communicator in both cross-generational and cross-cultural contexts. I absolutely thrive in a multi-cultural environment using Chinese and English. Now, I am seeking an opportunity to take my developed passion for Chinese language and culture and execute my knowledge and professionalism.  
Please contact me at or call me at 310.500.9245.
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