• Gardenia C. Hung-Wittler

    Executive Trustee for the Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris D...

    Lombard, IL

. Communications Online Social Media Arts Professional Consultant Specialist · Communications Faculty Researcher and Developer for Project Study Program · Adjunct Faculty Developer for Curriculum Designed Courses and Objectives · Corporate Communications Social Media Marketing Consultant Specialist · Editor for Professional Newsletter, Language Specialist, Communications Professional Translator/Interpreter in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese · Communications Cross-Cultural Ethnographer · Business Intelligence Analyst . Information Technology Software/Hardware Trainer · Integrated Marketing Communications Media Arts Destinations Consultant · Emergency Services Provider—First Aid, CPR, AED, Search Rescue · Health Food Nutritional Consultant—Organic, Herbal, Natural Wholesome Foods, Teas, etc. Specialties: . Human Resources, Communications, Training, Recruiting · Administration · Creative Services · Customer Service · Information Technology, Computer Training for Software and Hardware · Integrated Marketing Communications Media Arts Destinations Consultant · Legal Services, Illinois Notary Public · Sales and Marketing Support · Communications Faculty Researcher and Developer for Projects Study in Fellowship/Grant Program

Work Samples

  • Culinary Arts

  • Digital Media

Work History

  • Community Writer/Photographer

    • TribLocal
    • 2008 - Present (9 years)

    Community writing and photojournalism contributions to TribLocal

  • CNN iReporter

    • CNN iReport
    • 2006 - Present (11 years)

    iReporter for CNN

  • Executive Trustee

    • Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor and Family
    • Jan 1997 - Present (20 years 3 months)

    Administrative, Executive Trustee, Legal Court Representative, Financial Representative, Real Estate, Medical, Healthcare, Funeral, Individual and Family Services

  • Communications, Writer, Editor, Web Coordinator, Producer, Videojournalist, Photographer

    • Consulting Media Arts Communications
    • Oct 1994 - Present (22 years 6 months)

    Active communications media arts professional, writer, editor, photographer, videojournalist, responsible project manager, who is able to manage multiple tasks with accountability, responsiveness, and creativity. Multilingual communicator and expressive individual. Creative designer for product presentations, ideas, and projects. Media arts professional who is able to visualize ideas, thoughts, and projects and express the same in various media formats. Researcher, developer, and analyst for project study programs.

  • Faculty, Project Management, Communications Consultant/Interpreter/Translator/Owner

    • Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.
    • 1994 - Present (23 years)

    Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc. provides consulting services upon request for integrated marketing communications and business intelligence, using languages and cross-cultural training, research, and development for corporate clients in various disciplines--legal, medical, technical, government, commercial, retail, manufacturing distribution, media arts, digital video, journalism, photography, destinations relocation services, and desktop publishing—writing, translation, proofreading, copyediting, machine-translation, post-editing; project management, cross-cultural ethnography, linguistics—historical research and development; multimedia presentations; digital media production.

  • Consultant for Communications Media Arts, Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.

    • Communications Media Arts
    • Oct 1993 - Present (23 years 6 months)

    Active communications professional, responsible project manager, who is able to manage multiple tasks with accountability, responsiveness, and creativity. Multilingual communicator and expressive individual. Creative designer for product presentations, ideas, and projects. Media arts professional who is able to visualize ideas, thoughts, and projects and express the same in various media formats. Researcher, developer, and analyst for project study programs. Fluent in English, Spanish, French, basic Portuguese.

  • Trustee for the Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung and Surviving Family

    • Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung and Surviving Family in Village of Lombard
    • Sep 1993 - Present (23 years 7 months)

    The Surviving Family of Mr. Roberto Hung, J.D., his Widow, Daughter G. Hung-Wittler, Son-in-law Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin, and son R.S. Hung, Petition Restitution and Compensation as Victims of Crimes in Illinois, USA.

  • Consultant

    • Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.
    • 1981 - Present (36 years)

    Professional Communications Media Arts Consultant for Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.

  • Associate

    • VisualCV.com
    • 2008 - 2013 (5 years)

    Active Contributor To VisualCV.com For Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.

  • Illinois Certified Teacher Registered

    • DuPage County Regional Office of Education
    • 1982 - 2012 (30 years)

    Illinois Teachers Certification

  • Blog Consultant

    • Open Salon Media
    • 2008 - 2010 (2 years)

    Open Salon Writing for GHung's Blog.

  • Customer

    • Morning Star Gift Store
    • 2008 - 2010 (2 years)

    Customer Referrals to Morning Star Store in Lombard, Illinois USA

  • Avon Cosmetics Representative

    • Avon
    • Mar 2009 - Dec 2009 (9 months)

    During 2009, I started selling and promoting Avon Cosmetics as an independent Avon Representative for MaryAnn Reichel from Oak Brook. MaryAnn was the Avon Rose Circle Recruiter who contacted me to sell Avon Cosmetics for the District Manager Gale McCulloh in River Forest, Illinois.

  • Executor Trustee Homeowner

    • Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung Supplemental Health Care Trust
    • 1997 - 2008 (11 years)

    Legal Representative, Guardian, Caretaker, Assistant who Acts on behalf of my Father, Mr. Roberto Hung, Juris Doctor, deceased parent who was disabled by severe traumatic brain injury at home as a Lombard resident homeowner who was hit on the head with a blunt object at home after he came home from working all day December 22, 1996 in Lombard, York Township, DuPage County, Illinois 60148-3028 USA.

  • Communications, Translator and Interpreter

    • Fédération Internationale de Traducteurs (FIT) International Federation of Translators (IFT)
    • 1995 - 2008 (13 years)

    FIT Speaker, Researcher, Presenter: 'New Ideas For A New Century" in Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA. Also attended FIT Conferences in Toronto, Canada; Montréal, Québec, Canada; Strasbourg, France, and Language and The Media in Berlin, Germany.
    Also participated in the American Translators Association (ATA) Conferences in Nashville, Tennesse; Colorado Springs, Colorado; San Francisco, California.
    In addition, helped to organize conferences for the Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association (CHICATA).

  • Interpreter/Translator

    • Chicago Area Translators Association (CHICATA)
    • 1994 - 2008 (14 years)

    Active Member and Contributor, Interpreter, Writer with the CHICATA Newsletter assisting Alicia Marshall, Janice Becker, and others in the Interpreting Committee like Yrma Villareal, Holly Mikkelson, etc.

  • Consultant

    • Corestaff Services
    • 2006 - 2008 (2 years)

    Describe your position

  • Volunteer

    • American Red Cross
    • 1998 - 2008 (10 years)

    Certified American Red Cross First Responder CPR/AED First Aid Assistance

  • Author/Editor/Writer

    • Tower of Babel
    • 1998 - 2008 (10 years)

    I was invited to contribute, write, edit and post-edit for the Tower of Babel online social media community.

  • Guest

    • Anthroposophical Society of Chicago
    • 2005 - 2006 (1 year)

    Guest and Visitor

  • Translator

    • Tabbies, Xertrex International Inc.
    • 1994 - 2005 (11 years)

    Professional Translator and Language Consultant in French, Spanish, English Communications

  • Member Associate

    • Alliance Française de Chicago
    • 1994 - 2005 (11 years)

    Professional Member and Active Language Communications Consultant, Interpreter, Translator, Teacher in French, Spanish, English

  • Consultant Language Translator, Interpreter, Trainer

    • Tabbies, Inc./Xertrex Int'l, Itasca
    • 1993 - 2005 (12 years)

    Professional Certified Translator, Interpreter, Cross-Cultural Consultant working in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese to provide language services on-site upon request.

  • Customer Service, Consultant for Fabrics and Notions, Interior Decorating

    • Hancock Fabrics
    • Aug 2003 - Jan 2004 (5 months)

    Hancock Fabrics Customer Service, Consultant for Fabrics and Notions, Interior Decorating, Arts and Crafts working with Hancock Fabrics Store Manager Richard Skeen, and other staff employees at the corner of Roosevelt Road and Summit Road in Oakbrook Terrace, DuPage County, Illinois USA

  • Member Associate

    • Groupe Professionel Francophone
    • 1994 - 2003 (9 years)

    French-speaking Member Associate at Groupe Professionel Francophone working with the Alliance Française de Chicago, UFEC, French-American Chamber of Chicago, French Consulate of Chicago, and other French-speaking associations as a member of the National French Honor Society.

  • Professional Colleague Interpreter Translator

    • Chicago Area Translators and Interpreters Association
    • 1994 - 2003 (9 years)

    Certified Legal Court Intepreter and Medical Translator for Gloria Domenech & Associates in Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • Health Communications, Medical Interpreter, Translator

    • Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.
    • 1994 - 2002 (8 years)

    Professional Healthcare Medical Interpreter/Translator providing language services in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese to healthcare providers, physicians, nurses, and other medical facilities.

  • Interpreter and Translator

    • ATA
    • 1994 - 2002 (8 years)

    Certified Legal, Medical, and Technical Intepreter and Translator as a member of the American Translators Association.

  • Faculty

    • College of DuPage
    • 1997 - 2001 (4 years)

    Certified Teacher in Illinois, Faculty at the College of DuPage teaching English Composition, Developmental Writing with Jan Geeseman , Independent Learning Program for English 101, 102, 103, 104, 105; Communications for Healthcare Professionals, Business Professional Institute working with Kathleen McCullough, R.N., Lottie Petusky, Kathy Doyle, Donna Marchant. Teaching in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville in DuPage County, Illinois USA. Collaborating with Zinta Conrad for the Latin American Committee, and Ann Cotton, Rob Streit for the European Heritage Committee in Glen Ellyn, Illinois USA.

  • Certified Professional Medical Translator and Interpreter

    • AstraZeneca
    • Sep 1993 - Dec 2000 (7 years 3 months)

    Certified Professional Medical Translator and Interpreter English and Spanish Translation of the AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Brochure upon request by client.

  • Professional Certified Legal/Medical Interpreter and Translator

    • Global Languages & Cultures, Inc.
    • Jun 1999 - Aug 2000 (1 year 2 months)

    Global Languages and Cultures Inc.® provides pharmaceutical, medical, patent and legal translation interpretation services in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Spanish ... will include Sedef Olcer's article titled “How to Prepare a Localization Kit”.
    Global Languages & Cultures, Inc. is Moving!
    As of Monday, September 27th, 2010, Global Languages & Cultures Inc. will be located in downtown Chicago. Please take note of our new address and contact information:

    70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1116
    Chicago, IL 60601
    P: 312.456.0654
    F: 312.456.0656

    Our toll free number and general email address will remain the same:

    877.709.9004
    glc@e-translation.com

  • Consultant Language Trainer

    • Scott Byron & Company
    • 1999 - 2000 (1 year)

    Certified Faculty Teaching English as a Second Language to Spanish Speakers assigned by Human Resources Manager Claire Storti at Scott Byron & Company in Lake Bluff, Illinois USA.

  • Consultant, Faculty, Trainer

    • Health Communications
    • 1997 - 2000 (3 years)

    Faculty On-Site for the Business Professional Institute at the College of DuPage, working with Kim Ramey, Kathleen McCullough, R.N., Lotty Petusky, Kathy Doyle, and other staff in Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, in the County of DuPage, Illinois USA.

  • Faculty

    • College of DuPage
    • 1997 - 2000 (3 years)

    Adult Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals
    Business Professional Institute
    Communications, Writing Development

  • Legal Interpreter and Translator

    • Palencia Language Services
    • 1995 - 2000 (5 years)

    Certified Legal Court Interpreteter and Translator for Palencia

  • Consultant Translator

    • Babcock America Corp.
    • 1999 - 2000 (1 year)

    Certified Technical Translator for Technical Specifications, Documentation, Drawings transferred to Compac Discs Media.

  • Translator/Trainer

    • Access Business Translations
    • 1998 - 2000 (2 years)

    Certified Translations and Interpreting Assignments by Rosa Ridderbusch at Access Business Translation in Lake Zurich, Illinois USA

  • Corporate Relocation Destinations Consultant

    • Family Guidance International (FGI) Toronto, Canada
    • 1998 - 1999 (1 year)

    I worked for Family Guidance International in Toronto, Canada as a Corporate Destination Consultants in Illinois, coordinating corporate relocations with Judy Zifkin and Alyson who referred clients to the Chicagoland area, in the Midwestern part of Illinois, USA.

  • Translator

    • AIM Translations
    • 1997 - 1998 (1 year)

    Certified Legal Translator and Interpreter working with Karen at AIM Translations in Bloomingdale, Illinois USA.

  • Legal Intepreter

    • TransPerfect, Inc.
    • 1995 - 1997 (2 years)

    Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator for TransPerfect, Inc. in New York, NY.

  • Translator, Interpreter, Escort for Tour Groups

    • European Centre for Modern Languages
    • Jun 1994 - Dec 1996 (2 years 6 months)

    Certified Translator, Interpreter, Escort for Tour Groups working with Michael Larousso-Reis.

  • Certified Legal, Medical, Technical Interpreter and Translator, Illinois Notary Public

    • Accurate Translations Bureau in Hinsdale, Hickory Hills, Illinois USA
    • Jan 1994 - Dec 1996 (2 years 11 months)

    Certified Legal, Medical, Technical Interpreter and Translator working with Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Abbot Labs media slides from English into Spanish by assignments from Linas Kastys, related to Action Translations Bureau, Joe Raudonis from Palos Heights, Illinois USA.

  • Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator, Illinois Notary Public in Cook County

    • Linguistic Systems, Inc.
    • Jan 1994 - Dec 1996 (2 years 11 months)

    Certified Legal Interpreter and Translator, Illinois Notary Public in Cook County, Chicago working for Caroline Weaver de Philips assigned to legal depositions, court cases, arbitrations, hearings, medical workman's compensation, certified legal translations, etc.

  • Consultant Human Resources Trainer and Translator for English/Spanish

    • Walgreens
    • Sep 1993 - Dec 1996 (3 years 3 months)

    I translated, wordprocessed, and published for Walgreens Human Resources Employees Manual from English into Spanish for Personnel, Staff, Employees. Also worked as a Cross-Cultural Consultant teaching and training Walgreen Human Resources Personnel in English and Spanish, while I was collaborating with Guillermo Arroyave Academy in Highland Park, Highwood, Deerfield, Northbrook, Waukegan, and Arlington Heights in Lake County, Illinois, USA.

  • Consultant for Human Resources Cross-Cultural Training in English, French, and Spanish

    • Caremark International Ltd
    • Sep 1993 - Dec 1996 (3 years 3 months)

    Human Resources Cross-Cultural Consultant for Caremark International Ltd. in English, French, and Spanish while I worked for Guillermo Arroyave Academy in Highland Park, Highwood, Northbrook, Deerfiled, Waukegan, and Arlington Heights, Illinois USA

  • Human Resources Cross-Cultural Consultant in English, French, and Spanish

    • Baxter Healthcare
    • Sep 1993 - Dec 1996 (3 years 3 months)

    Human Resources Cross-Cultural Consultant Training and Teaching in English, French, and Spanish while working for Guillermo Arroyave Academy in Highland Park, Highwood, Deerfield, Northbrook, Waukegan, and Arlington Heights, Illinois USA.

  • Human Resources Cross-Cultural Consultant, Translator, and Interpreter in English, French, and Spani

    • Abbott
    • Sep 1993 - Dec 1996 (3 years 3 months)

    Human Resources Cross-Cultural Trainer, Translator, and Intepreter for Abbott Labs Pharmaceuticals while working for Burg Translations, Guillermo Arroyave Academy, and Accurate Translations with Linas Kastys in Hinsdale and Hickory Hills, Illinois USA.

  • Interpreter, Translator, Language Consultant

    • European Language Center, Inc.
    • 1994 - 1996 (2 years)

    Assigned by Michael Larouso-Reis as a Certified Legal Court Interpreter, Medical and Technical Translator, Illinois Notary Public. Professional Communications Media Arts Consultant.

  • Translator

    • SRAM
    • 1994 - 1996 (2 years)

    Certified Legal Technical Translator for SRAM Patents, Specifications, Documentation. Illinois Notary Public, USA.

  • Interpreter/Translator

    • Senior Flexonics, Inc.
    • 1994 - 1996 (2 years)

    Professional Certified Technical Interpreter and Translator at Senior Flexonics for global conference on-site in Bartlett, Illinois USA.

  • Certified Legal, Medical, Technical Interpreter and Translator

    • Interlate Language Systems, Inc.
    • 1994 - 1996 (2 years)

    Certified Legal, Medical, Technical Interpreter and Translator, Illinois Notary Public who worked with Brad White, Renee Hochstadter, Jacqueline Guiter, Maria Contreras in Elgin, Aurora, Batavia, Geneva,St. Charles, Kane County, Joliet in Will County, etc.

  • Consultant

    • InLingua Schools
    • 1993 - 1996 (3 years)

    Professional Cross-Cultural Language Trainer in English, Spanish, French. Certified Legal Court Interpreter, Medical and Technical Translations for Joyce, Kelly Killian, Kara, and other colleagues at 200 W. Madison, Chicago, Illinois USA.

  • Consultant

    • Arroyave Academy of Languages
    • 1993 - 1996 (3 years)

    Professional Certified Teacher in Illinois, Language Cross-Cultural Trainer On-Site, Legal Court Intepreter, Medical Translator, Technical Translations from English in Spanish, French, and Portuguese in Highland Park, Arlington Heights, Illinois for the Counties of Cook, Lake, DuPage, McHenry, Will, Kane, etc. Illinois Notary Public. During December 1997, the Sports car NISSAN 200SX I was driving on Interstate I-90 Broke The Right Axle Front Tire and Stranded on the Highway on my way to the Arroyave Academy in Highland Park and Arlington Heights, Illinois USA. The night before, Lombard Criminal Vandals and Intruders Damaged My Sports NISSAN 200SX by using a Jack and Dropped the Car to Damage and Break the Front Axle, So That I Would Kill Myself in an Auto Accident on Illinois Highways Going To Work for Arroyave Academy of Languages in Highland Park and Arlington Heights, IL USA.

  • Manager, Project Management for Medical Translation from English into Spanish

    • International Physicians for AIDS Care
    • 1994 - 1995 (1 year)

    Professional Project Management Consultant for Communications, Languages & Culture, Inc.
    Medical Translation from English into Spanish: Los Inhibidores de la Proteasa. Una nueva
    familia de medicamentos para el tratamiento de la infección del VIH. ¿Cuáles son? ¿Cómo
    funcionan? ¿Cuándo los usamos?, Dr. Martin Markowitz, International Association of Physicians in
    AIDS Care, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1996. Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals. Translation Bid Project offered by Paul Rathe, who was working as the Administrative Assistant for the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) Chicago, Downtown office, in Illinois USA.

  • Legal Interpreter and Translator

    • Burg Translations
    • 1994 - 1995 (1 year)

    Professional Certified Legal, Medical and Technical Interpreter and Translator working with Agatha for Abbot Laboratories specifications, documentation, media, lab reports, etc.

  • Consultant

    • Berlitz Schools
    • 1981 - 1995 (14 years)

    Certified Teacher in Illinois. Professional Legal Interpreter and Translator in English, Spanish, French, etc. Worked at 2 North LaSalle Street with English as A Second Language corporate clients, when June was the Receptionist and Josefa was working there. Also taught for Berlitz at the Water Tower Place and also in Hinsdale, Oak Brook when Beth was the Director and Sally were working there and the Berlitz Junior Program was used for the Brook Forest Elementary School Foreign Language program and for Butler Middle School. Taught for Berlitz in Schaumburg when Steve was the Director there.

  • Consultant, Language Specialist, Translator, Post Editor for Machine Translation

    • Public Information Access, Inc.
    • Jan 1994 - 1995 (1 year 3 months)

    Interactive MCoordinator for Language Text Ad Listings in English, French, and Spanish. Post-editing machine translation for the Touch Network State of Illinois Tourist Kiosks for Customer Ad Listings, Multiple Language Updates, Wayfinder 2000 Directory listings developed by Lee Seitelman, Scott Parent, Larry Goldstick, Patrick Dimperio, Glen Koltz, Larry, and other associates at PIA, Inc., Interactive Media WW and Wayfinder 2000.edia World Wide

  • ESL Instructor for English as a Second Language Program, Alliance for Lifelong Learning

    • Oakton Community College
    • 1992 - 1993 (1 year)

    Adjunct Faculty working with Marilyn Antonik teaching Adult Literacy, English as a Second Language at the Alliance for Lifelong Learning in Skokie and Des Plaines, Illinois USA

  • Medical Examiner Analyst

    • U.S. Department of Labor, OWCP, ESA, GSA
    • 1991 - 1992 (1 year)

    Certified Medical Examiner Analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration, Office of Workman's Compensation at 230 S. Dearborn St., 8th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60604 USA.

  • Interpreter/Translator

    • Linguistics Systems
    • 1989 - 1991 (2 years)

    Certifiedl Legal Interpreter and Translator. Illinois Notary Public.

  • Certified Interpreter and Translator, Illinois Notary Public Cook County

    • Diplomatic Language Services
    • 1990 - 1991 (1 year)

    Certified Interpreter and Translator working with Diplomatic Language Services Director Elizabeth Degnan in Arlington, Virginia. Sworn Interpreter and Translator assigned to the Dirksen Federal Court Building for language services required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol,Tobacco and Firearms division, Central Intelligence Agency, Chicago Police Department. In addition, transcribed, translated certified and notarized audio-cassette recordings from Spanish into English, wordprocessing transcripts for Diplomatic Language Services.

  • Certified Elementary School Teacher for the Berlitz Junior Program in Illinois USA

    • Brook Forest Elementary School, in Oak Brook, Illinois USA
    • Sep 1989 - Dec 1990 (1 year 3 months)

    Certified Elementary School Teacher for the Berlitz Junior Program at Brook Forest Elementary School, teaching English, French, and Spanish by assignment for Berlitz Director Beth, Assistant Sally, Receptionist, June, Steve, and other Berlitz staff in Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, Chicago, Illinois USA.

  • Gloria Domenech & Associates for Intepreters and Translators

    • Gloria Domenech & Associates for Interpreters and Translators
    • Jan 1988 - Jan 1990 (2 years)

    Certified Legal/Medical Interpreter and Translator for Gloria Domenech & Associates for Interpreters and Translators based in Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois USA. Gloria Domenech & Associates for Interpreters and Translators was associated to Carmen Kenny & Associates for legal/medical interpreting and translation services in the Chicagoland area, Illinois USA.

  • Consultant Teacher

    • On-Location Education, Inc.
    • 1989 - 1990 (1 year)

    Certified Teacher/Faculty for OnLocation Education Essaness Film Corporation.

  • Teacher

    • Alan B. Shephard High School
    • 1988 - 1989 (1 year)

    Certified Illinois State Teacher working as full-time Faculty teaching French and Spanish at Alan B. Shepard High School to 130 freshmen, sophomore, juniors, and seniors living on the South Side in Palos Heights, Illinois USA.

  • Certified Illinois Teacher for High School, Grades 9-12

    • District 218 South Cook Regional Educational System
    • 1988 - 1989 (1 year)

    Certified Illinois Teacher in District 218 Oak Lawn to teach at Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois USA.

  • Interpreter/Translator

    • Action Translation
    • 1984 - 1989 (5 years)

    Certified Legal/Medical Interpreter for the Illinois Industrial Commission at the James R. Thompson Building, 100 Randolph St., Chicago Illinois assigned by Action Translation Bureau managed by Joseph Raudonis. I was commissioned as Illinois Notary Public by former Jim Edgar Secretary of State at the time.

  • Faculty, ESL Instructor

    • St. Augustine University in Chicago
    • 1986 - 1988 (2 years)

    Certified Teacher in Illinois, Faculty at St. Augustine University, Bilingual Education, to teach English as a Second Language, GED, U.S. Citizenship Amnesty, Civics, American History, Library Research, English Composition, etc.

  • Certified Illinois Teacher

    • Ideal Learning and Tutoring Center in Chicago, Illinois
    • Jan 1983 - Dec 1987 (4 years 11 months)

    Certified Illinois Teacher for the Ideal Learning and Tutoring Center managed by Bonnie in Chicago, Illinois USA

  • Faculty

    • Oakton Community College
    • 1985 - 1986 (1 year)

    Oakton Community College Faculty teaching English as a Second Language, Communications, Writing Skills, GED for the Lifelong Learning Program managed by Marilyn Antonik in Skokie and Des Plaines, Illinois USA.

  • Faculty, ESL Instructor

    • Oakton Community College, Alliance for Lifelong Learning
    • 1985 - 1986 (1 year)

    Certified Teacher in Illinois, Faculty to teach English as a Second Language at Oakton Community College in Skokie and Des Plaines, Illinois USA.

  • Medical Travel Insurance Representative/Emergency Medical Dispatcher/Customer Service Assistant

    • Groupe Européen, S.A. Premier Assistance
    • 1981 - 1986 (5 years)

    Groupe Européen, S.A., GESA Assistance, Premier Assistance International Travel Medical Insurance Claims Representative, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Customer Service, Medical Travel Assistant working for José Poquet de Samarang, Executive Director, Huguette Callaway, Administrative Assistant, based at the Hartford Building, 350 S. Wacker Drive and Adams St., 3rd Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60610. Hired after Linda Capuzelo at 10 S. Riverside in one office where GAB was located. Worked with Graciela "Chela" Chapa, Nelson Perez, Gustavo, Mrs. Masako Berman who spoke Japanese and English, and others. Recommended by French Professor Dorette Klein from NEIU in 1981.

  • Financial Aid Assistant

    • Northeastern Illinois University
    • Sep 1977 - Dec 1982 (5 years 3 months)

    NEIU Financial Aid Department Assistant Student Aide for the Veterans Administration GI Scholarship managed by Mrs. Annette Cohn, Shirley Levin, Marie Liszewski Ruiz, Marilyn Kuhn, Angie Pappas at the Reception Desk, Kathy Crane, George A. West and Frank Solano, David Hefland at the Career Counseling Center and other Civil Service staff who worked at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis, B Wing, Chicago, Illinois 60625 USA.

  • Draughstman

    • Samuel R. Lewis & Associates
    • May 1977 - Aug 1982 (5 years 3 months)

    Draughtstman for Engineer Joseph Pelletier, President of Samuel R. Lewis & Associates, Consulting Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineers.

    Samuel R. Lewis & Associates, Inc., Consulting Engineers at 777 Busse Road in Park Ridge, Illinois USA.

    Samuel R. Lewis & Associates, Inc. Consulting Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineers formerly on Wells Street, Chicago, now relocated to 777 Busse Road in Park Ridge, Illinois and Wisconsin, USA

    During May 1977, I graduated from Madonna High School, with the National Honor Society, ten percent upper percentile in the Class of 1977, for the Catholic High School for Women formerly located at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Karlov Street, on the Northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Catholic Sister Rosemarie was my career counselor and referred me for employment at Samuel R. Lewis & Associates, Inc., Consulting Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineers on the 9th floor of a brownstone building directly across the Merchandise Mart on Wells Street, by the Chicago River Bridge near Wacker Drive, downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA. I was interviewed by the President of the company, Joseph Pelletier, who was looking for a draughtsman to assist him hand-drawing architectural floor plans for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing construction and specifications. I was hired to work for the Summer of 1977, after graduation from Madonna High School, upon recommendation from the Art Teacher Sister Sponsa and Sister Rosemarie, the career counselor. I started working for Engineer Jack Pelletier as a Draughstman, earning the lowest salary in the office, at the rate of $5.25 an hour, without any health care benefits, pension benefits, or educational benefits either. In retrospect, I worked at Samuel R. Lewis during five (5) years, summers to save for personal expenses, during my college years at Northeastern Illinois University— 1977-1982.

  • Language Specialist

    • Translingual
    • 1978 - 1982 (4 years)

    Certified Illinois Teacher, Translator, Interpreter for English, French, Spanish at Translingual on Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois USA.

  • Member

    • French Honor Society
    • 1977 - 1982 (5 years)

    Honorary Member of the National French Honor Society at Madonna High School and Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois USA

  • Technical Trainer Communications

    • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc.
    • 1980 - 1981 (1 year)

    Skidmore Owings & Merrill Technical Trainer for the IBM Architectural Engineering Series modules designed for architects and engineers working with the University of Illinois and the Sears Tower Building Project in Chicago, Illinois USA.

  • Employee

    • McDonald's Corporation
    • 1976 - 1977 (1 year)

    Employee Crew Staff at McDonald's Corporation in Illinois, USA.

Education

  • Université de Montréal

    • Professional Development Legal Interpreting and Translation Certification
    • 2001 - 2002
  • College of DuPage

    • Continuing Adult Education Faculty Professional Development, Adult Continuing Education
    • 1997 - 2000
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Master of Arts Communications, Rhetoric, Ethnography, Linguistics, Theatre
    • 1983 - 1985
  • Université Laval

    • Bachelor of Arts French Linguistics, Syntax, Morphology
    • 1981 - 1982
  • Northeastern Illinois University

    • Bachelor of Arts Journalism, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Secondary Education, Linguistics, Athletics, Writing
    • 1977 - 1982
  • Madonna High School in Chicago

    • High School English, French, History, Art, Biology, Chemistry,
    • 1973 - 1977
  • Harrison High School

    • High School English, Mathematics, Biology, Health, Athletics
    • 1975 - 1975

    Attended Harrison High School, Harrison, New Jersey USA

  • Avondale Elementary School

    • Elementary School Diploma English, Math, History, Music, Science
    • 1971 - 1974

    Graduated with a Diploma from Avondale Elementary School.

  • Secondary School in Santiago de Cuba

    • Grades 7th-8th Secondary School College Preparatory Spanish Literature, Reading, Composition, Biology, Carpentry Wood Shop, First Aid/CPR, Physical Ed.
    • 1970 - 1971

    Secondary School College Preparatory School, Grades 7th-8th in Santiago de Cuba, Oriente, Cuba.

  • Oblatas Elementary School in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

    • Elementary School Certificate Diploma Spanish, Mathematics, Biology, History, Health, Music, Poetry, Botany, Physiology, First Aid, CPR
    • 1962 - 1970

    Oblatas Elementary School in Santiago de Cuba, Oriente, Cuba, graduated with high honors from kindergarden through 6th grade with a certificate diploma after taking General Exams for Secondary Education.

Specialties

Affiliations

Northeastern Illinois University

Awards

• Abraham Lincoln Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago • Chinese American Service League, Chicago • Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago • Laval University Scholarship, Québec, Canada • Mecklenburger Scholarship, Northeastern Illinois University

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