Motivating and talented educator driven to inspire students to pursue academic and personal excellence. Strives to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which students become life-long scholars and learners.
Office Author grant proposals while managing the organization's finances, budget, and donor list; Prepare narrative and financial reports for granting agencies and the board of trustees; Administer grant competitions and assist in reviewing grant proposals; Communicate with donors through fundraising appeal letters, newsletters, and notes of thanks; Create promotional materials with Adobe Photoshop to publicize the Center and its projects; Plan up to 5 events per year to fundraise and promote the Center in different cities; Give lectures in English and Bulgarian to fellows at the Center during the academic year; Design and manage a new website (www.immigrant.bg) and enhance and manage existing websites (www.victimsofcommunism.bg, www.arcsofia.org).
Conducting research on the topic of the Bulgarian immigration in North America.
Increased the number of applications to the program by 50% over 4 years by creating promotional materials with Adobe Photoshop and organizing exhibit tables at academic conferences; Developed and managed the program's budget, authored grant proposals to fund additional activities, and ensured renewal of the program's funding each year; Organized yearly committee meetings to review proposals, prepared applications materials and funding reports, and authored final recommendations for funding; Prepared narrative and financial reports for the program's sponsors.
Conducted ethnographic field work in rural and urban areas and cultural anthropological research in the museum collections; Promoted the museum's activities by giving lectures to students, academics, and the general public and by conducting community outreach; Organized ethnographic workshops; and conferences in ethnology and modern history; Curated new artifacts and managed the department's artifact collection; Prepared 3 new exhibits; Helped in writing of grant proposals to fund museum programs and research; Taught students from local schools and universities; Led visitor tours of museum exhibits and in the town of Rousse.
Dissertation title: “Biographic Narratives of Everyday Life in a Socialist Town: A Case Study of Rousse, Bulgaria.” The study explores narratives containing memories of everyday life in Rousse during socialism, creating an oral history profile of the town. It brings together different life experiences and assessments of the past and achieves a synthesis of the epoch, and it also challenges the poles of acceptance or rejection of the socialist past.
Language Skills: Bulgarian – Native Speaker, English – TOEFL test complete; Communication skill: Excellent written and oral communication skills gained through my experience as a published author, museum curator, and administrator; Grant proposals writing skills: In my current role with ARCS, I am responsible for developing the organization's grant proposals; Event planning and conducting skills gained through a variety of research and administrative experience; Research skills: I was trained as a cultural anthropologist an a specialist in oral history, biographical techniques, visual-anthropological methods, and the historical anthropology approach. Website creation and management skills in Drupal and WorldPress; Public speaking skills both English and Bulgarian with experience speaking for academic audiences of all sizes.
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