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Highly driven, self-directed Portuguese and French language professional with a broad range of experience in program development, curriculum development, and foreign language instruction seeking to bring talent and expertise to a respected organization as a translator. Fluency in Portuguese, French, and English with proficiency in Italian, Spanish, and German. Demonstrated success in designing translation courses, programs, and lectures, advance foreign language comprehension and drive communication objectives.
University of Georgia Ph.D.: Romance Languages Dissertation: “L’ekphrasis et le cas du Graal” Major: French Literature / Minor: Luso-Brazilian Film Studies Université de Nice Diplôme d’Études Approfondies: European Literature and Civilizations Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Bachelor of Arts: French and Portuguese Language and Literature Athens, GA
Portuguese and French Language Translation and Interpretation Foreign Language Instruction Program Development Curriculum Development Group Instruction
Designed, developed, and spearheaded Topics in Translation: Theory and Practice to educate students on French-English/English-French translation. Created and prepared pedagogical material to support Middlebury College NEH grant for “Teaching Languages through Cultural Contexts: Brazilian Portuguese,” including interactive CDs containing historical, cultural, and literary lectures by scholars, diplomats, writers, and artists.
2014 to Current
Kennesaw State University Associate Professor of Portuguese Kennesaw, GA Leverage wide range of course books, materials, and tools to provide Portuguese language instruction to students in higher education environments. Coordinate course materials, syllabus, and curriculum with department chair. Instruct students on reading, writing, and foreign language comprehension; translate Portuguese into English to reinforce lectures and understanding. Create lesson plans in alignment with established curriculum and university policies, procedures, and goals. Evaluate students utilizing written and oral examination methods to assess overall course deliverable and course rubric effectiveness.