RESUME

Professional 

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With an educational background in international relations and over 10 years of translation and interpretation experience specializing in human rights and international development, I worked as a communications/media professional in the non-profit sector and as a freelance French translator/interpreter. 

 

For more information, please check my LinkedIn and Proz profile.

Work

experience
 

Assistant, Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations
Since October 2018
 
Freelance Translator/Interpreter 

February-October 2018

 

Worked as a freelance translator and interpreter.

Provided services to translation/interpretation agencies, businesses, courts and non-governmental organizations.

 
Special Assistant to the President of the Assembly of States Parties
International Criminal Court

September 2016-January 2018

  • Provided logistical and administrative support to the NY-based Office of the President, working groups and facilitations

  • Coordinated meetings of the President of the Assembly, H.E. Mr Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Senegal), with government officials, UN and ICC officials, and NGOs

  • Assisted with organizing high-level conferences in Dakar, Senegal

  • Provided French/English interpretation during bilateral meetings, as needed

  • Assisted with communications and social media (scheduled interviews, press releases, speeches, handled social media accounts, etc.)

  • Reported and followed up on United Nations meetings covering ASP, ICC, and international justice issues (UN General Assembly, Security Council, informal working groups, etc.)

 
Freelance Translator/Interpreter 

January 2014-September 2016

 

Worked as a full-time freelance translator and interpreter.

Provided services to translation/interpretation agencies, businesses, courts and non-governmental organizations.

 

Head of Communications
Coalition for the International Criminal Court

June 2012-December 2013

 

  • Managed the communications team

  • Reported to director of programs and consulted the advocacy and legal team on common strategies

  • Consulted Coalition NGO members and Steering Committee on communications strategies around specific objectives and campaigns

  • Developed and oversaw implementation of media and communications strategies and initiatives

  • Oversaw use of social media and communications tools

  • Developed and maintain contact with the media

  • Provided input into budgets, grant proposals, strategic plans and annual reports

 

Senior Communications Officer - Francophone Africa
Coalition for the International Criminal Court

September 2007 - June 2012

 

  • Worked as the focal point on African matters within the communications team

  • Developed and maintained contact with the Francophone African media

  • Implemented media and communications strategies towards Francophone Africa

  • Assisted in expanding media database

  • Provided extensive French translation of documents, reports, publications, press releases, etc.

  • Translation project management

  • Provided conference interpretation at the International Criminal Court's Assembly of States Parties (The Hague and New York) and Review Conference (Kampala, Uganda)

  • Assisted in organizing events (press briefings, interviews. etc.)

  • Attended/reported on NGO and UN meetings/conferences

  • Produced Africa Update, a newsletter in English and French focused on Africa and the ICC.

  • Updated the Coalition's French website

  • Moderated mailing list which provided latest news on the Coalition's work and ICC developments (in French)

 

Communications Officer
Coalition for the International Criminal Court

September 2005-September 2007

 

  • Conducted media monitoring and updated media database

  • Provided extensive French translation of documents, reports, publications, press releases, etc.

  • Translation project management

  • Provided conference interpretation at the International Criminal Court's Assembly of States Parties (The Hague and New York)

  • Assisted in organizing events (press briefings, interviews. etc.)

  • Attended/reported on NGO and UN meetings/conferences

  • Produced Africa Update, a newsletter in English and French focused on Africa and the ICC.

  • Updated the Coalition's French website

  • Moderated mailing list which provided latest news on the Coalition's work and ICC developments (in French)

 

Freelance Translator/Interpreter (Part-Time)

​2005 - 2013 

 

Worked as a part-time freelance translator and interpreter.

Provided services to translation/interpretation agencies, businesses, individuals courts and non-governmental organizations.

 

French Instructor (Part-Time)
Berlitz, ABC Language, Inlingua

​2003 - 2007

 

Provided French lessons to various groups of professionals and individuals on site or off-site.

Other Experience
Assistant to Attaché (Internship) 
Mission of Luxembourg to the UN, New York

​December 2004 - June 2005 

 

Vounteer Translator (off-site)
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), Cambridge, MA
Committee for a Democratic UN, New York
Word Federalist Movement, New York

January-September 2005

 

Volunteer
Africa-America Institute, New York

September 2002

 

Translator Assistant (Internship)
Antler Translation Services, New Jersey

September 2000 - June 2001

 

Education

Seton Hall University

South Orange, New Jersey

2001-2004

M.A. in International Relations

 

Université Paris XIII

Paris, France

1996-2000

B.A. in Foreign Languages Studies - English/Spanish

(Maîtrise en Langues Étrangeres Appliquées - Anglais/Espagnol)