My Resume

Education:  

 

First Year M.P.H. student at Ohio Universityexpected grad: 2015

M.S. in Journalism from Ohio University in 2001

B.A. in History from Covenant College in 1994

 

Professional Experience:

 

Editor. China Central Television, Beijing, China, 08/10—01/13

* Edited news reports in the newsroom of CCTV International and for some of the channel’s other programs. Responsible for editing and writing final line-up of newscasts, including headlines.

 

Instructor,  Department of English/Correctional Education, Ball State University, 1/08 to 12/09

* Edit news reports in the newsroom of CCTV International and for some of the channel’s other programs. Responsible for editing and writing final line-up of newscasts, including headlines. Teach basic college-level English composition and advanced research in Indiana prisons.    

 

Adjunct Faculty, University of Indianapolis, 8/07 to 12/09

* Work part-time in the writing lab, assisting students in improving papers. Includes reviewing structure of papers, thesis and grammar/writing issues. Consult on ESL matters    

 

Editor, China Central Television, Beijing, China, 9/04 to 5/05

* Edited news reports in the newsroom of CCTV International and for some of the channel’s other programs. Responsible for editing and writing final line-up of newscasts, including headlines.    

 

Editor, Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, China, 8/02—8/04

* Edited news stories in English by Chinese writers and translators: corrected writing and made the articles more professional and in Western journalistic style.   

             

Teacher, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, 9/01 – 7/02

* Taught: academic writing, including research and referencing; journalism, including newspaper and magazine writing; and mass media courses to English majors.    

             

Writer, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 3/01 – 9/01

* Part-time job writing press releases for local media and articles for the college’s bi-monthly newsletter Rounds. Researched and wrote award-winning cover story for The Ohio D.O. magazine on diabetes research at the college.      

 

International correspondent intern, The Associated Press, Paris, France  09/00-12/00

* Attended press conferences, covered foreign ministry briefings and events; translated French service news; wrote articles for the American and international wire; and conducted research.    

 

Graduate Assistant in journalism, Voinovich Center for Leadership & Public Affairs, Ohio University, 09/99-08/00

* Authored several articles and features and covered a variety of writing assignments.    

 

Writer/layout artist, EuroInfoTech, Brussels, Belgium  12/98 - 7/99

* Researched and wrote assigned sections part time, and produced final copy and web site of EuroInfoTech, a bi-weekly journal on information technology in Europe.

 

Freelance Experience:

 

Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2000 - 06

* Wrote press releases – used extensively in local media – as well as other articles as needed.  

 

Women of China magazine, Beijing, China  2003-04

* Served as volunteer editorial advisor and occasional editor; polished text and captions for photo album Chinese Women Striding into the New Century.   

 

“that's Beijing magazine”, 2004

* Wrote articles for that’s Beijing, local edition of a national English-language magazine.    

 

Ohio University College of Engineering, 2000

* Documented the college’s Automatic Identification and Data Capture Institute, which featured international experts and researchers; wrote copy and took photos for a promotional booklet. 

 

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Athens, OH  2000

* Taught writing workshop to high school students.

* Conceptualized and produced a purely student-organized yearbook; gathered material and published using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress.     

 

Focus Career Services, Brussels, Belgium, 1-8/99

* Served on the editorial team for the organization’s quarterly newsletter, planning and writing.   

 

Christianity magazine, 1998-99

* Wrote articles for this British publication on European Union issues from a Christian perspective.

      

Academic/Research Experience:

 

* Member of Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism.

* Presented research paper on U.S. media coverage of the Euro at International Media 2000 conference. March 2000, Athens, Ohio.

* Book review published in the International Communication Bulletin. Fall 2000.

* Other research: comparison of international news and entertainment stories on newsmagazine covers; U.S. media coverage of U.N. in Belgian Congo in 60’s and in 1999-2000; Undergrad thesis was on U.N. involvement in Belgian Congo and feasibility of international peacekeeping.

* Conducted and wrote research on the effects of new media, such as the Internet, in France.

 

Languages - English mother tongue; fluent in French; basic knowledge of Chinese.

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