B. A. degree in French Language, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2007.
Summa Cum Laude GPA 3.8 – 4.0
Praxis II Educational Testing Service, French Content Knowledge, 2007.
GPA: 3.5 – 4.0
Superior Technical Diploma in Translation, Higher Vocational Institute, Beirut, Lebanon, 1983.
Interpreter-Teacher Aide August 2006 - Present
Fairmont High School Kettering, Ohio.
Assist Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students in improving English language skills.
Follow students from 9th through 12th grade in different classes and provide them with sight translation,consecutive interpreting, and tutoring in subjects pertaining to Math, Sciences, and English courses.
Translate registrations forms, ESOL program papers, students’ medical reports, parents meetings, and the Ohio Graduation Tests for the benefit of Kettering City Schools District, Ohio.
Translator/Interpreter 2001 - Present
Regimed Beirut, Lebanon and Paris, France.
In charge of translating the whole monthly publication “Azia Wa Outour”, 2001 - 2004.
Translate an average of three articles per month via internet, 2004 – present.
Vocalink: 2004 - 2007
Provided consecutive interpreting services for Limited English Proficiency patients in hospitals.
Lebanese Ministry of Information 1984 - 2004 Beirut, Lebanon.
Full time editor-reporter at the Lebanese National News Agency Department: edited daily news and covered political foreign language events that included international conferences and workshops conducted by:
The United Nations Department of Permanent Development UNDP.
The United States Agency for International Development USAID.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA - Commission of Lebanon
Press conferences and meetings of the American, French, and other countries' diplomats.
Healthy Living Magazine 1986 – 2004
Translated, edited, and proof-read medical reports and articles obtained from foreign medical journals.
News Anchor: 1984-1986
Translated news from Arabic to English and presented a daily news bulletins on the “Voice of Truth, Voice of Dignity” radio station.
PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Member in the Golden Key International Honor Society.
Member in the National French Honor Society: PI DFLTA PHI.
Member in Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers to other Languages TSOL.
Recipient of an appreciation letter for “Outstanding Performance in Organizing and Covering” the 9th Summit of the "Francophonic Organization" and the “14th Arab League Summit”, Beirut in 2002.
Nominated with 19 Lebanese journalists to complete a 10-weekEnglish language course in “Investigative Journalism" conducted by the International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) based in Washington and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development USAID, 2000.
Accomplished a training session in “Mastering the Software Skills” conducted by the news agency: "Agence France Press", 2002.
Translation of the annual International Monetary Fund Report about “The Economic Situation in Lebanon”, Alam Al Tijara monthly magazine, Regimed Publisher, issued in a special annex March, 2003.
“Consumer Protection: the Corruption in the Pharmaceutical and Drug Industry in Lebanon”, a team work case study for the International Center of Foreign Journalists, 2000.
MS Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.