Technical Science Writer,Spanish/English Translator,University Advisor
*5 years experience in translation (Spanish-English//English-Spanish)
*5 years experience in Science, Medicinal, and Technical Writing
*Licensed 7-12th Science and K-12th Spanish Teacher; International University Advisor working in a fully bilingual environment in Bilbao, Spain
*Graduated cum laude from Duke University with double major in Chemistry (focus: Materials Science) and Spanish (focus: Art History)
*90th Percentile on MCAT entrance exam for U.S. Applicants
Currently working as a university advisor at the American School of Bilbao in Northern Spain. I work in a bilingual environment meeting with and communicating information to students in parents in both English and Spanish. I've educated parents and students on global education systems and assisted students applying to the U.S., the UK, Spain, and other European countries. This year I've organized, budgeted and attended trips to national and international career fairs. I also built my own Advising website stocked with English and Spanish content.
Previously, I worked as a 7-12th grade science teacher at the school. I built my own ASB Science website with interactive documents for at-home access. I designed, wrote, and implemented brand new school-wide science curriculum for grades 7 & 8. I also taught International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Biology in grades 11 & 12. I am certified to teach any secondary science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, etc.) and K-12th grade Spanish.
Prior to teaching, I worked for Duke University as a Science Program Coordinator for Summer Science Sleuths, and a Research Technician for Duke's Chemistry Department in Dr. Ben Wiley's Nanoparticulate Lab. I majored in Chemistry, Spanish, and Education at Duke University. I also studied as a prehealth student and scored in the 90th percentile of all applying medical students in the United States on my MCAT entrance exam (a 33 on the old exam). I received two major grants as an undergraduate: one from NASA to pursue research and the second was a scholarship of over $45,000 to pursue my teaching license.
Language: I was a Spanish major as an undergraduate, studied in Madrid for a summer, and have lived for the past 15 months in Bilbao in Northern Spain. I am fully fluent in Spanish and capable of translating Spanish-English and English-Spanish, though I prefer the former. I am fully comfortable with medical translation. As an undergraduate I also volunteered extensively as a translator and edited a Spanish Department graduate student's thesis.