Non-Academic Work Experience

Media-Related Positions

Oct 2014 – Jun 2015
Editor (press reviews), Deutsche Medienbeobachtungs Agentur GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Composition of press reviews for corporate clients

Jul 2013 – May 2014
Program coordinator / Content producer (voluntary), Education Justice Radio, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA
Management and production of weekly radio program of the Education Justice Project on higher education in prison: holding regular meetings with Radio Advisory Group in Danville Correctional Center, conducting interviews, recording and editing of audio material

Feb 2008 – Aug 2009
News editor, Online video-news agency Zoom.in, German desk, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Editing of online video-news films: Translating AP news (Eng.-Germ.), writing and recording voice-over texts, cutting film material, handling content and distribution partners

Apr 2009 – Jun 2009
News editor, German news website Dnews.de (2009-2011), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Managing of news website: Writing, editing and publishing articles online, editing press agency material, handling Content Management System

Sep 2006 – Feb 2009
Freelance translator, New-Global Translations, NY, NY, USA, et al.
Translation of financial and IT press releases (Eng.-Germ.)

Jun 2008 – Aug 2008
Editor, Political Science Institute, Leiden University, Netherlands
Editing of the institute’s English-language papers

 

Volunteering

2011-2014
Tutor/Radio Coordinator/InstructorEducation for Justice Project (Higher Education in Prison), UIUC and the Danville Correctional Center, Illinois, USA
Teaching students incarcerated at the medium security prison of Danville Correctional Center; building up and managing the weekly local radio program Education Justice Radio

2012 – 2014
Union Steward, Graduate Student Employment Organization (GEO), UIUC, Illinois, USA
Informing ICR graduate students about work contracts, engaging students in organization, administering GEO events

2010 – 2013
Volunteer Coordinator/Outreach Coordinator, Folks and Roots Festival, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, USA
Coordinating and conducting grass roots music festival supporting local musicians

2011 – 2012
UCD-Volunteer, Urbana Contra Dancers, Urbana, Illinois, USA

 

Other

Jun 2014 – Aug 2014
Co-director (live-in position), Youth residence summer language program, did deutsch-institut GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Coordinating a youth summer language program: Handling of transfer and accommodation of students, managing staff and teachers, updating databases and logistics in cooperation with international partner agencies

Feb 2007 – Mar 2008
Part-time employee, Tom Tom B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Technical Customer Support for navigation systems

Jul 2005 – Sep 2005
Intern, Teambonding Inc., Boston, MA, USA
Research work, Managing Box-Office of a Corporate Entertainment Company

Mar 2001 – Jun 2002
Au-pair, Antibes, France

Jun 2000 – Dec 2000    ‘Work & Travel,’ USA
                   Jun – Aug     Camp Homeward Bound, NY, NY
                                         Camp Counselor in educational program for homeless children from NYC