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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Well-qualified academic and generalist Research Associate knowledgeable about most areas of expertise where information reliability is indispensable, and experienced in nonprofit, international issues, and e-commerce. Offering 15-year background as investigative journalist, facts-checker, interviewer, writer, team manager, and project coordinator. Intelligent and creative professional with innovative thinking, eye for details and big picture, and a particular sense of duty.

  • 15-year collaboration with major French printed and digital newsmagazines.
  • Editor-in-chief of the first ISP-backed Digital Media Agency in France.
  • Authored three published and acclaimed biographical essays.
  • Worked as author and ghostwriter for several high-profile personalities.
  • Co-authored and wrote +10 books.
Work History
09/2018 to 05/2021
Research Associate George Washington University Washington, DC,
  • Managed over 25 RFPs and grant proposals per month
  • Surveyed nonprofit organization priorities and RFPs. Gathered and aligned projects with Columbia Alliance Program's priorities and affiliated scholars, and researchers projects.
  • Validated incoming data to check information accuracy and symmetry while independently locating and correcting concerns.
  • Streamlined research processes to meet tight deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Collaborated with leadership team to identify relevant questions and determine best methods of collection.
  • Completed exhaustive research into Columbia Alliance Program and RFPs issuers cross-thematic topics using databases, physical records and digital resources.
  • Produced actionable information that improved letters and intention and projects development.
  • Helped team meeting regulatory requirements by coordinating documentation and filings.
  • Evaluated potential subject participants to assess suitability for planned studies.
  • Conducted studies that led to development of dual bilingual courses between Alliance partners.
  • Distilled large amounts of information and produced reports, spreadsheet and documents outlining key details.
  • Performed research into study topics to increase knowledge and ability to provide valuable contributions.
02/2007 to 05/2015
Head of Translation Cma Cgm Group East Rutherford, NJ,
  • Supervised translation projects for stakeholders during exponential growth from 6 countries (2007) to 96 (2015).
  • Worked alternatively from New York-based headquarters and Buenos Aires-based production center.
  • Managed team of 116 employees (96 remote) overseeing hiring, training, and professional growth.
  • Allocated resources and handled budget of $600K/year on average
  • Handled all phases of multilingual translations for international use and managing quality control on large-scale translation projects.
  • Evaluated and analyzed source documents.
  • Outlined and created roadmap for all staff members involved.
  • Updated units on progress and documented technical issues.
  • Ensured timely delivery and process improvements.
  • Primary person in charge of escalating issues for resolution.
01/2005 to 02/2006
Communication Officer Office Of The Former French Minister Of Culture City, STATE,
  • Performed missions in permanent, close contact, and confidential interaction with Mr. Jack Lang, Vice-President of the Committee of Foreign Affairs at the French National Assembly.
  • Facilitated contacts and agreements with the Office of the Interior Minister, acted as go-between, conceived and authored personal and public interventions.
  • Documented topics regarding the ongoing campaign for The Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe (TCE), emphasizing Civil rights, Culture, and Citizenship.
  • Built and strengthened relationships with members of media in order to promote positive coverage.
  • Developed and implemented short- and long-term communications strategies.
  • Achieved creation of a Club of 4,000 influencers.
05/2002 to 02/2005
Co-Editor-in-Chief National Consumers Institute City, STATE,
  • Liaised with Managing Editor to supervise daily operations and set production and performance goals.
  • Within the framework of the 15 officially recognized consumer organizations in France, gathered and updated a specialized documentary collection and data bases on all aspects of consumer affairs.
  • Within the framework of numerous programs initiated by the European Union, conceived informational campaigns on various themes such as fair trade, savings and financial investments, collaborative consumption, or health systems.
  • Supported and encouraged editorial board to provide independent and objective advice, opinions and perspectives to enhance publication.
  • Oversaw, trained and developed writers and associates, assistants and junior editors to optimize production and quality of work.
  • Determined readiness of written pieces, made changes and approved final versions for publication.
  • Assigned manuscript submissions to editorial board for peer review and publishing determination
  • Represented and promoted publication at publisher events, trade shows and conferences.
03/1999 to 05/2002
Chief Editor Infonie Media City, STATE,
  • Conceived and structured first ISP-based digital media agency for audience of 480,000 paying subscribers.
  • Established editorial direction and publication policies and procedures and monitored and maintained functional consistency.
  • Collaborated with Chief Executive Officer, Program Director, and Marketing Director, to develop publication website, blogs, social media presence.
  • Oversaw, trained, developed journalists and associates, assistants, junior editors to optimize production and quality of work.
  • Initiated and directed first French multimedia partnership offering first of its kind weekly political rendez-vous with high-profile politicians and deciders. Budget: €2.1M/year.
  • Academic research
  • Literature Reviews
  • Documentation skills
  • Journalism
  • Content Development
  • Chicago & AP Manuals of Style
Expected in 05/2021
Bachelor of Arts: History
Columbia University in The City of New York - New York, NY
  • Graduated with 3.78 GPA
  • Dean's List All Semesters from September 2017 to May 2021
  • Received Lipsey J. Scholarship
  • Awarded Excelvie Scholarship
  • Majored in History
  • Minored in Political Science, Film Studies
Native or Bilingual
  • Volunteering for DOROT, supporting Holocaust survivors in New York City.
  • Volunteered for ASMAE, alleviating children's poverty.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of The American Friends of Chambon-sur-Lignon.


Trano, Stephan Daniel. Mitterrand, Les Amis D'abord. Archipel, 2000.

Trano, Stephan Daniel. Mitterrand, Une Affaire D'amitié. Archipel, 2006.

Author and Coordinator

Trano, Stephan et alt., S.D. GEO, Vive La Terre. Solar, 2007.


Desbrosses, Philippe, and Stephan Trano. La Terre Malade Des Hommes: La Bio-Révolution. Rocher, 1990.

Desbrosses, Philippe, and Stephan Trano. L'intelligence Verte. Éd. Du Rocher, 1997.

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  • Head of Translation
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  • Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • Chief Editor
  • Bachelor of Arts

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