Community Life

2016

Cultural exchange with Saranac Lake Middle/Elementary School students and North Country School students

2013, 2015

Lake Placid Loppet Feeding Station Volunteer Leader (with my students), Lake Placid, New York

2013

Kids’ Crafts Volunteer Leader (with my students), Reason2Smile World Music Festival, Lake Placid, New York

2013-present

Workshop Rooms Volunteer, The Flurry: A Festival of Traditional Dancing and Music, Saratoga Springs, New York

2012

Problem Judge, Michigan Odyssey of the Mind Region 3 Tournament, Traverse City, Michigan

  • Judged the creativity and adherence to requirements of elementary and secondary school students’ prepared presentations in a worldwide creativity contest.

Village Advocate, Concordia Language Villages

  • Represented CLV at the “Go Global” international opportunities fair at Northwestern Michigan College

2011

Volunteer Interpreter (Japanese-English), Honolulu Marathon Medical Aid Station

Participant, TOEFL iBT Rater Training Study, UH-Mānoa

Tech Support Volunteer, 15th Annual Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures, UH-Mānoa

2010-11

Academic Vice President, Second Language Studies Student Association (SLSSA), UH-Mānoa

  • Planned and presented workshops on research/travel funding for SLS students and technology training for Prezi and Zotero
  • Curated a list of professional development opportunities available on campus at UH and in the local community

2010

Course Evaluation Project, Japanese 402 (online section), Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, UH-Mānoa

Program Book Designer and Presentation Moderator, 14th Annual Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures, UH-Mānoa

French Activity Leader, UH-Mānoa Children’s Center visit to the UH-Mānoa Language Learning Center

Copy Editor, Reading in a Foreign Language, Volume 22 issue 1, National Foreign Language Resource Center, UH-Mānoa

2009-10

Reading Room Volunteer, Department of Second Language Studies, UH-Mānoa

2009

Conference Registration Volunteer, Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities Conference, NFLRC, UH-Mānoa

Problem Judge, Michigan Odyssey of the Mind Region 3 Tournament, Traverse City, Michigan

  • Judged the creativity and adherence to requirements of elementary and secondary school students’ prepared presentations in a worldwide creativity contest.

Pronouncer, Leelanau County Spelling Bee, Pathfinder School, Traverse City, Michigan

Special Guest, “Global Studies: Japan” at Pathfinder School, Traverse City, Michigan

  • Visited a 4th grade classroom to talk and answer questions about Japan with a Japanese international student from Interlochen Arts Academy

Special Guest, “J is for Japan Week” at Teddy Bear Day Care and Preschool, Traverse City, Michigan

  • Similar to the above, with age-appropriate activities for preschoolers.

2008-09

Test Proctor, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, and AP exams, Interlochen Arts Academy

2008

Selection Committee member, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Program, Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange, Paris, France

  • Reviewed the applications and references of French candidates for French-language TA positions in American universities. Sat on the jury that interviewed these candidates and assisted with the selection process.

2007-08

Education Fair Assistant, Centre Éducation USA, Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange, Paris, France

  • Provided basic information about higher education in the US and how to apply to both undergraduate and graduate schools at fairs organized by overseas citizens’ groups, Parisian youth centers, and L’Étudiant magazine

2007

French Tutor, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

  • Worked one-on-one weekly with a struggling student on fundamentals of French grammar, following the program established by the teacher
  • Designed review sheets and listening comprehension exercises

Poi instructor/Safety Spotter, Pyrokinetika, Dayton, Ohio

  • Taught a one-time poi-spinning fundamentals workshop for beginners, in collaboration with the advanced course instructor
  • Served as a safety spotter for fire-spinning performances.

2004-06

Polyglot Theme Hall Co-Convener, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana

  • Proposed and created a Theme Hall (section of a dorm) for undergraduate students interested in world languages.
  • Advertised, interviewed potential residents, organized roommate pairs and room locations, communicated with Residence Life Office.
  • Scheduled and led regular hall meetings; planned activities for hall residents and the college community.  Assisted with community-building and roommate disputes.

2005

Math Tutor, Communities in Schools Program, Richmond High School, Richmond, Indiana

  • Tutored a struggling 10th grade student in arithmetic and pre-algebra.

French/Study Hall Volunteer, Centerville Junior High School, Centerville, Indiana

  • Assisted and taught small lessons in the 7th grade French exploration class.
  • Assisted in 8th grade special education study hall; gave homework help in after-school “learning lab”.

2004

Amigos ESL Classes, Richmond Latino Center, Richmond, Indiana

  • Tutored Spanish-speaking adults in ESL.

 

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