Vitae

Education

The Ohio State University | BA LINGUISTICS

September 25, 2007 - August 10, 2010

University of Tromso, CASTL | FULBRIGHT FELLOW

August 1, 2012 - May 19, 2013

UC San Diego | MA LINGUISTICS

September 20, 2013 - October 2015

Location

Columbus, OH

September 2007 - Approx. August 2010

Balkans

Approx. August 2010 - Approx. November 2011

Reading, PA

December 2011 - June 2012

Tromso, Norway

July 2012 - Approx. May 2013

Romania

June 2013 - September 2013

San Diego, CA

October 2013 - Approx. June 20 2015

Costa Rica

June 16, 2014 - September 5, 2014

Romania

July 1, 2015 - September 7, 2015

Washington D.C.

Approx. October 1, 2015 - Approx. December 2016

Experiences

Travel in Balkans

August 10, 2010 - Approx. September 20 2011

Paradigm2

October 14, 2011 - Approx. 15 November 2012

Paradigm2 is a market research and strategy focused start up focused on improving decision making for small/micro businesses. P2 offers a streamlined suite of low-cost, high-impact research modules that have been specifically designed for organizations that are at critical tipping points.
My research responsibilities include: cognitive interviewing, decision-making analysis and mapping, competitive analysis, price modeling, individual consultation, information structuring and mapping. Additionally, I am responsible for many operational functions including client management, project management, proposal and report writing, and new business development.

www.paradigm2.com

Energetika.NET

Approx. October 14, 2011 - July 15, 2012

I served as the English Copy Editor for the leading online energy newspaper in Eastern Europe. Responsibilities included tracking the development of energy programs, projects, and policy. Editing articles and interviews on these three topic areas to effectively communicate complex material to a broad audience.

http://www.energetika.net/eu/intro

Cognitivity Research

Approx. December 2012 - Approx. May 2013

InSites: Research Intern, Romania

May 27, 2013 - August 31, 2013

The ForwaR&D lab at InSites Consulting conducts cutting edge market research that blends both academic research and
I conducted market research on four multi-national fast moving consumer goods companies. While working on these projects I also contributed to the development of three new market research methodologies: net-nography, qualitative community survey analysis, and visual media inquiry. I also led a research initiative for a new book focused on future trends in branding, marketing, and engagement strategy.

www.insites-consulting.com

Cognitivity Research

Approx. August 2013 - 15 March 2016

Ashoka: Volunteer Advisor

Approx. August 2013 - Approx. September 19, 2014

I consulted on strategy, business development, and communication for the Caribbean and Central America Team.
I researched, analyzed, and developed case studies on innovative social business models; I revised executive summaries of social entrepreneurs applying to become Ashoka Fellows; and I developed grant material.

www.ashoka.org

Consultant Cornell University

October 1, 2014 - July 1, 2015

I worked as a consultant for the School of Hotel Administration and the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrpreneurship.

I conducted research and reviewed material for the development of grants, course material, external communications, and internal strategy. I was particularly focused on developing new collaborations, curating and profiling cases of successful entrepreneurship, and identifying potentially disruptive industry trends.

2015 Hospitality Entrepreneurship Roundtables:
https://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/research/chr/pubs/roundtableproceedings/roundtable-18818.html
https://www.hotelschool.cornell.edu/research/chr/pubs/roundtableproceedings/roundtable-18717.html
3D Printers and Hospitality:
http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/node/194

EmpiricalQs

October 2015 - Approx. December 2016