About Us

Freelance Translator and Coach. Sycheck Foundation Consultant since 2019

 
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Professioal Translator and Coach

Conducts simulatanous and written translations in the fields of film, theatre, literature, photography, art, and academia (French-English, English-French). As a simultaneous interpreter, specializes in press conferences for actors, writers, and journalists.

Other experience

Extensive personal and family background in American independent schools, consults and coaches individuals and families for academic success.

2001 - present: Avignon, France. Various private and public clients, dialogue coach and French-English / English-French translator & interpretor Xtreme Logistics, Inc. & Badalato Media Group, Inc.

1999 - 2001: Registered Investment Adviser, Penn Financial Group, Sherman Oaks, California USA.

1992 - 1999: Harvard-Westlake School, N. Hollywood, California USA

French 2, 4, AP French Literature teacher for students aged 15-18.

Director of Community Service (1996-1999): For 870 students’ managing volunteer work. Took program from a total of 12,000 volunteer hours worked in Los Angeles to 34,000 hours in one year. Work included building an entire home for Habitat for Humanity in Canoga Park, California.

1988 - 1989: Notre Dame Academy, Staten Island, New York, USA : Sixth and seventh grade English and Language Arts teacher for a private, all-girls academy.

1987 - 1988: Merrill Lynch, Kansas City, Missouri, USA : Stockbroker. US SEC Series 7, 63 licenses; KS and MO life & health insurance licenses

1984-1985: Assistant to Director, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California MA, French Literature and Francophone Studies, 1992 Honors: Research assistant for Department Chair; teaching assistant; admitted to PhD program

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas USA BA, Modern Languages, 1979 Honors: Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Dean’s List

Institute for American Universities, Avignon, France 1978 - 1979 Study Year Abroad, undergraduate studies in French language, literature, history Honors: Dean’s List

Languages

French, English

Hobbies & Interests

Community Awards: Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers
Council for Religion in Independent Schools National Community Service Award
City of Los Angeles recognition for Community Service
Williams College George Olmsted Award nominee for Outstanding Secondary School Teacher, Temple Knesset Israel, East Hollywood, CA USA, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Van Nuys, CA USA, Habitat for Humanity, San Fernando Valley, CA USA

Director of Community Service, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, CA USA (liaison for 700 volunteer organizations), Los Angeles Community Service Foundation and Foi et Lumière, Secours Catholique, Avignon France (working with Down Syndrome children) CinĂ©ma de Masseube, Masseube France


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