Master's Degree from Harvard Unviersity and BA from the University of Chicago - Lived (10 years) and worked in Brazil, Africa and Europe. Experienced International Program/Project Manager with expertise in coordinating the development/execution of projects and programs for governments, multilateral (United Nations) and financial agencies (World Bank), universities, nonprofits, and the private sector with extensive foreign language skills. Meeting and Special Events Planner. Seasoned Writer, Editor, Translator and Researcher: publications, grant proposals, Request for Proposals, newsletters, Board of Director and Annual Reports and documentary scripts.
what is your current, past or ideal job title?
International Program/Project Director or Manager - Brazil
what languages do you speak?
Brazilian Portuguese fluently, Polish very well, some French, Spanish and Russian
what countries have you lived in?
Brazil, Russia, Poland, Guinea Bissau, West Africa
what's your Hispanic connection?
Fluent in Brazilian Portuguese since 1973 with extensive professional experience as a World Bank project consultant as well as writer, translator, editor - lived in Brazil (6 years), Portuguese Speaking Africa (3.5 years).
Currently - Member, Board of Directors - PARTNERS OF THE AMERICAS - São Paulo-Illinois Chapter and Senior Program Manager, Brazilian Fruit Tree Planting Project - Environmental Education Program and International Telemedicine Exchange Program.
Recipient of the 2008 International Education and Culture Travel Grant, funded by the US State Department, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, (traveled to four cities in Brazil-November 8-24, 2008)
Coordination with United States and Brazilian government agencies, universities and not-for-profit organizations for development of programs in environmental education and health education.
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