Dynamic professional offering a broad range of experience ranging from social sciences, international studies, legal matters, and health. Highly skilled decision-maker and linguist that is independently organized, adept at multitasking, typing, prioritizing, and exceeding deadlines. Effective communicator easily establishes rapport and trust with co-workers, managers and especially clients.
Microsoft Office, online research, QuickBooks, Power Point.
Language skills include fluent Italian (ACTFL certified), conversational Spanish, learning Arabic.
Completed online training for Protecting Human Research Participants.
Member of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network.
Learning and analyzing
Reliable and understanding
Honest and loyal
Multitasking and prioritizing
Successfully researched and wrote Master's thesis in three month's time
Prepared and produced immigration cases to be analyzed by the U.S. government when working at The Law Office of James Welcome
Managed the West Hartford office branch of Alternative Health when CEO and his assistant were working at the main office
Master of Science : International Studies, 2014CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY － New Britain, CT, USA
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Ismael Medel Lopez
Masters Thesis: The Identity Among Moroccan Immigrants to Italy From 1990 to Present
Bachelor of Arts : Sociology, 2011UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT － Storrs, CT, USA
Concentrated on Social Sciences, Spanish, and Italian
Studied abroad in Rome, Italy in 2009
TESL Certification : TESLTHE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX ONLINE
Professional training in Teaching English as a Second Language
Coursework was online and independent
Dissertation: "The Identity Among Moroccan Immigrants to Italy From 1990 to Present: examines the recent phenomena of Italy changing from a country of emigration to a migration destination point. Moroccans are a large part of the immigration population in Italy, and their presence has become more prominent since the 1990s. This research studies what identity is and how it is formed. It also studies what Italian identity is and how it was historically formed, then analyzes how Moroccan immigrants identify themselves in Italy. Many of these immigrants have children who were either brought to Italy at a young age or were born and raised in Italy. This study also analyzes their self-identities in Italy, when they negotiate two cultures; Moroccan and Italian. The two cultures bring forth different societal and cultural norms, along with different languages and religions. Immigrant children who were born in Italy are called the second generation. They could have closer ties with one culture over the other, and some are able to adapt to the cultural situation and negotiate Moroccan and Italian cultures. I will provide a case study of a Moroccan community in Italy with a sample of 40 participants who provided their perspectives on how they identify themselves in Italy. The participants consist of first and second generation immigrants, and some of the participants have one Moroccan parent and one Italian parent. The study is anonymous and the results are based on the opinions of the participants.
Research, Linguist, Problem Solving, Writing, Goal Setting and Implementation
Freelance Mystery Shopper January 2014 to CurrentBESTMARK － Minnetonka, MN
Conducted mystery shopping duties such as evaluating customer service, investigate the cleanliness and time management of a restaurant, mechanic, or retail business.
Reviewed the customer service ofa business and evaluated it in a professional manner
Freelance Translator/Interpreter January 2012 to January 2013ABC LANGUAGE SERVICES － Rocky Hill, CT
Interpreted between English and Italian in court.
Guided the client through the court process in Italian while simultaneously listening in English
Represented the client's voice in court when speaking in English
Prepared English versions of a client's documents or letters from Italian in an efficient and timely manner
Health Consultant/Secretary January 2008 to January 2009ALTERNATIVE HEALTH, INC － West Hartford, CT
Advised clients with their health program
Monitored the inventory and responsible for financial tasks;.
Performed secretarial tasks and current with Quickbooks.
Office Assistant Legal Intern January 2007 to January 2009THE LAW OFFICES OF JAMES A. WELCOME － Waterbury, CT
Researched legal information on cases
Created and organized files for clients
Prepared cases to be sent to the government; Maintained a professional mannerism.
Current with Microsoft Office and Adobe.
Excelled online training for Protecting Human Research Participants in 2013
Paralegal Certification, obtained at The University of Connecticut in 2009
Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)