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Vienna, VA
February 12, 2020

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Chunrong Linda Cai


Address: **** ******** *****, ******, **, 22182

Cell: 301-***-****

Professional Summary

Seeking a position with the opportunity for new challenges and professional develpoment and advancement. Highly motivated and skilled interpreter/linguist who gracously handles and resolves challenging client issues. Driven to consistently deliver exceptional client support. Self-directed and innovative thinker with a knack for developing creative solutions to complex problems. Articulate and charismatic, successful at exceeding organizational goals. Strives to streamline processes to increase departmental efficiency and improve services. Passionate and motivated, offers a unique blend of communication, organizational and technical skills. Energetic with strong time management skills who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Core competencies include:

• Native speaker in Mandarin, Cantonese and

Hakka Dialect in reading and writing

simplified/traditional Chinese characters and

Cantonese characters

• Fluent(speaking/reading/writing) in English

• Translation/Transcription

• Interpretation

• Cultural Communications

• Interpersonal Communication

• Open Source Research

• Predictive Analysis

• Reporting/Briefing Skills

• Self-sufficient and confident

• People-Oriented

• Social Services Knowledge

• Effective Problem Solver

• Analytical Thinker

• Customer-Focused

• Fast Learner

• High computer technology skills

• Excellent team worker

• Professional management and leadership


Immigration Statue U.S. Citizen

Background check Active Security Clearance


• Potential MBA Candidate 2020, August 2016-present Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Falls Church, VA

• B. S. in Education, September 1991-June 1995

Central China Normal University -Wuhan, Hubei Province, China Professional Expericence

Experience Performance


MVM, Inc.

-Chantilly, VA

March 2019-present

Supervisor: Dawn Nelson


• •To provide verbal and written summaries of day-to-day communications across all levels of the Chinese language; including complex and/or highly idiomatic speech, slang, and colloquial expressions;

• •To review audio/video material and write/transcribe information with a superb degree of accuracy and expression;

•To accurately translate a wide variety of complex material from Chinese into standard English.


Schreiber Translations, Inc.

-Rockville, MD

January 2018-present

(part time)

Supervisor: Kyle Brewer


•To facilitate effective communication between two parties that do not speak a similar language by converting one spoken or written language to another.

•To attend conferences and meetings and act as official translator to mediate discussion.

•To submit a written report for each case.

•To do language translation, interpretation, proofreading, or any other linguistic services.

Program Coordinator,

Language and Culture Instructor

full-time contractor at Foreign

Service Institute- Arlington, VA

August 2011 -October 2017

Supervisor: Xiaolin Lin

•Coordinated with supervisor and other instructional leaders to support teachers' instruction through modeling, observing, providing feedback and supporting teacher reflection, host weekly staff meeting.

•Planned, led and participated different language immersion programs. 2

734-***-**** (cell)

703-***-**** (office)

•Provided language training and cross-cultural awareness to prepare Department of State employees and other foreign affairs professionals for their specific assignments.

•Taught four to five hours per day and finish other daily duties. Language Instructor, Tester,

Test developer

Diplomatic Language Services -

Arlington, VA

September 2006 - August 2011


Janet M. Chou

703-***-**** (office)

•Taught Defense Language Institute (DLI) students and Federal government employees Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese language

•Developed and edited textbooks, workbooks and other training materials.

•Prepared curriculum, lesson plans and syllabus.

•Corrected homework, analyzed program effectiveness, assessed student performance, counseled students, administered and graded tests.

•Helped students pass all of Chinese language tests, including the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

•Identified test materials and developed translations to be used to test language skills based on the ILR scale and evaluated test reports. Chinese Mandarin Program

Founder and Language


H St. Community Development

Corporation - Washington, DC

June 2006-December 2007

Project Manager:

Yulonda Queen

202-***-**** (office)

•Set up “China Challenge” Program for DC youth caeer in a Global Economy.

•Taught high school students Chinese language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

•Planned and led all kinds of Chinese language immersion programs in China and Smithsonian National Museum, China Town in New York City and DC.

•Introduced Chinese culture, i.e. songs, poems, calligraphy, painting and paper cuts.

•Created a Chinese drama for students’ rehearsal.

Senior Science Teacher

86th High School - Guangzhou,

Guangdong Province, China

July 1995-December 2005

•Taught chemistry science in bilingual language (English-Mandarin)

•Trained students to compete in the International Science Olympiads

•Helped students pass the National Higher Education Entrance Examination

•Did scientific research in popular science areas. Volunteer Experience Performance


Alumni Association of Central

China Normal University in USA

DC Washington, D.C.

April 2015-present

6 hours per week

•Be responsible for the operation and coordination of the volunteer service program for Alumni Association of Central China Normal University in USA DC.

•To develop activity plans and change processes to comply with change to fit majority alumni’s needs.

Vice President Public Relations

Toastmaster International Club

at Foreign Service Institute -

Arlington, VA

July 2017-June 2018

6 hours per week

•Performed public speaking in the process of interviewing and recruit new members for FSI’s toastmaster club.

•Developed a public relations plan:

•Collaborated with other club leaders to discuss PR plan, activities and initiatives.

•Monitored status toward club’s goals and report progress, activities and news coverage to club and district leaders by email.


Toastmaster International Club

at Foreign Service Institute -

Arlington, VA

July 2015-June 2017

6 hours per week

•Was responsible for Club records and correspondence.

•Maintained the club roster.

•Had custody of the Club’s charter, Constitution, Bylaws, and all other records and documents of the club.

•Kept an accurate record of the meetings and activities of the Club. Professional Development

Workshop Proposal Presenters

Read-Reflect-Discuss workshop, Foreign Service Institute, August 2015 Summer Share Fair, Foreign Service Institute, July 2013 The Seventh Chinese Language Education and Resource Network (LEARN) Workshop, NY, July 2012 Teacher Trainer

Teacher Training workshop, Hope Chinese School, September 2017, May 2016 3

Smart Board Clinic, Foreign Service Institute, Bi-weekly, March 2016-October 2017 Awards

Excellent Chinese Teacher, Chinese School Association in U.S.A., December 2016 2nd Place of Area Level, Toastmaster International Evaluation Speech Contest in Arlington VA, March 2017 1st Place of Club Level, Toastmaster International Humorous Speech Contest, August 2017 References

Xiaolin Lin, Training Specialist at Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Robert Nielson, Language Training Supervisor at Foreign Service Institute (FSI), Hsiang-Ting Wu, Language Training Supervisor at Foreign Service Institute (FSI),

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