Monday, January 03, 2005

Resume 1-3-05

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· Eleven years professional writing and editing experience, mostly in aerospace and petroleum industries

· Six years experience with NASA contractors, primarily in meeting and publications support

· Broad education in languages, communications, business, humanities, math and science

· Four years experience teaching college-level developmental writing, ESL, German and Russian, and tutoring all ages in these and other subjects

· Read, speak and write Russian and German; some knowledge of and currently studying Spanish and French

· Demonstrated project management and organizational skills; excellent public speaker; ability to create order from chaos

· Experience with most major computer software and platforms including MS Office suite; extensive Internet research experience; some computer graphics and web page design training


Wrote articles making scientific and technical issues accessible to lay readers in The Houston Business Journal (1998-present), MCTTC Tap-In Success Stories (1996-98), Kids’ Universe (1995-96), Police Chief (1995), Orbiter (1993-95), and Occupational Health & Safety News Digest (1988-89). · Researched international offshore drilling leases and drilling plans for databases, wrote text, and put together new publication, International Offshore Leases and Drilling Plans Quarterly (ODS, 1999-2000). · Wrote monthly market outlooks for Offshore International Newsletter (ODS, 1998-2000). · Wrote reports assessing the market potential of NASA innovations based on my interviews with inventors and industry experts (NASA Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center (MCTTC), 1996-98). · Composed technical minutes for NASA Space Station engineering meetings (Barrios Technology, 1989-91).

Edited and coordinated publication of NASA documents, including Russian/English training manuals for the International Space Station program (Hernandez Engineering, 2000-2001). · Edited translations of NASA and Russian Space Agency documents (TechTrans International (TTI), 2001, 2003-04). · Compiled and edited news items for Today’s News wire service (Offshore Data Services (ODS), 1998-2000). · Edited technical articles in MCTTC Tap-In Success Stories (1996-98), Kids’ Universe (1995-96), and Orbiter (1993-95). · Administered and edited NASAmail electronic news bulletin board (Barrios, 1989-90).

Translated Russian-English technical documentation for Pratt & Whitney RD-180 project (TechTrans, 2003-04) · Interpreted at social events for Russian biomedical scientists visiting NASA Johnson Space Center and the National Research Council (1995-96). · Helped to develop up-to-date glossary of Russian-English business vocabulary (Russian-American University, 1992).

Conducted teleconferences, took minutes, and operated equipment in Johnson Space Center’s Video Teleconferencing Center (Barrios, 1989-90).

Taught developmental and ESL writing and grammar to American and foreign students (San Jacinto College, North and South campuses, Houston Community College, and North Harris College, 2002-present). · Served as substitute teacher (Clear Creek Independent School District, 2001-present). · Taught English as a second language and introductory Russian and German in the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s continuing education foreign languages department (2000-present). · Acquainted Exxon’s Russian Sakhalin project partners with American life and provided them with business English instruction (International Orientation Resources, 1997-1998). · Instructed students in computer hardware and software and administered computer lab (University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1994-95). · Helped set up Russian-American University business school, St. Petersburg, Russia: Trained Russian entrepreneurs in principles of free enterprise and taught American business English (1992). · Instructed laboratory component of introductory astronomy course (Baylor University, 1987).

Served as treasurer for the Clear Lake Area National Space Society, handling funds and helping organize and run the national organization’s 1999 International Space Development Conference (ISDC99, Houston). · Prepared marketing information for neoStar Astronautics’ satellite research platforms (1998). · Verified financial data and provided business writing for Advent Launch Services’ proposal to Teledesic Corp. (1997-98). · Managed editorial departments of Orbiter and Kids’ Universe, 30,000-circulation magazines about science and the human benefits of space exploration, taking them from concept to publication (1993-95). · Conducted U.S.-Russian trading venture with former students (Baltic-Gulf Imports, 1992-98).

Cataloged Raman spectra of minerals embedded in aerogel for Stardust mission as thesis project for M.S. degree (NASA Astromaterials branch and UHCL, under a grant from the University of Houston, 2003-present).


Extensive coursework in math and science; 24 graduate hours toward M.S. (physical/space science).

M.B.A. (international business focus), University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1998.

B.A., journalism (concentrations in languages and philosophy), Baylor University, 1988.

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