profile

Erica Lush

United States

Skills

Linguistics

Writing and Editing

Teaching

Community Outreach

Languages

Awards

Activities

About

Passionate learner of Arabic, linguistics, and social issues worldwide. My long term goal is to work in Humanitarian Aid; I hope to gain more specialized knowledge through my next role, whether that be as an admin for a great company or as an operations guru for an up-and-coming start-up. Background in languages, teaching, community outreach, writing and editing, marketing.

Education

Boston University

Linguistics , Linguistics

May 2014 - May 2014

Experience

Volunteer Translator

Watching America

February 2015 - January 2015

I translate foreign news sources from Arabic to English with emphasis on accuracy and fluidity. You can read my translations here: http://watchingamerica.com/WA/author/lush/

Program Development Intern

Center for Arabic Culture , Somerville

September 2014 - May 2015

At the CAC I grew our organization's presence in the community, marketed events and grew ticket sales using our web site and social media platforms. My long-term project with the CAC was renovating the website to streamline its content and improve its aesthetic appeal. This meant teaching myself the WordPress platform as well as familiarizing myself with the extent of the CAC's digital content. In March 2015 I represented the CAC at the 7th Annual Arab-American Advocacy Week in Washington D.C. At this conference I received media training from Rethink Media, and met with government officials on Capitol Hill.

12 Meter Yacht Crew

Seascope Yacht Charters , Newport, RI

May 2014 - January 2015

Effectively communicated steps and techniques behind maneuvers of a 68-foot-long sailing vessel so that charter guests with little or no sailing experience can execute them. Performed boat work throughout the 2014-15 off-season; improved knowledge of boat maintenance.

Freelance Work

Self-Employed

January 2013 - January 2015

Web Design: - Currently a freelance contractor for the Center for Arabic Culture Sailing Coach: - Current a private coach for an intermediate c420 racer Arabic Teacher (2013): - Secured funding for, designed and taught an after-school Arabic class for middle school students over a winter break. - My goal was to expose young students from my hometown to a culture often depicted by negative stereotypes in media and film, despite its increasing relevance to US foreign relations and world affairs.

Sailing Instructor

Conanicut Yacht Club , Jamestown, RI

June 2010 - September 2013

Curriculum Development: Turned a trial class into a regular offering. Cultivated teamwork: Instructors used each other as a sounding board for advice and new ideas. Built strong relationships with the students, other instructors, and program director.

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

N/A

Commute

Relocate

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